Jardin aux Potages

Jardin aux Potages (tmp-c0685)

Location: Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Kankakee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 9.474', W 87° 53.197'

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Many of the nineteenth-century French-Canadian settlers of Bourbonnais Grove planted the Jardin aux Potages (literaly translated from French to English as "Garden of the Kitchen"). Altough local history does not indicate the exact shape or plan of Mrs. Elodie (Langlois) Letourneau's Jardin aux Potages, she would have valued the accessibility of such a garden just beyond her back step. Regardless of whether Mrs. Letourneau's Jardin aux Potages was formal or informal, she, as a French-Canadian, would have valued integrated plantings for use and for pleasure. The Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society has chosen a formal design for the Kitchen Garden. The plants are easily accessed and feature complimentary colors, textures, and bloom times. The purpose of the five Knock Out roses planted between the already established four white oak trees just east of the Kitchen Garden is to attract attention (from businesses on Main Street) to the rear of the Letourneau Home where the culinary herb garden is located.
HM Numbertmp-c0685
Year Placed2009
Placed ByBourbonnais Grove Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 425612 N 4556664
Decimal Degrees41.15790000, -87.88661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 9.474', W 87° 53.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 9' 28.44" N, 87° 53' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)815
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 708-714 Stratford Dr E, Bourbonnais IL 60914, US
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