183. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

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It’s Wednesday and we’re exactly one week away from the Fourth of July.  So I tried my best to pick a patriotic mystery photo for you this week. This one might be a little tricky, but can you guess where in Barrington I was when I took this picture?

If you know where I was, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is sweet and I even have a clue for this week!

But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is…

Congratulations, Kelly! Your name was just drawn as the winner of last week’s contest. To view last week’s mystery photo and see all of our guesses, CLICK HERE, but here’s a more revealing look at the statue and the little girl’s face depicted in last week’s photo.  As Kelly guessed, I was standing at the entrance to Citizens Park on Lake Zurich Road in Barrington.

The statue of a boy and girl playing greets all who enter Citizens Park and is meant to be a reminder of the value of wide open spaces.

The statue was gifted to Citizens Park in 2009 by “Barrington Citizens for Open Space”. The image of children at play speaks to the reasons why the decision was made in 2003 to demolish the old 5-story Jewel Tea Pavilion that once stood on the property. Local preservationists fought hard to keep that building known as the “Gray Lady” standing. The office, warehouse and coffee roasting facility was built by architects Holabird & Root in 1930, when the Chicago-based Jewel Tea Company decided to move its headquarters to Barrington.  Several years later, the company acquired a number of grocery stores, creating the Jewel grocery store chain we have today.

For her expert mystery photo detective skills, Kelly wins two full-day pool passes to enjoy a day at the Barrington Park District pool, the Aqualusion Aquatic Center at Langendorf Park. I’ll be in touch this week, Kelly, to make arrangements to get you your prize.

Now to this week’s mystery photo…

This Week’s Prize

If you can correctly guess our mystery photo this week, you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize that’s linked to the place where the photo was taken.

This Week’s Clue

Where flags fly high on the parade route.

Here’s how it works:

* Submit guesses about where today’s mystery photo was taken in the comments area below for this post
* You have until midnight on Friday to submit your guess
* The following Wednesday, we’ll draw a name and reveal the winner at 365Barrington.com
* We will contact the winner with instructions about receiving the prize of the week
* Only one guess per person
* Only guesses posted here on this website (not on Facebook or Twitter) will be entered into the drawing
* Your email address must be valid, so we can contact you if you win

There you go! All you have to do is SUBMIT YOUR GUESS IN THE “COMMENTS” BOX BELOW. If you’ve guessed in our previous contests, please feel free to participate again this week! We’d love to see as many guesses as possible. We’re also working on finding more great prizes to give away for future “Guess Where Wednesday” mystery photo contests. If you would like to offer one of our upcoming prizes, please drop me a note at Liz@365Barrington.com.

Good luck with your guessing and here’s one more look at this week’s Mystery Photo.


  1. It’s in the park across the street from Hough School Commemorating Fire and Police officers that have fallen in the line of duty.

  2. It’s called Memorial Park and is the Barrington Fire and Police Memorial created by artist, John Ketner.

  3. This is near the intersection of Park Ave, Main Street and Cook Street. There is a veteran memorial there.

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