The Waukegan Works and North ChicagoThe Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company of Worcester, MA. established a wire mill - The Waukegan Works - east of this location along Lake Michigan. The land for its Illinois operation was purchased January 16, 1891, on the recommendation of its advisers: Philip W. Moen, Charles G. Washburn, Fred H. Daniels, and Edwin Lenox and included much of the Elisha Wadsworth estate. In March 1891, on forty acres, construction of the mill complex was started. By September, a galvanizing operation began. In November the company's subdivision, the Waukegan Highlands, was platted west of the mill. The first wire was drawn in December.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Illinois State Historical Society and North Chicago Center for the Arts|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 431300 N 4687884|
|Decimal Degrees||42.34018333, -87.83398333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 20.411', W 87° 50.039'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 20' 24.66" N, 87° 50' 2.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||847, 224|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1047-1065 Sheridan Rd, North Chicago IL 60064, US|
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