Seeking Chicago

Seeking Chicago

The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City--one Building at A Time

Paperback - 2019
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"Chicago is possibly the most important American city for experiencing important architectural masterpieces. There are numerous ways to learn about its architectural heritage, from museums to curated walking and driving tours and even a boat tour. While the basic factual histories of Chicago's landmarks are fairly well known, there are additional layers of history--often with dramatic human interest angles--that don't always get included in the "official" tours. Tom Miller tells the story of Chicago's rich architectural and social history building by building. The stories behind the city's buildings is an impressive architectural history reading and a dramatic sampling of American social history--family feuds, scandals, and mob hits. He excels at uncovering the dramas that have unfolded within the architecture and detailing them to tell an engaging and largely unknown side of Chicago's history"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Universe, 2019.
ISBN: 9780789333872
0789333872
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 21 cm

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Apr 10, 2019

Fascinating book. I especially liked the segment devoted to my grammar school church, Our Lady of Sorrows. I attended the school in the 70's. I look forward to reading his book on NY.

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