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

First Post Office

 
 
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. First Post Office Marker
Inscription.  Near this site in 1833, the log store of John S.C. Hogan, was this section’s only post office, serving settler from miles around. Eastern mail was delivered once a week from Niles, Michigan.
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 and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 41° 53.149′ N, 87° 38.223′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Wacker Drive and West Lake Street. The marker is located behind the retaining wall to the left of the Wacker Drive monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 West Wacker Drive, 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. Wacker Drive (here, next to this marker); Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. First Post Office Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago & North Western Railway Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Block (approx. ¼ mile away); The Eastland Disaster (approx. ¼ mile away); “Hubbard’s Folly” (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Haymarket Tragedy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augustus Garrett (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Additional keywords. post office
 
The Wacker Drive Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
3. The Wacker Drive Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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