Illinois Industrial School for Girls - Park Ridge, IL
Posted by: adgorn
N 42° 01.248 W 087° 49.770
16T E 431324 N 4652418
Quick Description: Residence for girls who are wards of the State of Illinois. A series of brick and stone "cottages" in the Classical Revival, Colonial Revival style, by Holabird & Roche.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2009 1:09:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM60RM
Now known as the Park Ridge Youth Campus. From their brochure: "All of our children have been removed from their families of origin typically for some sort of abuse or neglect."
Originally for Protestant dependent girls.
Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, a friend of Jane Addams, founded and served as the first president of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). In 1905, Solomon declined to be renominated as president of the NCJW, claiming that she was suffering from poor health. However, in that same year she began working with the Illinois Industrial School for Girls, later renamed the Park Ridge School for Girls, which became one of Solomon’s most cherished projects.
733 N. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL USA
County / Borough / Parish: Cook County
Year listed: 1998
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Historic function: Domestic, Education
Current function: Domestic, Education
Privately owned?: yes
Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Secondary Website 1: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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