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Du Sable, Jean Baptiste Point, Homesite
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Nation Historic Landmark Marker
Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite is located in Illinois
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/Founded: 1779
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: May 11, 1976
Designated NHL: May 11, 1976[2]
NRHP Reference#: 76000690 [1]

French Jesuit missionary Rev. Jacques Marquette, SJ first explored the area that is now Chicago in the mid-1600s. On December 4, 1674, Father Marquette arrived at the mouth of the Chicago River where he built a cabin to recuperate from his travels. His cabin became the first European settlement in the area now known as Chicago. Marquette published his survey of the new territories, and soon, more French missionaries and settlers arrived.

The Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite is the location where, in the 1770s, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable located his home and trading post that marked the beginning of the City of Chicago, Illinois.[3] It is located at what is now 401 N. Michigan Avenue in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. More recently, this address was the location where John Kinzie built his log cabin, where Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper, and where the current 457 foot 35-story Equitable Building is located.[4] This is the southernmost address on the east side of the Magnificent Mile.

This location was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and listed as a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976.[3][5]

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