How an abandoned building designed by one of Chicago’s preeminent architects found new life.
Dig into Chicago’s past with these in-depth stories of the Windy City.
The Clarke House Museum tells a remarkable story.
The Chicago History Museum showcases the city’s complicated history and is itself a piece of history. Chicago has a lively past, with tragedy, innovation, and a cast of characters that could fill (and have) several novels. The museum began when Chicago didn’t have much history itself. It was founded in 1856 as the Chicago Historical …
If there’s one theater that says Chicago, it is, quite literally, The Chicago Theatre.
Take a step back to yesteryear with these pieces of Chicago’s history.
Start where it all began at Pioneer Court.
Few restaurants or bars are as famous, or as infamous, as Chicago’s Billy Goat Tavern. It’s a tourist destination and a haven for local reporters.
The Chicago Cultural Center is a downtown landmark and one of Chicago’s brightest gems. Known as The People’s Palace, it was the nation’s first free municipal cultural venue, and today its programming in the arts makes it one of the most popular attractions in the city. A Brief History of the Chicago Cultural Center The building was …
Buckingham Fountain, the centerpiece of Grant Park, is one of the most spectacular landmarks in Chicago and one of the largest fountains in the world.
Chicago’s history is full of colorful characters.
Bottle of Champagne : $12
A night in the Everleigh Club: Priceless
The Hilton Chicago overlooks Grant Park in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Located on Michigan Avenue, the grand hotel is one of the city’s largest. In addition to being a favorite among conventioneers, it holds the distinction of hosting every United States President since it opened in 1927 until President Barack Obama. The building that houses …
The Michigan Avenue Bridge was built in 1920 to connect the north and south sides of Chicago with a grand boulevard. The bridge was part of Daniel Burnham’s Plan Of Chicago, an ambitious vision that encouraged modernization of the civic infrastructure. A New Type Of Bridge The Michigan Avenue Bridge is a double-deck trunnion bascule …