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Hegewisch - Delaware House

The Delaware House, a Hegewisch institution located at 130th Street and Wolf Lake, was originaly used as a state building for Delaware at the 1893 Columbian Exposition (World's Fair) in Jackson Park. It was purchased by a French-Canadian fur trapper and adventurer, Elias Bennet, who relocated the house from the Columbian Exposition by putting it on a barge and towing it down Lake Michigan into Wolf Lake. He set it on the best piece of land he saw, even though he didn't own it. Since then it has been operated as a tavern, eating house, and living quarters. Muskrat dinners were served to notables such as John G. Shedd, Honore Palmer, and Anton J. Cermak. Due to poor maintenance the Delaware House caved in and was eventually torn down in the 1950GÇÖs.

See also: SCH_Streets; SCH_Hegewisch;


Item Data

Title  Hegewisch - Delaware House
Description  The Delaware House, a Hegewisch institution located at 130th Street and Wolf Lake, was originaly used as a state building for Delaware at the 1893 Columbian Exposition (World's Fair) in Jackson Park. It was purchased by a French-Canadian fur trapper and adventurer, Elias Bennet, who relocated the house from the Columbian Exposition by putting it on a barge and towing it down Lake Michigan into Wolf Lake. He set it on the best piece of land he saw, even though he didn't own it. Since then it has been operated as a tavern, eating house, and living quarters. Muskrat dinners were served to notables such as John G. Shedd, Honore Palmer, and Anton J. Cermak. Due to poor maintenance the Delaware House caved in and was eventually torn down in the 1950GÇÖs.
Subjects  SCH_Streets; SCH_Hegewisch;
Creator 
Date  1920-00-00; 2007-02-01
Format  Photograph_(all_forms)
Identifier  1562; http://www.pullman-museum.org/cgi-bin/pvm/mainRecordDisplayXML.pl?recordid=10454; 82-124-1
Rights  The Industrial Heritage Archives provides reproductions of items from its collections for personal or research use. If an image is to be reproduced in any type of publication or on the web, written permission is required and use fees may be assessed.
Collection 

Southeast Chicago Historical Society

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