Republic Steel was one of the last major steel firms to use low-phosphorus Adirondack magnetites, operating the Chateaugay Ore & Iron Company in Lyon Mountain, New York from 1939 to 1967. The Chateaugay mine was [...]
Founded in 1904 by Emil J. Brach, he invested his life savings, $1,000, in a storefront candy store. He named it "Brach's Palace of Sweets" and it was located at the corner of North Avenue [...]
Residential proximity to industrial activity has a negative impact on mental health and that this impact is both direct and mediated by individual perceptions of neighborhood disorder and feelings of personal powerlessness
On Monday March 9, 2015, demolition began on the former Eastman Kodak Company plant at 1712 S. Prairie Avenue, in preparation for construction of a new townhouse development. Eastman Kodak came to the Prairie Avenue [...]
Originally built in 1907, Ravenswood Hospital had been a pillar of the north side Chicago community for many years.
The Lake Shore power plant became a symbol of prosperity and power in the early 1900s. It was a piece of Cleveland's pride. It did its job and has now reached the end of its [...]
The source of the South Branch Chicago River is the confluence of the North Branch and Main stem at Wolf Point. From here the river flows south passing the Lake Street, Randolph Street, Washington Street, [...]
Lincoln Park is one of the wealthiest and most expensive communities in which to live. It has a lot of buildings typical of the Victorian-era structures. Lincoln Park Side Streets - A Brief Architectural Walk. [...]
Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals are like prisons, not proper hospitals and psychiatrists who subject others to coercion function as judges and jailers.
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty, diplomats and community leaders. It is [...]