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Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2)

 
 
Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
1. Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) Marker
Inscription. In the early 1800s and 1900s, Old Town was a thriving community of immigrants, laborers, brewers and civic leaders who contributed to the early success of Chicago.
William B. Ogden – resident of Old Town and first mayor of Chicago from 1837-38.
Stephen F. Gale – resident of Old Town and first fire chief of Chicago – 1845.
Michael Diversey – prosperous German brewer and landowner – 1810-1869.
Charles H. Wacker – successful 1900s brewer and civic leader. Boyhood home at 1838 North Lincoln Park West.
Oscar Mayer – operated a butcher shop in Old Town on Sedgwick Street in the early 1900s.
Andrew McNally – famed map publisher of Rand McNally partnership lived at 2104 North Park in early 1900s. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 41° 54.56′ N, 87° 38.079′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Wells Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1504 Wells Street, Chicago IL 60610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town and The Great Fire (#3) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Town’s Entrepreneur Spirit (#1) (about 500 feet away); Second City
Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
2. Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2) Marker
(about 800 feet away); Henry Gerber House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Couch Tomb (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Couch Tomb (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
A Clock in Old Town image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
3. A Clock in Old Town
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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