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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chicago
Chicago, Illinois and Vicinity
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
(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|
|“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|
|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|
|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|
In memory of
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|
|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|
|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|
|Early church leader and Chicago Mayor with his wife, Eliza whose gifts established Garrett Theological Seminary. — — Map (db m117494) HM|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|Holabird & Roche, architect
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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|Charles R. Walgreen Sr.
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 . . . — — Map (db m133777) HM|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
2nd Lieutenant Air Force U.S.A.
HQ. & HQ. SQ. 20th Bomber Command
World War II
HQ. 437 Troop Carrier Wing
Died Japan March 25, 1951
BSM [Bronze Star Medal] — — Map (db m94372) WM|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|This Property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places. — — Map (db m99757) HM|
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|
|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|
|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|
727 AAF Bomb Sq
15th Air Force U.S.A.
Killed by enemy action
over Yugoslavia — — Map (db m94369) WM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
| Fairbanks Morse & Company
Has been placed on the
of Historic Places
By the United States
Department of Interior
Built 1906 — — Map (db m99883) HM|
In Memory of
Members of the
Volunteer Fire Department
Firemens Benevolent Association
Chartered 1852 . . . — — Map (db m94343) HM|
|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
Dedicated by the
Jewish . . . — — Map (db m134416) HM|
|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.
Chicago’s Charter Jubilee
Authenticated . . . — — Map (db m47724) HM|
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|
|”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|
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|
Founder of the World's
Woman's Christian Temperance Union — — Map (db m94342) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
His crowning effort
The Fast Mail
United States Railway
Post Office — — Map (db m94347) HM|
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|
| [Decorative features listed left to right; click on marker to enlarge]
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|
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|
Erected by the Harold A. Taylor Post
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| Hotel Somerset
This property has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places — — Map (db m99908) HM|
|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|
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|
|This 13.06 acre park commemorates the treaty of 1816 which established the land boundaries of the Pottawatomie Indians. — — Map (db m68559) HM|
|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|
[Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.]
Inducted into Media Wing of Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, in 1983, and 13 other Halls of Fame . . . — — Map (db m47668) HM|
| Jane Addams' Hull House
has been designated a
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|
|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|
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|
|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|
First Black Heavyweight
Champion of the World — — Map (db m94368) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m100606) WM|
|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|
Born December 30, 1847
Died March 12, 1902
These Tablets Containing
Selections from his
are dedicated by
The John P. Altgeld
Memorial Association . . . — — Map (db m94388) HM|
From wounds received at
Battle of Stone[s] River
"Who will save the Left"
"The Nineteenth Illinois" — — Map (db m94366) WM|
|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|
|In Memory of
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|
Kwanusila, the Thunderbird, is an authentic Kwagulth Indian totem pole, carved in red cedar by Tony Hunt of Port Rupert, British Columbia.
The crests carved upon the totem pole represent Kwanusila, the Thunderbird, a whale with a man on its . . . — — Map (db m94404) HM|
|Here in 1874, was built Lake View High School, one of the first township schools in Illinois. Erected in accordance with legislation enacted by General Assembly of 1872
Erected by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee
Authenticated by Chicago Historical . . . — — Map (db m47456) HM|
Along with the South Pond and Lincoln Park Zoo, the landmark buildings of Café Brauer and Carlson Cottage have served Chicago for more than 100 years. Their history parallels the growth of the pond—and the city around it.
Timeless . . . — — Map (db m47818) HM|
|Lincoln Park, named in 1865 for the assassinated President, gradually replaced the 22 year old City Cemetery. This urban cemetery land, already desired for park grounds, was first deemed a health hazard in 1859. That same year officials began . . . — — Map (db m10659) HM|
|Located in one of the country's oldest municipal zoological parks, the Lion House blends both the grandly-scaled public architecture of the Classical style with the innovative Prarie style developed by Chicago architects in the early 20th century. . . . — — Map (db m10653) HM|
The section of the boulevard system north of Humboldt Park dates to the late 1870s, when the park first opened. As a result, this entire portion—present-day Kedzie and Logan boulevards and Logan and Palmer squares—originally was . . . — — Map (db m110681) HM|
By his buildings great in influence and power; his drawings unsurpassed in originality and beauty; his writings rich in poetry and prophesy; his teachings persuasive and eloquent; his philosophy where, in "form follows function," he summed up all . . . — — Map (db m94373) HM|
|In Honor of Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette
The First White Men to Pass Through the Chicago River
This Tablet is placed by the Illinois Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Under the auspices of the Chicago . . . — — Map (db m99733) HM|
The city’s earliest surviving steal-frame building, a type of construction that changed commercial architecture. As one of the first structures clad in terra cotta, it marked an important step in the development of the architectural terra cotta . . . — — Map (db m47781) HM|
|Daniel H. Burnham and Charles Atwood, 1892;
D.H.Burnham and Co., 1902, 1906, 1907;
Graham, Burnham & Co., 1914 architects
The Marshall Field and Company Building is the “grande dame” of
Chicago department store . . . — — Map (db m134434) HM|
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