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Mr. Dan Kelly Urban Etiquette Discussion #843765

I always wonder what the thought process is behind this. Machismo/male privilege? A lack of basic urban etiquette? An inflated sense of one’s size (the dude is big, but, at most, he “needs” two side-by-side seats)? Cultural differences (e.g., “Bah! Women are second-class humans!” or “In Gmöszk, where I am coming from, life is hard […]

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New Steppes of Chicago Post

Parker Berry, Hegewisch, and the Hidden. Share this:

Alas Parker

Princeton Dry Goods store facade (now “Super Wok”) redesigned by Parker N. Berry. Shamefully truncated and neglected.   Share this:

New Pop Bottle Acquired in Milwaukee

I wish I knew someone who cared about this shit. Share this:

A Sullivan, a Wright, and a Maher

Got another Louis Sullivan building under my belt today, along with a couple of other Prairie School beauties Share this:

The House That Richard “Built”

Made an interesting trip today to Richard Nickel’s house. With the thaw I felt an itch to search for interesting buildings. Then I remembered that I had yet to see Nickel’s home—though he never actually lived here, having died not so long after buying it. I think it was on the endangered buildings list, but […]

A Lunchtime Stroll, October 11, 2010

While I have an abiding interest in Chicago’s architecture, it dawned on me that I had yet to enter a number of my favorite buildings. So, I’m undertaking what I’ve decided to call the Lobby Project. I’ll see how far I can get into certain buildings—odds are I won’t make it past the lobby. And […]

A Lunchtime Stroll, September 30, 2010

Walked north on Michigan, stopped in at Jazz Record Mart, then walked much of my original route to work (Montgomery Ward) in 1990. Much has changed, but more than I thought hasn’t. Kept heading north and wandered past Bughouse Square. Searched for the Dil Pickle Club alley but wasn’t sure if I found it. turns […]

A Lunchtime Stroll, September 27, 2010

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