Cantigny Park and McCormick House Tour
McCormick House is a historic house museum that depicts the country home of a family that made the Chicago Tribune the “World’s Greatest Newspaper.”
Built in Protected content Joseph Medill, the house and grounds, known as Red Oak Farm, first passed to Joseph’s daughter Katherine and then to her youngest son, Robert Rutherford.
Robert and his first wife Amy used the house first as a summer home and later as their permanent residence. They renamed the estate “Cantigny” to honor the French village where Robert served with the First Division in World War I.
By the Protected content , Robert turned the Cantigny estate into the Tribune Experimental Farms where Protected content were devoted to testing a wide variety of crops and animals. A regular column, “Day by Day on the Farm,” ran in the Chicago Tribune and reported on ongoing farm operations.
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