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Lake-Franklin Group

Chicago Landmark

 
 
Lake-Franklin Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2021
1. Lake-Franklin Group Marker
Inscription.  
Lake-Franklin Group
Burling & Adler, George Edbrooke, architects
1872 - 1875

This rare grouping of post-Fire buildings is the best reminder of the wholesale district, an area integral to the city's former role as the world's largest market for grain, lumber, livestock, and provisions. The buildings exhibit such features of early-Victorian architecture as cast-iron columns, arched openings, and incised stonework. Early occupants included a leather dealer, sandstone company, steam heating company, corner saloon, and manufacturers of mittens, hats, and iron and woodworking machinery.

Designated on February 26, 1997
Richard M. Daley, Mayor

 
Erected by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 53.135′ N, 87° 38.118′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois
Lake-Franklin Group Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2021
2. Lake-Franklin Group Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here on the corner of the building.
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, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of North Franklin Street and West Lake Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Franklin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sauganash Hotel - Chicago - 1831 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Nomination Site (about 400 feet away); Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam (about 500 feet away); Trustees System Service Building (about 500 feet away); First Post Office (about 500 feet away); Wacker Drive (about 500 feet away); The Eastland Disaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Hubbard’s Folly” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Lake-Franklin Group (City of Chicago). The Landmark Commission's page for the Lake-Franklin buildings. (Submitted on September 7, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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