If you're in search of beautiful buildings, the biggest bang for your buck is to explore Chicago-area college campuses, which have noteworthy structures within easy walking distance of each other. Geoffrey Baer highlights a few.
Stories by Geoffrey Baer
March 3, 2023 | Geoffrey Baer
October 12, 2022 | Geoffrey Baer
There are more than 150 sites across Chicago and some of its suburbs taking part in Open House Chicago this year, so Geoffrey Baer shares some of his favorites to help you plan your own excursions.
August 25, 2022 | Geoffrey Baer
Geoffrey Baer takes a tour of some lost amusement parks that entertained Chicagoans, including his father, who loved Riverview, and himself—he was fond of the Kiddieland in Skokie. Do you have any fond memories of another park?
May 10, 2022 | Geoffrey Baer
Whereas once Chinatown leaders had to turn to Norwegian architects, now there are noteworthy buildings and sites by Asian architects throughout Chicagoland, from skyscrapers to a library to a synagogue. Geoffrey Baer explores some.
April 26, 2022 | Geoffrey Baer
Geoffrey Baer highlights some Chicago buildings addressing climate change by striving for net-zero energy, incorporating renewal energy sources, repurposing existing buildings, and incorporating agriculture, among other things.
March 30, 2022 | Geoffrey Baer
Architecture remains a male-dominated field, but women architects have made their mark upon Chicago and architectural history. Discover a few of them and their projects, from downtown skyscrapers to transit centers and schools.
January 25, 2022 | Geoffrey Baer
Plenty of American cities have iconic foods associated with them that tourists flock to and natives love (or love to hate). But what about all the other foods that originated in Chicago but are less often found downtown or on lists of must-eat foods?
December 16, 2021 | Geoffrey Baer
Chicago has become a major hub for film and television production in the past decade, but the city has been an important part of the film industry almost since the birth of movies. Here are some of Geoffrey Baer's favorite uses of Chicago in films.
November 29, 2021 | Geoffrey Baer
Discover places around Chicago that contain vestiges of Native American history in the region before the arrival of Europeans and show how contemporary Native Americans continue to shape the city.
October 26, 2021 | Geoffrey Baer
October is Polish Heritage Month, the perfect time to explore Polonia, or Polish Chicago. Geoffrey Baer takes you on a tour of some sites that evoke the community's rich and influential continuing history in Chicago.
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