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Stephen Arnold Douglas, one of the most distinguished statesmen of his day, was a Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Member of the House of Representatives, and United States Senator. Although a political rival of Lincoln, he supported the U…
United States Senator Stephen Douglas, who died in 1861 at the age of forty-eight, was a firm believer in the future of Chicago. He held states offices and became nationally known for his debating skill in the Senate and in his campaign against Ab…
Stephen A. Douglas became a Chicago resident in 1847, moving from central Illinois after his election as U.S. Senator. He intended to build on his lakeside property, named Oakenwald, a gentleman's estate including a mansion, stables, and a gardene…
At the time of its construction, in the aftermath of the Fire of 1871, this was one of the city's tallest buildings. Its limestone facades feature ornate Victorian-style details; its lobby includes a unique curving hardwood staircase. Structurally…
Early church leader and Chicago Mayor with his wife, Eliza whose gifts established Garrett Theological Seminary.
Burned in the Great Chicago Fire, 1871.
Erected by the citizens of Edison Park in honor of our boys who served in the Army and Navy of the USA during the World War. Edison Park Honor Roll World War (Names not inscribed)
Medal of Honor-Recipient Posthumous, Milton L. Olive III Park, PFC U.S. Army Company B, 2b Battalion (Airborne) 503d Infantry, 173 Airborne Brigade, Vietnam, 1965. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life ab…
Chicago's Boulevards are one of the city's most overlooked treasures, and one of the largest and oldest boulevard systems in the nation. The 28-mile system contains 540 acres of green space, and provides a link between seven inland parks and Lake …
The section of the boulevard system north of Humboldt Park dates to the late 1870s, when the park first opened. As a result, this entire portion—present-day Kedzie and Logan boulevards and Logan and Palmer squares—originally was called…
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