Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tracking MidCentury Architecture

I've been keeping tabs of my travels and explorations, and compiled them into a rough map over at Google. Chicago MidCentury Architecture marks notable churches, neighborhoods, and a handful of individual buildings from the 1950s and 1960s.

3 comments:

BWChicago said...

The Mount Prospect YMCA is actually the Lattof YMCA in Des Plaines.

You should consider going up and down Devon and Touhy. I believe these have the largest concentrations of midcentury in the area.

Also a great resource for the North and Northwest suburbs has emerged at http://www.landmarksil.org/recentpastsurvey.htm

Robert Powers said...

I actually travel Touhy all the time -- it's like a secret back door from Rogers Park to O'hare -- and haven't found all that much, certainly nothing to compare with Harlem Ave.

Devon's a little more interesting, but most of what I've found is on its cross-streets like Lincoln.

And.. holy crap, thanks for the link! Awesome!!

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I';m looking to visit the city soon so your map will be a great piece to have with me to help me find the sights you've posted on. Great idea