Category Archives: Historic Landmarks

Day 328: Auditorium Theater

The Auditorium Theater in Chicago is one of the best-known designs of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. Completed in 1889, the building is located on South Michigan Avenue, at the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. It was designated a Chicago … Continue reading

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Day 327: The Clock

The clock on top of the Wrigley building, done in HDR.  This building is so full of details that are really called out more when done in HDR vs. the standard digital photo.  Either way this building is absolutely beautiful, … Continue reading

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Day 320: Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier

The ferris wheel at Navy Pier.  With this done in HDR, the clouds really stand out.

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Day 316: Scoreboard

The historic Wrigley Field scoreboard.

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Day 310: Colorful Fountain

This photo of Buckingham Fountain that was done in HDR shows colors so much richer, much more texture and depth to the photo. Even the buildings look more magnificent when done in HDR. Check out the difference to a standard … Continue reading

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Day 302: Cook County Hospital

Once the country’s largest hospital, Old Cook County, an impressive 1912 Beaux-Arts structure, became familiar to millions of Americans as the setting for numerous films and TV programs including “The Fugitive” and “ER”. The facility was long the primary source of health … Continue reading

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Day 301: Graceland Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery, on Chicago’s north side, came about thanks to the closure of the old Chicago City Cemetery around 1870. This earlier burial ground was removed after fears of epidemics and water contamination convinced city leaders that it should be … Continue reading

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Day 299: The Congress Plaza Hotel

Once owned by Al Capone, who lived in suite 800, the Congress Plaza Hotel has an eerie reputation for being haunted . The first annual Chicago Ghost Conference was held at this haunted hotel at the end of October, 2007. … Continue reading

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Day 297: Eastland Disaster

              On the morning of July 24, 1915, Chicago’s greatest tragedy occurred on the Chicago River between Clark and LaSalle Streets.  The Western Electric Company of Hawthorne had chartered 5 boats to depart of a … Continue reading

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Day 295: Biograph Theater

This historic 1914 brick building, designed by architect Samuel N. Cowen, originally was known as The Biograph Theater, and was one of at least four movie theaters which opened in Chicago during 1910-1914. It had a large stage and auditorium, … Continue reading

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