Category Archives: Historic Landmarks

Day 294: Jane Addams Hull House

Hull House was constructed by Charles J. Hull at Halsted and Polk Streets in 1856 at a time when this was one of the most fashionable sections of the city. After the Chicago Fire of 1871, the “better classes” moved … Continue reading

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Day 293: Congress Theater

As Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, I thought this year I would head out around Chicago and capture some shots of some of the most haunted (or supposedly haunted) places in the city. To start, … Continue reading

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Day 292: Marble Staircase

The curvy marble staircase at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Day 290: Falling Water

The falling water of the Centennial Fountain.

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Day 285: Closer Look

A closer look at the details on the Wrigley Building.  

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Day 284: Chicago Cultural Center Dome

On the north side of the Chicago Cultural Center architecture is Greek-inspired with strong angular structures and military-influenced decorations. From the curving marble staircase an outdoor garden and sculpture can be viewed. At the top of the stairway is the 45-foot … Continue reading

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Day 278: Details

The Wrigley Building is full of details. They just don’t make buildings like they used to anymore. Adorned with one of the most spectacular detailing of terra cotta in the world at the time of its completion, the building is a … Continue reading

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Day 273: Walkway

Considered the “Jewel” of the city, the gleaming white Wrigley Building is one of America’s most famous office towers. Located on Michigan Avenue on the north bank of the Chicago River, at the southern-most point of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the … Continue reading

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Day 243:Chess Pavilion

Constructed in 1957, Lincoln Park’s open air Chess Pavilionis both an architectural and sculptural work of art. As North Avenue Beach had been a popular summer gathering place for chess players since the 1930s, it was an obvious choice for the location of the … Continue reading

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Day 242: Rainbow in the Fountain

Buckingham Fountain, officially known as the ‘Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain’ is one of Chicago’s most popular landmarks. The fountain is located in Grant Park at the center of a formally laid out garden. The design of the fountain is based on … Continue reading

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