Few American cities are as famous for their architecture as Chicago, Illinois. Best known for skyscrapers and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago features hundreds of historic buildings that document styles, trends, and events. These places offer more than a tour through a century of architectural developments. They also record the history of a city as energetic and varied as its buildings.
Chicago--A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary explores that past and reveals the historic places that are still living parts of the community. The accompanying map, descriptions, and photographs introduce the city's history and architecture through looks at early skyscrapers, stylish homes, and buildings central to the African American community. This tour--usable on-line or while traveling through the city--features 25 properties, all of which are listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, America's official list of places important in our history and worthy of preservation. The itinerary helps explain why Chicago remains at the heart of American history and architecture.
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