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Shedd Aquarium

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
National Register Number: 87000820
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Educational facility - related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL-7 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Aquarium.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Opened to the public in 1930, this was the first inland aquarium in the country to maintain a permanent collection of both fresh-water and salt-water fishes and other aquatic life. Made possible by the donations of John G. Shedd (1850-1926), it is one of the prime remaining structures from the second Chicago exposition, "A Century of Progress" (1934).

There are no threats to the NHL at this time.

There are no changes to the landmark at this time.

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