Couch Tomb

Couch Tomb (HM6V1)

Location: Chicago, IL 60614 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 54.791', W 87° 37.908'

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Hidden Truths

— The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —

This stone vault is the oldest structure standing within the Chicago Fire zone. It was erected in 1858 for Ira Couch, a wealthy hotelier who died at age 50 while wintering in Cuba. Though some theories exist, there is no official answer as to why this tomb was left behind on the site of the Chicago City Cemetery. Varying accounts of the number entombed suggest 7 to 13 or merely Ira alone.

This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the Internet: http:/hiddentruths.northwestern.edu
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HM NumberHM6V1
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByNorthwestern University CIRA and URGC Research Grants
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:45am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447604 N 4640330
Decimal Degrees41.91318333, -87.63180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 54.791', W 87° 37.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 54' 47.46" N, 87° 37' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 93-149 W LaSalle Dr, Chicago IL 60614, US
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