Hanover Township dedicated its first Heritage Marker of the year at Lords Park in Elgin, on June 23, with over 30 officials, residents and local history enthusiasts in attendance. The marker commemorates the generous gift of 50 acres donated by George & Mary Lord in 1892 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, Elgin Mayor David Kaptain spoke to 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," said Mayor Kaptain. "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.
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