Illinois Centennial Monument
3200 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago IL 60686
The Illinois Centennial Monument was designed by Henry Bacon, the same architect who did the Lincoln Monument in Washington D.C. The monument is a 42 foot Doric Greek column that is the same exact size and proportion as the Parthenon colonnade atop the Acropolis in Athens. On top of the Doric column is a 10 foot American Eagle. Bacon’s idea was to link the first democracy in Greece to our democratic principles with the American Eagle sitting on top of the Doric column. There is a 15 foot base with carved reliefs sculpted by Evelyn Longman which depict Hiawatha, Ceres, Mercury and Daniel Boone.
Hours of OperationDaily from 6am-11pm