The architectural ingenuity produced in Chicago has led many to refer to it as the cradle of modern architecture. However, as tastes evolved, technologies shifted, and appeals for progress rang loud, we lost many pieces of greatness that embodied Chicago’s history and architectural heritage. With Chicago: Lost and Found, we pay tribute to some of our beloved city’s lost structures—some well-known icons, but mostly lesser-known gems—and celebrate a handful of reused buildings. This exhibition features an array of photographs, building brochures, floor-plans, and other unique documents that represent the vast archival collection found at the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.
Please note the exhibition is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Richard Knisely. Store and Flats, 2147 W. Lake Street, demolished 1958. Photograph by Richard Nickel.
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