Restoration of the Rene-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Fountain
On Dec. 3, 1918, to mark the state’s centennial, A fountain that was originally sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, honoring our county’s namesake French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle. This fountain once stood at 8-feet 7-inches tall at its former home at the Illinois National Guard Armory. Over time in the elements, it has since fallen into poor shape and changed ownership. The parts are there, and so being the chance to restore to its former glory.