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Du Sable, Jean Baptiste Point, Homesite

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
401 N. Michigan Avenue
National Register Number: 76000690
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: IL - 18 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Site is marked in Pioneer Court Plaza..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
This is the site of the home of Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable (1745-1818), the Black pioneer, fur trader and independent entrepreneur whose establishment of a trading post at this location marked the beginning of the city of Chicago.

Condition:
Currently, there is no threat to the NHL

There has been no change since the last reporting period (2006)


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