Category Archives: Special Feature: Chicago Landmark Monuments / Sites



Chicago Landmark Monuments and Sites.

It's a common misconception that the "Chicago Landmark' status is designated only to buildings and disctricts in Chicago.

Interestingly some public art, monuments and historical sites that have also been designated as Chicago Landmark. This encourages their preservation and protects against demolition.

The criterion for designating landmark status mentions "work of art" as one...

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Victory Monument - by Leonard Crunelle [sculptor] and John A. Nyden [architect].

Location: 35th Street and King Drive

Erected: 1927 by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the 54th General Assembly.

Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 9, 1998.

The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places: April 30, 1986.


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Reebie Storage Warehouse

Address: 2325-33 N.Clark St.

Year Built: 1921 - 1922

Architect: George S. Kingsley

Sculptor Fritz Albert

The moving company founders, John and William Reebie, are represented by the two statues of Ramses II that flank the main entrance.

It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on March 21, 1979.

It was...

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Haymarket Memorial - by Mary Brogger

Installed: 2004.

Location: Desplaines St. between Lake and Randolph Sts..

Description: Bronze, H 15 ft. x W 9 ft. x L 16 ft.

This memorial marks the actual spot where the wagon used as the speaker's platform stood on the evening of May 4, 1886.

The site of Haymarket Tragedy was designated a...

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Drake Fountain - by Richard Henry Park [1832-1902].

Also known as Columbus Monument

It was a gift to Chicago from hotel owner, John B. Drake.

Location: East 92nd Street at South Chicago and Exchange Avenues.

Designated a Chicago Landmark: March 10, 2004.

Believed to be Chicago's first statue commemorating Columbus. The monument was originally dedicated...

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Statue of The Republic - by Daniel Chester French [sculptor] and Henry Bacon [architect].

Location: Jackson Park at the intersection of Hayes & Richards Drives.

Year Built: 1918.

Description: 24-foot-high gilded bronze.

Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: June 4, 2003.

Commissioned by the B.F.Ferguson Monument Fund, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1893...

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