Ulysses S. Grant Monument, 1950 North Ridge Drive, Chicago, Cook County, IL
1950 North Ridge Drive, Chicago, IL
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS IL-1222
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1087).
Significance: The monument in Lincoln Park commemorates General Grant, the commander of the Union Forces in the Civil War. Fundraising for the memorial began almost immediately after Grant's death in 1885. A voluntary subscription was initiated and barely 6 years later on October 7, 1891, the memorial was dedicated. Constructed of rugged stone with Richardsonian Romanesque detailing, the memorial is situated upon a hill near Lake Shore Drive. Louis T. Rebisso won a competition, beating fifteen others to design the memorial.
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Rebisso, Louis T.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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