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  Illinois
Antioch
Hiram Butrick Sawmill
Gage Brothers Park
790 Cunningham Avenue
Antioch IL 60003
Phone 847 395-2160
Web Site www.antioch-il.org/ptsofint.html
Description
Building Type Sawmill
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
Owner/Operator: Antioch Village Parks & Rec, 874 Main St 60002 847 395-2160

 
Illinois
Bloomington
Beer Nuts Plant
103 North Robinson Street
Bloomington IL
Phone
Web Site www.beer-nuts.com
Description plant where beer nuts have been made since 1937, outlet & video
Type of Resource Tourist Attraction
Primary Focus: Industrial

 

  Illinois
Chicago
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60637
Phone 773 684-1414
Web Site www.msichicago.org/
Description large museum of industry and technology. Computer history, medical, nutrition, U-Boat
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
Kind of Activity IMAX

 

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Illinois
Chicago
Pullman Historic District
Pullman Visitor Center
11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago IL 60628
Phone 773 785-3828
Web Site http://members.aol.com/PullmanIL/
Alt Web http://www.pullmanil.org/
Description town built by George Pullman for his workers, scene of a bitter strike, now a Chicago neighborhood
Type of Resource Historic District
Primary Focus: Industrial

 

  Illinois
Decatur
Hieronymus Mueller Mansion
61 South Country Club Road
Decatur IL 62521
Phone 217 423-6168
Web Site www.cityofdecatur.com/mueller.htm
Description honors man who created a still-extant fire hydrant and water flow control equipment company
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
 
 

  IL

  Franklin Grove

  Franklin Creek Grist Mill

  1893 Twist Road

  Franklin Grove  IL   61031    

  Phone  815 456-2718

  Web Site  http://www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/R1/Franklin.htm

  Alt Web http://www.franklingroveil.org/grstml.htm

  Description  reconstructed water powered grist mill in 600+acre park with 180 acre

                    nature preserve

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Building Type  Mill

  Kind of Activity  Trail

  Nature of Group or Site  Nature Reserve

  Era  1847

  New or Updated:  6/28/2007

 

  Illinois
Golden
Prairie Mills Windmill
902 Prairie Mills Road
Box 148
Golden IL 62339
Phone 217 696-2495
Web Site http://www.windmill.org/mill.html
Description restoration of windmill completed July 2001 -- historical society local museum located near windmill
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Windmill
Group Identity German
Era 1872
Owner/Operator: Golden Historical Society
New or Updated: 06/14/2003

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  Illinois
Moweaqua
Moweaqua Coal Mine Museum
129 South Main Street
Moweaqua IL 62550
Phone
217 768-3019
Alt Phone 
217 768-3475
Web Site
www.decaturnet.org/heritage/details.htm
Alt Web
http://www.lakeshelbyville.com/pages/motor.htm
Description museum dedicated to 54 miners killed in 1932 disaster, artifacts of mine, which closed in 1935
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
Industry Profession Mining
  Illinois
Nauvoo
Print Shop
Main Street
Nauvoo IL 62354
Phone 217 453-2278
Web Site http://ns1.rockbridge.net/canal/
Description information on canals
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus: Industrial
Nature of Group or Site Association
Industry Profession Printing
 

  IL

  Oak Brook

  Graue Mill And Museum

  3800 York Road

  Oak Brook  IL  60522    

  Phone  630 655-2090

  Alt Phone  630 920-9720

  Web Site http://www.grauemill.org/

  E-mail  mailto:grauemill1852@sbcglobal.net

  Description  water powered wooden grist mill still operating after 150 years

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Building Type  Mill

  Era  1852

  Owner/Operator:  Forest Preserve of DuPage County

  New or Updated:  9/21/2007

 
    IL
 
Park Ridge
  Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology
 
520 N Northwest Highway
  Park Ridge  IL  60068 
  Phone  847 825-5586
  Web Site  http://www.asahq.org/wlm/homepage.html
  E-mail  mailto:wlm@ASAhq.org
 
Description  medical equipment, 9000 volume library, biographical collections
  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
  Industry /Profession  Medical
  Collection A-F  Bottles
  Research /Reading  Library
  Owner/Operator:  American Society of Anesthesiologists
  New or Updated:  07/17/2003
 
    IL
 
Schaumburg
  Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg
 
190 S Roselle Rd
  Schaumburg IL  60193 
 
Phone  847 895-3950
  Web Site  http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/default.htm
 
Description dedicated to design -- architectural, industrial, graphic.  Maintains photo                         and film archives, maintains nearby Sculpture park
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Industrial
  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture
  Collection N-Z  Sculpture
  Research /Reading  Archives
  New or Updated:  07/26/2003
 
  Illinois
Shirley
Funk Prairie Home Gem and Mineral Museum
Address
Shirley IL
Phone
Web Site www.visitbn.org/visitorinfo/areaattractions.shtml
Description home of co-founder of Chicago Union Stockyards Lafayette Funk with working Victrola, hall of gems and minerals and Native American artifacts
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
Nature of Group or Site Minerals
Era 1864
 
    IL
 
West Frankfort
 
National Coal Museum
 
1941 Logan Road
 
West Frankfort  IL  62896    
 
Phone  618 937-2625
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilhs/coalmus.htm
 
Description  closed in late 1999
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Industry /Profession  Mining
 
New or Updated:  08/11/2003
 
  Illinois
Wood River
Wood River Refinery History Museum
Highway 111
Mail: PO Box 76 Roxana IL 62084
Wood River IL
Phone 618 255-3718
Web Site http://www.wrrhm.org/
Alt Web http://www.shellhistorymuseum.org/
E-mail mailto:museum@wrrhm.org
Description history of still working refinery, located in buildings formerly part of complex, including Shell Research Laboratory
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
Industry Profession Oil
 
  Illinois
Zion
Platen Press Museum
3051 Sheridan Road
Zion IL 60099
Phone 847 731-1945
Web Site *****
E-mail mailto:platenpress@iconnect.net
Description hot metal composition, letterpress, multigraphing, bookbinding
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
Industry Profession Printing
 
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