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Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — A Quincy "Copperhead"
Singleton had succumbed "Hook and Line" to the Democrats, stated Lincoln in 1854. He and Quincyan James W. Singleton had been fellow Whigs and disciples of Henry Clay. They had campaigned together in 1848 during Whig Zachary Taylor's . . . — Map (db m58787) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — A Victorian Cemetery
Woodland Cemetery---The necropolis that in life (Cornelius Volk) did so much to beaut(ify) and make attractive" (Quincy Daily-Herald, 1898). Among significant historical Woodland memorials are the gravestones of Orville and Eliza . . . — Map (db m58803) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Augustine Tolton
Father Tolton, the first negro priest in the United States, was born of slave parents in Brush Creek, Missouri, in 1854. Educated at Quincy schools, he returned to this city after his ordination in Rome, Italy, in 1886. He celebrated his first . . . — Map (db m58799) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Douglas' Disciple
"I regard (Richardson) as one of the truest men that ever lived; he 'sticks to judge Douglas through thick and thin" (A. Lincoln, 1860). Douglas composed the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. William A. Richardson, another Quincyan and Douglas' . . . — Map (db m58760) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Downtown Quincy in 1858
Sixteen days of rain had laid a coat of mud over the macadam streets that wrapped the city's square. Called the "Model City" because of its beautiful setting on the bluffs, Quincy in 1858 occupied about five square miles within . . . — Map (db m58759) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — His Friends Rest Here
"Here, too, the father of the town, with other men of large renown, are gathered by that reaper stern, who cuts down each and all in turn" (Henry Asbury, Reminiscences of Quincy, Illinois". Referring to the leaders from an earlier . . . — Map (db m58800) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — John Wood MansionErected 1835
The home of Governor John Wood Governor State of Illinois 1860-1861 Founder of Quincy, Illinois Dedicated by Dorothy Quincy Chapter NSDAR — Map (db m58738) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln Correspondent
"The points you propose to press upon Douglas, he will be very hard to get up to" ):Lincoln letter to Henry Asbury, 1858). Originally a Kentucky Whig, Henry Asbury was one of the founders of the Republican Party in Illinois along with . . . — Map (db m58753) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln Promoter
"You are one of my most valued friends" (Lincoln letter to Abraham Jonas, 1860). Their friendship began in 1843 in Springfield when Lincoln and Jonas served together in the Illinois House of Representatives. Jonas became an early and . . . — Map (db m58764) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln-Douglas Debate
On October 13 1858, two candidates for U.S. Senate met in this public square for a sixth debate. Quincy, in the west-central portion of the state, was a true battleground area where both candidates saw reasonable prospects of victory. . . . — Map (db m58781) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's 1854 Visit
On November 1, 1854 an incensed Lincoln attached the immorality of slavery in a speech at Kendall Hall. Lincoln was awakened from a five-bear political slumber by Douglas's Kansas-Nebraska Act, attacking it in a series of speeches in . . . — Map (db m58788) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Confidante
Quincy's Eliza Caldwell Browning and Abraham Lincoln first met in 1836. She was a new bride, and he had just received his law license. When Eliza discovered Lincoln's "great merits," the two established an easy rapport. Their . . . — Map (db m58739) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Friend Johnston
Quincy lawyer and newspaper editor Andrew Johnston became acquainted with Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature when Lincoln served as representative and Johnson as assistant clerk. Like Lincoln, a Whig, Johnston was a law partner . . . — Map (db m58795) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Honored Friend
"Archie Williams was one of the strongest-minded and clearest-minded men in Illinois" (A. Lincoln). Lincoln and his friend Archibald Williams had much in common. Both were born in Kentucky and moved to Illinois. Williams coming to Quincy . . . — Map (db m58790) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Quincy
With a population of nearly 13,000 in 1858, Quincy was the Adams County seat and the third largest city in Illinois. Quincy boasted a strong, growing economy based on its transportation, milling, pork packing, and light industry. In 1853 . . . — Map (db m58755) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lorado Taft (1860 - 1936)Sculptor of the Debate Memorial
Best remembered for his spectacular fountains, Lorado Taft was the creator of some of our nation's outstanding monuments. Some of his most significant include Blackhawk (Oregon, IL, 1911), The Columbus Memorial (Washington, D.C., . . . — Map (db m58782) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Political Allies
Abraham Lincoln and John Wood shared similar political views, Both were members of the Whig Party and were strongly allied against slavery. Lincoln and Wood worked to establish the Republican Party, and each campaigned for the other's . . . — Map (db m58737) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Political Campaigning in 1858
Quincy was in a festive mood for the all-day event with bands, banners, and thousands of people in attendance. Historian E.B. Long said, "It was a carnival time in Illinois. Mobs of thousands journeyed by wagon, horseback, boat and . . . — Map (db m58780) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Quincy's Judge Douglas
"His name fills the nation; and is not unknown, even in foreign lands" (A. Lincoln, 1856). Stephen A. Douglas, a Jacksonian Democrat, arrived in Quincy in 1841, at twenty-seven the youngest Supreme Court Judge in Illinois history. In . . . — Map (db m58761) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Search for Equality
"Who shall say, I am the superior, and you are the inferior?" asked Lincoln in July 1858. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates focused on slavery. During the October 13th Quincy debate Lincoln affirmed: "...in the right to eat the bread . . . — Map (db m58798) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Steamboats and Railroads
Lincoln traveled to Quincy by stagecoach in 1854 after crossing the Illinois River at Naples. Lincoln's first documented visit was to support the Congressional candidacy of Archibald Williams and to attack the Kansas- Nebraska Act and . . . — Map (db m57881) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Stephen A. Douglas in Quincy
Statesman and politician Stephen A. Douglas began his distinguished national career in Quincy. A resident of the city from 1841-1847, he served as Associate Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1841-1843, then in the U.S. House until he was . . . — Map (db m58793) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — The Mormons in Quincy
Mormons in Missouri were forced to flee their homes or face death because of an "extermination order" issued in 1838 by Governor Lillburn Boggs. Many of them crossed into Illinois at Quincy and were made welcome by the people here. In April 1839 . . . — Map (db m58792) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Tri-State Business Center
Quincy's brewers and brick makers, contractors and coopers, foundry and factory workers, and diverse other tradesmen made this Mississippi River community an important center of commerce in Lincoln's day. Quincy's businessmen, whose . . . — Map (db m57883) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Warm, Sincere Friendship
Quincy's Orville Hickman Browning was Lincoln's friend, advisor, and confidant. According to historian David Donald, Lincoln considered Browning an old friend "whom he could absolutely trust. He knew the Illinois senator would never . . . — Map (db m58742) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — "Proceeding On"
In November, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their growing contingent of "Corps of Discovery" men, spent five days here teaching each other celestial navigation and surveying skills. Using a sextant, octant, artificial horizon, and . . . — Map (db m19393) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Cairo, Illinois
Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix, a French Jesuit, reported as early as 1721 that the land at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers would be a strategic location for settlement and fortification. Nearly a century later, in 1818, the . . . — Map (db m19398) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Duncan Cannon
William B. Duncan, Chairman of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, presented this Rodman smooth bore cannon to the city of Cairo as a gift, May 27, 1905. The gun saw action for both sides of the Civil War at Fort Morgan, Mobile, Alabama, in 1861, to protect . . . — Map (db m19423) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Historical Survey Marker
The beginning of the Third Principal Meridian is located in the Ohio River 1,735 feet directly north of this point. In November, 1803, this was the mouth of the Ohio River. At this location, the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery encamped for six . . . — Map (db m19415) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Lewis & ClarkCorps of Discovery
Charting the Confluence On November 14, 1803, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the Corps of Discovery stayed for six days, one of the longest stops made by the expedition. Here, they saw the Mississippi for the first time, . . . — Map (db m19413) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 14, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party landed at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the site of the present day Cairo. They spent nearly a week here, learning how to determine longitude and latitude, a . . . — Map (db m19419) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian
The beginning of the Third Principal Meridian is located in the Ohio River 1,810 feet directly north of this point. In November, 1803, this was the mouth of the Ohio River. At this location, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery encamped for six . . . — Map (db m19420) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Meeting of the Rivers
Long known to the Indian who used the two great rivers as his highways for trade and war, this junction of the Ohio and the Mississippi was first sighted by Europeans when Marquette and Joliet glided past in 1673. Ten years later La Salle explored . . . — Map (db m19390) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Ohio River BridgeCairo, Illinois - Wickliffe, Kentucky
Completed November 11, 1933 Freed of Tolls November 11, 1948 by The Cairo Bridge Commission The Ohio River Bridge was conceived and built in the public interest by the Cairo Bridge Commission with the cooperation of the Federal Emergency . . . — Map (db m19421) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — York the Slave
York was the first known African American to cross the American continent. In the company of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, from 1803-1806, he shared equally with them the rigors of the journey, but when the corps was honored, he received . . . — Map (db m41063) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Olive Branch — London School
This memorial recognizes the 109 year legacy of Rev. Nathan London, born a slave in 1830. Known then as "Nate Lundy", he distinguished himself, attaining the rank of sergeant and assistant paymaster in the Union army during the Civil War. His . . . — Map (db m40405) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Olive Branch — New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
The church, founded by Rev. Nathan London in 1882, was located near this section of road. The cornerstone, unearthed a few yards west, was donated by his family to the Cairo custom house. — Map (db m40409) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Olive Branch — Ole London Farm
In 1879, Nathan London, of St. Louis, bought this 20 acre land tract. His son, Filmore, was deeded the land. Now the Jos. Blakemore family owns it. Ruth B. Chambers, only living grandchild, was honored here, Labor Day, 1999. — Map (db m40411) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Bond County Civil War Memorial
[East Face] In Memory of All Who Followed the Flag From 1861 to 1865 Living and Dead. Erected 1903 SHILOH [South Face] This monument is erected by the Grand Army of the Republic Women's Relief Corps, Sons of . . . — Map (db m34161) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Bond County Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Bond County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Dedicated Nov. 11, 1997 In memory of those from Bond County who gave their lives . . . — Map (db m34189) WM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Bulkley-Buie Storec. 1840
S.B. Bulkley's first business here was in a frame business house in 1833. In 1840, he tore it down and rebuilt in brick. His clerk, Alexander Buie, later became his partner and the store was enlarged. Buie also sold Bibles in his store. When Daniel . . . — Map (db m34148) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — F. P. Joy & Company
In 1870, W. S. Dann opened a small one room store at this location. Additions were built in 1880 and 1886. Mr. Dann was one of those most interested in the founding of Greenville College. F. P. Joy joined Dann within a few months of the store's . . . — Map (db m34147) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — First City Hall and Fire Housecompleted July 31, 1934
The building cost $15,000 and took 5 months to complete. "For the first time in Greenville's 119 years of history in which great progress was made in every other direction, the city really had its own building in which to conduct its business. In . . . — Map (db m34183) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — History of Greenville-Bond County
Illinois Confederacy Indians roamed this prairie land, rich in game, which became Illinois County of Virginia. Ceded in 1784 to the United States it was successively included in the Northwest, Indiana; and in 1809, Illinois Territory. Formed in . . . — Map (db m34169) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — J. R. Bennett Building1870
The earliest records show Samuel Colcord's Sorghum Mill once stood here. In 1870 Charles R. Bennett opened his new drugstore. Four drugstores were operating on the square during this time. It was Kate Benneett, Charles' wife, who prevailed on her . . . — Map (db m34176) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — John PoschShoemaker from Austria
In 1912, at age 24, John Posch came to the United States with a dime in his pocket and a bag of tools. In Austria, he had apprenticed for four years as a shoemaker and passed his test to work the trade. In Greenville, he started up his business in . . . — Map (db m34145) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Bond County
In memory fo the soldiers of the War of the American Revolution who are buried in Bond County, Illinois John Diamond • Joseph McAdams James Green • Jacob Neer Peter Hubbard • Williamson Plant Charles Johnson • Hezekiah Rowe James . . . — Map (db m34126) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Ronald Reagan
Dedicated to the memory of Ronald Reagan, who spoke at this intersection on October 18, 1980, while campaigning for the United States Presidency. — Map (db m34158) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — State Bank of Hoiles & Sons
This bank was established in August, 1869, by Charles Hoiles and Charles D. Hoiles. In December of 1895 the bank was incorporated as the State Bank of Hoiles & Sons with a capital of $25,000. In September, 1903, the capital stock was increased to . . . — Map (db m34155) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Turret Building
This building used to be balanced by another more ornate one at the northern most part of the block. The old Post Office and the Cyclone Hose Company, Greenville's first First Station, were located in what was known as the Demoulin block before the . . . — Map (db m34174) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Bond County
In memory of the who are buried in Bond County Amos Balch • Ansel Birge Welshier Buchanan • William Burgess Allen Comer • John Etzler Daniel Ferguson • John Floyd Boling Grigg • Bonham Harlan T. S. Hubbard • Joseph Hunter . . . — Map (db m34127) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Weise & Bradford Store1879
On this northwest corner of the square, the former Hotel Eureka (better known as the Franklin House) once stood. It served as the old stage coach house and was "the best house in town, two stories high, with a double porch on the front, and withal . . . — Map (db m34185) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Cherry — Cherry Mine Disaster
Just north of town are remnants of the Cherry Coal Mine, where 259 miners lost their lives in one of the worst mine disasters in United States history. The St. Paul Coal Company began mining coal at Cherry in 1905 and by 1909 was mining 300,000 . . . — Map (db m36734) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Princeton — Owen Lovejoy Home
This two-story frame structure was the home of abolitionist Owen Lovejoy, who was born in Maine in 1811. Lovejoy moved into the house in 1838, when he became a Congregationalist minister. He was leader in the formation of the Republican Party in . . . — Map (db m44351) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Seatonville — Isam W. Seaton (1823-1903) and James H. Seaton (1828-1913)
In memory of Bureau County Pioneers. Sunk the first third Vein Coal mine in Hall Township in 1879. Sold in 1888 to C.W. & V. Coal Co. Mine closed in 1913. The town of Seatonville located on land owned by Seaton Brothers was named for them. This . . . — Map (db m44350) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Wyanet — The Hennepin Canal
Hennepin Canal Parkway Sign #1 Anatomy of a Canal: Canals like the Hennepin are manmade waterways for boats to travel on. Many canals are built to make shortcuts between two existing bodies of water. The Hennepin Canal was built to . . . — Map (db m44828) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Wyanet — Thomas History Museum
In memory of Henry Thomas and Family 1800-1843. First permanent white settlers in Bureau County, May 4, 1828. Parents of first while child born within county, Jan. 15, 1830. First county postmaster 1831. Henry Thomas home served as Fort Thomas . . . — Map (db m44826) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Wyanet — Wyanet Soldier's Memorial
This tablet erected as a permanent tribute to all who served their flag and country. Mothers of World War II, Wyanet, Illinois, 1955 — Map (db m44827) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Lanark — A Stone Arch Bridge on the Galena Road
The Stone Arch Bridge that stands to the east of the present highway was on the Galena Road, once the most important trail in northern Illinois. Along this route innumerable people streamed northward to the lead mines near Galena every spring and . . . — Map (db m55806) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Mount Carroll — Lewistown Trail
Lewistown Trail ran from Springfield to Galena via Lewistown. From 1827 to 1837 it was one of the main routes to the Galena lead mines. In general the trail ran in a northerly direction, crossing the Rock River at Prophetstown. It then zigzagged . . . — Map (db m34241) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Mount Carroll — Shimer College
Mount Carroll Seminary was founded as a coeducational institution in 1853 by Frances Ann Wood (later Mrs. Shimer). After the Civil War, enrollment was limited to women. Rechartered in 1896 as the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, . . . — Map (db m34479) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Grand Army of the Republic PresentationGettysburg Address Plaque
