Hutchinson Street District
Homes here were built in the early 1900s and represent some of the best examples of Prairie School architecture in Chicago. Many...
Alta Vista Terrace
Chicago’s first designated historic district is worthy of the honor. Developer Samuel Eberly Gross re-created a block of London row...
Black Ensemble Theater
This well-established group saw its fledgling production of The Jackie Wilson Story attract wide attention and national tours. The...
Everyone from hipsters nursing hangovers to moms nursing babies piles in to family-run Tiztal for brunch. The chorizo scrambles,...
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Graceland Cemetery information
Graceland Cemetery is the final resting place for some of the biggest names in Chicago history, including architects Louis Sullivan and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and retail magnate Marshall Field. Most of the notable tombs lie around the lake, in the northern half of the 121 acres. Pick up a map at the entrance to navigate the swirl of streets.
Many of the memorials relate to the lives of the dead in symbolic and touching ways. National League founder William Hulbert lies under a baseball. Daniel Burnham, who did so much to design Chicago, gets his own island. George Pullman, the railroad car magnate who sparked so much labor unrest, lies under a hidden fortress designed to prevent angry union members from digging him up. Power couple Potter and Bertha Palmer also have a doozy memorial.