Cornell, Illinois: Friendship Shoe Fence

Hundreds of shoes dangle along the Friendship Shoe Fence, which invites all to add or take a pair of shoes.
CR-28, Cornell, IL
On CR 28 or S. 6th St. south of town.
Private property. Visible from street.
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Friendship Shoe Fence.

Friendship Shoe Fence

While taking photos, a local told me that a woman from the Netherlands started the fence when she moved here, since they had one there. It's a long fence, where passersby can leave and take shoes as needed.

[Lauren, 09/12/2017]

Friendship Shoe Fence.

Friendship Shoe Fence

The Friendship Shoe Fence was a wonderful thing to see. Shoes as far as the eye can see, of all shapes and sizes. Though I couldn't put my own shoes on the fence, the fact that so many were hanging made me wish that I could. We were pleased with the abundance of people who had given their shoes and the fact that people can take them as well. Makes me wonder what will be there next month.

[Luke Smucker and Jessica Anderson, 03/06/2012]

Friendship Shoe Fence.

Shoe Fence

We were driving through the back roads of central Illinois and found this shoe fence. Too bad we didn't have an extra pair of shoes to add to it. We had visited a shoe tree near Ottawa, IL the previous day, and added a pair there. Next time we're in this area, we'll add a pair or two.

[Jim Hantak, 11/04/2010]

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