The Hidden Smokestack and the Ghost Post Office
Jan12

The Hidden Smokestack and the Ghost Post Office

There are things in Chicago that you can’t see because they are not there.  And then there are things in Chicago that you can’t see because they’re right in front of you. In the photo above there are two things of note.  First, is the bridgetender’s house, one of two for the Lake Street Bridge across the Chicago River.  It was built in 1916 and is a fine piece of design by E.H. Bennett.  It is also a historic...

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Slice of Life: The McCormick Row Houses
Jan12

Slice of Life: The McCormick Row Houses

If you’re not a college student, you might not spend a lot of time around the intersection of West Fullerton Avenue and North Halsted Street.  But if you do happen to find yourself in the area, it’s worth wandering a block southwest to explore the McCormick Row House Landmark District It’s one of the city’s smaller landmark districts, encompassing about a block-and-a-half of territory on either side of North...

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