One of many Chicago Park District buildings by Clarence Hatzfeld. Its ornament seems to celebrate Native Americans, but the park’s name is a reminder of the hostile treatment of Indigenous people by white settlers.
Goettsch Partners’ latest riverfront addition. The dramatic base along the river’s edge supports the tower with giant trident-shaped columns to pull the façade back from the river’s edge creating a dramatic river walk.
Remarkable reconstruction of the Pullman Administration Building at the epicenter of the amazing rebirth going on in the historic Pullman neighborhood. New industries and employers like Amazon and Walmart, restored housing and eateries in an area that just a few years ago was a food desert.
Fantastic Byzantine style synagogue with a dramatic domed sanctuary. Home to Chicago’s oldest Jewish congregation previously housed in a Sullivan and Adler masterpiece that became Pilgrim Baptist Church (and tragically burned in 2006).
Few people realize Chicago’s origins as a maritime city. The Maritime Museum in Bridgeport brings that history to life. Cool relics and models. And about as close as you can get to Bubbly Creek with its own important history!
Interested in seeing Chicago through the eyes of another local celebrity? Follow in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on the Obamas in Hyde Park self-guided walking tour, available throughout October on the OHC app.
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