Hanover Twp. places heritage marker at Lords Park
From Staff Reports July 2, 2012 5:44PM
Lords Park Heritage Marker
Updated: August 4, 2012 6:17AM
ELGIN — Hanover Township recently dedicated its first heritage marker of the year at Lords Park here.
The marker commemorates the gift of 50 acres of land on the city’s east side in 1892 by George and Mary Lord to the residents of Elgin.
“Lords Park is truly a gem of Hanover Township, the city of Elgin and the surrounding communities,” said Hanover Township Supervisor Brian P. McGuire at the dedication. “The township is proud to recognize and promote the many pieces of local history throughout our community.”
Speaking at the ceremony, Mayor David Kaptain told the attendees about the partnership between Elgin and Hanover Township.
“The marker recognizes the dream of the Lord family for their gift of this beautiful land and its future value to the residents of the city of Elgin and Hanover Township,” Kaptain said. “The leadership at both the township and the city will strive to continue that vision, to create a better community for all our residents.”
Started in 2011, the Hanover Township Heritage Marker Program honors locations of historical significance throughout the township.
The Lords Park marker is the fourth location honored by the township. Previous markers include Ahlstrand Park in Hanover Park, the cemetery at Immanuel United Church in Streamwood and the schoolhouse at Hoosier Grove Park in Streamwood.
To learn more about the Hanover Township Heritage Marker Program, call 847-888-8329 or email email@example.com.