— 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.
|Placed By||Northwestern University CIRA and URGC Research Grants|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 447604 N 4640330|
|Decimal Degrees||41.91318333, -87.63180000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 54.791', W 87° 37.908'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 54' 47.46" N, 87° 37' 54.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||312, 773|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 93-149 W LaSalle Dr, Chicago IL 60614, US|
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