The Time Chicago Had To Be Raised Fourteen Feet

Today in 1837 an act to incorporate the city of Chicago passed. A decade or two later, thousands of workers helped raise many of its buildings up 14 feet to make way for a badly needed wastewater and stormwater system.

By |2022-03-04T06:26:49-05:00March 4, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Thomas Jefferson is Waiting for a Bus: Jefferson Park Transit Center, Chicago

You just never know who you'll run into on Chicago's L trains, do you?

By |2013-01-13T12:02:17-05:00January 13, 2013|Categories: Dead Presidents, Places, Travel|Tags: , , |

George Washington, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: The Heald Square Monument, Chicago

Attention Jeff Tweedy of Wilco: George Washington is an American aquarium drinker, and he is trying to break your heart.

By |2013-01-05T15:10:37-05:00January 5, 2013|Categories: Dead Presidents, Places, Travel|Tags: , , |
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