Posts in category "Chicago Landmarks"

March 13, 2015 Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee to mark 77th anniversary of his death

March 13, 2015 Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee to mark 77th anniversary of his death
Tomorrow marks the 77th Anniversary of famed attorney Clarence Darrow’s death and the 58th time that this ceremony has been held at the Bridge that was named in his honor on April 2, 1957.  The Bridge is currently under restoration and is located directly south of the Museum of Science and Industry and stretches across... Read more »

Obama Library may lead to destruction of historic Chicago Public Parks

Obama Library may lead to destruction of historic Chicago Public Parks
Could President Obama be the modern day “Devil In The White City”? Political opinions aside, nobody would argue that a Presidential Library in Chicago and especially on the south side of Chicago would be a huge boost to the cultural, educational and economic well-being of the neighborhoods that would surround it. The Question is: Why... Read more »

General Balbo Flies Again at Festa Italiana in Little Italy

General Balbo Flies Again at Festa Italiana in Little Italy
This past Friday I had the distinct honor to be present at the University Village Association at 1453 W. Talylor Street for three distinct events. First of all this weekend is Festa Italiana and runs through Sunday.  The Fest is free with a $5 suggested donation and features everything Italian from food to music to... Read more »
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FREE Tours of The White City at Jackson Park start June 7th

FREE Tours of The White City at Jackson Park start June 7th
Starting Saturday June 7, 2014 The Jackson Park Advisory Council in cooperation with Friends of The White City will be conducting FREE walking tours of the former grounds of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park. The tours will take approximately 90 minutes and will start and end at the west end of the... Read more »

The Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge Incident - Could have been worse

The Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge Incident - Could have been worse
First off, no offense to the Willis people, but I can’t stop calling it the Sears Tower!  Secondly, who doesn’t like the idea of standing out on a clear glass box 1,353 feet in the air over the great city of Chicago! When I had heard the news this morning that the glass bottom of... Read more »

Indiana Jones on the north side of Chicago a.k.a. Architectural Artifacts, Inc.

Indiana Jones on the north side of Chicago a.k.a. Architectural Artifacts, Inc.
At 4325 N. Ravenswood in the great city that grew out of a little fort is a place that transports you not only to a by-gone era of Chicago but to that of America and the World!  When I had told a friend that I wanted to commit myself full-time to Chicago area history and... Read more »
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Ring in the New Year at Navy Pier with a Bell from The White City

Ring in the New Year at Navy Pier with a Bell from The White City
Wow! How’s that for a thoroughly confusing article title!  No kidding though! There will be hundreds if not thousands of people flocking to Navy Pier in Chicago for New Year’s festivities and never know how close they are to a historic relic from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition!  At the eastern most end of the... Read more »

La Rabida Children's Hospital - A gem of the 1893 Columbian Exposition

La Rabida Children's Hospital - A gem of the 1893 Columbian Exposition
In 1893, all the world’s eyes were on the city of Chicago.  A mere 20 years after the devastating fire of 1871 that destroyed a very significant portion of the city, it had won out over New York, Washington D.C. and St. Louis as the host of the World’s Columbian Exposition.  The 1893 World’s Columbian... Read more »

Brewster Apartments : Bad Luck, Coincidence, Poor Maintenance, or Something Else?

Brewster Apartments : Bad Luck, Coincidence, Poor Maintenance, or Something Else?
I have always loved the Brewster Apartments (or Lincoln Park Palace as it was originally referred to when it was eventually finished in 1896).  A couple of good friends had lived there when they attended DePaul University and when they told me that they had moved in, I had to go with to take photos... Read more »
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A bit of The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, among other World’s Fairs, in Elmhurst, IL

A bit of The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, among other World’s Fairs, in Elmhurst, IL
Article 4 in Series:  Remnants of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago ***UPDATED INFO***  1/2/2013- Just received word from the Elmhurst History Museum that while the traveling exhibit on the first floor ends January 7th the “Elmhurst Goes to the Fair” exhibit upstairs has been extended to April 21, 2013! *** In an ongoing... Read more »