- Early skyscrapers and other 19th-century architecture
- Important events like the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the World’s Fairs of 1893 and 1933-1934
- Historic photos and perspectives on Chicago
Latest Updates on Historic Chicago
CAF’s Jen Masengarb partnered with WBEZ’s Curious City to research this story in response to a question submitted by a curious citizen. Listen to the broadcast.
The unorthodox, octagonal home, was part of Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition, which took place on Northerly Island in Lake Michigan from 1933-1934, one of more than a dozen designs in the Homes of Tomorrow exhibition.
The Wells-Wentworth Connector was originally proposed by architect Daniel Burnham in his 1909 Plan of Chicago, and the Chicago River was rerouted to make way for the road. It took the Great Depression to halt progress on its creation.
The changing face of Chicago architecture—in structures old, new and yet to be—will always be newsworthy. Here, we track the buzz and battles, building context around a city’s issues as they unfold.
One Grant Park, Future Tallest Skyscraper South of Willis Tower, Underwayvia DNAinfo
We’re up to a lot around here, and we’d like to start sharing the personal side of CAF.
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Parks & Public Spaces
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.