At the confluence of the North, South, and Main branches of the Chicago River you will discover a historically significant area of the city named Wolf Point.
Wolf Point was central to the early development of Chicago, from its humble beginnings as a settlement in the late 18th century to its incorporation as a city in 1837. It was the home of the city’s first tavern, theater, factory, hotel, trans-river ferry, trans-river bridge, and much more. The true origin of the name “Wolf Point” is unknown, but there are three prevailing theories.
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One of the theories comes from a tavern that was built on the west bank of the river in 1828 by John Kinzie. through the years it passed without a name through various landlords until it come under the management of William Walters. around 1833, walters hung a sign with the image of a wolf outside of the tavern.
It was said to be in honor of a previous landlord’s singlehanded victory against a vicious wolf that had intruded their meat house during the day. From then on, the tavern and the region were known as “wolf point”