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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cook County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Cook County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cook County, IL (219) DuPage County, IL (22) Kane County, IL (45) Lake County, IL (61) McHenry County, IL (36) Will County, IL (109) Lake County, IN (11) Porter County, IN (29) Berrien County, MI (71)  CookCounty(219) Cook County (219)  DuPageCounty(22) DuPage County (22)  KaneCounty(45) Kane County (45)  LakeCounty(61) Lake County (61)  McHenryCounty(36) McHenry County (36)  WillCounty(109) Will County (109)  LakeCountyIndiana(11) Lake County (11)  PorterCounty(29) Porter County (29)  BerrienCountyMichigan(71) Berrien County (71)
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    Lake County (61)
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    Porter County, Indiana (29)
    Berrien County, Michigan (71)
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1Illinois (Cook County), Arlington Heights — 116 W. Euclid
On West Euclid Avenue at Dunton on West Euclid Avenue.
Built in 1859 by Elijah Amasa Allen. In 1888 Eugene Berbecker, foster son of E.A. Allen Became Owner. Berbecker Park is named in his honor.Map (db m117510) HM
2Illinois (Cook County), Arlington Heights — 609 N. Dunton
On North Dunton Avenue at Euclid Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Dunton Avenue.
Built in 1865 by James Shirra. This same year he opened a Grist Mill at 102 N. Arlington Heights Road and Wing Street.Map (db m117514) HM
3Illinois (Cook County), Berwyn — A Road Well TraveledThe Ogden Avenue Corridor
On Ogden Avenue at Elmwood Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Ogden Avenue.
This corridor was a gateway into the country’s interior. Several well worn Indian trails were traveled by fur traders and explorers. One trail, the future Ogden Avenue, was improved into a plank toll road creaking beneath the weight of settlers’ . . . Map (db m157105) HM
4Illinois (Cook County), Berwyn — Arthur J. Dunham Centennial Home
On Wisconsin Avenue south of 31st Street, on the left when traveling south.
The Arthur J. Dunham Centennial Home on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1906 in the Prairie School style, owned and lived in by the same family for over 100 years.Map (db m157107) HM
5Illinois (Cook County), Berwyn — Automobile Love AffairA Traveling Showroom
On Ogden Avenue at Clarence Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Ogden Avenue.
Route 66 was a traveling showroom for new cars in the 1950s. Bold design, streamlining, chrome, and flaring fins captured people’s imagination. Ogden Avenue became a hub for automobile businesses in the Chicago area. In its heyday, the strip . . . Map (db m157677) HM
6Illinois (Cook County), Berwyn — Berwyn, IllinoisWelcome to Route 66 Illinois
On Ogden Avenue west of South Lombard Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . Map (db m159132) HM
7Illinois (Cook County), Berwyn — Cruising the StripRoute 66 on Ogden Avenue
On Ogden Avenue at Wenonah Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Ogden Avenue.
Ogden Avenue was designed for automobiles when the car was king of American culture. A wide street lined with drive-through businesses and convenient parking served both travelers and residents. Drive-in restaurants, service stations, and auto . . . Map (db m157675) HM
8Illinois (Cook County), Berwyn — Eating on the RunFast Food on Ogden Avenue
On Ogden Avenue at Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Ogden Avenue.
Looking for a quick bite? After World War I, fast food restaurants sprang up along Route 66, offering cheap and speedy meals for people on the go. Ogden Avenue is still home to many restaurants that were popular during the heyday of the Mother . . . Map (db m157676) HM
9Illinois (Cook County), Berwyn — World War I Memorial
On 34th Street at Ogden Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 34th Street.
In Memory of John Blasyk • S.P. Champion • Charles S. Clark • Joseph C. Crismore • Frederick A. Emms • Louis J. Matysek • Edward E. Meyers • William S. Patterson • Joseph Tomasjer • Charles Vopenka • James H. Walters World . . . Map (db m157108) WM
10Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — “Hubbard’s Folly”
On West Wacker Drive at North LaSalle Street on West Wacker Drive.
On this site about 1834, Gurdon S. Hubbard built Chicago’s first warehouse for storing pork and other pioneer produce. Because of its size and substantial construction early skeptics called the building "Hubbard’s Folly."Map (db m47692) HM
11Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — “Rites of Spring”Milton Horn (1906-1995) — Sculptor —
Near North Cannon Drive 0.5 miles south of West Fullerton Parkway, on the right when traveling south.
