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North Center »

The undated photo shows a time when traffic on Addison Street was four-legged instead of four-wheeled.

Lincoln Square »

The city's streetcar past, buried just inches underground, was temporarily revealed.

Lincoln Square »

Greg Borzo will talk about his new book "Chicago's Fabulous Fountains" at Sulzer Library Wednesday.

Lincoln Square »

A historical map shows the river meandering through what is now Ravenswood Gardens.

Lincoln Square »

The building was designed by the overlooked Clarence Hatzfeld, whose work has stood the test of time.

Dunning »

The presentation is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the New England Inn, 6959 W. Irving Park Road.

Lincoln Square »

The "Chicago Aussie's" videos have highlighted the Holiday Train, the Cubs' World Series win and more.

Downtown »

On Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary, the history of abortion access in Chicago. 

Norwood Park »

The gravestone belonging to Alexander Robinson was found this summer by an archeologist.

North Center »

Travel back in time to Aubert Avenue, which exists today in name only.

Downtown »

In Rome and Istanbul, archeological finds typically halt construction. But in Chicago?

Garfield Park »

The Chicago History Museum is joining with Breakthrough Ministries to compile the personal memoirs.

South Loop »

It remains the last building that Adler & Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright all formally worked on.

McKinley Park »

The walking tour will explore the intersection of the city's architecture and industry.

Downtown »

Jason Schwartz created the Twitter handle @Chicago_History this year to honor his late father.