Chicago's Monuments, Markers and Memorials

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Chicago is a city that is filled with history. In nearly every neighborhood monuments, markers, and memorials have been erected to commemorate this history. It is safe to say that Chicago has one of the richest collections of such commemorations to be found anywhere in the world. While many of these works were completed by local or virtually unknown artists, others were created by world renowned artists, architects, and sculptors, including Pablo Picasso, Lorado Taft, Louis Sullivan, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Whether they commemorate events like the Haymarket Riot, captains of industry like Marshall Field, sports heroes like Michael Jordan, or famous politicians like early Chicago mayor John Wentworth, each of Chicago's monuments, markers, and memorials has an interesting story to tell.
ISBN: 9780738520025
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors John Graf and Steve Skorpad have gathered photographs from many sources to help these monuments and memorials tell their story, providing Chicagoans with a tour of their city's history and the people, places, and events it has chosen to permanently memorialize. John Graf is also the author of Chicago's Parks: A Photographic History, also from Arcadia Publishing.
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