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Augustus Garrett

 
 
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By Steve Masler, May 10, 2018
1. Augustus Garrett Marker
Inscription.  Early church leader and Chicago Mayor with his wife, Eliza whose gifts established Garrett Theological Seminary.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 41° 52.981′ N, 87° 37.844′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and N. Clark Street, on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Markers are outdoors behind the Miro sculpture leading to the UMC entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 West Washington Street, Chicago IL 60602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Church Building (here, next to this marker); Eternal Flame Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marshall Field and Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris and Selwyn Theaters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trustees System Service Building (approx.
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¼ mile away); Palmer House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Rookery Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Third Church Building
 
Also see . . .
1. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Our History. Seminary homepage (Submitted on May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

2. Mayor Augustus Garrett. Chicago Public Library biography (Submitted on May 22, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Augustus Garrett
Garrett and his wife had no children; they left their estate to found Garrett Biblical Institute. The institute merged with Chicago Training School and Evangelical Theological Seminary to form Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, the graduate school of theology at Northwestern University.
Died November 30, 1848 in Chicago.
    — Submitted May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.   2. submitted on January 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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