Posts tagged "Jackson Park"

Sundae in the Park Fundraiser for Jackson Park Advisory Council - May 17, 2015

Sundae in the Park Fundraiser for Jackson Park Advisory Council - May 17, 2015
The Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC) has been in existence since 1983 and has been instrumental in the restoration and preservation of arguably one of Chicago’s most historic parks.  Jackson Park was originally designed before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 as part of what was originally called “South Park” which included Jackson Park and... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Stained Glass Windows from The World's Columbian Exposition at Navy Pier

Stained Glass Windows from The World's Columbian Exposition at Navy Pier
Article 6 in the Series:  Remnants of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago I am always on the hunt for what remains of the 1893 “World’s Fair” and I just happened to be at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier this past month with my wife.  Actually a fan on my... Read more »
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Carved Wooden Panels from 1893 Columbian Exposition back together again! (Article 2 in a series)

Carved Wooden Panels from 1893 Columbian Exposition back together again! (Article 2 in a series)
Series:  Remnants of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago See Article 1 in the series here : The Columbus Statue and The Cold Storage Building Fire, July 10, 1893   The Ho-o-den Pheonix Palace and gardens were dedicated on March 31, 1893 at 12 noon roughly one month before the gates of Chicago’s World... Read more »