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. 


Sunday, July 3

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At last night's panel discussion at the Newberry Library, Jennifer Masengarb of the Chicago Architecture Foundation gave the audience a link to the city publication titled "Your House Has A History" (PDF link), which spells out in great detail how to research the history of a Chicago home. If you're fortunate enough to own your own place, this document should get you started on researching the history of the building.

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