Saturday, March 19, 2011

Trip 97: Another Saturday Afternoon Drive

Date: March 19, 2011
Trip: 97
Landmarks Visited: 5
Landmarks To-Date: 270
Landmarks Remaining: 83

I took another Saturday afternoon drive to see a few landmarks.

1. Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse

According to this plaque, this architectural artifact in the park was actually part of an early city hall building in Chicago. It's odd that it ended up in a park that is quite far from downtown.

2. Laramie State Bank Building

I've noticed this building before just driving past. The detailed tile work on the facade (and the color) is unusual for a bank building I think.

3. West Town State Bank Building

This building looks more like a 'typical' bank design.

4. Sears, Roebuck and Company Administration Building
This building is part of a complex that was the headquarters of Sears before the company moved to the Sears (now Willis) Tower in the Loop. (The company has long since left the Loop and is now located in the far northwest suburbs.) The administration building was the company's headquarters and is connected by pedestrian bridges to a couple of other buildings in the complex.
The tower in the photos is all that remains of the 3.3 million square foot merchandise building.

5. Shedd Park Fieldhouse

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