Patriots Park

The city’s first public art project is a monument and flag pole honoring Evanston soldiers who gave their lives in the Spanish-American War, the Civil War and World War I.  In 1929 the Fort Dearborn Chapter (established in 1894) of the Daughters of the American Revolution commissioned the work. Stephen Beames (1896-1969), an Indian-born, Canadian artist who studied, lived and worked in the United States, created it. He also taught at Rockford (IL) College until 1931, when he moved to California; later he made his living as a bookkeeper.

The small park is on a sliver of land at the intersection of Davis Street and Sheridan Road, perpendicular to Lake Michigan and the beachfront. Stop by for a closer look at this memorial to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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4 thoughts on “Patriots Park

  1. Wendi, I’ve not seen this park. Is it the reason you can’t go north along the lakefront if you’re trying to get to the Evanston Historical Sociery? You’re stopped and re-routed to Sheridan Road, a block (or 2?) west. But I’m not sure if that’s north or south of Davis Street……… Bindy

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