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Carl Sandburg Cottage, 331 East Third Street, Galesburg, Knox County, IL



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Location
331 East Third Street, Galesburg, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1159
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-173).
0.199
Significance: The cottage is more than a restoration of the place where the famous poet was born, January 6, 1878. It is largely a reconstruction, though not quite a replica...At the rear of the site lies the poet's grave, where he was interred in 1967, marked by the red granite boulder, "remembrance rock." Directly west of the cottage on the corner are located the caretaker's house, a late 19th-century two-story frame structure, and a garage of recent construction...The state of Illinois acquired the property in 1970, and it open to the public year around.

Related Names
Axelrod, Jana, Delineator
Becker, Kristin, Delineator
Eaton, Jeffrey, Delineator
Kuchera, Steven, Delineator
Mesa, Lourdes, Delineator
Nakagawa, Nancy, Delineator
Retterer, Nancy, Delineator
Walejko, Dawn, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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