Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Speaker(s): Maureen Holtz
Who was Robert Allerton, the creator of the English-style country house, grounds, and sculpture park in central Illinois? Author Maureen Holtz will share insights about the life and estates of Robert Allerton, called “Chicago’s Richest Bachelor” by the Chicago Tribune in 1906. Allerton’s Monticello, Illinois estate is listed as one of the state’s Seven Wonders, and his Kauai, Hawaii estate, Lawai-Kai, is now a botanical garden—both are must-see locations.
Cost: Free and open to the public.