| Dec 3, 2013
Julius Rosenwald was born in 1862 in Springfield to Samuel Rosenwald and Augusta Hammerslough Rosenwald. As a young boy, he sold pamphlets and lithographs on the subject of the Lincoln Monument. Rosenwald attended public school in Springfield through high...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Hotel heir James Pritzker has a vision to turn an aging landmark mansion on Evanston's lakefront into a high-end boutique hotel.
Patrons could admire the restored ornate interior, stroll the recreated Jens Jensen-landscaped grounds and drink and dine at...
| Mar 10, 2013
Eunita Rushing feels at home when she's near plants, so perhaps it's no surprise that since 1999 she has been the enthusiastic president of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, which works in partnership with the Chicago Park District to raise funds...
| Mar 17, 2013
Jonathan Fine was walking through the old housing project looking for the right words.
Georgian art deco fusion? Georgian eclectic with art deco thrown in? Colonial Revival?
Whatever the right words are, they're not ones typically associated with...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The last time the name Norbert Blei appeared above a story in the Chicago Tribune was June 2, 1985. He wrote about the Clearing, a folk arts school founded in 1935 in Door County, Wis., by renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen when he was 75. ...
| May 4, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Visit five special gardens in Highland Park and Lake Forest that include inspirational designs filled with beautiful and rare plants on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 …...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:34 PM
In 1915, the founding members of The Garden Club of Evanston decided to create a Shakespeare Garden not only to celebrate the 300th birthday of …...
| Mar 31, 2010
| 6:07 AM
Preservation Chicago was created to raise awareness of what's at stake
and to help take action in preserving the irreplaceable historic architecture that gives Chicago its distinctive identity and world-wide appeal.
Preservation Chicago is a not-for-...
| Jun 10, 2011
Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners.
Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
| May 20, 2010
Eric Gyllenhaal listened carefully.
"I think I hear a catbird," he said. He mimicked the song, which at one point included a "meow."
Me, I just heard a siren, and maybe some traffic from the Eisenhower. But Gyllenhaal can hear past the sounds of the...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 12:58 PM
Riverside, Illinois, was designed in 1869 by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his architect partner Calvert Vaux. Their unique design, which followed the contours of the landscape and emphasized open spaces, inspired the greatest...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 7:16 PM
Portions of the Garfield Park Conservatory, devastated by Thursday night's massive hailstorms, reopened today.
The rooms of the 100-year-old conservatory that are open to the public sustained minimal damage during the storms because they were fitted with...