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Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Stephen A. Douglas Memorial

Leonard W. Volk, designer and sculptor 1881


— Chicago Landmark —

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1. Stephen A. Douglas Memorial Marker
Inscription.  United States Senator Stephen Douglas, who died in 1861 at the age of forty-eight, was a firm believer in the future of Chicago. He held states offices and became nationally known for his debating skill in the Senate and in his campaign against Abraham Lincoln in 1858. This tomb is located on land once part of the Douglas estate, Oakenwald.

Designated a Chicago Landmark on September 28, 1977 by the City Council of Chicago. Michael A. Bilandic, Mayor

Erected by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
Location. 41° 49.902′ N, 87° 36.493′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East 35th Street and South Lake Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Douglas Tomb State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 636 E 35th St, Chicago IL 60616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen A. Douglas (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Arnold Douglas (within shouting distance
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2. Stephen A. Douglas Tomb
of this marker); Victory, World War I Black Soldiers’ Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Camp Douglas (approx. half a mile away); Douglas Plaza (approx. half a mile away); The Platt Luggage Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); American Book Company Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wheeler–Kohn House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . .  Douglas Tomb. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division (Submitted on July 24, 2018.) 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil
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3. Stephen A. Douglas Tomb
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Library of Congress
4. Stephen A. Douglas
Mathew Brady photograph of Stephen A. Douglas taken between 1844 and 1860. Douglas was an Illinois Congressman from 1843 to 1847 and an Illinois Senator from 1847 to 1861.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2018. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2018.   4. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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