Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens

Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens (HMW6V)

Location: Chicago, IL 60605 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 52.159', W 87° 37.419'

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In Grant Park

— "Forever Open, Clear and Free" —

Aaron Montgomery Ward had a vision for Chicago's lakefront that set him apart from most of his contemporaries. For two decades (1890-1910),he fought tirelessly to preserve Chicago's lake shore as an open space and assure the city's "front yard" would remain free and clear, providing magnificent views and recreational opportunities to all of its citizens. Grant Park is his legacy to the city he loved... his gift to the future.Dedicated October, 14, 1993
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HM NumberHMW6V
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Year Placed1993
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 2:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 448245 N 4635454
Decimal Degrees41.86931667, -87.62365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.159', W 87° 37.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 9.54" N, 87° 37' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 217, 630, 708
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1071 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60605, US
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