Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues
Symbolizing Agriculture and Industry
Forest Preserve District official uncovered the twelve-foot, five and one-half ton granite statues at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve near Downers Grove, Illinois in 1978. The forest preserve was the former estate of Arthur Cutten, a prominent Chicago Board of Trade speculator of the early 1900’s. How the statues made the journey from LaSalle Street to the Cutten estate is a mystery.
Now a part of the LaSalle Street Plaza, the exchange’s symbolic statues serve as daily reminders of the vitality and creativity that fuel growth of the city of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Trade.
Rededicated June 9, 2005 by the Chicago Board of Trade
Erected 2005 by Chicago Board of Trade.
Location. 41° 52.676′ N, 87° 37.911′ Touch for map. Located in LaSalle Street Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago IL 60604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Standard Time System in the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); Rookery Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Continental and Commercial Bank Building (about 500 feet away); Dearborn Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harold Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); The Morton Building / Hotel Blake (approx. ¼ mile away); Palmer House Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce •
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