Streeterville is near north side and known as the gateway to Navy Pier. Its boundaries are the Chicago river on the south, the Magnificent Mile portion of Michigan Avenue on the west, and Lake Michigan on the north and east.
Streeterville was named after “Captain” George Wellington Streeter. It began in 1886 when Streeter’s ship was lodged in a sandbar after a storm, after which he invited building contractors to continue piling waste around it, falsely claiming property deeds, open gun battles and years of eviction suits. It wasn’t until decades later that the courts could finally rule against him.
To Do: Navy Pier, Ohio Street Beach, Museum of Contemporary Art
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