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Chicago Landmark Monuments and Sites.

It's a common misconception that the "Chicago Landmark' status is designated only to buildings and disctricts in Chicago.

Interestingly some public art, monuments and historical sites that have also been designated as Chicago Landmark. This encourages their preservation and protects against demolition.

The criterion for designating landmark status mentions "work of art" as one...

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Judy Istock Butterfly Haven is a 2,700 square-foot greenhouse at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. On any given day, it houses about 1,000 butterflies from over 40 different species There are also several bird species from the Southern hemisphere. The greenhouse has a self-contained ecosystem with a small fountain and water-pool, flowers, tropical trees.  A walk through the glass atrium of...
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KOKOMO OPALESCENT GLASS: America's Oldest Art Glass Company

Art glass are fascinating! They sparkle and shine in rainbow colors. Art glass domes and windows have decorated the some of most beautiful buildings, churches and cathedrals. While photographing some landmark buildings in Chicago, I learnt that many of the decorative art glass were made in Kokomo, Indiana. Like the impressive ceiling at the Auditorium...

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