Category Archives: Historic Landmarks

Day 229: Navy Pier Headhouse

The two major buildings on the Navy Pier are the Headhouse and Auditorium – both were designed by the architect Charles Summer Frost and constructed in 1916. The most western building, a brick and terra cotta building with two prominent towers … Continue reading

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Day 227: Through the Falls

The lights of the city shine through the water falling at Centennial Fountain.

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Day 218: Chicago Harbor Lighthouse

The Chicago Harbor Lighthouse at sunset.

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Day 216: Gondolas

Take a 7-minute ride on Navy Pier’s most visible attraction, the 150 foot-high Ferris wheel. Modeled after the very first Ferris wheel, which was built for Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, the Navy Pier Ferris wheel provides unparalleled views of the Chicago … Continue reading

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Day 204: Rivets

The rivets on the Harrison Street Bridge. The light reflects off the bridge as the sun sets in the west.  The contrasting black and white photo really shows the details along the bridge. Click here for the previous blog post … Continue reading

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Day 193: Lighthouse around the Corner

While traveling down the lakefront path behind the Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse peeks into view from around the corner. The Chicago Harbor Lighthouse is the city’s only remaining lighthouse (and one of only two lighthouses in Illinois), but … Continue reading

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Day 178: Benjamin Franklin Monument

American founding father Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was a writer, philosopher,inventor, ambassador, politician and scientist who is best remembered for his famous kite-flying experiment which proved that electricity could be harnessed from lighting. He also made significant contributions to American journalism. … Continue reading

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Day 172: Training House

This is the training house inside the Chicago Fire Academy. The sign on the outside says “Thru these doors pass the best damn firefighters in the country”.

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Day 162: As The Eagle Soars

In Rememberance of Pearl Harbor, this monument was dedicated by The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association of Illinois. It is located in The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  Inscribed with the following: “In Memory of those 2403 Gallant Americans who perished in … Continue reading

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Day 156: Chicago Ave

The John Hancock building taken from Chicago Ave.

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