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“Hubbard’s Folly”

 
 
“Hubbard’s Folly” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. “Hubbard’s Folly” Marker
Inscription.  On this site about 1834, Gurdon S. Hubbard built Chicago’s first warehouse for storing pork and other pioneer produce. Because of its size and substantial construction early skeptics called the building "Hubbard’s Folly."
 
Erected 1937 by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 53.222′ N, 87° 37.936′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wacker Drive and North LaSalle Street on West Wacker Drive. Marker is located on the Chicago Riverwalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 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. The Eastland Disaster (here, next to this marker); South Water Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trail Blazer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Viet Nam Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away);
“Hubbard’s Folly” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. “Hubbard’s Folly” Marker
First Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Wacker Drive (approx. ¼ mile away); Chicago Remembers (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 50 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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