The 1909 Plan of Chicago proposed ways to improve the city. Students learned about it through the 1911 Wacker’s Manual, which inspired No Small Plans.
These elaborate theaters were spread throughout the city and, along with the movies themselves, offered the movie-goers an escape from their everyday lives.
I walked the Bloomingdale Line in the 1980s, when freight trains were still running up there. Now I give CAF tours of The 606, a remade railroad viaduct that’s not just a hiking and biking trail, but a town center for four old Chicago neighborhoods.
Graceland encompasses a Chicago history lesson, for interred here are the men and women who gave us our great city ... their monuments designed by renowned sculptors and architects of the day.
We’re up to a lot around here, and we’d like to start sharing the personal side of CAF.
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside…