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Couch Mausoleum

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Address: 1601 North Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

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This random mausoleum feels out of place in Lincoln Park. I realize that it was there first, but I was still surprised to find it. It’s nothing special, just a stone building... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This random mausoleum feels out of place in Lincoln Park. I realize that it was there first, but I was still surprised to find it. It’s nothing special, just a stone building. Other than spending a few moments to reading the plaque, there’s really nothing else to do.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Couch Mausoleum is the one grave that was not moved from the area when they moved the rest of the graves in the Chicago City Cemetery to make way for the park. It is interesting to walk by while strolling through Lincoln Park to be reminded of the history of this location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

No walk without passing by here .and feeling the history of lincoln park. And remembering the story of the couch family that mrs. Couch was a large hotel owner when she was liveing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

This freestanding mausoleum in the southern part of the park is an interesting reminder that at one time much of the current park was once a graveyard. I would not necessarily say it warents a visit, but if you find yourself walking or cycling through it is worth re-routing yourself to include it. A simple but stark reminder of how... More 

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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