> Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge
October 7, 2015
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The Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge (Legge
pronounced "leg") are located on 52 beautiful acres
of woodland, a perfect setting for any occasion.
The land and facilities were donated to the Village
of Hinsdale in 1973.
Alexander Legge was President of International Harvester.
He and his wife, Katherine, originally developed
the property as a weekend escape. Their ultimate
plan included the construction of a home on the
site. Upon the death of Katherine in 1924, Alexander
established KLM as a retreat devoted to rest, recreation
and welfare for women employed at International
The Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge was designed
by architect, R. Harold Zook and built in 1927.
The first floor of this English-style building provides
a spacious living room with fireplace, dining room,
kitchen, restrooms and office. The second floor
is a large ballroom with fireplace which was used
for recreational activities.
Today, the Lodge and grounds are available for rental
to accommodate private and corporate events such
as weddings and receptions, meetings, parties, banquets,
On February 13, 2008, the Illinois Council of American
Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized Katherine
Legge Memorial Park and Lodge as one of 150 "Great
Places in Illinois", in commemoration with the 150th
anniversary of the AIA in 2007.
Living room of the Lodge is decorated with beautifully
restored furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, etc.),
fireplace, portable bar (available for first floor
and ballroom) and upright piano (available first
floor only). The large dining room seats up to 140
people for a sit-down dinner (less seating for buffet
style). The versatile ballroom with fireplace may
be used for wedding ceremonies, meetings and also
as seating for dinner and will allow an additional
100 person capacity.
Lodge rental includes use of 72 inch round dining
tables, 8 foot and 6 foot banquet tables, 3 foot
card tables, and chairs*. Dinnerware, flatware,
water goblets, bar glassware and table linens are
not provided. The full service kitchen is available
for caterer use.
The grounds immediately surrounding the Lodge are
designated for use by Lodge clients only and make
a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony, reception
or picnic. Tents may be rented and used as additional
All equipment provided at the KLM Lodge is for indoor
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Jennifer Braun, Lodge Manager: (630) 789-7095
Monday - Friday
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