“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chicago, Illinois

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1Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — "Babe" Didrikson ZahariasThe Legacy Walk
"Babe" Didrikson Zaharias Bisexual U.S. Gold Medal Winning Olympic Athlete (1911 - 1956) Babe Didrikson’s contributions to women’s competitive athletics were unprecedented. She held national, Olympic and World records in track and . . . Map (db m184993) HM
2Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — "Barmaids Ordinance"
During the 1960's Chicago's 'Barmaids Ordinance' prohibited women, unrelated to the owner, from tending bar in Chicago. In 1970, the owners of this establishment hired airline Stewardesses to tend bar in defiance of City Ordinance. . . . Map (db m180591) HM
3Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — "Original Professors’ Row"
Built in 1903, this city block of semi-attached row houses from 5200 to 5244 South Greenwood Avenue is considered the original professors’ row of the University of Chicago. Samuel Gross, developer, and Joseph Brompton, architectMap (db m187528) HM
4Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — (Former) Cosmopolitan State BankChicago Landmark
(Former) Cosmopolitan State Bank Schmidt, Garden & Martin, architects 1920 This Georgian Revival-style bank combines simplified classical details with finely-crafted brick masonry and carved limestone. The bank served the large . . . Map (db m180903) HM
5Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — (Former) Marshfield Trust and Savings BankWilliam Gibbons Uffendell, architect — 1924 —
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 m208809) HM
6Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — “Hubbard’s Folly”
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
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7Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — “Rites of Spring”Milton Horn (1906-1995) — Sculptor —
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
8Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 1877 Keystone from City Hall Building
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
9Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 227 East Walton Place Apartment BuildingChicago Landmark
227 East Walton Place Apartment Building Harry Weese, architect 1956 This post-World War II building exemplifies progressive architectural ideals as practiced by one of Chicago's most eclectic and innovative architects of the late 20th . . . Map (db m180744) HM
10Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 333 North Michigan BuildingHolabird & Root, Architect — 1928 —
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
11Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 910 South MichiganBuilt 1911 — Architect: Marshall and Fox —
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
12Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Aaron Montgomery Ward GardensIn Grant Park — “Forever Open, Clear and Free” —
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
13Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan
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
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14Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Abraham Lincoln MonumentAugustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor; Stanford White, architect — 1887 —
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
15Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alan Mathison TuringThe Legacy Walk
Alan Mathison Turning Gay British Mathemetcian and Computer Scientist (1912 - 1954) During the Second World War, Alan Turing worked at Britain's code-breaking center where he was responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. Using . . . Map (db m185941) HM
16Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alexander Robinson
(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
17Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
“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
18Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily PoolAlfred Caldwell, landscape architect — 1936-38 —
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
19Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
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
20Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Allan PinkertonGraceland Cemetery, Chicago IL
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
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21Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Allerton HotelChicago Landmark
Allerton Hotel Murgatroyd & Ogden, architects 1922-24 A rare example of Northern Italian Renaissance Revival architecture applied to a high-rise structure and the city's first building to use a pronounced setback and towers, as . . . Map (db m180890) HM
22Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alvin AileyThe Legacy Walk
Alvin Ailey (Modern Dance Pioneer) (1931 - 1989) Born in poverty in rural Texas, where racial segregation was still in full force, Alvin Ailey grew into a gifted choreographer who drew inspiration from African American culture and . . . Map (db m182292) HM
23Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — American Book Company BuildingNelson Max Dunning, architect — 1912 —
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
24Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — American Veterans for Equal Rights Military Memorial
Starting with the birth of this nation, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have served honorably and admirably in America's armed forces. In memory of their selfless service and sacrifice, this monument was set and dedicated by the . . . Map (db m180532) WM
25Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Auditorium BuildingAdler and Sullivan, architects — 1889 —
