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.
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.
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 …
How a man stranded on a sandbar created Chicago’s most expensive land.
Located at the north end of Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s Water Tower is a cherished landmark that has stood the tests of both time and fire. For many, it is a symbol of the city’s indomitable spirit and its resurgence. The architect of this singularly recognizable landmark was William W. Boyington. He designed the water tower …
Butch McGuire’s bar in Chicago’s Gold Coast is a piece of Chicago history and is filled with tales of Windy City lore.
Old St. Patrick’s is the oldest public building in Chicago, but it hasn’t been easy to get that title. Three times in its extended history it’s narrowly escaped destruction.