The Norway Building

The Norway Building (HM2CDI)

Location: Chicago, IL 60637 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 47.398', W 87° 34.773'

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The Norway Building stood on this site for the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition. After the Fair Chicago millionaire C.K. Billings purchased the structure and moved it to his estate in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. William Wrigley of chewing gum fame later became the owner. In 1935 the building was purchased by Isak Dahle and moved to Little Norway in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, an outdoor museum showcasing Norwegian heritage. In 2015 the Norway Building was brought back to Orkanger, Norway, where it had been originally constructed and was again rebuilt. The Norway Building is modeled after the Norwegian stave churches of the Middle Ages. It is one of the few buildings from the Exhibition in original condition and the only one to return to its country of origin.
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe Directorate of Cultural Heritage Norway and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 451845 N 4626619
Decimal Degrees41.78996667, -87.57955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.398', W 87° 34.773'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 23.88" N, 87° 34' 46.38" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5796 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago IL 60637, US
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