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 — Audre LordeThe Legacy Walk
Audre Lorde Lesbian U.S. Poet and Activist (1934 - 1992) "It is not our differences that divide us. it is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." - Audre Lorde Audre Lorde was a black . . . Map (db m181011) HM
27Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Augustus Garrett
Early church leader and Chicago Mayor with his wife, Eliza whose gifts established Garrett Theological Seminary.Map (db m117494) HM
28Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Barbara JordanThe Legacy Walk
Barbara Jordan (Lesbian U.S. Congresswoman) (1936 - 1996) Barbara Jordan grew up in the historically black Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas. She attended segregated public schools, and an all-black college, where she graduated magna cum . . . Map (db m183309) HM
29Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge
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
30Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battery A Chicago Light Artillery1861 — 1865 — Rosehill Cemetery —
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
31Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battle of Fort DearbornAugust 15, 1812
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
32Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Bayard RustinThe Legacy Walk
Bayard Rustin (Gay U.S. Civil Rights Activist) (1912 - 1987) On the forefront of A. Philip Randolph’s efforts to end segregation in the Armed Forces, Bayard Rustin was instrumental in obtaining President Harry S. Truman’s July 1948 . . . Map (db m180921) HM
33Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Benny Goodman — Chicago Tribute —
Benny Goodman 1909–1986 Musician Benny Goodman, premier jazz clarinetist, band leader and composer, enjoyed a career that spanned seven decades. The Goodman family settled at 1125 South Francisco Avenue when Benny was eight. . . . Map (db m187766) HM
34Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Bertha Honore Palmer and Potter Palmer
The 1870 marriage of Bertha Honore and Potter Palmer united two of the wealthiest and most influential families of 19th century Chicago. Both were strong-willed individualists who used their economic power and social positions to carry out their . . . Map (db m188620) HM
35Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Bessie ColemanChicago Tribute
Bessie Coleman Aviatrix 1892-1926 During the mid-1910s, Bessie Coleman moved from Texas to Chicago, first working as a manicurist at the White Sox Barber Shop and later running a chili parlor on the corner of 35th Street and . . . Map (db m180888) HM
36Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Billy StrayhornThe Legacy Walk
Billy Strayhorn Gay U.S. Composer, Arranger and Pianist (1915 - 1967) “If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.” - Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn studied music at the Pittsburgh Music Institute. While . . . Map (db m185620) HM
37Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Blackstone HotelMarshall & Fox, architects — 1910 —
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
38Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Brewster Apartments — Chicago Landmark —
Brewster Apartments Enoch H. Turnock, architect 1893 The principles of skeleton-frame construction that made possible tall commercial buildings were used here for an early highrise apartment building, originally known as the . . . Map (db m187901) HM
39Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Brooks BuildingChicago Landmark
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
40Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Bryan Lathrop HouseChicago Landmark
Bryan Lathrop House McKim, Mead and White, architects 1892 Drawing inspiration from the neo-classical styles of the eighteenth century, Charles Follen McKim here created a residence of great dignity and elegance. The clarity and . . . Map (db m180726) HM
41Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Camp Douglas
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
42Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Carbide and Carbon BuildingBurnham Brothers Inc., architect — 1929 —
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
43Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Catherine and Jean-Baptiste Point du SableFur traders and farmers — Chicago Tribute —
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
44Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Catholic CemeteryHidden Truths
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
45Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Central Station Fragments
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
46Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Charles E. Merriam Center for Public Administration
In the early 1930s a plan was devised to bring several key public service organizations together in one building to improve the exchange of information between them and thousands of state and local governments they served. Charles E. . . . Map (db m188772) HM
47Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Charles N. Loucks HouseClarence H. Tabor, architect 1889 — Chicago Landmark —
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
48Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 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 to his success. . . . Map (db m133777) HM
49Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chess Records Office and Studio — Chicago Landmark —
Chess Records Office and Studio Horatio R. Wilson, architect 2120 S. Michigan Avenue is internationally known as the site of some of the most influential Blues and Rock 'n' Roll recordings, including "Johnny B. Goode," "Rescue Me," and . . . Map (db m188622) HM
50Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chess Records Recording Studio
