Streeterville got its name from an interesting tale. George Wellington Streeter was a jack of all trades who in the late 1800s owned a boat and called it Reutan. He sailed away to test it on Lake Michigan, braving a strong storm. George and his wife, who was with him at that time, ended up on a sandbar that is almost 500 feet away from Michigan Avenue. They have decided to stay in the sandbar until the storm had passed.
Chicago was in the process of rebuilding its territory then after the Great Fire. George made a deal with several contractors, allowing them to use his sandbar as a dump in exchange for a small fee. Soon after, the sandbar extended the shoreline by less than 200 acres. He named the sandbar the District of Lake Michigan and has claimed full rights to this piece of land.
This land has undergone several developments during the time it was discovered. High buildings for accommodations soon start to rise, offering a magnificent view of the Lake and its surrounding neighborhoods.
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