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badcarburetor
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Visiting Chicago. Suggestions appreciated

Postby badcarburetor » Sat May 25, 2013 1:31 pm

I'll be spending next weekend in Chicago and will have a car rental. I'm curious about any great MCM neighborhoods to drive through, cool shops or other neat things like Superdawg.

Any advice is greatly welcomed.

Thanks in advance!

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Postby scowsa » Sun May 26, 2013 12:46 pm

Chicago -- home of Mies van der Rohe's IIT Campus
http://www.miessociety.org/

and also my favorite MCM apartment building
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_City

I highly recommend the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
http://www.architecture.org/tours/boat-tours

They have an store on S Michigan Ave with lots of info available on all types of local architecture.

Also, for me the 90 min drive to Racine to see and tour the legendary FLW Johnson Wax building is well worth it.
http://scjohnson.com/en/company/architecture/Wright-Buildings.aspx

I don't know much about MCM homes but a search on Chicago Curbed referenced some neighborhoods
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/07/19/six-keck-keck-midcentury-modern-homes-in-the-chicago-area.php
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Postby badcarburetor » Thu May 30, 2013 10:23 am

Thank you so much for the suggestions, scowsa! I'll research all of this and use it towards having a great and educational time this weekend.


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