Armour was active in civic affairs and was elected the first president of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, which later was renamed the Art Institute of Chicago.
He was a part of the firm of Armour, Dole and Company. In 1860 the firm built the first grain elevator which handled grain from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad.
Armour was a grain elevator operator. He built a home in Chicago at 1945 South Prairie Avenue about 1872. Prairie Avenue was home to some of the leading citizens in Chicago.
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