Presented By Grand Army Of The Republic J.P. Plattenberger, Commander (Plaque has the text of the Gettysburg Address on it.) “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, . . . — Map (db m68359) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Helen Scott Hay
Helen Scott Hay, famous Red Cross nurse, was born near Lanark in this county. She was a graduate of Savanna High School, Northwestern University in Evanston, and the Illinois Training School for Nurses in Chicago, where she was later Superintendent. . . . — Map (db m55838) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Pierce Wigwam1828 • 1928
On this ground stood the Indian wigwam occupied by Aaron Pierce and his wife, Harriet Bellows Pierce, and their four children, November 4, 1828, first white settlers of Savanna. Erected in honor of his mother, Sila Pierce Bowen, by Frank Pierce . . . — Map (db m42660) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Plum River Falls
Steamboats once navigated to this point, where Plum River Falls powered saw, powder, grist, and flour mills at various times between 1836 and 1885. Near here the Rock Island Military and Prophetstown Trails to Galena were intersected as early as the . . . — Map (db m34261) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Army Depot Activity
[Ordnance Corps U.S.A. insignia] The area that encompasses Savanna Army Depot was acquired in 1917 when the United States Congress authorized the commanding officer of Rock Island Arsenal to purchase certain lands for the test of field . . . — Map (db m67267) HM WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Community Veterans Memorial
In Grateful Tribute To The Men And Women Who Served Our Country To Protect The Cause Of All Freedoms — Map (db m68200) WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Community World War II Honor Roll
In Affectionate Memory Of The Sons & Daughters Who Served Our Community In World War II Roll of Honor — Map (db m68199) WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Public LibraryCarnegie Library
Savanna Public Library — Map (db m68356) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Captain Abraham Lincoln
Rejecting a treaty, Black Hawk, a leader of the Sauk and Fox, led his hungry people back into Illinois from Iowa in early 1832, intending to plant corn. Black Hawk also hoped to form an alliance with the Winnebago and Pottawatomie. . . . — Map (db m57691) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln and Blackhawk
Abraham Lincoln and his men were among the 1,500 or so volunteers who had poured into Beardstown for basic military drills. These men had answered Gen. John Reynolds' call to drive Black Hawk and his people out of Illinois. The military . . . — Map (db m57689) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln and the River
When Abraham Lincoln sought election to the Illinois legislature in 1832, his platform focused on his belief that improvements should be made to the Sangamon River, which he said would be "vastly important and highly desirable to the . . . — Map (db m57856) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln in Beardstown
Abraham Lincoln first saw Beardstown in the Spring of 1831 as he, two friends, and Denton Offutt steered Offutt's flatboat laden with merchandise on their way to New Orleans. He returned in 1832, first in March to help get the steamer . . . — Map (db m57693) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln Photograph
Abraham Lincoln had just won an acquittal for his client William Duff Armstrong in what is now known as the celebrated Almanac Trial of May 7, 1858. At the conclusion of the trial, held on the second floor of the Cass County Courthouse . . . — Map (db m57858) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln the Candidate
People in Cass County knew Abraham Lincoln not only as a lawyer but also as a candidate for the Illinois legislature and U.S. Congress. Those earlier campaigns allowed Lincoln to hone his political skills for the 1858 senatorial content . . . — Map (db m57861) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln the Lawyer
It is the celebrated "Almanac Trial" of May 7, 1858 that has forever linked Abraham Lincoln with Beardstown. On that day, Lincoln defended William Duff Armstrong, the son of Lincoln's closest New Salem friends Jack and Hannah Armstrong. . . . — Map (db m57859) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Site of Abraham Lincoln's SpeechAug. 12, 1858
"A house divided cannot stand." — Map (db m57860) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — The Beardstown Women's Club
Erected this tablet February 12, 1909 In memory of Abraham Lincoln who, for the sake of a mother in distress, cleared her son Duff Armstrong of the charge of murder in this hall of justice. May 7 1858 — Map (db m57862) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Traveling to Beardstown
Travel in Abraham Lincoln's time was time-consuming, dirty, and usually downright uncomfortable. On many of his trips, Lincoln traveled by train to Meredosia. From there he had the choice of a steamboat or a bone-jarring ride in a . . . — Map (db m57863) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Chandlerville — Chandlerville
Founded 1832 by Dr. Charles Chandler of Rhode Island. — Map (db m58403) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Champaign — Champaign's Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section Until the Illinois Central Railroad rolled into town, geese flocked to a pond in this vicinity. The IC cleared the pond and donated the land to the Congregationalist (today the Community United Church of Christ). Their . . . — Map (db m31113) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Champaign — The First Congregational ChurchChampaign Historic Site
The First Congregational Church, built in 1855-56, was popularly known as the “Goose Pond” Church, because the site was once a water-filled area, home to flocks of wild geese and ducks. The church became a meeting center for numerous . . . — Map (db m31118) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Homer — Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial Circuit
A National Historic trail of the Boy Scouts of America established in 1963 as part of the circuit traveled between Urbana and Danville, Il. By Abraham Lincoln on the Eighth Judicial District in 1847 - 1859. The trail traverses 16 miles easterly . . . — Map (db m23955) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Homer — On The Bloomington Road / The Clark Neighborhood — Looking for Lincoln
On the Bloomington Road The Fort Clark Road, later known as the Bloomington or State Road, was an important artery for commerce between Danville and Urbana. The road was first approved in 1826 by the Illinois Assembly. It was the first . . . — Map (db m23850) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Homer — Potawatomi Trail of DeathDavis' Point Encampment — September 20, 1838
Some 800 Potawatomi were forcibly removed by U.S. and Indiana officials from near Plymouth, Indiana and taken to eastern Kansas in 1838. Enroute 39 recorded deaths occurred. This tragic event became known as the “Trail of Death”. The . . . — Map (db m32503) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Longview — Community Honor Roll of Those Who Served1912 - World War One - 1918 — 1941 - World War Two - 1945
Map (db m89255) WM
Illinois (Champaign County), Longview — Former Site of Orizaba IL1879-1891
Former Site of ORIZABA IL 1879-1891 Site donated by Elizabeth Churchill De Moss Erected in 1988 by the Longview Lions Club — Map (db m89253) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Longview — Site of German Lutheran Immanuel Church
Services for this congregation began in 1870 in the Fairview schoolhouse one mile west, on the N.E. corner. The congregation was organized on October 29, 1876. This site for the first church, 208' x 209', was donated on January 11, 1877 by Claus and . . . — Map (db m89254) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Mahomet — Champaign County's Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
(Top Section) Champaign County was always on Lincoln’s circuit. Abraham Lincoln spent nearly 20 years of his life practicing law on the 8th Judicial Circuit, traveling from one county seat to another. Even as the circuit shrank while . . . — Map (db m24340) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Mahomet — Lincoln's Mahomet / Mahomet's Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
Lincoln’s Mahomet Upper Section The village of Middletown-Mahomet was platted by Daniel Porter in 1832 on the west bank of the Sangamon River near its headwaters. The main street of the village was actually a new road, made necessary by . . . — Map (db m24374) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Ogden — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictChampaign / Vermilion Counties — County Line Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859 — Map (db m10987) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Sadorus — Henry Sadorus — First White Settler
In memory of Henry Sadorus First White Settler in Champaign County March 7, 1824 — Map (db m33301) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Sadorus — Potawatomi Trail of DeathSadorus's Grove Encampment — September 22, 1838
Over 800 Potawatomi were forcibly removed from near Plymouth, Indiana by U. S. And Indiana Officials and taken to eastern Kansas in 1838. This historic event was named the “Trail of Death” after the tragic occurrence of 39 recorded . . . — Map (db m33251) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Sidney — Potawatomi Trail of DeathSidney Encampment — September 21, 1838
Over 800 Potawatomi encamped at Sidney after their forced removal by U.S. and Indiana officials from near Plymouth, Indiana. They were being marched to eastern Kansas. Two people died at Sidney, including a child. A total of 39 Potawatomi tragically . . . — Map (db m33248) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), St. Joseph — Lincoln at Kelley's Tavern — Looking for Lincoln
Kelley’s Tavern was originally called Strong’s Inn after Cyrus Strong, who built a mud-mortar log cabin here in the 1830's. The inn at Strong’s Ford was a stop on the Bloomington or State Road from Danville west to Urbana. Kelley’s Inn was a stop . . . — Map (db m23803) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Tolono — Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stop
Abraham Lincoln made his farewell address to the people of Illinois at the Tolono Station February 11, 1861. "I am leaving you on an errand of national importance, attended as you are aware with considerable difficulties. Let us believe as some poet . . . — Map (db m4720) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Tolono — Lincoln in Tolono — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln traveled through Tolono by locomotive at least eighteen times. He whiled the time away for his train connections by playing horseshoes and visiting with the Tolono residents. While campaigning in Illinois, Lincoln would frequently . . . — Map (db m23816) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictUrbana, Illinois — County-Seat Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m12194) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Lincoln & Photography — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section During the Spring term of the Circuit Court in 1858, Abraham Lincoln sat for a portrait with photographer Samuel Alschuler. Alschuler’s studio was on the second floor of the Lowenstern Building, at the southwest corner of . . . — Map (db m31120) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Urbana's Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section Murder, larceny, and even rape- - -the young circuit lawyer Abraham Lincoln, practicing in Urbana, handled cases involving all of these in the courthouse which stood on this city block. Lincoln unsuccessfully defended . . . — Map (db m31119) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Mount Auburn — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictMacon / Christian Counties — County Line Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859 — Map (db m12200) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster
This is the site of the Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster which on December 24, 1932, took the lives of all 54 miners entering the mine that day. The Moweaqua Coal Mine was Shelby County's largest. An unprecedented drop in barometric pressure allowed . . . — Map (db m55619) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial
Coal was discovered in Moweaqua in 1886 With mining operations beginning in 1891 The method of mining was room and pillar At a depth of 620 feet Haulage was by mule and motor On Christmas Eve 1932 an explosion in the mine Claimed the . . . — Map (db m55635) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictTaylorville, Illinois — County-Seat Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m12204) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Christian County (Illinois) Courthouse1840 - 1856
The first courthouse of Christian County (originally Dane County) was built in 1840 for $2,350. It was located in the center of Taylorville’s Public Square. Court was held on the lower level with County Officers sharing the upstairs floor. Since . . . — Map (db m29091) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Christian County Coal Miners — Taylorville, Illinois
In Memory and Honor of Christian County Coal Miners — Map (db m12399) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — The Last Stop — "Looking for Lincoln"
“I had pleasant accommodations at Taylorville in company with Mr. Lincoln & Mr. Thorton,” Circuit Judge David Davis once wrote from here. He found this town–the last county seat on his circuit route–to be . . . — Map (db m12208) HM
Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Fancher Pony Truss Bridge
Hiram B. Trout and his brother, Everett Trout, were born on a farm about five miles north of this location. They operated a machine shop in Shelbyville, Illinois in the late 1800’s at which in time they invented and patented the unique design for . . . — Map (db m59336) HM
Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — James Jones 1921 - 77 — The Handy Writers' Colony
From Here to Eternity author James Jones co-founded The Handy Writers’ Colony (1949-1964) at the West edge of Marshall with his mentor Lowney Turner Handy and her husband, Harry. Jones wrote Some Came Running here before moving to New . . . — Map (db m23336) HM
Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Old Stone Arch Bridge
This Bridge was completed by Army Engineers sometime between 1834 and 1837 as part of the Old National Road, between Cumberland, Maryland and Vandalia, Illinois, was authorized by the enabling act of 1803 and was the Nation's first federally . . . — Map (db m71127) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictCharleston, Illinois — County-Seat Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m10938) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Coles County - - Civil War Memorial
(Upper Portion):Tribute of Coles County in Honor of her Sons who fought for The Union 1775 - - 1781 1812 - - 1815 1846 - - 1848 1861 - - 1865 1898 - - 1898 (Lower Portion):A house divided against its self cannot stand. I believe . . . — Map (db m11122) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Coles County War Memorial
This Memorial is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces in all wars for the United States of America. — Map (db m11000) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Rally After the Debate / Lincoln in Coles County — Looking for Lincoln
Side One Top Section Nineteenth-century Illinois political campaigns and rallies were raucous affairs, part entertainment and part serious politics. The candidates were often accompanied or preceded by marchers, fireworks, flag . . . — Map (db m30866) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — Lincoln's Care for His Family — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section Abraham Lincoln was a frequent visitor to Cole County in the 1840's, traveling on the judicial circuit. In Charleston, according to Amanda Hanks Poorman (the daughter of Dennis Hanks), Lincoln would use the Hanks’s horse . . . — Map (db m30847) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — Moore House
Here on January 31, 1861, President-Elect Abraham Lincoln visited his stepmother, Mrs. Sarah Bush Lincoln and her daughter Mrs. Reuben Moore (Matilda Johnston). This was his last visit to Coles County before leaving Illinois for his inauguration. . . . — Map (db m30888) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — The Last Lincoln Farm
In 1837 Thomas Lincoln erected a cabin on a tract of land situated one-half mile to the east. Here he resided until his death in 1851. Abraham Lincoln visited here frequently, and after 1841 held title to forty acres of land on which his parents . . . — Map (db m30933) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — The Reuben Moore Home
Left Panel: “This will certify that the foregoing plot of the town of Farmington laid by me as proprietor is correct. Witness my hand and seal this 30th day of April 1852.” J. J. . . . — Map (db m30979) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictShelby / Coles Counties — County Line Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859 — Map (db m10989) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — General U. S Grant took Command
General U. S Grant near this spot on June 15, 1861 took command of his first troops in the Civil War 21st Ill. Inf. — Map (db m30903) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — Lincoln's Last Visit / The Debaters in Mattoon — Looking for Lincoln
Side One Top Section Abraham Lincoln’s last visit to Cole County was indeed of a personal nature. Lincoln was described as he left Springfield by Henry C. Whitney, who accompanied him part of the way on the train: “. . . . . — Map (db m30840) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — Site of The Village of RichmondFounded August 27, 1836
On this spot stood the Clapboard Inn, General Store, and Post Office of the early settlers, including the Lincoln family. The survey of the Village shows thirty-seven lots. Main Street, sixty feet wide, ran immediately with the State Road and . . . — Map (db m10991) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — Civil War Memorial
1861 - - - - 1865 In Grateful remembrance of the Civil War Veterans — Map (db m30880) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River
Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River South of Oakland about 1936. Donated to the City of Oakland by the Curtis Family in memory of Walter A. and Georgia (Swinford) Curtis. Mill was in use about 1850. — Map (db m30885) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — Home of Dr. Hiram Rutherford
This was the home of Dr. Hiram Rutherford, who was involved in 1847 in a case in which Abraham Lincoln represented a slaveholder. Rutherford and Gideon Ashmore harbored a family of slaves who had sought their help. The slaves belonged to Robert . . . — Map (db m30877) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — Oakland, Illinois Community W. W. I War Memorial
Front Section Lucy M. Reeds Red Cross Nurse Overseas Soldiers Overseas Column One George L. Adams • Samuel Adams • Floyd Annin • Harry Annin • Archie Ashmore • Frank Ashmore • Logan W. Blevins, Sergt. • Frank . . . — Map (db m30995) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — The Matson Slave Trial — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section Dr. Hiram Rutherford was a key person involved in Abraham Lincoln’s famous slave case, the only instance in his career where Lincoln represented the rights of a slave owner. Robert Matson brought slaves from Kentucky to work his . . . — Map (db m30867) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Aurora — 16 — German-American Bank Building • American National BankDowntown Heritage Tour — 1923

