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  • Happy Canada Day! … from Chicago…

    In connecting two concepts: July 1 is Canada Day. July 1, 1867 was the day that HRM Queen Victoria signed the British North America Act and officially declared Canada to be a country. Milt Rosenberg is an iconic Chicago radio broadcaster. Over the years, he has regularly interviewed the likes of Henry Kissinger and Margaret […]

  • So your town wants a hotel…

    A question that was asked during my presentation of “Canadian Architects of the Chicago School 1884 – 1935” to the Racquet Club of Chicago was about the iconic Canadian railway hotels, and what role they played in the development of Canadian architecture and society during this time period.  The question was probably brought about by […]

  • The Scottish Motor Club – 2010 Calendar of Events

    There have been some inquiries regarding the Scottish Motor Club’s Calendar of Events this year.  An abbreviated version: Heartland International Tattoo, Sears Center, Hoffman Estates, Illinois Saturday, 10 April, 2010 www.heartlandtattoo.org This event is being in conjunction with members of the British Car Union, Lotus Corps Chicago and the Rolls Royce Owners Club / Lake […]

  • The Oak Park Architecture Photo Party

    Few places anywhere have the sort of architectural tradition found in Oak Park, Illinois. Arguably, Oak Park is the birthplace of the Modern American Residence, and the American Suburb; not to mention architectural figures like Frank Lloyd Wright, George Maher, John van Bergen, William Drummond, Purcell & Elmslie, Tallmadge & Watson….  These days, Oak Park […]

  • The YUL – LAB Project

    One’s world may be defined by available media, and the spread of that media is becoming increasingly larger. The YUL – LAB Project recently met in Chicago to promote itself.  I was invited to attend the closing reception. In the world of product research, introductions and research, a city is usually targeted to be a […]

  • Ya’ use a new computer and look what happens

    I need to apologize over how this font appears when compared to other posts.  I’ve recently started working from a different computer, and this blog software recognizes and displays this font differently.  This entry may even look different from the last entry, or the entry previous to that since this is being written into the […]

  • More Chicago Christmas Trees

    If the Cook County Treasurer’s display of “Christmas Trees Around the World” wasn’t enough, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry likewise has a display of “Christmas Trees Around the World”.  Unlike the Treasurer’s Office which has table top height trees, the Museum’s trees are full height – well, as full height as one could […]

  • The Historically Significant Sofa

    Normally, I’d say “chesterfield”, but in order to make some sense for my American friends… During a meeting this morning at the Cliff Dwellers Club in Chicago, I remembered to bring my camera with.  Finally, I have a photo of the  Historically Significant Sofa: Louis Sullivan Slept Here  Towards the end of his career, Louis Sullivan […]