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Potter Palmer
Born (1826-05-20)May 20, 1826
Died May 4, 1902(1902-05-04) (aged 75)
Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
Occupation Chicago businessman, developer
Known for Building the Palmer House Hotel, Widening State Street, Changing the city's downtown orientation, Developing the majority of State Street, Building the Palmer Mansion, developing Marshall Field & Co.

Potter Palmer (May 20, 1826 – May 4, 1902) was an American businessman and architect. Palmer is known for helping creating new streets in the city of Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire during the 1880s.

Palmer was born on May 20, 1826. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Potter was married to Bertha Honoré from 1871 until his death in 1902. They had two children. On May 4, 1902, Palmer died from heart failure in his home in Chicago, Illinois, aged 75.

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