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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
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.

Currently, there is no threat to the NHL

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

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