Allerton Park - Monticello, IL
Robert Allerton (1873 - 1964) stood to inherit a stockyard and banking fortune from his father, Samuel Allerton, ranked as Chicago's third wealthiest man of his day. Robert took an interest in literature, music, gardening, and visual arts from his step-mother (and aunt) after his widowed father married his late wife's sister. The family lived on Prairie Avenue, neighbors to the Marshall Fields, the Pullmans, and the Armours. Instead of going to college, Robert went with a friend to study art…
Avenue of Chinese Musicians, Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois.
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Once a private estate, Allerton Park is now a public park with over 1,500 enchanted acres
The Robert Allerton Park is a 1,517-acre park, nature center, and conference center. It was once the private estate of Robert Henry Allerton. Open year-round from 10am until dusk (except Christmas and New Year's Day), the park offers visitors many pleasures to be experienced: more then seventy sculptures, acres of formal gardens, miles of hiking and skiing trails, native forests, natural areas and the Visitors' Center. Allerton Park was built as the private estate of Robert Henry Allerton…
A statue in Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois. allerton.illinois.edu/ It and another similar statue stand at the entrance to a walled garden in the park. The park is one of the seven wonders of Illinois, according to the website. I agree.