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Norton, Katherine McKim (Garrison) (1873-) | Lake Forest College Archives and Special Collections

Name: Norton, Katherine McKim (Garrison) (1873-)
Variant Name: Norton, Mrs. Charles Dyer; Norton, Katherine


Historical Note:

Katherine Norton was a niece of architect Charles McKim (McKim Mead & White) and daughter of Wendell Philips Garrison (1840-1907), editor of "the Nation," 1865-1906.  Her grandfather Garrison was Radical Abolitionist intellectual Henry Lloyd Garrison (1805-79), a leading voice in the pre-Civil War era. 

Mrs. Norton and her spouse, insurance executive and 1909 Plan of Chicago instigator Charles D. Norton, lived at 550 East Deerpath, Lake Forest, Illinois from 1906 to 1909.  Their home was designed by architect Hugh M.G. Garden and the landscape was designed by Jens Jensen.  In 1909 they left for Washington, DC, for Charles to serve in the Taft administration.  By 1911 they were living in New York.

Note Author: Arthur H. Miller



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