Archive for the 'CHICAGO HISTORY HAPPENED HERE' Category

Hidden Movie Landmarks on “Extension 720”

Last night Justin Kaufmann had me on his “Extension 720” WGN radio show.  We talked about three of the little-known movie-related sites in my book Hidden Chicago Landmarks.  Here’s the link—

Historian John R. Schmidt explores hidden Chicago landmarks: Hollywood in Chicago

Some “Hidden Landmark” Graves on Extension 720

Last night I was on Justin Kaufmann’s “Extension 720” radio program on WGN, talking about some Hidden Chicago Landmarks—specifically, some interesting grave-sites.

Here’s the link—

Historian John R. Schmidt explores spooky hidden Chicago landmarks: Chicago’s smallest cemetery, the Robinson family graves and the Couch Mausoleum in Lincoln Park

Logan’s Tomb on “Extension 720”

This week on Justin Kaufmann’s “Extension 720” radio show, we paid a visit to Logan’s Tomb in Grant Park.  You didn’t know there’s a tomb in Grant Park?  Click on the link below—

Historian John R. Schmidt explores hidden Chicago landmarks: Who is buried in Logan’s Tomb?

 

 

 

Clarence Wagner’s Bridge on “Extension 720”

Last night on WGN’s Extension 720, Justin Kaufmann and I visited another site in my latest book, Hidden Chicago Landmarks.  Join us at the Clarence Wagner Memorial Bridge.

Here’s the link to the segment—

Historian John R. Schmidt explores hidden Chicago landmarks: The Clarence Wagner Bridge

 

 

The Balbo Column on “Extension 720”

Last night on WGN, Justin Kaufmann aired another segment we did on his “Extension 720” show.  It’s about the Balbo Column, part of a series based on my latest book, Hidden Chicago Landmarks.

Here’s the link to the segment—

Historian John R. Schmidt explores hidden Chicago landmarks: the Balbo Column

 

The Cow Path in the Loop on “Extension 720”

Last night on WGN radio, Justin Kaufmann broadcast a segment we did for his “Extension 720” show.  It’s about the cow path in the Loop, the first story in Hidden Chicago Landmarks.

To hear the segment, click the link below—

Historian John R. Schmidt explores hidden Chicago landmarks

“Hidden Chicago Landmarks”

This is not a quiz, so there’s no need to send in any answers.  Rather, this is a selection of photos from my new book Hidden Chicago Landmarks.

These are the places that aren’t on the usual tour.  You might recognize some of them.  Now you can learn the fascinating history behind them.

The book has 60 stories.  Besides 42 current landmarks, there are 10 lost landmarks that are now gone.  The final section visits 8 interesting neighborhoods that most people simply drive by.

Hidden Chicago Landmarks is now available on Amazon.  Buy several and stock up!  Or wait until it comes to your library.  But whatever you do, I hope you have as much fun reading the book as I did writing it.

Here is the Amazon link—

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hidden+chicago+landmarks&crid=2NXQ3G7FE5VVH&sprefix=hidden+chicag%2Caps%2C163&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_13