Category: Chicago Architecture

All I want for Christmas is a Dibs Chair

All I want for Christmas is a Dibs Chair
With the first couple of snowfalls in Chicago I am reminded of a tradition called “Dibs”, which probably goes back to when Mrs. O’Leary’s cow was a pup. Even back then, when you shoveled out a spot for your horse or your horse and carriage, ¬†you put out a piece of furniture to block another... Read more »

People in Lustron metal houses should only throw magnets

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World War II was over, and millions of returning GI’s were anxious to settle down and start families, only they wanted an immediate bite of the American Dream Pie, so they wanted a house and a white picket fence and a car in the car-port, instead of crammed in city living, which had been the... Read more »