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

Level 3: Charles Reed

 
 
Level 3: Charles Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Level 3: Charles Reed Marker
Inscription.  A pioneer settler in Will County, Charles Reed staked the first claim to canal lands in Joliet in the fall of 1832, building a log cabin and grist mill at the present site of the Joliet Veteran's Memorial located at the southeast corner of Jefferson and Bluff Streets. Charles Reed is considered the founder of the city because he and his family were the first white settlers in Joliet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 31.597′ N, 88° 4.944′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Ottawa Street (U.S. 6) and Van Buren Street. Marker is located on the third floor of an open-air parking garage, where the entrance is at the intersection of Van Buren and Ottawa Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 N Ottawa Street, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Level 1: Louis Joliet (here, next to this marker); Level 2: Jacques Marquette (here, next to this marker); Level 5: Frederich Bartleson
Level 3: Charles Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Level 3: Charles Reed Marker
Marker is mounted next to staircase access in an open-air parking garage.
(a few steps from this marker); Level 4: J.D. Paige (a few steps from this marker); The Marx Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Fehrenbacher Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Rialto Square Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
More about this marker. Marker is one of five that are placed on each floor by the staircase.
 
Parking garage image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
3. Parking garage
Marker is on the third floor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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