Kennicott Grove

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Kennicott Grove
Robert Kennicott House, Glenview (Cook County, Illinois).jpg
John Kennicott House in 1975
Kennicott Grove is located in Illinois
Kennicott Grove
Location Glenview, Illinois
Coordinates 42°5′13″N 87°52′12″W / 42.08694°N 87.87000°W / 42.08694; -87.87000Coordinates: 42°5′13″N 87°52′12″W / 42.08694°N 87.87000°W / 42.08694; -87.87000
Area 50 acres (200,000 m2)
Built 1856
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73000698
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 13, 1973[1]
Designated NHL January 7, 1976[2]

Kennicott Grove is an area of prairie that includes the home of John Kennicott (1802 – 1863) and his family, including his son Robert Kennicott (1835 – 1866). John Kennicott was an agriculturalist and a doctor. Robert Kennicott was a naturalist and an explorer, who founded the Chicago Academy of Sciences.

The grove is 123 acres (0.50 km2) in size. It is located near the intersection of Milwaukee Ave. and Lake Ave. in Glenview, Illinois, in the United States.

Kennicott Grove was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3]

The site is maintained by the Glenview Park District as The Grove National Historic Landmark or also The Grove, and contains a nature interpretive center, historic buildings (some original and some recreated), and nature trails.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Kennicott Grove". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  3. ^ James Sheire (August, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Kennicott Grove -- the Robert Kennicott House / The Grove PDF (437 KB)". National Park Service.  Check date values in: |date= (help). Accompanying photos, exterior and aerial, from 1973 and 1975. PDF (1.30 MB)
  4. ^ "The Grove National Historic Landmark", Glenview Park District. Retrieved 2012-11-27.

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