This terra-cotta work of art by Milton Horn depicts a ram and an image of Pan, who in Greek mythology was the god of fields, forests, wild animals flock and shepherds. The sculpture is one of two identical pieces created in 1952 for the . . . Map (db m47842) HM
12Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — (Former) Marshfield Trust and Savings BankWilliam Gibbons Uffendell, architect — 1924 —
On North Lincoln Boulevard near North Marshfield Avenue.
This terra-cotta-clad flat-iron building makes the most of its triangular building lot. Like many neighborhood banks from the 1920s, the Marshfield Trust and Savings Bank employed the Classical Revival style of architecture to convey a sense of . . . Map (db m47457) HM
13Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 1877 Keystone from City Hall Building
Near West Lunt Avenue east of North Rockwell Street, on the left when traveling east.
This keystone, taken from the arch of the Washington Street entrance, in the City Hall Building Chicago, which was erected in 1877, replaced by the present building in 1909.Map (db m68563) HM
14Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 333 North Michigan BuildingHolabird & Root, Architect — 1928 —
Near North Michigan Avenue.
This outstanding Art Deco-style skyscraper helps define one of the city's finest urban spaces. Its prominence is further heightened by the jog in Michigan Avenue, where it crosses the Chicago River. The base of the building is sheathed in polished . . . Map (db m99920) HM
15Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 910 South MichiganBuilt 1911 — Architect: Marshall and Fox —
On South Michigan Avenue at East 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Michigan Avenue.
The Karpen Furniture Company commissioned Marshal and Fox to design a 12-story showroom and company office. The building’s simple ornament contrasted with the exuberant facades of Marshall and Fox’s other work, including the Blackstone and Drake . . . Map (db m47884) HM
16Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Aaron Montgomery Ward GardensIn Grant Park — “Forever Open, Clear and Free” —
On South Michigan Avenue at East 11th Street on South Michigan Avenue.
Aaron Montgomery Ward had a vision for Chicago’s lakefront that set him apart from most of his contemporaries. For two decades (1890-1910),he fought tirelessly to preserve Chicago’s lake shore as an open space and assure the city’s “front . . . Map (db m47782) HM
17Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan
Near North Stockton Drive 0.2 miles north of West Lasalle Drive, on the right when traveling north.
This ridge is an ancient beach or sand bar of Lake Michigan whose waters reached this point 8,000 years ago when the lake level was 20 feet higher than now. Clark Street runs north atop this ridge. The park ponds lie between such old beaches, . . . Map (db m47816) HM
18Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Abraham Lincoln MonumentAugustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor; Stanford White, architect — 1887 —
Near West LaSalle Drive 0.1 miles east of North Stockton Drive, on the right when traveling east.
One of the oldest and most important public sculptures in Chicago, this monument to America’s sixteenth president influenced a generation of sculptors due to its innovative combination of a natural-looking Lincoln-–depicted deep in thought as . . . Map (db m47815) HM
19Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alexander Robinson
Near East River Road 0.1 miles north of West Lawerence Avenue.
(Chee Chee Pin Quay) Chief of the Potawatomi, Chippewa, and Ottawa Indians Who died April 22, 1872 Catherine (Chevalier) his wife who died August 7, 1860 and other members of their family are buried on this spot - Part of the . . . Map (db m55451) HM
20Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
Near North Cannon Drive 0.1 miles south of West Fullerton Parkway, on the right when traveling south.
“Water has cut deeply into prairie soil. The clays and gravels of the Middle West are merely a thread on stone floors. In this loam, oak trees grass and corn take root.” Alfred Caldwell, 1943 A peaceful oasis . . . Map (db m47844) HM
21Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily PoolAlfred Caldwell, landscape architect — 1936-38 —
On West Fullerton Parkway at North Cannon Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Fullerton Parkway.
One of the most important historic landscapes in Chicago, this “hidden garden” in Lincoln Park was designed by note landscape architect Alfred Caldwell in the Prairie style. Inspired by his mentor Jens Jensen and the work of architect . . . Map (db m47845) HM
22Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
On West Fullerton Parkway at North Cannon Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Fullerton Parkway.
