Lewis University Robert Hawley Milne Papers (Lewis University)
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Stately Milne Homestead
Stately Milne Homestead
TitleStately Milne Homestead
DescriptionThis newspaper article from the Joliet Herald-News dated August 31, 1930 includes a drawing done by Adele Fay Williams whose work can be seen in another Lewis University digital collection under her name. Copyright 1930, Joliet Herald-News. Reprinted with permission.
TranscriptLike other Will county communities, Lockport has its share of stately old mansions, that antedate the Civil war period, and one of the most beautiful is the Milne homestead, a part of the 240 acre Milne farm on the west edge of the city. The stone dwelling, built approximately 86 years ago, is guarded by a gnarled old Pine tree, which was planted by the pioneer, Robert Milne, while the homestead was in process of contruction. The home and Pine tree seem to typify the dignity of historic Lockport and the progress of the new. Dwight R. Milne and his family, descendants of Robert Milne, now occupy the home, a view of which is shown in the accompanying sketch by Adele Fay Williams, Herald-News staff artist and writer.
SubjectMilne, Robert Hawley (1805-1891); Milne, Dwight Read (1886-1961); Williams, Adele Fay; Joliet Herald News -- Joliet (Ill.) -- History; Robert Hawley Milne House -- Lockport (Ill.) -- History; Newspapers -- Joliet (Ill.) -- History; Lockport (Ill.) -- History; Milne Family Collection
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
IdentifierStately Milne Homestead.tif
SourceClick on this link for more historical information on the Joliet, Illinois area. http://www.lewisu.edu/imcanal
Geographic CoverageLockport, Ill.
RightsAll rights held by Lewis University. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at 815-836-5665.
CollectionRobert Hawley Milne Papers (Lewis University)
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