Tuesday Trivia: Baggage edition

Q: The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago is credited with bringing what French luxury brand to America? A: Louis Vuitton. It was at the 1893 Columbian Exposition that George Vuitton met John Wanamaker.  Shortly thereafter, Wanamaker’s department store in New York became the first store in America to carry Louis Vuitton merchandise. Bonus trivia: The first Louis Vuitton store in Chicago opened at Water...

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Tuesday Trivia: The Civic Opera Building

Q: Which Chicago showplace was shuttered because the Civic Opera Building took away all the best shows? A: The Auditorium Building on Michigan Avenue

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Tuesday Trivia: The John Hancock Center

Q: What famous Hong Kong skyscraper was inspired by the design of Chicago’s John Hancock Center. A: The Bank of China Hongkong tower.

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Tuesday Trivia: The John Hancock Center

Q: What famous Hong Kong skyscraper was inspired by the design of Chicago’s John Hancock Center. A: The Bank of China Hongkong...

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Tuesday Trivia: The Merchandise Mart

True of False?  The Merchandise Mart has its own ZIP code. False.  Though many tour guides will tell you that it does, they are incorrect.  In 2008 the Merchandise Mart was forced to share its ZIP code with the surrounding neighborhood all the way up to Chicago Avenue.

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