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site is a premier example of the Prairie style of landscape architecture. Alfred Caldwell, a landscape designer, architect, teacher and poet, . . . Map (db m47846) HM
23Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Allan PinkertonGraceland Cemetery, Chicago IL
On Center Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
In memory of Allan Pinkerton, born in Glascow, Scotland, August 25th 1819. Died in Chicago, Illinois, July 1st 1884. Aged 65 years. A friend to honesty and a foe to crime, devoting himself for a generation to the prevention . . . Map (db m61986) HM
24Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — American Book Company BuildingNelson Max Dunning, architect — 1912 —
On East Cermak Avenue at South Calumet Avenue on East Cermak Avenue.
This handsome building originally served as the Midwest office, warehouse and distribution center of the American Book Company, a nationally-prominent textbook publisher. Typical of industrial architecture of its time, this reinforced-concrete . . . Map (db m69594) HM
25Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Auditorium BuildingAdler and Sullivan, architects — 1889 —
On South Michigan Avenue at East Congress Parkway, on the right when traveling south on South Michigan Avenue.
The extraordinary engineering talent of Dankmar Adler and the architectural genius of Louis Sullivan created this building to reflect the cultural maturity of Chicago. Combining hotel and office space with a splendid theater, the Auditorium was a . . . Map (db m34975) HM
26Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Augustus Garrett
On Washington Street at N. Clark Street, on the left when traveling west on Washington Street.
Early church leader and Chicago Mayor with his wife, Eliza whose gifts established Garrett Theological Seminary.Map (db m117494) HM
27Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge
On North State Street at East Wacker Drive, on the right when traveling north on North State Street.
Dedicated to the memory of those gallant heroes from the Chicago area who were members of the besieged garrison on the Bataan peninsula and at Corregidor, Philippine Islands, in World War II. May the courage and fortitude displayed . . . Map (db m134843) WM
28Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battery A Chicago Light Artillery1861 — 1865 — Rosehill Cemetery —
Near North Ravenswood Avenue at West Rosehill Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Fort Henry • Fort Donelson • Shiloh • Chickasaw Bayou • Arkansas Post • Champion Hills Siege of Vicksburg • Siege of Jackson • Mission Ridge • Resaca • Dallas • Kenesaw Mount. W.H. Wilcox • C.L. Whittier • CED. Woodbury • C.H. Wyckoff • . . . Map (db m81533) WM
29Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battle of Fort DearbornAugust 15, 1812
On Calumet Ave at 18th Street, on the right on Calumet Ave.
From roughly 1620 to 1820, the territory of the Potawatomi extended from what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Detroit, Michigan, and included the Chicago area. In 1803, the United States government built Fort Dearborn at what is today Michigan . . . Map (db m67806) HM
30Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Blackstone HotelMarshall & Fox, architects — 1910 —
On East Balboa Avenue near South Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
An outstanding example of Modern French style of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture. As one of the city's earliest luxury hotels, it became the "Hotel of Presidents," serving as host to a dozen U.S. Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. . . . Map (db m94409) HM
31Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Brooks BuildingChicago Landmark
On U.S. 66 at South Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 66.
Holabird & Roche, architect 1909- 10 An excellent example of the Chicago School, an architectural style of international importance that developed between the 1880s and the early 1900s. This building was commissioned by Boston developers . . . Map (db m134414) HM
32Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Camp Douglas
On South Martin Luther King Drive at East 32nd Street, on the right when traveling south on South Martin Luther King Drive.
Named in honor of the late Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Camp Douglas, established in 1861, was the earliest and largest Union military camp in the Chicago area. The camp stretched from 31st Street to 33rd Place and from Cottage Grove Avenue . . . Map (db m125027) HM
33Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Carbide and Carbon BuildingBurnham Brothers Inc., architect — 1929 —
On East Wacker Place at North Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Wacker Place.
According to popular legend, the architects chose this building’s dark green and gold colors based on a gold-foiled champagne bottle seen at an office holiday party. Whether true of not, the building is one of the most-distinctive features on . . . Map (db m51698) HM
34Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Catherine and Jean-Baptiste Point du SableFur traders and farmers — Chicago Tribute —
On North Michigan Avenue when traveling north.
