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Jean Baptiste Beaubien


On this site, then the lake shore,

Jean Baptiste Beaubien, Chicago's second

civilian, in 1817, built a "mansion" to which

he brought his bride, Josette LaFramboise.

It remained their home until 1845.

Erected by

Chicago's Charter Jubilee

Authenticated by Chicago Historical Society


[Seal, City of Chicago]


Submitted by Skylar Moran ('Jean Baptiste & Josette "Aunt Josie" Beaubien were first cousins to my great-great-great-grandfather')


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