Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trip 113: Soldier's Home

Date: July 23, 2011
Trip: 113
Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 316
Landmarks Remaining: 37

This building is more historically interesting than it is visually interesting. Visually, it doesn't appear that much of the original facade of the building is left. Just the stone above the windows looked worn enough to possibly be original.

But historically, the building is the last remaining direct tie to the civil war in Chicago. The building was used as a hospital for soldiers during the war. It was adjacent to the Camp Douglas prisoner of war camp for Confederate soldiers.

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