Historical Markers

Victory, World War I Black Soldiers’ Memorial

Marker is at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and East 35th Street, in the median on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.

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Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo

Marker can be reached from the intersection of N. Stockton Drive and W. Webster Avenue.

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Kennison Boulder Monument

Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Clark Street and West Wisconsin Street, on the right when traveling north.

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Hidden Truths

Marker is at the intersection of North Clark Street and West Wisconsin Street, on the right when traveling north on North Clark Street.

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Potter's Field

From 1843 to 1871, this area was the City Cemetery potter's field, a graveyard for the poor and disenfranchised. More that 15,000 people, including 4,000 Civil War Rebels, were buried here on marshy land near the water's edge. Within six days in July 1854, over 200 cholera victims were laid to rest. Chicago's first Jewish cemetery, established in 1846, was located on what is today's furthest north baseball diamond. Baseball fields have occupied these grounds since 1877. Due to various oversights, many bones likely remain here beneath the soil.

This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the Internet: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu

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Couch Tomb

Marker is at the intersection of West La Salle Street and North Stockton Street, on the right when traveling east on West La Salle Street.

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Catholic Cemetery

Marker is at the intersection of North Avenue and North Dearborn Street, on the right when traveling west on North Avenue.

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Auditorium Building

Marker is at the intersection of South Michigan Avenue and East Congress Parkway, on the right when traveling south on South Michigan Avenue.

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Lake View High School

Marker is at the intersection of North Ashland Road and West Irving Park Road on North Ashland Road.

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(Former) Marshfield Trust and Savings Bank

Marker is on North Lincoln Boulevard near North Marshfield Avenue.

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