Sunday, September 27, 2020

Reliance Building

Early skyscraper, constructed in 1890-1895. It was the first highrise whose glass area takes most of its surface. The building is 61 m high...

Little Grand Canyon in Shawnee National Forest

A system of small canyons which has been cut in the sandstone by perennial streams. Here are several perennial waterfalls. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.68698 N 89.39713...

Coronado Theatre

A beautiful, very ornate theatre which was built in 1927 and designed by Frederic J. Klein. This unusually splendid building is a pride of...

Field Museum of Natural History

One of the world's largest natural history museums. It was established in 1893 and has a permanent collection of more than 24 million specimens....

Rookery Building

One of the oldest early high-rise buildings, an office building which was constructed in 1888. This ornate building has numerous technological innovations, has 12...

Kincaid Mounds

Remnants of a large city which was created and inhabited by the people of Mississippian culture which flourished around 1050 - 1400 AD. Here...

Starved Rock

Prominent cliff at Illinois River which rises some 30 m tall. Around the Starved Rock, in the small side valleys of Illinois River have...

Chicago Building

One of the best examples of Chicago School in architecture - an early skyscraper. This office building was constructed in 1905. It is 49.5...

Unity Temple in Oak Park

This church is considered to be the first modern building in the world, with immense influence on the development of architecture in the 20th...

St John Cantius Church

The history of Chicago is also a history of the great immigration of diverse European nations to America. One of these nations - Polish...