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Old Maxwell Street remembered on film
Jun. 17, 2013
It's been 20 years since the first eviction notices were served on the vendors of old Maxwell Street.
Chase Tower: Seeds for skyscraper were planted 50 years ago
Jun. 11, 2013
There have been times I've walked past downtown's Chase Tower and thought the building to be magnificent. Other days, I'm less impressed.
A last look at shuttered Evergreen Plaza
Jun. 5, 2013
Q&A with Chicago photographer Katherine Hodges who documented a virtually empty Evergreen Plaza shopping center days before its closing last week.
Historic South Side theater for sale
May. 20, 2013
The architecturally-signficant New Regal Theater is on sale for the bargain basement price of $100,000.
A look back at the Harold Washington Library competition
May. 17, 2013
Airing in 1989 and seldom seen since, Lee Bey shares a look a PBS
episode on the Harold Washington Library design competition.
New owner for Wright-designed Unity Temple?
May. 15, 2013
Ownership of Unity Temple, architect Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in Oak Park, could be transferred to an organization separate from church as part of a new plan to raise at least $10 million to restore the landmark building.
Demolition for World's Fair-era building
May. 13, 2013
A building dating back to the 1893 World's Fair is now being demolished by the city.
Two early Sears stores set to close
May. 9, 2013
In a surprise move, Sears stores in the Greater Grand Crossing community and the Chicago Lawn neighborhood are slated for closure, leaving two important buildings at potential risk.
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