In 1947, two nightclub businessmen, Leonard and Philip Chess, partnered with Aristocrat Records to start recording some of the artists who had performed at Chess' various Chicago southside nightclubs. The brothers unleashed some of . . . Map (db m189094) HM
51Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago & North Western Railway PowerhouseFoster & Granger, architects — 1909-1911 —
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
52Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Bee Building — Chicago Landmark —
Chicago Bee Building Z. Erol Smith, architect 1929-31 This Art Deco-style building was constructed as the headquarters for the Chicago Bee newspaper, which was founded by noted African American entrepreneur Anthony Overton. It also . . . Map (db m188754) HM
53Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Board of Trade BatteryJuly 1862 — July 1865 — Rosehill Cemetery —
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
54Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Defender Building — Chicago Landmark —
Chicago Defender Building Built 1899; remodeled 1915 This former Jewish synagogue was home to the Chicago Defender from 1920 until 1960. Founded by Robert S. Abbott in 1905, the newspaper became nationally known for its . . . Map (db m188261) HM
55Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Remembers
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
56Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago River
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
57Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Water Tower1869 – 1969
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
58Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago's First Movable Bridge
Chicago's first movable bridge was constructed at this site in 1834. The timber span provided only a 60 foot opening for the passage of vessels. So dangerous to ships was this narrow draw, that the bridge was ordered removed by the council in . . . Map (db m181024) HM
59Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Churchill Corner
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
60Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — City CemeteryHidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —
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
61Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Claude Seymour ReebieOct. 5, 1922 • March 25, 1951 — In Memory Of —
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
62Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Co. B. 1st Reg. Ill. L't Artillery.Rosehill Cemetery
I die for liberty boys. Go back and man the gun. O.B. Ft Doneldson. T.M. Blaisdell 1.Lt. • Jacob Deilman • C.M. Everett 1.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
63Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Cole PorterThe Legacy Walk
COLE PORTER Gay American Composer (1893 – 1964) Cole Porter remains one of America's all-time greatest composers and songwriters one of the few who wrote both the lyrics and the music. His hits include the musical comedies the . . . Map (db m180700) HM
64Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Columbia Yacht ClubFounded 1892
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
65Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Confederate Mound Monument
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
66Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Continental and Commercial Bank BuildingD.H. Burnham & Co. ; Graham, Anderson Probst & White, architects — 1914 —
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
67Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Couch TombHidden Truths
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
68Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Couch Tomb
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
69Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Courthouse Plaza — Chicago Landmark —
Courthouse Place Otto H. Matz, architect 1892-93 This Romanesque-style building, which housed the Cook County Criminal Courts for 35 years, was the site of many legendary trials, including the Leopold and Loeb murder case and Black . . . Map (db m188841) HM
70Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Crane Company BuildingBuilt 1913
This Property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m99757) HM
71Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — David Kato KisuleThe Legacy Walk
David Kato Kisule Ugandan LGBT Activist (1964 - 2011) David Kato was born to the Kisule clan in its ancestral village of Nakawala. He first acknowledged his sexual orientation while teaching in Johannesburg. In 2005 he became . . . Map (db m181523) HM
72Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Dearborn StreetChicago Cultural Walk
[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
73Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — DeWitt Clinton Cregier
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
74Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Douglas PlazaSite of Civil War Camp Douglas — 1861-65 —
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
75Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Dr. Margaret "Mom" ChungThe Legacy Walk
Dr. Margaret "Mom" Chung (Chinese-American Physician) (1889 - 1959) Born in Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Chung was the first known American-born Chinese woman to become a physician. After completing her internship and residency in . . . Map (db m184986) HM
76Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Dr. Sally K. RideThe Legacy Walk
Dr. Sally K. Ride Physicist, Astronaut, and Activist (1951 – 2012) "When I was a girl, I had a teacher who encouraged my interest in science. She challenged me to be curious, to ask questions, and to think about things for myself" . . . Map (db m180871) HM
77Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Dr. Tom WaddellThe Legacy Walk
Dr. Tom Waddell Gay U.S. Athlete and Physician Founder of the Gay Games (1937 - 1987) Entering college on a track scholarship to pursue a pre-med major, Tom Waddell earned his M.D. in 1965. Drafted into the Army in 1966, Waddell . . . Map (db m183328) HM
78Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Dra. Antonia PantojaThe Legacy Walk
Dra. Antonia Pantoja (Lesbian Puerto Rican Educator and Activist) (1922 - 2002) Antonia Pantoja overcame the poverty and circumstances of her childhood to become a schoolteacher who focused on the educational needs of disadvantaged . . . Map (db m181518) HM
79Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Earl Seymour Wharton ReebieDec. 13, 1918 • June 26, 1944 — In Memory Of —
Staff Sergeant 727 AAF Bomb Sq 15th Air Force U.S.A. Killed by enemy action over YugoslaviaMap (db m94369) WM
80Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 6 — Early Businesses in Old Town (#6)
Following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Old Town evolved from a farming community into a commercial area reflecting the diverse skills and trades of the Old Town population at the turn of the century. Some businesses of note include: The . . . Map (db m188296) HM
81Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 2 — Early Prominent Residents of Old Town (#2)
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
82Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church — Chicago Landmark —
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (Originally, Isaiah Temple) Dankmar Adler, architect 1898-99 Built as one of Chicago's early Reform Judaism synagogues, this Classical Revivial-style building is the last building designed by famed . . . Map (db m188631) HM
83Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Edison Park World War I Memorial
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
84Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Elks Memorial Headquarters Building — Chicago Landmark —
Elks National Memorial Headquarters Building Egerton Swartwout, architect 1924-26 This building was constructed by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, an American fraternal organization, in tribute to the 1,037 Elks who died . . . Map (db m188338) HM WM
85Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Ellis Chesbrough — Chicago Tribute —
Ellis Chesbrough Engineer 1813-1886 By 1855, Chicago was a growing city encountering problems with its water supply and sewage disposal. In response to cholera and dysentery epidemics, the Chicago Board of Sewage Commissioners . . . Map (db m188067) HM
86Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Emil Bach HouseFrank Lloyd Wright, Architect — 1915 —
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
87Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Enrico and Laura Fermi
The atomic age arrived on December 2, 1942, when Enrico Fermi produced the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. He did this in a laboratory under the Stagg Field bleachers at the University of Chicago. That work led to the . . . Map (db m188035) HM
88Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub"
[Panel 1:] Ernie Banks "Mr. Cub" [Panel 2:] Hit 512 home runs with more than 40 in a season five times. Had record five grand-slams in 1955. First to be elected N.L. Most Valuable Player two successive years, 1958-59. Led . . . Map (db m188832) HM
89Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Essanay StudiosBuilt 1908-15 — Chicago Landmark —
This is the most important structure connected to the city’s role in the history of motion pictures. Essanay produced hundreds of early movies, featuring such stars as Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, and cinema’s first cowboy hero, G.M. “Bronco . . . Map (db m187530) HM
90Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Eternal Flame Memorial
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
91Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Eugene Williams MemorialDedicated to All the Victims of the Race Riot That Began Near This Place
“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
92Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Fairbanks Morse & Company Building
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
93Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Finley Peter Dunne — Chicago Tribute —
Finley Peter Dunne Journalist 1867 - 1936 One of the most memorable characters in Chicago literature is Martin Dooley, the loquacious and opinionated Irish immigrant who tended bar along Archer Avenue in the Bridgeport . . . Map (db m188239) HM
94Illinois (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
95Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — First Jewish House of Worship
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
96Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — First Post Office
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
97Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Florsheim Shoe Company BuildingAlfred S. Alschuler, architect • 1924-26 — Chicago Landmark —
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
98Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Former Chicago Historical Society BuildingChicago Landmark
Former Chicago Historical Society Building Henry Ives Cobb, architect 1892 The Chicago Historical Society occupied this structure until 1931, and it was that organization's need for a fireproof building that accounts for the . . . Map (db m180703) HM
99Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Former Site of the “Zum Deutschen Eck” Restaurant
”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
100Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Fort Dearborn
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

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