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Market Square – Lake Forest, IL

Part IV – DAR Plaque Recognizing First Shopping Center Status Market Square “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness.” John Keats, English poet  (1795 – 1821) Endymion (1818) As you … Continue reading

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Market Square – Lake Forest, IL

Part III – Market Square Fountain and Statue “Architecture in general is frozen music.” Friedrich von Schelling, German philosopher  (1775 – 1854)  Philosophie der Kunst (1809) Splashing water in Market Square’s fountain attracts passersby to dip a hand into the … Continue reading

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Market Square – Lake Forest,IL

Part II – Market Square Flagpole and Base “We are glad to fight for the ultimate peace of the world and for the liberation of its people.” Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States  (1856 – 1924) The concrete … Continue reading

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Market Square – Lake Forest, IL

“The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nominalist and Realist, in Essays: Second Series, 1844 724 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest, IL 60045 PART I Many guidebooks would identify this place as … Continue reading

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Heller Nature Center – Highland Park

2821 Ridge Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035 “Every Plant has fitness and must be placed in its proper surroundings so as to bring out its full beauty.  Therein lies the art of landscaping.” Jens Jensen (1860-1951  Danish-American landscape architect) A … Continue reading

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Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery – Fort Sheridan, IL

“Look at an infantryman’s eyes, and you can tell how much war he has seen.” Bill Mauldin, Up Front, 1945  (1921 – 2003 WW II cartoonist and infantryman) Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery, Vattner Rd., Fort Sheridan, IL 60037 For more … Continue reading

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Cook Memorial Park and Rose Garden – Libertyville, IL

413 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048 This garden is the subject of my first blog posting.  It is a well tended place of growth and beauty.  My goal is for this blog to bloom and flourish. Libertyville is a … Continue reading

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