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Adams Memorial Library aka DuPage County Historical Museum - Wheaton, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 51.961 W 088° 06.386
16T E 408175 N 4635492
Quick Description: Historic former library building now houses the DuPage County Historical Museum located in Wheaton, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2006 7:22:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMTGH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 46

Long Description:
Adams Memorial Library building was built in 1891. The building was designed by Charles Sumner Frost in a Richardsonian Romanesque style with a rough stone exterior with arches for windows and doors. The building was privately funded by successful businessman, John Quincy Adams (a distant relative of the Adams presidents). The library was built in memory of his wife who had died in 1874. The building was used as a library until 1965 when a new library was built about a block to the east. The building now houses the DuPage County Historical Museum. The museum's hours are Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and admission is $3.
Street address:
102 E. Wesley Street
Wheaton, Illinois

County / Borough / Parish: Du Page County

Year listed: 1981

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Education - Library

Current function: Education, Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: no

Hours of operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 4:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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