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Catholic Cemetery

Hidden Truths

 

—The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —

 
Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2008
1. Catholic Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Chicago's early Catholic Cemetery ran from North Av. south to Schiller St., and Dearborn St. to the lake, now Astor St. Established in 1845, it existed until the 1871 Chicago Fire charred the grounds. Like the City Cemetery to the north, not all remains were exhumed as had been assumed. Skeletal fragments have been unearthed during construction projects in nearly every decade since the 1890's.

This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the Internet: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu
 
Erected 2008 by Northwestern University CIRA and URGC Research Grants.
 
Location. 41° 54.68′ N, 87° 37.796′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of North Avenue and North Dearborn Street, on the right when traveling west on North Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is just north east of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Couch Tomb (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Couch Tomb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potter's Field
Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2008
2. Catholic Cemetery Marker
On the reverse of each marker is a map of the 1863 City Cemetery layout. The white dots indicate the marker placements. The red dot indicates that marker's placement in the context of the City Cemetery grounds.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Second City (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Town’s Entrepreneur Spirit (#1) (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Town and The Great Fire (#3) (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding Catholic Cemetery. This is one in a series of six markers in Lincoln Park intended for display May-November, 2008.
 
Also see . . .  Hidden Truths: The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now. This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the internet. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters
 
Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2008
3. Catholic Cemetery Marker
Facing northwest with Lincoln Park in background.
Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2008
4. Catholic Cemetery Marker
Facing southwest with North Avenue on left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,827 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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