Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Trip 91: Sexton School

Date: February 15, 2011
Trip: 91
Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 238
Landmarks Remaining: 115

On Monday afternoon I had a client meeting in Wicker Park. Luckily the days are already starting to get a little longer so I had enough daylight left to visit the Sexton School. According to the landmark plague it was one of the first high schools in Chicago and is one of the oldest surviving school buildings.


  1. James A. Sexton was my great great grandfather. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. He was in the Battle of Franklin in Tennessee. Five of the bloodiest hours of the entire Civil War. He was a 20 year old Captain during the battle. He later became Post Master of Chicago, Commander in Chief of the GAR, and co-founder of Cribben & Sexton Stove Co. Universal Stoves. There is a very interesting tour of the Battle of Franklin where you can learn more about where many Chicagoans fought and some died as Hood's army came at them with full fury.

  2. Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate your personal story of Chicago history.

    Does any part of the Cribben & Sexton Stove Co. still exist?

  3. Rayna's cousin Drew here. Besides old stoves and marketing items there is a great factory building at Chicago and Sacramento. Worth a look for the imbedded names and logos.