Michigan-Wacker Historic District - Chicago, IL
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N 41° 53.317 W 087° 37.483
16T E 448171 N 4637598
Quick Description: A major focal point of Chicago - the environs where the Chicago River, Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive meet. Location of the earliest area inhabitants, including duSable, Kinzie and Fort Dearborn.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 9:03:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM4KXV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 20

Long Description:
Coordinates put you at Michigan Ave. & Wacker Dr.

From Wikipedia:

The district is known for the Chicago River, two bridges that cross it, and eleven high rise and skyscraper buildings erected in the 1920s. Among the contributing properties are the following Chicago Landmarks:

333 North Michigan
London Guarantee Building (360 North Michigan)
Carbide & Carbon Building (230 North Michigan)
Michigan Avenue Bridge
Fort Dearborn
35 East Wacker
Mather Tower (75 East Wacker)
Heald Square Monument
Tribune Tower (435 North Michigan)

Other notable buildings include the Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite (401 North Michigan), which as the site of Chicago's first permanent residence is a National Historic Landmark, and the Wrigley Building (410 North Michigan). The district is immediately north of the Historic Michigan Boulevard District. The district includes contributing properties with addresses on North Michigan Avenue, East Wacker Drive, North Wabash Avenue and East South Water Street. Other streets in the district are Rush Street, Hubbard, Illinois and Kinzie. The majority of these properties are on Michigan, with addresses ranging from 230 North Michigan to 505 North Michigan. The district also includes parts of Michigan, Wacker and East South Water, which are all among the many multilevel streets in Chicago. The district hosted two bridges and one monument among its contributing properties at the time of its 1978 nomination. Most of its contributing high-rise buildings and skyscrapers are of either Gothic or Baroque architecture.
Street address:
Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. and environs
Chicago, IL USA


County / Borough / Parish: Cook County

Year listed: 1978

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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