Considered the founders of Chicago, Catherine (1756 - 1809) and Jean Baptiste (1745 - 1818) Point du Sable established a fur trading post on this site in the 1770s or early 1780s, approximately a half century before Chicago was incorporated. This . . . Map (db m99739) HM
35Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Catholic CemeteryHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —
On North Avenue at North Dearborn Street, on the right when traveling west on North Avenue.
Chicago's early Catholic Cemetery ran from North Av. south to Schiller St., and Dearborn St. to the lake, now Astor St. Established in 1845, it existed until the 1871 Chicago Fire charred the grounds. Like the City Cemetery to the north, not all . . . Map (db m10665) HM
36Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Central Station Fragments
Near South Michigan Ave.
These carved granite fragments are from the Illinois Central Station which stood at the southwest edge of Grant Park for more than 75 years. Bradford Lee Gilbert, a prolific architect of American railroad buildings, designed the massive . . . Map (db m99761) HM
37Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Charles N. Loucks HouseClarence H. Tabor, architect 1889 — Chicago Landmark —
Near Keeler Avenue.
Designed as a "model home," this Queen Anne-style house was built for Irving Park land developer Charles N. Loucks. It is a fine example of "pattern book architecture," building designs sold through the mail--a popular method used to keep pace with . . . Map (db m66329) HM
38Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Charles R. Walgreen Sr.
On Halsted Street 0 miles north of Adams Street, on the right.
Mr. Walgreen purchased his first store in June 1901 on the South Side of Chicago. By the time of his death in 1939, he had built the largest drugstore chain in America—493 stores. Customer service and innovation were key to his success. . . . Map (db m133777) HM
39Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago & North Western Railway PowerhouseFoster & Granger, architects — 1909-1911 —
On North Clinton Street north of West Lake Street, on the left when traveling south.
Chicago Landmark The Powerhouse is the best-surviving building associated with the Chicago and North Western Railway, one of the city’s most prominent historic railroads. While a utilitarian building, this grandly-scaled example of the . . . Map (db m47726) HM
40Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Board of Trade BatteryJuly 1862 — July 1865 — Rosehill Cemetery —
Near North Ravenswood Avenue at West Rosehill Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Stone River, Farmington, Chickamauga, Jonesborough, Atlanta, Selma, Dallas, Lovejoy, Decatur, Elk River, Nashville Ringgold, Kenesaw Mountain, Rome, Flat Rock, Noonday Creek, Big Shanty. Vinings Station, Pulaski, Black Jack Ridge, . . . Map (db m81517) WM
41Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Remembers
Near Chicago Riverwalk.
This memorial is dedicated to all veterans of the armed forces who served in Viet Nam. It replaces the former memorial and reflecting pool located on Wacker Drive that had been dedicated by Mayor Jane M. Byrne on November 11, 1982. The inscribed . . . Map (db m134950) WM
42Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago River
On North Michigan Avenue at East Wacker Drive on North Michigan Avenue.
This river originally flowing eastward from the prairie home lands of the Potawatomi and other Indian tribes into Lake Michigan, linked the waters of the Atlantic, the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes with those of the Illinois, the Mississippi and . . . Map (db m99534) HM
43Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Water Tower1869 – 1969
On North Michigan Avenue near East Chicago Avenue.
In this its centennial year the Chicago Water Tower has been designated the first American Water Landmark “because of its significance in the development of Chicago’s water resources and its symbolic identity with the spirit of . . . Map (db m47575) HM
44Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Churchill Corner
On N. State Parkway at Goethe Street on N. State Parkway.
A crossroads in the development of Oekology (Ecology) at the turn of the century. Named for Dr. Frank Spooner Churchill an early pediatrician, medical inspector of Chicago's Board of Health who pioneered reforms in pure food, water, air and . . . Map (db m47604) HM
45Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — City CemeteryHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —
Near North Stockton Drive, on the right when traveling north. Reported missing.
This was the site of the City Cemetery, Chicago's only public graveyard from 1843-1859. Extending from North Av. to Wisconsin St., there were more than 20,000 burials here. For nearly twenty years beginning in 1866, as the grounds were converted to . . . Map (db m10660) HM
46Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Claude Seymour ReebieOct. 5, 1922 • March 25, 1951 — In Memory Of —
On Lake Avenue at Main Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Lake Avenue.
