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Fountain Square Building

by Matt B on September 17th, 2007

The Fountain Square Building in Evanston may not be very big, but it still makes a visual impact. The building takes its name from the plaza in front, which has a war memorial and three fountains, and it provided a temporary home to the Evanston Public Library while the library’s new building was being constructed.

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April 27, 1951. Douglas MacArthur,
General of the Army, placed a
wreath on this site, honoring
Evanston’s war casualties with
these words:
I do not know the dignity of these
men’s births but I do know the glory of
their death. They died that this nation
and all the things it stands for
shall not perish from this earth.

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) polomex, winchesta

Fountain Square Building: 1601 Sherman Ave (Evanston)
Public trans: Bus # 201, 205 or Pace Bus # 208, 213
Purple Line train (Davis) or Metra Union Pacific North Line train (Evanston Davis)

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  • International Chicago: Asia
    May 27, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    […] culinary trek leads us north to Evanston (a little over a block from Barcelona Tapas and the Fountain Square Building) for Mt Everest Restaurant, specializing in north Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Nepalese food is […]

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