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Chicago City Historical Markers

Map of Illinois State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Chicago

Chicago City Historical Markers

Chicago Historic Homes & Houses
West Side Grounds: Home Field of the Chicago National League Ball Club from 1893 to 1915
First Game: May 14 1893 (Cincinnati 13, Chicago 12) Last Game: October 3, 1915 (Chicago 7, St. Louis 2) Seating Capacity: 16,000 Career Record at West... [click for more]

Chicago General Interest
1992 River West Gas Fires
At 4 p.m. on January 17, 1992, a series of explosions and fires ravaged the River West Community. The fires were in an area bounded by the Chicago Riv... [click for more]

Battle of Fort Dearborn
Battle of Fort Dearborn - August 15, 1812 From roughly 1620 to 1820, the territory of the Potawatomi extended from what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin, t... [click for more]

Bertha Van Hoosen, M.D.
At this site on November 18, 1915, was founded the American Medical Women's Association, dedicated to the support of women physicians and women&a... [click for more]

Brunswick Corporation Headquarters
For over a half century, this building housed the headquarters of the Company which has come to be known as Brunswick Corporation. Then called the Bru... [click for more]

Haymarket Riot (Missing)
On May 4, 1886, hundreds of workers gathered here to protest police action of the previous day against strikers engaged in a nationwide campaign for a... [click for more]

Stephen Arnold Douglas, 1813-1861
Stephen Arnold Douglas, one of the most distinguished statesman of his day, was a justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, member of the House of Repres... [click for more]

The Eastland Disaster
While still partially tied to its dock at the river's edge, the excursion steamer Eastland rolled over on the morning of July 24, 1915. The resul... [click for more]

The Milwaukee Road
The Milwaukee Road The Milwaukee Road (Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific Railroad) was one the three Railroads that built Chicago's Union st... [click for more]