2nd Lieutenant Air Force U.S.A. HQ. & HQ. SQ. 20th Bomber Command World War II HQ. 437 Troop Carrier Wing Korean War Died Japan March 25, 1951 BSM [Bronze Star Medal]Map (db m94372) WM
47Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Co. B. 1st Reg. Ill. L't Artillery.Rosehill Cemetery
Near North Ravenswood Avenue at West Rosehill Drive, on the right when traveling south.
I die for liberty boys. Go back and man the gun. O.B. Ft Doneldson. T.M. Blaisdell I.Lt. • Jacob Deilman • C.M. Everett I.Ser. • Sam'l Hadlock • O.E. Beckers • A.H. Beidleman • A.J. Pulz • J.P. Chalman • D.K. Newell • S.C.P. Bogue • Fred . . . Map (db m81534) WM
48Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Columbia Yacht ClubFounded 1892
On North Lake Shore Drive.
During the winter of 1891, a group of Chicago sailors gathered at the home of a bridge tender to discuss the formation of a club dedicated to the sport of sailing. Their idea was to create on the lakefront, a facility where men and women could enjoy . . . Map (db m47651) HM
49Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Confederate Mound Monument
Near 67th St. 0.2 miles east of Cottage Grove Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Confederate Dead Erected to the memory of the six thousand southern soldiers here buried, who died in Camp Douglas Prison 1862-5. These men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died.Map (db m63605) WM
50Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Continental and Commercial Bank BuildingD.H. Burnham & Co. ; Graham, Anderson Probst & White, architects — 1914 —
On South LaSalle Street at West Adams Street, on the right when traveling south on South LaSalle Street.
This massive block-long office building was built to house one of Chicago’s leading banks and exemplifies the large commercial buildings that define the distinctive LaSalle Street “canyon.” Architect Daniel Burnham personally . . . Map (db m47757) HM
51Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Couch TombHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —
On West La Salle Street at North Stockton Street, on the right when traveling east on West La Salle Street.
This stone vault is the oldest structure standing within the Chicago Fire zone. It was erected in 1858 for Ira Couch, a wealthy hotelier who died at age 50 while wintering in Cuba. Though some theories exist, there is no official answer as to why . . . Map (db m10664) HM
52Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Couch Tomb
On West LaSalle Drive at North Stockton Drive, on the right when traveling east on West LaSalle Drive.
In 1857, the Couch Brothers, owner’s of Chicago’s Tremont Hotel, built this mausoleum in what was then a public cemetery on the edge of Lake Michigan. Designed by John Van Osdel, Chicago’s first professional architect, the classically-inspired . . . Map (db m47814) HM
53Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Crane Company BuildingBuilt 1913
Near 9th Street at South Michigan Avenue.
This Property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m99757) HM
54Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Dearborn StreetChicago Cultural Walk
On South Dearborn Street north of West Congress Parkway, on the right when traveling north.
[Side A] Dearborn Street showcases some of Chicago’s best architecture, art, and urban design dating from the late 19th century. Great names in architecture include Chicago School architects William LeBaron Jenney, Burnham & Root, and . . . Map (db m47885) HM
55Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — DeWitt Clinton Cregier
On North Michigan Avenue at East Chicago Avenue on North Michigan Avenue.
This tablet is erected in recognition of the outstanding services to the city of Chicago given by DeWitt Clinton Cregier Engineer of Chicago Ave. Pumping Station 1853-1879 City Engineer 1879-1883 Commissioner of Public Works 1882-1886 Mayor of . . . Map (db m47579) HM
56Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Douglas PlazaSite of Civil War Camp Douglas — 1861-65 —
On South Martin Luther King Drive 0.2 miles south of 32nd Street, on the right when traveling south.
Enlistment and training center for U.S. Union Armed Forces. Site of enlistment of Private Charles H. Griffin, January 5, 1864 Co. B, 29th Reg’t U.S. Col’d Infantry USCT. Prisoner of War camp where 6,000 Confederate soldiers of the Civil War died.Map (db m125614) HM WM
57Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Earl Seymour Wharton ReebieDec. 13, 1918 • June 26, 1944 — In Memory Of —
On Lake Avenue at Main Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Lake Avenue.
Staff Sergeant 727 AAF Bomb Sq 15th Air Force U.S.A. Killed by enemy action over YugoslaviaMap (db m94369) WM
58Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 2 — Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2)
On Wells Street.
