We were recently happy to attend the dedication of the Hanover Township Heritage Marker at Lords Park Pavilion. It was a wonderful event and it was interesting to hear the history of the park from its inception through the restoration of the Pavilion by DLA Architects.
The marker commemorates the gift of 50 acres of land on the city’s east side in 1892 by George and Mary Lord 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, Mayor David Kaptain told 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,” Kaptain said. “The leadership at both the township and the city will strive to continue that vision, to create a better community for all our residents.”