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Lockport in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Gaylord

Local Merchant

 
 
George Gaylord Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
1. George Gaylord Marker
Inscription.

I ran a successful business in Lockport, but no one was more prosperous than Hiram Norton. Over several decades, he capitalized on the canal's potential, negotiated exclusive rights to the water power, and expanded his milling operations.

To Abraham Lincoln
I warehoused goods in part of the building, and ran a general store in the three-story section, built in 1859. In Lockport, people bought flour, salt, and eggs, but also luxury goods, including fancy hats, ribbons, and candy.

To William Schuler
In 1878, I moved my dry goods store and grain business from State Street to the Public Landing. The canal and the railroad operated on each side of the building. The 1870s and 1880s were a profitable time on the I&M Canal. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 41° 35.439′ N, 88° 3.476′ W. Marker is in Lockport, Illinois, in Will County. Click for map. Marker is part of the I&M Canal Plaza at the Gaylord Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West 8th Street, Lockport IL 60441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Schuler (a few steps from this marker); "Whittling Their Time Away" (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln

George Gaylord Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
2. George Gaylord Marker
Looking east toward 8th Street. Plaza was under reconstruction.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gaylord Donnelly Canal Trail Mile Marker 29.1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois & Michigan Canal Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockport City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lockport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. I&M Canal Corridor Association. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Gaylord Building, Lockport IL. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Passport to Lockport IL. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
The Gaylord Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
3. The Gaylord Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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