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“Hubbard’s Folly”

 
 
“Hubbard’s Folly” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. “Hubbard’s Folly” Marker
Inscription. 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 Charter Jubilee
Authenticated by Chicago Historical Society
1937

City of Chicago
Incorporated 4th March
1837

 
Erected 1937 by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee.
 
Location. 41° 53.222′ N, 87° 37.936′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wacker Drive and North LaSalle Street on West Wacker Drive. Click for map. Marker is located on the Chicago Riverwalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 West Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Eastland Disaster (here, next to this marker); South Water Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Wacker Drive (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam (approx. ¼ mile away);
“Hubbard’s Folly” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. “Hubbard’s Folly” Marker
Carbide and Carbon Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
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