Living Landmarks of Chicago goes beyond the what, when, and where to tell the how and why of fifty Chicago landmarks. More than a book about architecture, these are stories of the people who made Chicago and many of its most popular tourist attractions what they are today. From the parlor used as a meat locker to the fight over the Field Museum, history comes to life in these tantalizing tales. Each chapter is a vignette that introduces the landmark and brings it to life, and the book is organized chronologically to illustrate the development of the city's distinct personality.
These fifty landmarks weave an interconnected tale of Chicago between 1836 and 1932 (and beyond).
"What you learn in this book is not so much where the landmarks are or how they were made (you will learn those things) as much as why they matter, why their grandeur persists. Every chapter's story is supported by a journalist's tenacious research to find not merely the first brick in a building, but to track down the very moment the ghost of its form was born." Award-winning author Bull Garlington
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