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Born in Illinois February IX MDCCCMDXXVI [February 9, 1826]. Died in Washington Dec XXVI MDCCCLXXXVI [Dec. 26, 1886] while senator of the United States from Illinois . Erected by the State of Illinois, in honor of General John A Logan
George Pullman established his reputation in Chicago in 1859 by inventing a way to raise buildings to the new street level required for installation of a sewer system. In 1863, he began converting railroad passenger cars into luxury sleeping v…
Social Philosopher Jane Addams envisioned a peaceful world community based on cooperation, mutual understanding, and acceptance of differences. Pragmatist She advocated the participation of all citizens n the creation of a just and democratic soci…
These carved granite fragments are from the Illinois Central Station which stood at the southwest edge of Grant Park for more than 75 years. Bradford Lee Gilbert, a prolific architect of American railroad buildings, designed the massive Romanesque…
This property has been placed on the the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior St. Patrick's Churchconstructed during the period 1852 to 1856 St. Patrick's is the oldest church building in Chicago a…
On this site, Sept. 23, 1846, the Sisters of Mercy who provided Chicago with its first hospital, began their charitable, educational and civic services to this city
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior Built 1906
Hotel Somerset Built 1889 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
Paul Muni, "the man with a thousand faces," was one of Hollywood's finest character actors. Yet he performed in more than 300 Yiddish-speaking roles before uttering a single word in English on Broadway. Born Muni Weisenfreund, the son…
This outstanding Art Deco-style skyscraper helps define one of the city's finest urban spaces. Its prominence is further heightened by the jog in Michigan Avenue, where it crosses the Chicago River. The base of the building is sheathed in polished…
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