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South Water Street

 
 
South Water Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. South Water Street Marker
Inscription.  This was Chicago’s main business street in 1834, connecting the village with Fort Dearborn. Years before this also was the site of a trading post with the Indians.

Erected by
Chicago’s Charter Jubilee
Authenticated by Chicago Historical Society
1937

City of Chicago
Incorporated 4th March
1837

 
Erected 1937 by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 41° 53.223′ N, 87° 37.689′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wacker Drive and North State Steet on West Wacker Drive. Marker is located on the Chicago Riverwalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Viet Nam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Remembers
South Water Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. South Water Street Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Trail Blazer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chicago's First Movable Bridge (about 500 feet away); Harris and Selwyn Theaters (about 700 feet away); The Christmas Tree Ship (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carbide and Carbon Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022