“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Highland Park in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Site of the First Public Building

Highland Park Building Company Marker image. Click for full size.
April 22, 2013
1. Highland Park Building Company Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the first public building built by the Highland Park Building Company in 1868. It contained the first city offices, community and religious meeting rooms. It was bought by James McDonald and became McDonald's Store and Hall. The city's first bank opened here in 1899. The building was razed in 1907. The present building, now the First National Bank of Highland Park was completed in 1909.
Erected 1971 by Highland Park Historical Society.
Location. 42° 11.167′ N, 87° 47.916′ W. Marker is in Highland Park, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Saint Johns Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1805 St. Johns Ave, Highland Park IL 60035, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Francis Stupey Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Water Tower (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Sheridan (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sheridan (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Green Bay Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Dwyer Settlement in Lake County, Illinois (approx. 7.4 miles away); Kennicott House (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland Park.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
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