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Augustus Garrett

 
 
Augustus Garrett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, May 10, 2018
1. Augustus Garrett Marker
Inscription. Early church leader and Chicago Mayor with his wife, Eliza whose gifts established Garrett Theological Seminary.
 
Location. 41° 52.981′ N, 87° 37.844′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and N. Clark Street, on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Markers are outdoors behind the Miro sculpture leading to the UMC entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 West Washington Street, Chicago IL 60602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Church Building (here, next to this marker); Washington Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palmer House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Rookery Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Continental and Commercial Bank Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Hubbard’s Folly” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Eastland Disaster (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Third Church Building
 
Also see . . .
1. Photo of Augustus Garrett. From the Chicago Public Library (Submitted on May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

2. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. (Submitted on May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
3. Augustus Garrett - Chicago Public Library. (Submitted on May 22, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Augustus Garrett
Garrett and his wife had no children; they left their estate to found Garrett Biblical Institute. The institute merged with Chicago Training School and Evangelical Theological Seminary to form Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, the graduate school of theology at Northwestern University.
Died November 30, 1848 in Chicago.
    — Submitted May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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