Categories
Historic America Photography

Stories in Stone: Potter Palmer

Monument to businessman and real estate mogul Potter Palmer (1826-1902) in Graceland Cemetery, at 4001 N. Clark Street in Chicago, Illinois, the city’s premier burial ground. Potter Palmer was born and raised in New York, but came to Chicago seeking opportunity. He founded the Potter Palmer and Company dry goods store, where he pioneered many of the retail trends we see today, including a generous return policy. He helped found Marshall Field’s in 1865. Later in life, he went into real estate and developed Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.

What are your thoughts?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.