Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable

Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable (HM1I8E)

Location: Chicago, IL 60611 Cook County
Buy Illinois State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 41° 53.353', W 87° 37.43'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites


— 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 given to the City of Chicago
by Haitian-born Mr. Lesley Benodin
to honor the legacy of its founder.

Bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable
Erik Blome

City of Chicago
Richard M Daley, Mayor
Public Art Collection
HM NumberHM1I8E
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe City of Chicago
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 448245 N 4637664
Decimal Degrees41.88921667, -87.62383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.353', W 87° 37.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 21.18" N, 87° 37' 25.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near River Esplanade, Chicago IL 60611, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?