Posts in category "Chicago Landmarks"

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 »

2012 Escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago MCC reminiscent of 1985 and 1859

2012 Escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago MCC reminiscent of 1985 and 1859
As I was walking north on Clark Street this morning on my way to the Daley Center to research some old naturalization petitions (I am sort of a genealogy nut), I passed by the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) (the federal detention facility in Chicago), as I normally do about twice a week.  Only this time,... Read more »

The Columbus Statue and The Cold Storage Building Fire, July 10, 1893 (Article 1 in a series)

The Columbus Statue and The Cold Storage Building Fire, July 10, 1893 (Article 1 in a series)
Series:  Remnants of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago    The third star on Chicago’s City Flag represents the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition which was held in Chicago from May 1, 1893 through October 30, 1893.  When the flag was first designed by Wallace Rice (original member of the infamous Chicago Whitechapel Club) in... Read more »
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Chicago Links to the Titanic - Francis Davis Millet - (Article 2 in a Series)

Chicago Links to the Titanic - Francis Davis Millet - (Article 2 in a Series)
Francis “Frank” Davis Millet was by all accounts an extraordinary man.  During his lifetime he was an avid traveler, journalist, author, war correspondent and painter who spoke and wrote in a half dozen languages.  According to an article in the Chicago Tribune (Nov 27, 1892) Millet’s ancestors had come to America aboard the Mayflower and... Read more »