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Chicago’s Forgotten Fountains
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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
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Upcoming Events

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July 9: Hyde Park Walking Tour

July 16: Gage Park Walking Tour

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July 19: Canaryville Library Presentation (please RSVP to library branch)

New history book co-authored by two FC editors:

Images of America: Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village


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