Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam

Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam (HMW5E)

Location: Chicago, IL 60606 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 53.127', W 87° 38.22'

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On this site stood the Sauganash Hotel, built in 1831 by pioneer Mark Beaubien, which was location of the frontier town's first village board election in 1833. The Wigwam, an assembly hall built in 1860 (destroyed c. 1867) on the site of the hotel, was home to the 1860 Republican Convention which nominated Abraham Lincoln as a candidate for president. Lincoln's nomination and subsequent election set in motion a series of events that ultimately lead the United States into Civil War and brought about the abolition of slavery.

Dedicated on Nov. 6, 2002
Richard M Daley, Mayor
HM NumberHMW5E
Year Placed2002
Placed ByCommission on Chicago Landmarks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447150 N 4637254
Decimal Degrees41.88545000, -87.63700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.127', W 87° 38.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 7.62" N, 87° 38' 13.20" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 847, 630, 708,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 180 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago IL 60606, US
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