elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Robert Allerton (March 20, 1873 – December 22, 1964)

Robert Allerton was heir to a Chicago banking and stockyard fortune created by his father, Samuel Allerton (1828–1914), one of the founders of Chicago's Union Stock Yards. Robert Allerton and his adopted son, John Gregg Allerton (1899–1986), transformed their country house, The Farms, into a central Illinois showplace estate, with activity climaxing in the 1920s and early 1930s. Allerton also pursued ties with the University of Illinois. In 1919 while Allerton lived at The Farms, he was asked by the University to serve on the Campus Plan Commission. This association continued until the completion of the 1923 Master Plan of the area south of the Auditorium. In 1926, Allerton established the Allerton Scholarships in American architecture. Annually, he invited graduating students in architecture and landscape architecture to The Farms.

Timeline & Places:

• March 20, 1873: brn at Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL, Stati Uniti

• 1897: built The Farms, Robert Allerton Park, 515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856, Stati Uniti

• 1938 to 1064: lived at Allerton Garden, 3530 Papalina Rd, Kalaheo, HI 96741, Stati Uniti, sharing with John Gregg Allerton

• December 22, 1964: died. Ashes scattered in Hawaii with those of John Gregg Allerton (1899 – May 1, 1986)


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