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From World’s Fair to Turtle Square: A Lost Landmark Building on Chicago’s West Side

“I remember the turtle.” “That turtle was a piece of my childhood.” If you grew up on the West Side of Chicago in the 1950s and 60s, you’re probably familiar with it. The building, once located at 1551-55 W. Madison in the triangle within Madison, Ashland and Ogden, has gone by many names over the... Read more »

Historic Chicago Plaques Lost to History

Historic Chicago Plaques Lost to History
I can’t tell you the first one I ever saw, but I can tell you the first one I ever really took notice of. As I rode my bike to work, I saw this random plaque on a random building on the near west side, which read: On this site stood the home Mrs. Abraham Lincoln bought in 1866 and... Read more »
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