Posts tagged "Ronald McDonald House"

Natalie de Blois, An Architectural Pioneer

Chicago architect Lucien Lagrange has always admired one of the early American woman architects, Natalie de Blois, and as I read up on her it was truly eye opening.  She was one of only five or six women architects in America with a substantial practice when she began her career in 1944 after graduating from... Read more »

Will the Spirit of Harry Weese Take Sides in the Wolf Point Viewing War?

Chicago’s fascinating historic past has a way of making itself known even in 2013!  Historic Wolf Point, a north view is shown above, is located where the Chicago River comes in from the Lake and branches North and South at the Apparel Center.  It was home to Chicago’s first taverns, and now is the focus... Read more »

When Your Listing is Haunted!

Going on almost twenty years of bringing clients and homes together in ‘mortgaged matrimony’ I’ve seen much.  People have asked if I ever had a haunted Listing?  Well, I took on a Listing for a Chicago businessman and his lovely wife – looking back they seemed almost apologetic, but why?  I walked through their move-in ready,... Read more »
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Property Tax News and the Elegance of North Michigan Avenue

I was recently honored by the Chicago Association of Realtors as a top seller for 2011.  The ceremony will be held at The House of Blues on March 14, and I am gratified to have had the support of so many wonderful clients over the course of my years in Real Estate! The Chicago Association... Read more »

The Residences on Lake Shore Park - The Pride of Pearson Street!

Before I write about some beautiful buildings along Pearson Street I wanted to share about a great charity that is working hard on behalf of hospitalized children and their families.  The Ronald McDonald House charity of Northern Illinois has made great progress towards building the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world!  It is at... Read more »

Strolling Multi-Faceted Michigan Avenue and Remembering a Friend

I think the best way to see Chicago is to walk whenever and wherever you can!  I walked from Roosevelt Road to Oak Street just this morning along Michigan Avenue, and I was struck with some amazing insights.  The Blackstone Hotel, the stately Chicago Hilton and the amazing Auditorium Theater were early standouts as I... Read more »
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Hope, Real Estate, and Charity Events Spring Eternal!

Hope, Real Estate, and Charity Events Spring Eternal!
The Spring events season is coming on full force!  Friday the 13th was not a bad luck day at all for outgoing 43rd Ward Alderman Vi Daley!  She was the recipient of the Outstanding Community Leader award at the Lincoln Park Conservancy’s annual Glass House Gala, held at the beautiful Conservatory at Fullerton and Stockton. ... Read more »

November Charity Events and Real Estate News

I was reflecting recently on the wonderful generosity and support that people are showing for good causes.  A ‘heartfelt’ campaign is under way for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Hospital.  Around 200 acrylic Hearts will be decorated between now and February and then they will be placed at prominent intersections and important public spaces... Read more »