In the early 1800s and 1900s, Old Town was a thriving community of immigrants, laborers, brewers and civic leaders who contributed to the early success of Chicago. William B. Ogden – resident of Old Town and first mayor of Chicago from . . . Map (db m47607) HM
59Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Edison Park World War I Memorial
Near N Avondale Ave at North Oliphant Avenue.
Erected by the citizens of Edison Park in honor of our boys who served in the Army and Navy of the USA during the World War. Edison Park Honor Roll World War (Names not transcribed)Map (db m115976) WM
60Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Emil Bach HouseFrank Lloyd Wright, Architect — 1915 —
On North Sheridan Road at West Jarvis Avenue, on the right on North Sheridan Road.
One of the last of Wright's small urban houses, the Bach House combines elements of the Prairie Style with a compact plan well suited for an interior lot. The inward orientation of the house ensures the privacy of its residents and reflects Wright's . . . Map (db m59980) HM
61Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Eternal Flame Memorial
On North Dearborn Street north of West Washington Street, on the left when traveling north.
Eternal flame in memory of the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to present. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force Coat Guard, National Guard Reserves and Merchant Marines.Map (db m126812) WM
62Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Eugene Williams MemorialDedicated to All the Victims of the Race Riot That Began Near This Place
On Fort Dearborn Drive just north of East 31st Street, on the right when traveling north.
“A riot is the language of the unheard.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Sunday, July 27, 1919, a group of boys rafting on Lake Michigan drifted over an invisible racial barrier. Rocks were thrown from the breakwater and Eugene . . . Map (db m166545) HM
63Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Fairbanks Morse & Company Building
Near South Wabash Avenue at 9th Street.
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior Built 1906Map (db m99883) HM
64Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Firefighters Memorial
In Memory of Members of the Volunteer Fire Department —————————— Firemens Benevolent Association Organized 1847 Chartered 1852 . . . Map (db m94343) HM
65Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — First Jewish House of Worship
On South Clark Street at West Jackson Blvd (U.S. 66), on the right when traveling north on South Clark Street.
On this site stood, in 1851, the first Jewish house of worship in the State of Illinois and the middle Northwest. Kehlath Anshe Mayriv Congregation Men of the West Now known as K.A.M. Temple Established 1847 Dedicated by the Jewish . . . Map (db m134416) HM
66Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — First Post Office
Near West Wacker Drive at West Lake Street.
Near this site in 1833, the log store of John S.C. Hogan, was this section’s only post office, serving settler from miles around. Eastern mail was delivered once a week from Niles, Michigan. Erected by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee Authenticated . . . Map (db m47724) HM
67Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Florsheim Shoe Company BuildingAlfred S. Alschuler, architect • 1924-26 — Chicago Landmark —
On Belmont Avenue at Pulaski Road, on the left when traveling west on Belmont Avenue.
This building is a significant early 20th-century industrial building built for one of Chicago's best-known manufacturers. Founded and headquartered in the city for many years, the Florsheim Shoe Company was one of the nation's leading shoe . . . Map (db m94316) HM
68Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Former Site of the “Zum Deutschen Eck” Restaurant
On North Southport Avenue at West Oakdale Avenue on North Southport Avenue.
”A true Bavarian Chalet in Chicago,” owned and operated by the Albert Wirth family and recognized as an outstanding dining and banquet facility, Zum Deutschen Eck was founded on June 16, 1956. On January 9, 2000 ZDE retired after 44 . . . Map (db m82400) HM
69Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Fort Dearborn
On East Wacker Drive at North Michigan Avenue on East Wacker Drive.
Defense Fort Dearborn stood almost on this spot. After an heroic defense in eighteen hundred and twelve, the garrison together with women and children was forced to evacuate the fort. Led by Captain Wells, they were brutally massacred by the . . . Map (db m47670) HM
70Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Frances E. WillardSept. 28 1839 • Feb. 17 1898
Founder of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance UnionMap (db m94342) HM
71Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Gauler Twin HousesWalter Burley Griffin, Architect — 1906 —
On North Magnolia Avenue north of West Rosedale Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Built as speculative housing by John Gauler, this pair of wood-and-stucco residences is a rare example of a "twin" Prairie School design. Their architect is internationally recognized for his distinctive designs and for his early contributions to . . . Map (db m68556) HM
72Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — George B. ArmstrongRosehill Cemetery
On North Ravenswood Avenue near West Rosehill Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Founder of the United States Railway Mail Service. Put his first railway postal car in use on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway between Chicago, Ill and Clinton, Iowa, August 28th, 1864, under authority from Postmaster Gen. Montgomery Blair. . . . Map (db m81514) HM
73Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — George PullmanIndustrialist 1831-1897 — Chicago Tribute —
Near South Prairie Avenue at East 18th Street.
