Saturday, December 11, 2010

Trip 83: Rainy Saturday Morning Cut Short by Traffic

Date: December 11, 2010
Trip: 83
Landmarks Visited: 2
Landmarks To-Date: 218
Landmarks Remaining: 135

I set out this morning to see six landmarks mostly on West Washington Boulevard. But an unexpected traffic jam caused me to give up after just two. It was kind of an ugly morning with cold rain so I wasn't too disappointed.

1. Lake-Franklin Group.

This is the oldest surviving building in the Loop. It's also a good example of post-fire architecture, including an iron facade and arched windows. It's also difficult to photograph because it's immediately adjacent to the L.

2. Groesbeck House

This house is famous both because it is one of the few buildings to survive the fire, and because Mary Todd Lincoln once lived here. It is still a residential building.

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