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Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam

Chicago Landmark

 
 
Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood the Sauganash Hotel, built in 1831 by pioneer Mark Beaubien, which was location of the frontier town’s first village board election in 1833. The Wigwam, an assembly hall built in 1860 (destroyed c. 1867) on the site of the hotel, was home to the 1860 Republican Convention which nominated Abraham Lincoln as a candidate for president. Lincoln’s nomination and subsequent election set in motion a series of events that ultimately lead the United States into Civil War and brought about the abolition of slavery.

Dedicated on Nov. 6, 2002
Richard M Daley, Mayor
 
Erected 2002 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1837.
 
Location. 41° 53.127′ N, 87° 38.22′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on North Wacker Drive south of West Lake Street. Touch for map.
Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 North 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. Lincoln's Nomination Site (a few steps from this marker); Sauganash Hotel - Chicago - 1831 (a few steps from this marker); First Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Wacker Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake-Franklin Group (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trustees System Service Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chicago & North Western Railway Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Block (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Additional keywords. political conventions
 
The Repulican Wigwam at Chicago<br>In which Lincoln was Nominated image. Click for full size.
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3. The Repulican Wigwam at Chicago
In which Lincoln was Nominated
Image by E.J.M. in The Century Magazine, Vol. XXXIV, No. 5, September 1887.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on October 20, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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