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Title Unexpected Chicagoland / Camilo José Vergara and Timothy J. Samuelson.
Author Vergara, Camilo José.
Publication New York : New Press, [2001]
Copyright date ©2001
Description xxii, 164 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Call # 779.99773 V
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 163).
Contents Nineteenth-Century Survivors -- Raber House, 1874, now the Fishbowl House, stranded on the South Side of Chicago 1 -- Muddy Waters House, South Side, Chicago, 1889 2 -- Neo-Gothic entrance, a fragment of a Louis Sullivan building from 1891 4 -- Neo-Gothic monument with a bronze statue of the youthful Christopher Columbus cast in Rome, South Chicago, 1892 5 -- Jim's Original on Maxwell Street, Chicago, "World Famous Since 1939" 6 -- Turrets commanding the corner 7 -- Distinctive Popular Housing -- Samuel Eberly Gross, the high priest of home ownership, Chicago 24 -- Marktown, East Chicago, Indiana, founded in 1917, Howard van Doren Shaw, architect 27 -- George Pullman's Dream in Ruins, Pullman, Chicago -- "A spectacular ruin," Pullman's main building and clock tower, Solon S. Beman, architect, 1880 28 -- Pullman Trust and Savings Bank, by Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1924. Now True Vine Holiness M.B. Church 32 -- Terra-cotta horse head decorating a former beer distributing warehouse in Pullman 35 -- Hammond's Second Coming: "Not Quite What City Hall Had in Mind" -- "The world's largest Sunday school," State Street, Hammond, Indiana 36 -- Former Werth's appliance center, now part of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana 38 -- Chicagoland's Rust Belt: Bridges and Boats -- Golden rust: Vertical lift bridge over the Calumet River by 96th Street, South Chicago 42 -- J.B. Ford, "the boat that never leaves the dock," Calumet Harbor by 130th Street, ca. 1904 44 -- Bohemian National Cemetery -- Columbarium niches, Bohemian National Cemetery, 1919: Ordinary life as Paradise 47 -- Art Moderne -- Art Moderne office building on Lake Street, Abel Faidy and Julius Floto, architects, West Side, Chicago, 1938 54 -- Lithuanian Art Deco -- Office building, Lithuanian National Cemetery, Justice, Illinois, 1937 57 -- Preserving traces of Lithuania: Traditional wayside crosses in New World guises 58 -- Monument to Darius and Girenas, Lithuanian heroes, designed by Raoul Josset, Marquette Park, Chicago, 1935 60 -- 1950s: "It Broke the Old Rules" 63 -- Motels by the "Lost Highway" -- Avenue Motel (demolished in 2000), downtown, Chicago 64 -- Seville Motel, The Modern Motel for the Modern Family, Stony Island Avenue, Chicago 65 -- Commercial Buildings and Extinguished Neon Signs -- Pride Cleaners, a structural tour de force, Gerald A. Siegwart, architect, 1959, 79th Street, Chicago 67 -- A former Carroll Hamburgers, "a franchise that didn't make it," Gary, Indiana 69 -- An American windmill, Benton Harbor, Michigan, late 1950s 72 -- End of the Neon Age 73 -- Hardheaded Practicality: "You Have a Need, You Get to the Point" -- "Mexican Food," Chicago Avenue, Chicago 81 -- "Chicago's Pinocchio," Apollo 2000 sign, Cermak Road, Chicago 82 -- Cherub with industrial light fixture mounted in its belly, apartment building, West Side, Chicago 83 -- Terra-cotta -- "Chinatown City Hall," On Leong Chinese Merchants Association Building, Chicago, 1927 85 -- Egyptian Lacquer Works, West Side, Chicago, 1926 86 -- Uptown Broadway Building, Chicago, 1927 88 -- Former Laramie State Bank, remodeled by Meyer and Cook, architects, Chicago Avenue, Chicago, 1928 90 -- Sullivanesque decorations on the facade of New Life M.B. Church, Roseland, Chicago 92 -- Wright on the Ropes: "Why Shouldn't Frank Lloyd Wright Be Abandoned? Everyone Else Is." -- Waller Apartments, West Side, Chicago, 1895 95 -- Wynant House, a Frank Lloyd Wright American System Built House, Gary, Indiana, 1916 96 -- Snowflake Crystal Motel in St. Joseph, Michigan; renamed Villager Lodge, 1959 98 -- Modernism and Postmodernism -- Modernism among the junk piles: "Cornell Store and Flats," Walter Burley Griffin, architect, Grand Crossing, Chicago, 1908 101 -- Bruce Goff's Myron Bachman House, remodeled in 1948, North Side, Chicago 103 -- A postmodern relic: Stanley Tigerman's Pensacola Place, North Side, Chicago, g 1981 104 -- "That Is Where Poor People Went": CHA Family High-Rises 107 -- "Da Bone Yard!!!" 3615 South Federal Street, Stateway Gardens (1959), 2000 110 -- Unto dust: Lake Park Houses, South Side, Chicago 114 -- Robert Taylor Homes, Chicago: "It was fun while it lasted, now it is time to move on. Power to the People!" 116 -- Churches -- Pilgrim Baptist Church, South Chicago, ca. 1890 121 -- "A Monument to Robbins," Growing in Grace Ministry Church of God, Robbins, Illinois, 2000 122 -- Two former synagogues, Lawndale, Chicago 124 -- Truth, purity, and beauty: Christ Temple Mission Church, Gary, Indiana 126 -- Billboards -- Street furnishings of segregation: Public service billboards 129 -- Signs from the Heart -- Assorted signs: "A desire for a world of innocence" 135 -- White couch fantasy, advertisement for Seaway Furniture, South Side, Chicago, 1999 138 -- Queen Bee Exquisite Hi-Tech Beauty Salon, 47th Street, Chicago, 2000 140 -- Fading whale, River Slim Live Fish, West Side, Chicago 143 -- "I wish Mom and Dad would take me to Sunday School," Gary, Indiana, 1985 148.
Subject Historic buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago Region -- Pictorial works.
Historic buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago Region.
Abandoned houses -- Illinois -- Chicago Region -- Pictorial works.
Abandoned houses -- Illinois -- Chicago Region.
Chicago Region (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Chicago Region (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture, Industrial -- Illinois -- Chicago Region -- Pictorial works.
Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago Region -- Pictorial works.
Addl. Author Samuelson, Tim.
ISBN 1565847016 (hc.)
9781565847019 (hc.)

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