Southbridge Finally Bridging South State Street
Jan10

Southbridge Finally Bridging South State Street

If your regular dog walking route takes you past the Hilliard Towers Apartments because you can’t help but admire some curvalicious 1960’s-era concrete, you might stretch Rover’s legs a little further. Down to 23rd Street, where McCaffery Interests and The Community Builders are putting up Southbridge on the site where the Harold Ickes Homes used to stand. Southbridge under construction in January, 2021 (Courtesy of...

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South Loop’s Historic Rapid Roller Company Building to Start Turning Again
Dec20

South Loop’s Historic Rapid Roller Company Building to Start Turning Again

The history of Chicago is written in the buildings of the South Loop. From Motor Row to Chess Records to the former Ebony Jet Building, the commercial buildings south of Madison Street show a city filling the needs and desires of both its citizens and the world.   One of those things that were much more in demand in the olden days were printing presses, and the rollers that made them work. So much so that the Rapid Roller Company...

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