Old Town's Entrepreneur Spirit (#1)

Old Town's Entrepreneur Spirit (#1) (HMW2C)

Location: Chicago, IL 60610 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 54.639', W 87° 38.084'

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From 1870 through the 1800s, Henry Piper, one of Old Town's early entrepreneurs, operated a successful bakery in a narrow alley. Today, the building at Wells and North is known as Piper's Alley. The existing house located at 1546 North Wells was built in 1874 and was the site of a coal yard. Farmers returning home from doing business downtown would stop and water their horses at a trough provided in the yard. In the 1920s, German carpenter Louis Seipp, operated his wood working business from the site and raised his family in the home. The contemporary entrepreneur spirit of Old Town is represented by the Up Down Tobacco Shop, which opened in 1963. Located at 1550 North Wells, the Up Down Tobacco Shop is an Old Town institution specializing in fine tobacco.
HM NumberHMW2C
Marker Number1
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447359 N 4640050
Decimal Degrees41.91065000, -87.63473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 54.639', W 87° 38.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 54' 38.34" N, 87° 38' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1550-1552 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60610, US
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