March 11, 2008
Jane Addams, John T. McCutcheon and Chicago Tours
Two new research link sets have been added to the sidebar: Jane Addams and John T. McCutcheon. Lots of sites to explore. The photo to the left comes from Syracuse University. " George Ade ’87 and John T. McCutcheon ’89, both former Presidents of the Indiana Society of Chicago, in their first year together at Purdue University."
The Chicago Neighborhood Tours 2008 schedule has been released by the City of Chicago. There are three sets of tours: Neighborhood Tours, such as Bronzeville, Little Italy, Hyde Park; Special Interest Tours that includes Great Cemeteries in Chicago, The Great Chicago Fire, Greek Chicago, The White City and, my personal favorite, Literary Chicago (includes a tour of my favorite building, The Fine Arts Building. Someone needs to write a history of this glorious structure!); and Public Arts Tours focusing on Chicago's wealth of public art. A brochure providing complete details on each tour can be downloaded. If you live in Chicago, are within driving distance of Chicago or are planning a visit this summer, try to take advantage of one or more of these tours.
Come to think of it, why isn't there a book on the history of The Fine Arts Building? Have I somehow missed it in my journey around the web? Any Chicago writers reading? Any takers? While I'm at it, where are the books on theater architects Rapp & Rapp, Cornelius W. Rapp and George L. Rapp? I can only hope...