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Illinois historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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Illinois Historical MarkersTree Studios - Chicago, IL

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This 1894 building was built to attract European artists to Chicago in the years following the 1893 World's Fair.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/5/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBrewster Apartments - Chicago, IL

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A historic apartment building on the north side of Chicago, where Charlie Chaplin is rumored to have lived.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/31/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFine Arts Building - Chicago, IL

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This beautifully-detailed, Romanesque-inspired building once held the offices of Frank Lloyd Wright.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/31/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGreenwood Row Houses - Chicago, IL

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This block of row houses was built in 1903 and was named a Chicago Landmark in 2004

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/29/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral - Chicago, IL

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A marker commemorating the spot where the fist Roman Catholic cathedral in Chicago once stood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/24/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite Abraham Lincoln Nominated for President marker- Chicago, IL

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A bronze marker placed at the site of Lincoln's nomination for president in 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/18/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSisters of Mercy Arrive in Chicago - Chicago, IL

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A sign about the history of the Sisters of Mercy religious order in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/16/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPalmer House Hotel - Chicago, IL

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This historic hotel with an opulent interior used to be the largest in the world. It was completed in 1927 and designated a Chicago Landmark in 2006.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/16/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersReceiving Vault-Springfield, IL

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The remains of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and his son William Wallace "Willie" rested in this receiving vault from May 4, 1865 to December 21, 1865.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/3/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersKAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue-Chicago, IL

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KAM Isaiah Israel Temple, a synagogue in the Kenwood neighborhood and home to the oldest Jewish congregation in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/3/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersOrigins of Calumet City and Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train marker - Calumet City, IL

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A marker denoting significant events that gave rise to the Calumet City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRepublic Steel Memorial Day Massacre sculpture & marker - Chicago, IL

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The sculpture, with its ten steel pipes, represent the smoke stacks of steel mills within the area (now closed) and the people of the area. They can also be representative of the slain ten demonstrators. Accompanying plaques explain the history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWashburne Garden - Galena, Illinois

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This marker, part of the Washburne Garden, describes the life of Elihu Washburne, a prominent citizen of Galena during the last half of the 19th Century. The marker located at 422-424 South Main Street in Galena.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLast Camp Site of the Potawatomie Indians in Cook County - Western Springs, IL

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A bronze marker on a granite boulder placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1930.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSanta Fe Speedway memorial boulder - Willow Springs, IL

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Commemorative site with its 3 large boulders, inscribed with a brief history of the raceway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersParachute Martyr Bruno Schustek Memorial - Burr Ridge, IL

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Historical marker near the spot where Bruno F. Schustek fell to his death after untangling the parachute of a reckless skydiver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGray Family Home - Grayville, IL

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William Gray the founder of Grayville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/23/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSt. James Episcopal Church Lincoln plaque - Chicago, IL

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Bronze plaque commemorating Lincoln worshiping at the church in 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/24/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Douglas Debate Site 1853 - Quincy IL

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Original Lincoln Douglas Debate Site 1853

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/15/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersIndian Boundary Park - Chicago, IL

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Aluminum marker on a boulder describing the significance of the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCamp Douglas marker - Chicago, IL

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Illinois State Historical Society marker at the site of Camp Douglas, on the south side of Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCentral Park - Monmouth, IL

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Created to avoid congestion in 1881

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPublic Square - Monmouth, IL

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Public Square has Central Park as its center

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoseph Smith Trial- Monmouth, IL

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Saw a few like this in town erected by Monmouth College

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGrafton, Illinois, Boats were Big Business - Grafton, IL

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Grafton once had a boatworks operation that made boats that included lifeboats, skiffs, dredges, and ferries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: never

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