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Slow! Watch for Politicians
by Jacob Kaplan » 8.4.2015

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Bridgeport’s Chicago & Alton Railroad Bridge
by Patrick McBriarty » 10.23.2014

One of the most unique bridges in Chicago still carries train traffic through the Bridgeport neighborhood. The history of the Chicago & Alton Railroad Bridge is intricately woven into the story of the neighborhood, the growth of the city, and the development of the Illinois & Michigan (I&M) Canal and the railroads as Bridgeport and Chicago became a key junction and national center for trade, transportation, and commerce. Read More »



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The 12th Street Bridge That Never Was
by Patrick McBriarty » 2.5.2014

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Five Years of Forgotten Chicago, Part 2: Research
by Patrick Steffes » 12.6.2012

Since Forgotten Chicago’s modest beginnings as a web site in November 2007, we have prided ourselves on the depth of our extensive research on the Chicago area’s overlooked built (and unbuilt) environment. In addition to writing articles, giving presentations, and conducting tours, Forgotten Chicago recognizes that an enormous amount of little-known yet invaluable information on Chicagoland history and development to date has never been cataloged, digitized, or made easily accessible to researchers (including us). Read More »


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Five Years of Forgotten Chicago, Part 1: Tours
by Staff » 10.23.2012

In October 2012, Forgotten Chicago concluded its fifth season of tours, having shared with over a thousand participants some of the Chicago area’s most overlooked, little known, and remarkable sites, most hiding in plain site, and nearly all unexplored in depth by any other organization. Read More »


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Review of FC175, Our Chicago Birthday Party Held March 31, 2012
by Staff » 4.8.2012

Many thanks to everyone who attended FC175 on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Greenhouse Loft. We hope attendees had as much fun at our event as we had putting it together! If you were unable to attend, we hope you enjoy this summary of the event. Read More »


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Chicago Motor Club Building
by Serhii Chrucky » 5.3.2011

The Chicago Motor Club building was designed and completed within 265 days in 1928 and opened January of the next year. Having been granted National Register status in 1978, the building is widely regarded as one of Chicago’s finest Art Deco style skyscrapers. Read More »


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