The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues

The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues (HMW69)

Location: Chicago, IL 60604 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 52.676', W 87° 37.911'

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Symbolizing Agriculture and Industry

These two statues, one symbolizing agriculture and the other industry, once stood over the main entrance of the Board of Trade Building built in 1885. The statues greeted commodity traders and the public for 45 years. Thought lost forever when the building was demolished in 1929 to make way for the exchange's current Art Deco structure, in 2005 they were graciously returned to their origins through the generosity and good will of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District.

Forest Preserve District official uncovered the twelve-foot, five and one-half ton granite statues at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve near Downers Grove, Illinois in 1978. The forest preserve was the former estate of Arthur Cutten, a prominent Chicago Board of Trade speculator of the early 1900's. How the statues made the journey from LaSalle Street to the Cutten estate is a mystery.

Now a part of the LaSalle Street Plaza, the exchange's symbolic statues serve as daily reminders of the vitality and creativity that fuel growth of the city of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Trade.

Rededicated June 9, 2005 by the Chicago Board of Trade
HM NumberHMW69
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByChicago Board of Trade
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 6:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447571 N 4636416
Decimal Degrees41.87793333, -87.63185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.676', W 87° 37.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 40.56" N, 87° 37' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)312, 630, 773, 224, 708
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60604, US
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