Architect - George Grant Elmslie Prairie style with terra cotta ornamentation. —————————— Prior to the late 1860s, a grand three-story Italianate style building, the H. H. . . . — Map (db m94244) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — “Hubbard’s Folly”
On this site about 1834, Gurdon S. Hubbard built Chicago’s first warehouse for storing pork and other pioneer produce. Because of its size and substantial construction early skeptics called the building "Hubbard’s Folly." Erected by Chicago’s . . . — Map (db m47692) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — “Rites of Spring”Milton Horn (1906-1995) — Sculptor
This terra-cotta work of art by Milton Horn depicts a ram and an image of Pan, who in Greek mythology was the god of fields, forests, wild animals flock and shepherds. The sculpture is one of two identical pieces created in 1952 for the . . . — Map (db m47842) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — (Former) Marshfield Trust and Savings Bank
This terra-cotta-clad flat-iron building makes the most of its triangular building lot. Like many neighborhood banks from the 1920s, the Marshfield Trust and Savings Bank employed the Classical Revival style of architecture to convey a sense of . . . — Map (db m47457) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 1877 Keystone from City Hall Building
This keystone, taken from the arch of the Washington Street entrance, in the City Hall Building Chicago, which was erected in 1877, replaced by the present building in 1909. — Map (db m68563) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 910 South MichiganBuilt 1911 — Architect: Marshall and Fox
The Karpen Furniture Company commissioned Marshal and Fox to design a 12-story showroom and company office. The building’s simple ornament contrasted with the exuberant facades of Marshall and Fox’s other work, including the Blackstone and Drake . . . — Map (db m47884) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Aaron Montgomery Ward GardensIn Grant Park — “Forever Open, Clear and Free”
Aaron Montgomery Ward had a vision for Chicago’s lakefront that set him apart from most of his contemporaries. For two decades (1890-1910),he fought tirelessly to preserve Chicago’s lake shore as an open space and assure the city’s “front . . . — Map (db m47782) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan
This ridge is an ancient beach or sand bar of Lake Michigan whose waters reached this point 8,000 years ago when the lake level was 20 feet higher than now. Clark Street runs north atop this ridge. The park ponds lie between such old beaches, . . . — Map (db m47816) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Abraham Lincoln MonumentAugustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor Stanford White, architect — 1887
Chicago Landmark One of the oldest and most important public sculptures in Chicago, this monument to America’s sixteenth president influenced a generation of sculptors due to its innovative combination of a natural-looking . . . — Map (db m47815) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alexander Robinson
(Chee Chee Pin Quay) Chief of the Potawatomi, Chippewa, and Ottawa Indians Who died April 22, 1872 Catherine (Chevalier) his wife who died August 7, 1860 and other members of their family are buried on this spot - Part of the . . . — Map (db m55451) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
“Water has cut deeply into prairie soil. The clays and gravels of the Middle West are merely a thread on stone floors. In this loam, oak trees grass and corn take root.” Alfred Caldwell, 1943 A peaceful oasis surrounded by . . . — Map (db m47844) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily PoolAlfred Caldwell, landscape architect — 1936-38
Chicago Landmark One of the most important historic landscapes in Chicago, this “hidden garden” in Lincoln Park was designed by note landscape architect Alfred Caldwell in the Prairie style. Inspired by his mentor Jens Jensen . . . — Map (db m47845) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site is a premier example of the Prairie style of landscape architecture. Alfred Caldwell, a landscape designer, architect, teacher and poet, transformed an old Victorian lily pool in . . . — Map (db m47846) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Allan PinkertonGraceland Cemetery, Chicago IL
In memory of Allan Pinkerton, born in Glascow, Scotland, August 25th 1819. Died in Chicago, Illinois July 1st 1884. Aged 65 years.