George Pullman established his reputation in Chicago in 1859 by inventing a way to raise buildings to the new street level required for installation of a sewer system. In 1863, he began converting railroad passenger cars into luxury sleeping . . . Map (db m99944) HM
74Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — George S. BangsDied November 17, 1877
His crowning effort The Fast Mail United States Railway Post OfficeMap (db m94347) HM
75Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Getty TombAdler and Sullivan, architects • 1890 — Chicago Landmark —
On Lake Avenue at Evergreen Avenue, in the median on Lake Avenue.
The Getty Tomb marks the maturity of [Louis] Sullivan's architectural style and the beginning of modern architecture in America. Here the architect departed from historic precedent to create a building of strong geometric massing, detailed with . . . Map (db m94392) HM
76Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Grant ParkBuckingham Fountain — Architect: Bennett, Parsons and Frost • Engineer: Jacques Lambert • Sculptor: Marcel François Layau —
On South Columbia Drive at East Congress Parkway on South Columbia Drive.
[Decorative features listed left to right; click on marker to enlarge] Console Size: 7’-0” high 3’-6” wide 6’-0” deep Material Pink Marble The console is a decorative bracket carved as a vertical scroll and projecting from . . . Map (db m47659) HM
77Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Graves Family Monument
On Evergreen Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Erected by Henry Graves, son of Dexter Graves, one of the pioneers of Chicago. Dexter Graves brought the first colony to Chicago, consisting of thirteen families arriving here July 15th, 1831 from Ashtabula, Ohio, on the schooner Telegraph and . . . Map (db m94353) HM
78Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Great World War1917 – 1918
On North Michigan Avenue at East Chicago Avenue on North Michigan Avenue.
In Memoriam Erected by the Harold A. Taylor Post No. 47 American Legion In honor and grateful recognition of the gallant and meritorious services of the soldiers, sailors, and marines of the North Central District who sacrificed their lives in . . . Map (db m47581) HM
79Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Green Bay Road
On North Michigan Avenue.
From this point, the Green Bay Road ran northwesterly to Clark Street and North Avenue, and followed Clark Street’s present route to the vicinity of Peterson Avenue. This road connected Fort Dearborn with Fort Howard, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Erected . . . Map (db m66624) HM
80Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Harold Washington1924-1987 — Mayor Of The C1ty Of Chicago —
Near State Street.
Harold Washington was elected Chicago's first African American Mayor on April 21 1983. He brought together a coalition of Chicagoans that spanned economic, social and racial lines. Of his legacy, he said: I hope someday to be remembered by . . . Map (db m99684) HM
81Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Henry B. Clarke House1836
Known as the widow Clarke's house, this is Chicago's oldest building and its only surviving example of the Greek Revival style fashionable in the early 1800s.Map (db m69587) HM
82Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Henry Gerber House1885 — Chicago Landmark —
On North Crilly Court south of West Saint Paul Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
This house is nationally significant as the earliest known site associated with the gay and lesbian civil rights movement in the United States. It was the home of pioneering activist Henry Gerber from 1924 to 1925, during which time he organized the . . . Map (db m47813) HM
83Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Hidden TruthsThe Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
On North Clark Street at West Wisconsin Street, on the right when traveling north on North Clark Street.
The 1852 funeral for David Kennison was the most elaborate Chicago had ever seen. The City paid all expenses, and donated 2 cemetery lots, intending to erect a monument on his grave. That never happened. The legend of his exploits grew to unfeasible . . . Map (db m10657) HM
84Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Hotel Somerset
Near South Wabash Avenue at Roosevelt Road.
Hotel Somerset Built 1889 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m99908) HM
85Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Hotel St. Benedict FlatsJames J. Egan, architect — 1882-83 —
On East Chicago Avenue at North Wabash Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Chicago Avenue.
