The photo above is of a 102-year-old former fire station in the western suburb of Maywood, Ill., a leafy but rough-around-the-edges town just west of River Forest--Oak Park's more affluent neighbor--along the bank of the Des Plaines River.It's Maywood's first fire station, located at St.
There are plans to build a 3280-foot skyscraper in Saudi Arabia. It will be the tallest structure in the world, 500 feet higher than anything else.But on this date in 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright announced plans for an even grander Chicago structure.
The head of the preservation group Landmarks Illinois is leaving his post at the end of October.President and Executive Director Jim Peters will move on to consult and teach historic preservation at the University of Illinois at Chicago and other places.Peters joined the group about ten years ago af
Like any great city, Chicago is always changing. Familiar landmarks are destroyed. Lost Chicago, by David Lowe, is the classic book on our vanished local heritage.But what about those well-remembered Chicago oddities that never made the guidebooks, even when they were around?
Watch out Willis Tower--there may be a new contender for Chicago’s tallest building. British developer Bill Davies has revealed plans to build a 2,00-foot skyscraper at the site of Chicago’s old post office.
Each Thursday on Global Activism, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.Katherine Darnstadt is the co-founder of the Chicago chapter of Architecture for Humanity.
Historian David Garrard Lowe first fell in love with Chicago as a small child, during summers he spent with his father’s extended family. Left to his own devices he explored and fell in love with the city’s architecture and businesses.
Chicago ex-pat Michael DeLaRosa, who grew up on the Northwest Side in the 1970s, emailed me a puzzler last week.Michael went to the site Historic Aerials to browse 70 years worth of aerial photographs of his old neighborhood located on the edge of the LaBagh Woods' Irene C.