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime, devoting himself for a generation to the prevention and detection of . . . — Map (db m61986) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — American Book Company BuildingNelson Max Dunning, architect — 1912
This handsome building originally served as the Midwest office, warehouse and distribution center of the American Book Company, a nationally-prominent textbook publisher. Typical of industrial architecture of its time, this reinforced-concrete . . . — Map (db m69594) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Auditorium BuildingAdler and Sullivan, architects — 1889
The extraordinary engineering talent of Dankmar Adler and the architectural genius of Louis Sullivan created this building to reflect the cultural maturity of Chicago. Combining hotel and office space with a splendid theater, the Auditorium was a . . . — Map (db m34975) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battery A Chicago Light Artillery1861 — 1865 — Rosehill Cemetery
Fort Henry • Fort Donelson • Shiloh • Chickasaw Bayou • Arkansas Post • Champion Hills Siege of Vicksburg • Siege of Jackson • Mission Ridge • Resaca • Dallas • Kenesaw Mount. W.H. Wilcox • C.L. Whittier • CED. Woodbury • C.H. Wyckoff • . . . — Map (db m81533) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battle of Fort DearbornAugust 15 ,1812
From roughly 1620 to 1820 the territory of the Potawatomi extended from what is now Green Bay Wisconsin, to Detroit Michigan, and included the Chicago area. In 1803 the United States Government built Fort Dearborn at what today is Michigan Avenue . . . — Map (db m67806) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Blackstone HotelMarshall & Fox, architects — 1910
An outstanding example of Modern French style of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture. As one of the city's earliest luxury hotels, it became the "Hotel of Presidents," serving as host to a dozen U.S. Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. . . . — Map (db m94409) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Carbide and Carbon BuildingBurnham Brothers Inc., architect — 1929
Chicago Landmark According to popular legend, the architects chose this building’s dark green and gold colors based on a gold-foiled champagne bottle seen at an office holiday party. Whether true of not, the building is one of the . . . — Map (db m51698) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Catholic CemeteryHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
Chicago's early Catholic Cemetery ran from North Av. south to Schiller St., and Dearborn St. to the lake, now Astor St. Established in 1845, it existed until the 1871 Chicago Fire charred the grounds. Like the City Cemetery to the north, not all . . . — Map (db m10665) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Charles N. Loucks HouseClarence H. Tabor, architect 1889 — Chicago Landmark
Designed as a "model home," this Queen Anne-style house was built for Irving Park land developer Charles N. Loucks. It is a fine example of "pattern book architecture,", building designs sold through the mail--a popular method used to keep pace with . . . — Map (db m66329) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago & North Western Railway PowerhouseFoster & Granger, architects — 1909-1911
Chicago Landmark The Powerhouse is the best-surviving building associated with the Chicago and North Western Railway, one of the city’s most prominent historic railroads. While a utilitarian building, this grandly-scaled example of the . . . — Map (db m47726) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Board of Trade BatteryJuly 1862 — July 1865 — Rosehill Cemetery
Map (db m81517) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago River
This river originally flowing eastward from the prairie home lands of the Potawatomi and other Indian tribes into Lack Michigan, linked the waters of the Atlantic, the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes with those of the Illinois, the Mississippi and . . . — Map (db m47685) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Water Tower1869 – 1969
In this its centennial year the Chicago Water Tower has been designated the first American Water Landmark “because of its significance in the development of Chicago’s water resources and its symbolic identity with the spirit of . . . — Map (db m47575) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Churchill Corner
A crossroads in the development of Oekology (Ecology) at the turn of the century. Named for Dr. Frank Spooner Churchill an early pediatrician, medical inspector of Chicago;s Board of Health who pioneered reforms in pure food, water, air and . . . — Map (db m47604) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — City CemeteryHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
This was the site of the City Cemetery, Chicago's only public graveyard from 1843-1859. Extending from North Av. to Wisconsin St., there were more than 20,000 burials here. For nearly twenty years beginning in 1866, as the grounds were converted to . . . — Map (db m10660) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Claude Seymour ReebieOct. 5, 1922 • March 25, 1951 — In Memory Of

