Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, April 20

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Located near the corner of Montrose and Ravenswood, a few blocks west of Graceland Cemetery, sits another of the Windy City's many architectural treasures. Established in 1987, Architectural Artifacts, Inc. collects and preserves certified antiques and other historic memorabilia from around Chicagoland, selling some of it in their shop and displaying the rest in a recently-completed museum. From stained glass to doors, furniture to religious artifacts, their collection boasts "more range, depth, and personality" than anywhere else in the area. It seems they also rent out their massive space for private events. Thanks to Chicago for the link!

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