REVIEW Lost Chicago
30th AnniversaryThese dazzling poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of “progress”Here are the grand residences and hotels opulent theaters legendary trains and state of the art office buildings and department stores including the world’s first skys. I first read this book in 1975 and I still have that early edition Filled with great old photographs and a lively and engaging text I think it's a must for anyone interested in Chicago's history It also makes a convincing argument for the preservation of historical landmarks
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Craper Here too are the famous convention halls parks and racetracks of a great American city whose architectural treasures have been and continue to be recklessly suanderedRare photographs and prints many of them published here for the first time document the transformative architectural achievements of such giants as Dankmar Adler Louis Sullivan John Wellburn Root Daniel Burn. I will admit that I did not read all the text Pictures and captions were enough to kick my nostalgia into high gear and mourn for lost architecture 😢
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Ham William Holabird and Frank Lloyd Wright But this remarkable book is much than a portfolio of now vanished buildings; within its pages are evocative sketches of scores of Chicago personalities from the world famous Abraham Lincoln Theodore Dreiser Clarence Darrow Ben Hecht Jane Addams Cyrus McCormick George Pullman and Gustavus Swift to name just a few to the locally notorio.