2nd Lieutenant Air Force U.S.A. HQ. & HQ. SQ. 20th Bomber Command World War II HQ. 437 Troop Carrier Wing Korean War Died Japan March 25, 1951

BSM [Bronze Star Medal] — Map (db m94372) WM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Co. B. 1st Reg. Ill. L't Artillery.Rosehill Cemetery
I die for liberty boys. Go back and man the gun. O.B. Ft Doneldson. T.M. Blaisdell I.Lt. • Jacob Deilman • C.M. Everett I.Ser. • Sam'l Hadlock • O.E. Beckers • A.H. Beidleman • A.J. Pulz • J.P. Chalman • D.K. Newell • S.C.P. Bogue • Fred . . . — Map (db m81534) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Columbia Yacht ClubFounded 1892
During the winter of 1891, a group of Chicago sailors gathered at the home of a bridge tender to discuss the formation of a club dedicated to the sport of sailing. Their idea was to create on the lakefront, a facility where men and women could enjoy . . . — Map (db m47651) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Confederate Mound Monument
Confederate Dead Erected to the memory of the six thousand southern soldiers here buried, who died in Camp Douglas Prison 1862-5. These men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died. — Map (db m63605) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Continental and Commercial Bank BuildingD.H. Burnham & Co. ; Graham, Anderson Probst & White, architects — 1914
Chicago Landmark This massive block-long office building was built to house one of Chicago’s leading banks and exemplifies the large commercial buildings that define the distinctive LaSalle Street “canyon.” Architect Daniel . . . — Map (db m47757) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Couch TombHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
This stone vault is the oldest structure standing within the Chicago Fire zone. It was erected in 1858 for Ira Couch, a wealthy hotelier who died at age 50 while wintering in Cuba. Though some theories exist, there is no official answer as to why . . . — Map (db m10664) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Couch Tomb
In 1857, the Couch Brothers, owner’s of Chicago’s Tremont Hotel, built this mausoleum in what was then a public cemetery on the edge of Lake Michigan. Designed by John Van Osdel, Chicago’s first professional architect, the classically-inspired . . . — Map (db m47814) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Dearborn StreetChicago Cultural Walk
[Side A] Dearborn Street showcases some of Chicago’s best architecture, art, and urban design dating from the late 19th century. Great names in architecture include Chicago School architects William LeBaron Jenney, Burnham & Root, and . . . — Map (db m47885) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — DeWitt Clinton Cregier
This tablet is erected in recognition of the outstanding services to the city of Chicago given by DeWitt Clinton Cregier Engineer of Chicago Ave. Pumping Station 1853-1879 City Engineer 1879-1883 Commissioner of Public Works 1882-1886 Mayor of . . . — Map (db m47579) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Earl Seymour Wharton ReebieDec. 13, 1918 • June 26, 1944 — In Memory Of

