Wolf Point in Chicago

Wolf Point is the meeting junction of the north, south, and main branches of the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois. The fork in the river holds significance in the history and early development of the city.

Wolf Point, Chicago is located in the Near North Side, Loop, and Near West Side community areas of Chicago. Only 1.6 miles away from Lake Michigan, the Point garnishes some historical sites nearby such as the city's first three taverns, its first hotel, Sauganash Hotel, as well as the first church, theater, and bridge across the Chicago River.

Historians are not positive where the name derives from, but some say it was named after a Native American Chief. In the early 1820s and 1830s, Wolf Point covered the entire area settlement.

Today serval construction sites, railroads, and condominium high rises reside near the renowned fork.

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