George Armour

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George Amour

The late George Armour was a Chicago businessman, grain merchant and member of the Chicago Board of Trade. He served as the president of the CBOT in 1875.[1]

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.



  1. Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue. Google Books.