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South Water Street

 
 
South Water Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. South Water Street Marker
Inscription. This was Chicago’s main business street in 1834, connecting the village with Fort Dearborn. Years before this also was the site of a trading post with the Indians.

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.
 
Location. 41° 53.223′ N, 87° 37.689′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wacker Drive and North State Steet on West Wacker Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Chicago Riverwalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carbide and Carbon Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.2 miles away); 333 North Michigan Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chicago River (approx. 0.2
South Water Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. South Water Street Marker
miles away); Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Hubbard’s Folly” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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