Staff Sergeant 727 AAF Bomb Sq 15th Air Force U.S.A. Killed by enemy action over Yugoslavia — Map (db m94369) WM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 2 — Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2)
In the early 1800s and 1900s, Old Town was a thriving community of immigrants, laborers, brewers and civic leaders who contributed to the early success of Chicago. William B. Ogden – resident of Old Town and first mayor of Chicago from . . . — Map (db m47607) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Emil Bach HouseFrank Lloyd Wright, Architect — 1915
One of the last of Wright's small urban houses, the Bach House combines elements of the Prairie Style with a compact plan well suited for an interior lot. The inward orientation of the house ensures the privacy of its residents and reflects Wright's . . . — Map (db m59980) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Firefighters Memorial

In Memory of Members of the Volunteer Fire Department —————————— Firemens Benevolent Association Organized 1847 Chartered 1852 . . . — Map (db m94343) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — First Post Office
Near this site in 1833, the log store of John S.C. Hogan, was this section’s only post office, serving settler from miles around. Eastern mail was delivered once a week from Niles, Michigan. Erected by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee Authenticated . . . — Map (db m47724) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Florsheim Shoe Company BuildingAlfred S. Alschuler, architect • 1924-26 — Chicago Landmark

This building is a significant early 20th-century industrial building built for one of Chicago's best-known manufacturers. Founded and headquartered in the city for many years, the Florsheim Shoe Company was one of the nation's leading shoe . . . — Map (db m94316) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Former Site of the “Zum Deutschen Eck” Restaurant
”A true Bavarian Chalet in Chicago,” owned and operated by the Albert Wirth family and recognized as an outstanding dining and banquet facility, Zum Deutschen Eck was founded on June 16, 1956. On January 9, 2000 ZDE retired after 44 . . . — Map (db m82400) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Fort Dearborn
Defense Fort Dearborn stood almost on this spot. After an heroic defense in eighteen hundred and twelve, the garrison together with women and children was forced to evacuate the fort. Led by Captain Wells, they were brutally massacred by the . . . — Map (db m47670) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Frances E. WillardSept. 28 1839 • Feb. 17 1898

Founder of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union — Map (db m94342) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Gauler Twin HousesWalter Burley Griffin, Architect — 1906
Built as speculative housing by John Gauler, this pair of wood-and-stucco residences is a rare example of a "twin" Prairie School design. Their architect is internationally recognized for his distinctive designs and for his early contributions to . . . — Map (db m68556) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — George B. ArmstrongRosehill Cemetery
Founder of the United States Railway Mail Service. Put his first railway postal car in use on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway between Chicago, Ill and Clinton, Iowa, August 28th, 1864, under authority from Postmaster Gen. Montgomery Blair. . . . — Map (db m81514) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — George S. BangsDied November 17, 1877

His crowning effort The Fast Mail

United States Railway Post Office — Map (db m94347) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Getty TombAdler and Sullivan, architects • 1890 — Chicago Landmark

The Getty Tomb marks the maturity of [Louis] Sullivan's architectural style and the beginning of modern architecture in America. Here the architect departed from historic precedent to create a building of strong geometric massing, detailed with . . . — Map (db m94392) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Grant ParkBuckingham Fountain — Architect: Bennett, Parsons and Frost • Engineer: Jacques Lambert • Sculptor: Marcel François Layau
[Decorative features listed left to right; click on marker to enlarge] Console Size: 7’-0” high 3’-6” wide 6’-0” deep Material Pink Marble The console is a decorative bracket carved as a vertical scroll and projecting from . . . — Map (db m47659) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Graves Family Monument

Erected by Henry Graves, son of Dexter Graves, one of the pioneers of Chicago. Dexter Graves brought the first colony to Chicago, consisting of thirteen families arriving here July 15th, 1831 from Ashtabula, Ohio, on the schooner Telegraph . . . — Map (db m94353) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Great World War1917 – 1918
In Memoriam Erected by the Harold A. Taylor Post No. 47 American Legion In honor and grateful recognition of the gallant and meritorious services of the soldiers, sailors, and marines of the North Central District who sacrificed their lives in . . . — Map (db m47581) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Green Bay Road
From this point, the Green Bay Road ran northwesterly to Clark Street and North Avenue, and followed Clark Street’s present route to the vicinity of Peterson Avenue. This road connected Fort Dearborn with Fort Howard, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Erected . . . — Map (db m66624) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Henry B. Clarke House1836
Known as the widow Clarke's house, this is Chicago's oldest building and its only surviving example of the Greek Revival style fashionable in the early 1800s. — Map (db m69587) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Henry Gerber House1885 — Chicago Landmark
This house is nationally significant as the earliest known site associated with the gay and lesbian civil rights movement in the United States. It was the home of pioneering activist Henry Gerber from 1924 to 1925, during which time he organized the . . . — Map (db m47813) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Hidden TruthsThe Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
The 1852 funeral for David Kennison was the most elaborate Chicago had ever seen. The City paid all expenses, and donated 2 cemetery lots, intending to erect a monument on his grave. That never happened. The legend of his exploits grew to unfeasible . . . — Map (db m10657) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Hotel St. Benedict FlatsJames J. Egan, architect — 1882-83
This rare surviving example of Victorian Gothic design is also one of the city's best late-19th century apartment buildings. Because early luxury apartments were viewed with skepticism, this building was designed to look like a series of four . . . — Map (db m66612) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Illinois & Michigan CanalNational Heritage Corridor
Water Marks mosaic sculptures celebrate something few people know. Chicago owes its greatness to a canal built over 150 years ago. Generations of French fur traders and American travelers―nation builders―dreamed of connecting . . . — Map (db m81423) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Indian Boundary Park1916
This 13.06 acre park commemorates the treaty of 1816 which established the land boundaries of the Pottawatomie Indians. — Map (db m68559) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Indian Boundary Village
Long ago, Native American Indians lived on this land. Before recorded history, the Mound Builders traveled the area, perhaps along the nearby Ridge. Later the Illinois Tribe hunted game and planted maize. Last it was the Ottawa, the Chippewa, and . . . — Map (db m68560) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jack BrickhouseHall of Fame Broadcaster — 1917-1998
[Front:] [Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.] 'Hey Hey' [Left Side:] Inducted into Media Wing of Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, in 1983, and 13 other Halls of Fame . . . — Map (db m47668) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jane Addams' Hull-House and Dining HallSettlement active from 1889 to 1963
Here, in 1899, Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr started what became the most influential social settlement in America. It eventually consisted of several buildings around this house which had been built in 1856 by Charles Hull. The Dining Hall and . . . — Map (db m61819) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jean Baptiste Beaubien
On this site, then the lake shore, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, Chicago's second civilian, in 1817, built a “mansion” to which he brought his bride, Josette LaFramboise. It remained their home until 1845. — Map (db m72205) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable1745-1818 — Founder of Chicago
African-Caribbean, born in St.Marc, Haiti In the 1770's he opened the first trading post, beside the Chicago River, establishing the settlement that became Chicago. The DuSable homestead was located near this site. This monument was . . . — Map (db m79428) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John A. "Jack" Johnson1878 - 1946