This rare surviving example of Victorian Gothic design is also one of the city's best late-19th century apartment buildings. Because early luxury apartments were viewed with skepticism, this building was designed to look like a series of four . . . Map (db m66612) HM
86Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Illinois & Michigan CanalNational Heritage Corridor
On North Streeter Drive at East Illinois Street, on the left when traveling south on North Streeter Drive.
Water Marks mosaic sculptures celebrate something few people know. Chicago owes its greatness to a canal built over 150 years ago. Generations of French fur traders and American travelers―nation builders―dreamed of . . . Map (db m81423) HM
87Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Indian Boundary Park1916
Near West Lunt Avenue west of North Western Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
This 13.06 acre park commemorates the treaty of 1816 which established the land boundaries of the Pottawatomie Indians.Map (db m68559) HM
88Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Indian Boundary Village
Near West Lunt Avenue east of North Rockwell Street, on the left when traveling east.
Long ago, Native American Indians lived on this land. Before recorded history, the Mound Builders traveled the area, perhaps along the nearby Ridge. Later the Illinois Tribe hunted game and planted maize. Last it was the Ottawa, the Chippewa, and . . . Map (db m68560) HM
89Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jack BrickhouseHall of Fame Broadcaster — 1917-1998 —
On North Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
[Front:] [Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.] 'Hey Hey' [Left Side:] Inducted into Media Wing of Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, in 1983, and 13 other Halls of Fame . . . Map (db m47668) HM
90Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jane Addams' Hull House
On South Halsted Street, on the right when traveling south.
Jane Addams' Hull House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history . . . Map (db m99710) HM
91Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jane Addams' Hull-House and Dining HallSettlement active from 1889 to 1963
On South Halsted Street at West Polk Street, on the right when traveling south on South Halsted Street.
Here, in 1899, Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr started what became the most influential social settlement in America. It eventually consisted of several buildings around this house which had been built in 1856 by Charles Hull. The Dining Hall and . . . Map (db m61819) HM
92Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jean Baptiste Beaubien
On North Michigan Avenue at East Randolph Street, on the right when traveling south on North Michigan Avenue.
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.Map (db m72205) HM
93Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable1745-1818 — Founder of Chicago —
African-Caribbean, born in St.Marc, Haiti In the 1770's he opened the first trading post, beside the Chicago River, establishing the settlement that became Chicago. The DuSable homestead was located near this site. This monument was . . . Map (db m79428) HM
94Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John A. "Jack" Johnson1878 - 1946
Near Main Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
First Black Heavyweight Champion of the WorldMap (db m94368) HM
95Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John A. Logan
Near South Michigan Avenue.
. . . Map (db m100606) WM
96Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John J. Glessner HouseHenry Hobson Richardson, Architect — 1887 —
On South Prairie Avenue at East 18th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Prairie Avenue.
A mature Richardsonian design, Glessner House is famous for its site development, innovative floor plan and rugged Romanesque facade. Glessner House, a reminder of the fabulous Prairie Avenue era, is the only remaining Chicago building by this . . . Map (db m69586) HM
97Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John Peter AltgeldCitizen, Volunteer Soldier, Lawyer, Judge, Orator — Governor of Illinois —
On Woodlawn Avenue south of Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Born December 30, 1847 Died March 12, 1902 These Tablets Containing Selections from his Public Utterances are dedicated by The John P. Altgeld Memorial Association . . . Map (db m94388) HM
98Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Joseph R. ScottCol. 19th Regt. Ill. Volunteer Infantry — February 2 1838 - July 8 1863 —
On Main Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
From wounds received at Battle of Stone[s] River "Who will save the Left" "The Nineteenth Illinois"Map (db m94366) WM
99Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Juvenile Court of Cook County BuildingHuehl + Schmid, Architects
Near South Halsted Street south of West Polk Street, on the right when traveling south.
The first Juvenile Court in the world was established in Chicago in 1899. From 1907 to 1921 it was housed in this building located across the street from Hull-House. The structure was the first to combine a juvenile court woth a detention home for . . . Map (db m136209) HM
100Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Kennison Boulder Monument
Near North Clark Street at West Wisconsin Street, on the right when traveling north.
In Memory of David Kennison The Last Survivor of the "Boston Tea Party" who died in Chicago, February 24, 1852, aged 115 yrs, 3 mos, 17 da, and is buried near this spot. This stone is erected by the Sons of the Revolution, the Sons of the . . . Map (db m10656) HM

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