Category Archives: Historic Landmarks

Day 137: Pui Tak Center

The Pui Tak Center (Pui tak means to cultivate and enhance virtues),  is located in Chinatown’s only historical landmark. It was designated a landmark by the commission on Chicago Landmarks on December 1, 1993. Constructed from 1926 to 1928, the … Continue reading

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Day 131: 360 N Michigan Ave.

The building located at 360 N Michigan Ave has been named many things over the years: originally the Stone Container Building and then the London Guarantee Building, but as of 2001 it was renamed the Crain Communications Building. It is a historic building located … Continue reading

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Day 120: Chicago Rising From the Lake

Chicago Rising from the Lake The sculpture, commissioned in 1954 by the City of Chicago and weighing over 3 tons, was originally installed on the facade of Chicago Parking Facility No. 1 at 11 W. Wacker Drive, and remained there … Continue reading

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Day 114: Powerhouse Building

Here is a photo of the Powerhouse Building located on the corner of Lake and Clinton.  The building is a Beaux Arts-style building. It is listed in National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a landmark building by the … Continue reading

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Day 106: Harrison Street Bridge

This is one of the newest of Chicago’s bascule bridges, with a 1960 construction date.  It continues to use the the combination deck-pony truss design that had been in use in Chicago since 1922. The bridge’s truss details are nearly identical … Continue reading

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Day 104: Old Chicago Main Post Office

Built in 1921, the Old Chicago Main Post Office is a nine-story-tall building in Chicago designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. The official address of the Old Post office is 433 W. Van Buren, Chicago, IL.  The original structure … Continue reading

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Day 101: The Dearborn Station

The Dearborn Station, originally completed in 1885, with its 12 story Romanesque clock tower sets off the southern view of Dearborn Street and Polk can be seen from many blocks away. Its walls, hand made of red pressed brick and … Continue reading

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Day 100: 100 Years Of Service

As this is my 100th post of the year, I wanted to post a picture of a firehouse that has served over 100 years of service.  Engine Company 98 Firehouse was designed by architect C.F. Hermann and was built in … Continue reading

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Day 95: Firehouse on Illinois

If you guessed the Firehouse located at 228 Illinois in River North, you were right. This is 228 W. Illinois Avenue and Franklin Street. The firehouse was built in 1887, and was initially the home of Engine 42- Squad 1- … Continue reading

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Day 94: Can You Guess??

Here are a few photos of a wonderful and historic building in Chicago. Can you guess what building it is? Or where it is located at?? Stay tuned…answer tomorrow.

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