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On this site, Sept. 23, 1846, the Sisters of Mercy who provided Chicago with its first hospital, began their charitable, educational and civic services to this city
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior Built 1906
Hotel Somerset Built 1889 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
Paul Muni, "the man with a thousand faces," was one of Hollywood's finest character actors. Yet he performed in more than 300 Yiddish-speaking roles before uttering a single word in English on Broadway. Born Muni Weisenfreund, the son…
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…
This Property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In Honor of Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette The First White Men to Pass Through the Chicago River September 1673 This Tablet is placed by the Illinois Society of the Colonial Dames of America Under the auspices of the Chicago Historica…
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 …
Jane Addams' Hull House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the Un…
Harold Washington was elected Chicago's first African American Mayor on April 21 1983 He brought together a coalition of Chicagoans that spanned economic, social and racial lines. Of his legacy, he said: I hope someday to be remembered by histo…
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