First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World — Map (db m94368) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John J. Glessner HouseHenry Hobson Richardson, Architect — 1887
A mature Richardsonian design, Glessner House is famous for its site development, innovative floor plan and rugged Romanesque facade. Glessner House, a reminder of the fabulous Prairie Avenue era, is the only remaining Chicago building by this . . . — Map (db m69586) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John Peter AltgeldCitizen, Volunteer Soldier, Lawyer, Judge, Orator — Governor of Illinois

Born December 30, 1847 Died March 12, 1902

These Tablets Containing Selections from his Public Utterances are dedicated by The John P. Altgeld Memorial Association . . . — Map (db m94388) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Joseph R. ScottCol. 19th Regt. Ill. Volunteer Infantry — February 2 1838 - July 8 1863

From wounds received at Battle of Stone[s] River

"Who will save the Left" "The Nineteenth Illinois" — Map (db m94366) WM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Kennison Boulder Monument
In Memory of David Kennison The Last Survivor of the "Boston Tea Party" who died in Chicago, February 24, 1852, aged 115 yrs, 3 mos, 17 da, and is buried near this spot. This stone is erected by the Sons of the Revolution, the Sons of the . . . — Map (db m10656) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Kwanusila
Kwanusila, the Thunderbird, is an authentic Kwagulth Indian totem pole, carved in red cedar by Tony Hunt of Port Rupert, British Columbia. The crests carved upon the totem pole represent Kwanusila, the Thunderbird, a whale with a man on its . . . — Map (db m94404) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Lake View High School
Here in 1874, was built Lake View High School, one of the first township schools in Illinois. Erected in accordance with legislation enacted by General Assembly of 1872 Erected by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee Authenticated by Chicago Historical . . . — Map (db m47456) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Landmark Landings
Along with the South Pond and Lincoln Park Zoo, the landmark buildings of Café Brauer and Carlson Cottage have served Chicago for more than 100 years. Their history parallels the growth of the pond—and the city around it. Timeless . . . — Map (db m47818) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Lincoln Park TransitionsHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
Lincoln Park, named in 1865 for the assassinated President, gradually replaced the 22 year old City Cemetery. This urban cemetery land, already desired for park grounds, was first deemed a health hazard in 1859. That same year officials began . . . — Map (db m10659) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Lion House, Lincoln Park ZooPerkins, Fellows & Hamilton, architects — 1912
Located in one of the country's oldest municipal zoological parks, the Lion House blends both the grandly-scaled public architecture of the Classical style with the innovative Prarie style developed by Chicago architects in the early 20th century. . . . — Map (db m10653) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Louis Henri Sullivan1856 • 1934

By his buildings great in influence and power; his drawings unsurpassed in originality and beauty; his writings rich in poetry and prophesy; his teachings persuasive and eloquent; his philosophy where, in "form follows function," he summed up . . . — Map (db m94373) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Ludington BuildingWilliam Le Baron Jenney, architect — 1891
Chicago Landmark The city’s earliest surviving steal-frame building, a type of construction that changed commercial architecture. As one of the first structures clad in terra cotta, it marked an important step in the development of the . . . — Map (db m47781) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Melamerson Athletic FieldAbout Dorothy Melamerson...

Dorothy Melamerson lived most of her life in Lincoln Park. A Fitness enthusiast, she was a gym teacher at Stone Elementary School and other public schools for 36 years. When she retired in 1977, she began an education of her own: how to make . . . — Map (db m94413) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Monument of the Millennium
[Text on the right] The ASCE presented only ten such awards worldwide, each representing the most outstanding example of Civil engineering in a particular area of infrastructure over the past century.

Created in 1889, the District built . . . — Map (db m47658) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Office and Studio of Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, architects1917 — Chicago Landmark
Finely detailed with tapestry brick and carved stone ornament, this Arts & Crafts-influenced facade is an excellent example of the type of designs for which this architectural firm was noted. "Towertown," as the area surrounding the Chicago Water . . . — Map (db m66729) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Old Fort Dearborn
Here • Stood Old • Fort • Dearborn 1803 – 1812 — Map (db m79616) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 3 — Old Town and The Great Fire (#3)
On October 7, 1871, the Great Fire of Chicago started on the south side of the city and continued north. As the fire approached Old Town, the bells of St. Michael’s Church began to toll. The walls of church survived, but the interior was destroyed. . . . — Map (db m47605) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Old Town TriangleChicago Landmark District
Settled in the 1850s by German immigrants, this area was virtually destroyed by the Fire of 1871. Most of these wood cottages and brick and stone townhouses date to the last decades of the 19th century. After World War II, this area became the focus . . . — Map (db m47626) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 1 — Old Town’s Entrepreneur Spirit (#1)
From 1870 through the 1800s, Henry Piper, one of Old Town’s early entrepreneurs, operated a successful bakery in a narrow alley. Today, the building at Wells and North is known as Piper’s Alley. The existing house located at 1546 North Wells was . . . — Map (db m47609) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Old Treaty Elm
The tree which stood here until 1933, marked the Northern Boundary of the Fort Dearborn Reservation, the trail to Lake Geneva, the center of Billy Caldwell’s (Chief Sauganash) Reservation, and the site of the Indian Treaty of 1835. — Map (db m55577) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Old Water Tower
This water tower, completed in 1869[,] marks establishment of Chicago’s second water works. Although most other buildings of pumping system were burned it stands as a principal memorial of 1871’s great fire. Erected by Chicago’s Charter . . . — Map (db m47576) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Oz Park
Oz Park was created in 1974, as part of an renewal program for the Lincoln Park area. Historically, the neighborhood underwent numerous population shifts and by the 1950s home ownership was declining and many buildings were in sub-standard . . . — Map (db m47629) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Palmer House HotelHolabird & Roche, architects — 1925-27
This massive hotel, once the world's largest, bears the name of Potter Palmer, one of Chicago's most important businessmen. It is designed in the Classical Revival style with French Neoclassical influences. Interior spaces of note include the . . . — Map (db m92465) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Philip Rogers Home Site
Philip Rogers, born in Ireland, came to Rogers Park about 1834 and bought 1600 acres from the government. First lived in a log house at Lunt and Western Avenues. Died in 1856. Village named after him in 1844. — Map (db m68565) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Potter's FieldHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
From 1843 to 1871, this area was the City Cemetery potter's field, a graveyard for the poor and disenfranchised. More that 15,000 people, including 4,000 Civil War Rebels, were buried here on marshy land near the water's edge. Within six days in . . . — Map (db m10663) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Q.S.M.V. Abegweit“Queen of The Northumberland Strait” — Prince Edward Island Service
Builder: Marine Industries Limited, Sorel, Quebec, Canada Launched on June 28, 1947 Hull Number: 144 Length: 372.6 ft. Width: 62 ft. Gross Tons: 7,600 Service: Operated by Canadian National Railway for service from Cape Tormentine, New . . . — Map (db m47648) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Regeneration
The Great Chicago Fire in October eighteen hundred and seventy-one devastated the city. From its ashes the people of Chicago caused a new and greater city to rise imbued with that indomitable spirit and energy by which they have ever been guided. . . . — Map (db m79609) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle
In honor of Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle & Henry de Tonti who passed through this river on their way to the Mississippi December 1681

This Tablet is placed by the Illinois Society of Colonial Dames of America under the auspices of the . . . — Map (db m47683) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Reverend Georg L. Mulfinger

Born Nov. 4, 1819 in Bavaria, Germany. Died July 28, 1883 in Chicago, Ill.

