Chicago LandmarkOn this site stood the Sauganash Hotel, built in 1831 by pioneer Mark Beaubien, which was location of the frontier town's first village board election in 1833. The Wigwam, an assembly hall built in 1860 (destroyed c. 1867) on the site of the hotel, was home to the 1860 Republican Convention which nominated Abraham Lincoln as a candidate for president. Lincoln's nomination and subsequent election set in motion a series of events that ultimately lead the United States into Civil War and brought about the abolition of slavery.
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|Placed By||Commission on Chicago Landmarks|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 447150 N 4637254|
|Decimal Degrees||41.88545000, -87.63700000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 53.127', W 87° 38.22'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 53' 7.62" N, 87° 38' 13.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||312, 773, 847, 630, 708,|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 180 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago IL 60606, US|
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