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  • 1. Bloomingdale's (Medinah Temple)

    River North | Building/Architectural Site

    Built in 1912 for the Shriners, the former Medinah Temple is a Middle Eastern fantasy, with horseshoe-shape arches, stained-glass windows, and...Read More

  • 2. Macy's

    Loop | Store/Shop/Mall

    This neoclassical building, designed by Daniel Burnham, opened in 1907 as one of the world's earliest department stores, Marshall Field's. Macy...Read More

  • 3. Robot City Workshop

    Wrigleyville | Store/Shop/Mall

    Wander east of Southport to Sheffield to find Robot City Workshop; it's the place for all things robotic, including kits to help kids and inquisitive...Read More

  • 4. Sullivan Center

    Loop | Store/Shop/Mall

    From 1899 to 2007 this was the flagship location for the department store Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. The work of one of Chicago's most renowned...Read More

  • 5. The Merchandise Mart

    River North | Building/Architectural Site

    The massive Merchandise Mart, on the river between Orleans and Wells streets, takes up nearly two square blocks. It was the world's biggest...Read More

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  • 6. Tree Studios

    River North | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Built in 1894 with a courtyard and annexes constructed in 1911 and 1912, the nation's oldest surviving artist studios have been restored and...Read More

  • 7. Barbara's Bookstore

    University Village | Store/Shop/Mall

    A small local chain popular among book lovers and independent store fans, the bookstore's presence here marks the changes this neighborhood...Read More

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