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Wacker Drive

 
 
Wacker Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. Wacker Drive Marker
Inscription.
South Water Street 183[?]
South Water Street 1924

Wacker Drive
Begun 1924 Completed 1926

Built by the
City of Chicago
Wm. E. Dever
Mayor
Francis X. Busch
Corporation Counsel
Board of Local Improvement
John J. Sloan
President
Frank X. Rydzewski, V. Pres. • Edw. J. Denemark • Edward J. Glackin, Sec’y • T. Arthur Evans, Chief Engineer • Mitchell C. Robin • Wm. G. Legner • C.D. Hill, Engr. • Arthur Engh, Ass’t Chief Engineer
Chicago Plan Commission
Charles H. Wacker
Chairman
Edward H. Bennett, Consultant • Hugh E. Young, Engineer
Mid-Continent Construction Co. • Great Lakes Dredge & Lock Co. • Underground Construction Co. • U.S.A. Company • M. E. White Co.
 
Location. 41° 53.15′ N, 87° 38.223′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wacker Drive and West Lake Street on West Wacker Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 West Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Post Office (here, next to this marker); Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam
Detail from the Wacker Drive Motiff image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. Detail from the Wacker Drive Motiff
South Water Street 183[?]
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago & North Western Railway Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eastland Disaster (approx. ¼ mile away); “Hubbard’s Folly” (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Haymarket Tragedy (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Water Street (approx. half a mile away); Continental and Commercial Bank Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Detail from the Wacker Drive Motiff image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
3. Detail from the Wacker Drive Motiff
South Water Street 1924
Wacker Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
4. Wacker Drive Marker
Wacker Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
5. Wacker Drive Marker
 
 
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 584 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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