Biography of Milward Adams
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ADAMS, MILWARD. - Born at Lexington, Ky., January 6, 1857. His father Dr. Samuel L. Adams, was a physician and surgeon, and occupied the chair of anatomy and surgery in the Lexington Medical College. At the breaking out of the war, Dr. Adams enteredthe Union army as surgeon, and his family moved to Lebanon, O., remaining there until 1865, when they went to Danville, Ind., where Dr. Adams died in 1869. The subject of this sketch came to Chicago soon after the death of his father, and obtained a situation in a store. In 1871 he formed the acquaintance of the late George B. Carpenter, founder of Central Music Hall, and, at Mr. Carpenter's death, became the manager of the hall. This position was successfully filled and that place of amusement became very popular for lectures, concerts and recitals under his management. During the building of the Auditorium he accepted the management of the Auditorium theatre. At the dedicatory ceremonies of the Columbian Exposition in October, 1892, he was put in charge of the arrangement for the seating and general accommodation of the people in the immense Manufactures building. Managed the great May musical festivals of 1882 and 1884; also summer night concerts under the direction of Theodore Thomas for ten years.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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