The South Loop Historical Society

The South Loop Historical Society The South Loop Historical Society is a non-profit virtual history museum
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The South Loop Historical Society
02/17/2015
The South Loop Historical Society

The South Loop Historical Society

The Monadnock Building

A great photo of the Monadnock Building from The Man on Five Tumblr.

02/10/2015

John Jacob Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue (1887-Present)

John Jacob Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue (1887-Present)
The sturdy, Romanesque Glessner house was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson as a winter residence for farm...

02/03/2015

Standard Oil of Indiana Headquarters, 910 S. Michigan Ave. (1911-Present)
“Standard Oil of Indiana Headquarters, 910 S. Michigan Ave. (1911-Present)
The Chicago-based Karpen Brothers Furniture Company was the largest upholstered furniture company in...

01/28/2015

First African-American Catholic Priest
“Father Augustus Tolton (April 1, 1854-July 9, 1897) John Augustine Tolton was born a slave in Brush Creek, Missouri on April 1, 1854. His mother, left alone with John and his two siblings after his father...

Jesse Diaz of Dark Matter Coffee to Speak at East-West April 16
04/02/2014
Jesse Diaz of Dark Matter Coffee to Speak at East-West April 16

Jesse Diaz of Dark Matter Coffee to Speak at East-West April 16

“Chicago Coffee Entrepreneur to Speak at East-West”

“Jessie Diaz Discusses Direct Trade vs. Fair Trade, Coffee Industry Politics and Entrepreneurialism as part of the East-West Perspectives lecture series. ”

Chicago’s oldest existing train station
03/21/2014
Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk St. (1885-Present)

Chicago’s oldest existing train station

Chicago's oldest existing train station was designed by architect Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz in 1885. The original clock tower was a Flemish design that stood at the south end of Dearborn Street until a 1...

Former YMCA Hotel, read about the history on our WordPress or tumblr :)  #chicagosouthloop #chicago #buildings #southloo...
03/18/2014

Former YMCA Hotel, read about the history on our WordPress or tumblr :) #chicagosouthloop #chicago #buildings #southloophistory

The Notorious Hinky Dink and Bathhouse John meted out favors and indulgences in return for power... By the early years o...
03/14/2014
HINKY DINK

The Notorious Hinky Dink and Bathhouse John meted out favors and indulgences in return for power... By the early years of the 20th Century, the Levee had become a haven for brothels and taverns, and the First Ward’s amoral fiefdom had crossed the line into a veritable pageant of political corruption. Each year, the pair would hold a lavish ball for the prostitutes, gamblers, bribing businessmen, and shady characters of their district... By 1908, the First Ward Ball had become so brazen and notorious that newspapers from around the country reported on the open display of debauchery in America’s fastest-growing city.

Michael "Hinky Dink" Kenna (1858-1946)Michael “Hinky Dink” Kenna was Alderman, and then Committeeman, of Chicago’s First Ward from 1897 to 1946. The diminutive Kenna began his career as a newsbo...

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03/13/2014

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03/13/2014

The South Loop Historical Society's cover photo

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Chicago, IL
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