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Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2)

 
 
Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
1. Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) Marker
Inscription. 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 1837-38.
Stephen F. Gale – resident of Old Town and first fire chief of Chicago – 1845.
Michael Diversey – prosperous German brewer and landowner – 1810-1869.
Charles H. Wacker – successful 1900s brewer and civic leader. Boyhood home at 1838 North Lincoln Park West.
Oscar Mayer – operated a butcher shop in Old Town on Sedgwick Street in the early 1900s.
Andrew McNally – famed map publisher of Rand McNally partnership lived at 2104 North Park in early 1900s. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 41° 54.56′ N, 87° 38.079′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Wells Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1504 Wells Street, Chicago IL 60610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town and The Great Fire (#3) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Town’s Entrepreneur Spirit (#1) (about 500 feet away); Second City
Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
2. Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) Marker
(about 800 feet away); Henry Gerber House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Couch Tomb (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Couch Tomb (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
A Clock in Old Town image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
3. A Clock in Old Town
 
 
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