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     September 27, 2019      #9C-270 SsK

Jack Klasey: After more than a century, McGrew's

Jack Klasey: Después de más de un siglo, McGrew's

By Jack Klasey

“Another old Kankakee landmark is on its way down,” reported the Kankakee Daily Journal on August 22, 1950.

By early September, McGrew’s Mill, which had stood on the north bank of the Kankakee River at West Avenue for about 100 years, had disappeared. During a two-week period, the thick stone walls of the three-story building had been knocked down and trucked away, and the site surrounded by a tall fence. Today, the one-time mill site serves as a platform for local fishermen.

The mill initially was erected in 1841, after David Perry built a dam across the Kankakee ...

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