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2017 Event and Tour Season
by Staff » 3.9.2017

Building New: 25 Years of the Harold Washington Library Center
by Patrick Steffes » 9.20.2016

That Not-So-Great Street: State Street in Transition
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Chicago’s Glass Block Part I – 1893, Early Glass Block, and Prism Glass
by Joe Sislow » 7.17.2016

Uncovering Forgotten Chicago Through Research and Events
by Patrick Steffes » 11.6.2015

Slow! Watch for Politicians
by Jacob Kaplan » 8.4.2015

Sharply Defined Masses: The Forgotten Work of James F. Eppenstein, Part 3
by Patrick Steffes » 3.20.2015

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

Chicagoland’s Million Vacant Lots, and Other Recent Research Finds
by Patrick Steffes » 5.31.2014

The 12th Street Bridge That Never Was
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Unexpected Glamour: The Forgotten Work of James F. Eppenstein, Part 2
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Upcoming Events

Click here for our 2017 event and tour schedule!

Tickets now on sale for:

April 23: Industrial Might & Architectural Surprises Bus Tour (Sold Out)

May 7: Ogden Avenue Walking Tour (Sold Out)

Free Presentations:

May 10: Clearing Library Presentation

June 6: Albany Park Library Presentation

New history book co-authored by two FC editors:

Images of America: Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village


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