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Chicago -- Lincoln Park

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"Lincoln Park, the largest park in Chicago, stretches almost the entire length of the north end of the city along the lake. Contains statues of Lincoln, Hans Christian Anderson, Shakespeare and others, a 9-hole golf course, driving range, miniature golf, bike and jogging paths, obstacle course, and protected beaches."
"The oldest garden is the Lincoln Park Grandmother's Garden, begun in 1893. This 3-acre garden with its broad lawns and shade trees contains a charming collection of old-fashioned plants with over forty thousand annuals and perennials providing color, spring to fall. [Lincoln Park also possesses an excellent conservatory (2400 N. Stockton Dr.). Erected in 1891, it now consists of four huge glass buildings and eighteen propagating houses - 3 acres in all. Displays include the Palm house, the Fernery, the Tropical House, and the Show House, where four major shows are held each year. The conservatory also has a permanent orchid collection. Just south of the conservatory is the Lincoln Park Main Garden, more than 7 acres of formal gardens (some twenty-five thousand bedding plants), lawns, fountains, and statuary)."
Chicago Park District
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Chicago
Gardens -- Illinois -- Chicago
Chicago Park District
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
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Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
AAG.GCA, File IL074
Archival materials
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Collection Rights
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens:
Garden has been featured in Miller, Everitt L. The American Garden Guidebook: a traveler's guide to extraordinary beauty along the beaten path. M. Evans and Company, Inc., New York: 1987. Garden has been featured in Mobile Travel Guide, Great Lakes. Prentice Hall, 1990. Garden has been featured McCauley, Lena May. The Joy of Gardens, Chicago, New York: Rand, McNally and Company, c1911.
Scope and Contents
The folder includes excerpts from publications featuring the gardens. The garden is open to the public.
Collection Restrictions
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Related Materials
Lincoln Park related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 35 mm. slides)
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