Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite

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Du Sable, Jean Baptiste Point, Homesite
Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite is located in Illinois
Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite
Location Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°53′22.78″N 87°37′24.28″W / 41.8896611°N 87.6234111°W / 41.8896611; -87.6234111Coordinates: 41°53′22.78″N 87°37′24.28″W / 41.8896611°N 87.6234111°W / 41.8896611; -87.6234111
Built 1779
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000690 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[2]

The Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite is the location where, in the 1780s, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable located his home and trading post.[2] This home is generally considered to be the first permanent, non Native, residence in Chicago, Illinois.[3] The site of Point du Sable's home is now partially occupied by and commemorated in Pioneer Court at 401 N. Michigan Avenue in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois.[4]

Following Point du Sable's departure from Chicago in 1800, the home became the property of John Kinzie. In 1834 the land owned by Kinzie was platted and sold.[5] The "Kinzie addition" to Chicago, which is assumed to be coterminous with Point du Sable's estate extended from the banks of the Chicago River north to Chicago Avenue, and from State Street east to Lake Michigan.[4]

This location was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and listed as a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Du Sable, Jean Baptiste Point, Homesite". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Du Sable, Jean Baptiste Point, Homesite". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  3. ^ Swenson, John W (1999). "Jean Baptiste Point de Sable—The Founder of Modern Chicago". Early Chicago. Early Chicago, Inc. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite". National Register of Historic Places Inventory. National Park Service. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kinzie Addition". Early Chicago. Early Chicago Inc. Retrieved September 6, 2010.