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Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Post Office

 
 
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. First Post Office Marker
Inscription. Near this site in 1833, the log store of John S.C. Hogan, was this sectionís only post office, serving settler from miles around. Eastern mail was delivered once a week from Niles, Michigan.
Erected by
Chicagoís Charter Jubilee
Authenticated by Chicago Historical Society
1937

City of Chicago
Incorporated 4th March 1837

 
Erected 1937 by Chicagoís Charter Jubilee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 41° 53.149′ N, 87° 38.223′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Wacker Drive and West Lake Street. Touch for map. The marker is located behind the retaining wall to the left of the Wacker Drive monument. 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. Wacker Drive (here, next to this marker); Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago & North Western Railway Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away);
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. First Post Office Marker
The Eastland Disaster (approx. ľ mile away); “Hubbardís Folly” (approx. ľ 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.
 
Additional keywords. post office
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Wacker Drive Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
3. The Wacker Drive Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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