Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Jean Baptiste Beaubien
On this site, then the lake shore, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, Chicago's second civilian, in 1817, built a “mansion” to which he brought his bride, Josette LaFramboise. It remained their home until 1845.
Erected 1937 by Chicago's Charter Jubilee.
Location. 41° 53.051′ N, 87° 37.481′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of North Michigan Avenue and East Randolph Street, on the right when traveling south on North Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sisters of Mercy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carbide and Carbon Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 333 North Michigan Building (approx. ¼ mile away); South Water Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Fort Dearborn (approx. ¼ mile away); Palmer House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.