The Tinker Swiss Cottage And Gardens Are Truly Something To Marvel Over In Illinois
Robert Hall Tinker moved from New York to Illinois in 1856 when he met his future wife, Mary Dorr Manny, who hailed from a prominent family. In 1862, Mr. Tinker visited Switzerland where fell head-over-heels in love with the architecture, and, in 1865, he built his very own Swiss cottage here in Illinois. And eventually, a Swiss-style barn was added to the property in order to shelter chickens, horses, and cows.
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Tinker Swiss Cottage is on the National Register of Historic Places, and it’s a fascinating place to visit. Take a tour to learn the history of this historic Rockford home and marvel at the gorgeous gardens surrounding it.