Mechanic's Hall

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Mechanic's Hall Soundex Code H400

123 W. Lake Street

Mechanic's Hall was in the Saloon Building

It seems the Mechanic's Hall, was simply a meeting space within the Saloon Building that was used by various groups at different times; most notably the Universalist Church in the early years.

"The first attempt to organize a Universalist Church in Chicago was made in 1836. In that year Reverend William Queal preached to a small congregation, and on the 11th of June organized the society which consisted of N.H. Bolles, E.E. Hunter, A.N. Marble, Chester Tupper, S.G. Trowbridge and S.C. Bennett, who worshiped for a number of years in Mechanic's Hall, in the Saloon Building."