Although it existed as a private estate for many years prior, the story of Allerton Park as we know it began in 1946. That year, Robert Allerton generously donated his home and surrounding property to the University of Illinois. For the first time, the public was welcome to visit this vast, unforgettable landscape, and the story of Allerton Park and Retreat Center began…. continue reading here. … [Read more...] about Since 1946: 75 Years of Allerton… 75 Years of You!