By Christina Henry de Tessan
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Extra info for City Walks: Chicago: 50 Adventures On Foot
Chicago Bagel Authority (7; #953), a family-owned sandwich shop, makes 65 varieties of delicious steamed bagels. Art Effect (8; #934) carries unique gifts and clothing, and All She Wrote (9; #825) is one of those beautiful paper shops that makes you wish you wrote letters more often. After this feast for the eyes, turn left at N. Halsted Street to continue your shopping spree. Scattered among the usual suspects—Gap, Shabby Chic, Nine West—are enough unexpected discoveries to make for a thoroughly enjoyable finale.
Dearborn Street to reach Marc Chagall’s vibrant and colorful The Four Seasons (5), a 70-foot mosaic. Continue south on Dearborn to the Federal Center Plaza (corner of S. Dearborn Street and W. Quincy Street), where Alexander Calder’s Flamingo (6) stabile stands boldly and curvaceously against a backdrop of linear steel-and-glass buildings. Turn right on W. Jackson Boulevard, right on LaSalle, and then left on W. Madison Street to reach Louise Nevelson’s Dawn Shadows (7). Apparently, she was inspired by the nearby El.
Immigrants came from around the world to work in the mills and stockyards, contributing to the city’s tremendous diversity. The Great Fire struck on October 8, 1871, blazing across some 2,100 acres and leaving much of the city in ruins. But the opportunity to rebuild drew architects from far and wide, and the city rose again—higher, bigger, and more impressive than ever. In 1893, Chicago celebrated its recovery by hosting the Columbian World Exposition. The fair served as a “coming out” party for the city.
City Walks: Chicago: 50 Adventures On Foot by Christina Henry de Tessan