Archives For November 2011

Dear Chicago

Lindsey Howald Patton —  November 26, 2011 — Leave a comment

This city—with all its liveliness and contradictions—has had its share of literary immortalization.

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Here are some behind-the-scenes snapshots of the decorating team putting up our holiday adornments.

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Think of McCormickville as the Evanston of the late 19th century. While George Pullman and Marshall Field built their mansions on a stretch of Prairie Avenue to the south, the Nickersons and a handful of other Chicago elite—Cyrus McCormick among them—built northwards.

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What many people discover when they come to the Driehaus Museum is that Louis Comfort Tiffany and his associated firms designed a great deal more than just lamps.

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