This Used to Be Chicago

This Used to Be Chicago

by Joni Blackman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681060910
Publisher: Reedy Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Series: This Used to Be
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 424,701
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joni Hirsch Blackman has been a wire service writer, newspaper reporter, copy editor, magazine stringer, newspaper and magazine columnist. She has written three books ... and was the editor of her high school yearbook. When not writing, she shows off the breathtaking Chicago River to tourists as a volunteer for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The third generation of her family to be born in a Chicago hospital, Joni grew up exploring the bustling city by walking as fast as she could to keep pace with her grandmother. Those memorable outings inspired her to research the stories behind the buildings that make up the city she was born to love.

Table of Contents

Dedication vi

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

1 Restoration of More Than Hardware 2

2 Centuries of Commerce 4

3 Chicken Soup, Then Basil 6

4 Instituting a Legacy 8

5 Former White House Occupants' Chicago Home 10

6 Dillinger Was (Literally) Shot Here 12

7 One of The Seven 14

8 History Cuts Both Ways-Romantic and Medical 16

9 Three-Point Powerhouse-Cable Car, Basketball, Pizza 18

10 Bubbly Battery Building 20

11 "The People's Palace" 22

12 Holy Post Office, Batman! 24

13 Building Now Sports Hotel Rooms 26

14 Read All About It 28

15 King Arthur Danced Here 30

18 Art Deco Architecture and Autos 32

17 A Lot of Bones about the Park 34

18 Operas Clothes Hung Here 36

19 School of Talk … and Talkies 38

20 Burnham's Last Bank 40

21 Murderers, Bootleggers, Gamblers, and Anarchists 42

22 Wish You Were Here! 44

23 Thriving, Even Without Roof and Train Shed 46

24 Freezer with Water out the Door 48

25 A Snapshot in Time 50

26 Brick and Mortarboards 52

27 Hollywood's Chicago Location 54

28 Great Chicago Firehouse 56

29 Heavenly Circus Training 58

30 A Pair of Shoe Factories 60

31 Flop-Flip: Hotel to Office 62

32 Read About Goldblatt's Here 64

33 Go West, Young Talk Show Host 66

34 Cultural Folks Love Books and Music 68

35 Money, Drugs, and Booze 70

36 On Top of A Railroad, All Covered in Green 72

37 Hello Down There! 74

38 For Women, Athletic and Catholic 76

39 Stellar Cellar 78

40 You Need a Loft 80

41 Rooftops and Bridges 82

42 A Theatre by Any Bank Name Is Just as Majestic 84

43 Don't Call It Macy's … or even Field s 86

44 Olympic Triangle 88

45 Dirigible Docking Dome? 90

46 Wedding Registries Can Be Such a Circus 92

47 Fly 'n' Park 94

48 Mail Order by the River 96

49 Sports Department: Every Floor! 98

50 Motel Tell All 100

51 Does It Still Have That New Car Smell? 102

52 World's Longest Pier 106

53 Yacht Clubbers' Ice-Breaker 108

54 Skyscraper Daddy's Legacy 110

55 At the Six Corners of Yesterday and Today 112

56 Don't Blame, the Cow 114

57 From Old-School Skyscraper to New College Dorm 116

58 Virgin Furs 118

59 Hidden Loop Staple Once Housed a Stable 138

60 Cleanliness, then Dirtiness 140

81 Police Playhouse 142

62 When Words Needed Paper 144

63 Terminal (with a Target) on the Slip 146

64 Warehouse with Railway and River! 148

65 Living, Dying, and Investing on Erie 150

86 "Building B. Goode" 152

67 Throw Eggs at Traffic Court 156

88 Sleep in the First Skyscraper to Rely on Metal and Glass 158

69 Louis Sullivan's Bullseye 160

70 When You're Out of Schlitz Tied-Houses … You're Out of Beer 162

71 Deja Booze 166

72 The First Sears Tower 168

73 From Largest Retail Store to Enlarging Minds 170

74 Gold in That (Former) Factory 172

75 Mending Civil War Vets 174

76 White (House) Wedding 176

77 Vaudeville and Movies Before Oprah 178

78 The Bank of Art 180

79 Screwdrivers and All That Jazz 182

80 Musical Building, Melodic Street 184

81 Fashioned after a New York Men's Store 186

82 Deep Dive on Deep Dish 188

83 Unique Arts (& Crafts) 190

84 Sharp Condos 192

85 Walt Disney's First "World" 194

86 Built for Water, Great Fire Didn't Harm It 196

87 Home of the 2016 World Series Champs 198

88 A Square Meal 200

89 Waxing Nostalgic About Springs and Beer 202

90 Turned Around Literally, Then Figuratively 204

Index 206

Photo Index 216

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