A pioneer of German Methodism in the Northwest; a member of the Chicago Methodist Conference, and for 41 yrs. a faithful Minister of the Gospel of . . . — Map (db m94346) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Rookery BuildingBurnham and Root, architects — 1886
Chicago Landmark Its powerful exterior softened by John Root’s lively ornament, the Rookery typifies the 1880s’ lingering picturesque attitude toward commercial architecture. A transitional structure in the evolution of modern architecture, . . . — Map (db m47758) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Rosehill Cemetery EntranceWilliam W. Boyington, architect • 1864 — Chicago Landmark

Designed by the architect of the Old Chicago Water Tower and predating it by five years, the Rosehill Cemetery Entrance is a rare Midwestern example of castellated Gothic architecture. Many prominent Chicagoans are buried here in plots marked . . . — Map (db m94331) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Rowe Building
Attributed to famed architect William Le Baron Jenney, the Rowe Building, a printing arts factory built in 1892, typifies the late nineteenth century Romanesque Revival style. Renovated in 1980, the Rowe Building is a distinguished member of . . . — Map (db m47780) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Sauganash Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to the men and women of Sauganash who served their country in 1941 •World War II • 1945

[Honor Roll of Veterans] [Died in Service] Lemuel Day • J. Donald Gibe John T. Hartney • Elmer Julius Charles Kulieke • . . . — Map (db m94318) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Second City50th Anniversary — December 2009
Congratulations to The Second City on Serving up Chicago-style humor in this Old Town neighborhood for 50 years and to all who have helped make The Second City an institution that has been copied but never equaled. Vi Daley, Alderman Chicago’s . . . — Map (db m47624) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Second Presbyterian ChurchJames Renwick, Architect, 1874 — Rebuilt in 1900 by Howard Van Doren Shaw
When this neo-Gothic church was designed by a prominent New York architect, the surrounding streets, including Prairie Avenue one block east, were lined with the homes of wealthy Chicagoans. The fine interior decorations recall the congregation that . . . — Map (db m69590) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Senator William J. ConnorsJuly 26, 1891 – June 24, 1961
Supt. of Chicago License Bureau – 1923 Member of the Sanitary District – 1924 Member – Bd. of City Improvements – 1925 Dem. Ward Committeeman 42nd Ward – 1930-1961 State Representative – 1932 to 1934 . . . — Map (db m47602) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Shelter Building
Serving as a connection between the Terminal Building to the west and the Recreation Building to the east, the Shelter Building was part of the original Pier construction of 1916. As such, it served the tens of thousands of city residents who would . . . — Map (db m47850) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Site of Fort Dearborn1803
Chicago Landmark Fort Dearborn served as the major western garrison of the United States until destroyed during an Indian uprising in August of 1812. A second fort, erected on the same site in 1816, was demolished in 1858. Designated a Chicago . . . — Map (db m47681) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Site of the First Self-sustaining Controlled Nuclear Chain ReactionDecember 2, 1942
Physicist Enrico Fermi and his colleagues established the first self-sustaining controlled nuclear reaction in makeshift laboratories constructed under the grandstands of Stagg Field Stadium on December 2, 1942. The success of this experiment . . . — Map (db m69608) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Site of the Haymarket Tragedy
(plaque 1) On the evening of May 4th, 1886, a tragedy of international significance unfolded on this site in Chicago’s Haymarket produce district. An outdoor meeting had been hastily organized by anarchist activists to protest the violent . . . — Map (db m47728) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Site of the Sauganash Hotel/WigwamChicago Landmark
On this site stood the Sauganash Hotel, built in 1831 by pioneer Mark Beaubien, which was location of the frontier town’s first village board election in 1833. The Wigwam, an assembly hall built in 1860 (destroyed c. 1867) on the site of the hotel, . . . — Map (db m47725) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Soldiers & Sailors MonumentRosehill Cemetery
Our Heroes — Map (db m81507) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — South Water Street
This was Chicago’s main business street in 1834, connecting the village with Fort Dearborn. Years before this also was the site of a trading post with the Indians. Erected by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee Authenticated by Chicago Historical . . . — Map (db m47691) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — St. Boniface Union Soldiers MonumentSt. Boniface Catholic Cemetery
(German) Zum andenken an die heldenmuthige thellnahme der Deutschen an der vertheidigung des neuen vaterlandes im Amerkanischen Burgerkriege 1861-65 Enthullt am 30 Mai 1887 (English) In memory of the heroic Germans who . . . — Map (db m81518) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — State StreetChicago Cultural Walk
(side 1) Chicago’s Great Street There is only one State Street. Widely celebrated in song, “That Great Street” has been known since the 1870s for its concentration of premier department stores and world-class . . . — Map (db m81432) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Terminal Building
Still withstanding the test of time, the Terminal Building has hosted numerous receptions, parties and shows since it was constructed in 1916. Originally named the Terminal Building due to its function as a streetcar terminal, the structure also . . . — Map (db m47848) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Eastland Disaster
While still partially tied to its dock at the river’s edge, the excursion steamer Eastland rolled over on the morning of July 24, 1915. The result was one of the worst maritime disasters in American history. More than eight hundred people . . . — Map (db m61452) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The 1992 River West Gas Fires
At 4 P.M. on January 17, 1992, a series of explosions and fires ravaged the River West community. The fires were in an area bounded by the Chicago River, the Kennedy Expressway, and Kinzie and Division Streets. The devastation was caused by . . . — Map (db m61460) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 77 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago
[Side A:] The "Great Migration" from the South to "the Promised Land" of Chicago brought more African Americans here from Mississippi than any other state, especially during and after World War II. With the migrants came the Delta blues . . . — Map (db m47901) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Chicago Board of Trade's StatuesSymbolizing Agriculture and Industry
These two statues, one symbolizing agriculture and the other industry, once stood over the main entrance of the Board of Trade Building built in 1885. The statues greeted commodity traders and the public for 45 years. Thought lost forever when the . . . — Map (db m47760) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Donohue Building
Built in 1883, the Donohue Building was the first large printing factory in historic Printing House Row. The Annex was added in 1913. The Donohue Buildings served until 1971 as the headquarters of the M.A. Donohue Publishing Company, a well known . . . — Map (db m47779) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Honorable Joanne H. Alter
Joanne H. Alter was elected Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and served with distinction from 1972 until 1990. Commissioner Alter’s vision for improvement in the Chicago River led to the revitalization . . . — Map (db m47665) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown
There are three existing ancient Nine Dragon Walls in China. They are located in Datong, Shanxi Province and Beijing. The Nine Dragon Walls are originated from Screen Walls in ancient Chinese architecture. Ancient Chinese believed 9 to be the . . . — Map (db m81418) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Platt Luggage BuildingFormerly the Ginn & Company Publishers Building — Howard Van Doren Shaw, architect
The Platt Luggage Building, originally located at 2301 South Prairie Avenue, was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw for the publishing company originally owned by H. H. Forsythe. Howard Van Doren Shaw was one of the region's most successful and . . . — Map (db m69593) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Standard Time System in the United StatesAdopted on this Site – October 11, 1883
Chicago’s famous Grand Pacific Hotel, then on the site of the present Continental Bank building, was the location of the General Time Convention of 1883 which, on October 11 of that year, adopted the current Standard Time System in the United . . . — Map (db m47759) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Water Tower & Great Chicago FireNear North Area Map
The Chicago Water Tower was erected in 1869 and housed a 138-foot-high standpipe, three feet in diameter, which equalized pressure and controlled the water flowing through the mains throughout the City. Fortunately, the tower was solidly constructed . . . — Map (db m81430) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Thomas Edwin Greenfield RansomBrevet Major General — United States Volunteers

Born Norwich Vt. Nov. 29, 1834

Died Near Rome Ga. Oct. 29, 1864

Charleston • Ft. Donelson Shiloh • Corinth Champion Hills Miss Vicksburg Pleasant Hill La — Map (db m94333) WM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Tribune TowerChicago Landmark
Tribune Tower John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, architects 1925 This design was the result of an international competition for ‘the most beautiful office building in the world,” held in 1922 by the Chicago Tribune. The . . . — Map (db m47666) HM

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