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Old Town Triangle

Chicago Landmark District

 
 
Old Town Triangle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
1. Old Town Triangle Marker
There are several other duplicate markers in the Old Town Trinagle.
Inscription. 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 of one of the city’s earliest neighborhood conservation efforts.
 
Erected by Commission on Chicago Landmarks • City of Chicago • Richard M. Daley, Mayor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 54.89′ N, 87° 38.142′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Menomonee Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 Monomonee Street, Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Gerber House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hidden Truths (about 700 feet away); Kennison Boulder Monument (about 700 feet away); Lincoln Park Transitions (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); City Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing);
Old Town Triangle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
2. Old Town Triangle Marker
The marker is on the light-pole in front of the building.
Couch Tomb (approx. ¼ mile away); Second City (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Couch Tomb (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding Old Town Triangle. In 1874 Chicago passed an ordinance that prohibited the building of wood structures. Wooden houses in the Old Town area date from between the Great Chicago Fire and the passing of this ordinance (or were built illegally).
 
Also see . . .  Old Town, Chicago - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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Old Town Triangle building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
3. Old Town Triangle building
Old Town Triangle building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
4. Old Town Triangle building
Old Town Triangle building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
5. Old Town Triangle building
Old Town building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
6. Old Town building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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