Social visionary N.O. Nelson founded the village of Leclaire in 1890, naming it after Edme Jean Leclaire, who inaugurated profit sharing in France. In contrast to unsanitary urban tenement districts, Leclaire was a model cooperative village offering affordable homes, a healthful environment, free education, many opportunities for recreation and self improvement, and pleasant working conditions at the N. O. Nelson Manufacturing Company. Leclaire was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Neighborhood News

ST. BONIFEST 5K WATER STATION
FOL will again host a water station Saturday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Lake and Hale for runners in the Bonifest 5K Race. Call 656-1294 to volunteer, or just come to Leclaire Park to cheer on the runners!



Merchandise

Make a statement! Purchasing our merchandise lets the world know you support the goals of Friends of Leclaire. All proceeds from memberships, contributions, and merchandise support the historical and educational efforts of Friends of Leclaire.

If you have questions or would like to place an order:
Call (618) 656-1294
E-mail friends@historic-leclaire.org

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