Knowledge Cards - Great Chicago Buildings
Following the Chicago Fire of 1871, Chicago attracted architects and city planners eager to create an exciting new city on the "blank canvas" left by the disaster. By the turn of the century, Chicago's renaissance of architectural innovation had begun. The Great Buildings of Chicago tells the history of the city from its destruction to the creation of an architectural skyline eclipsing any in the world. This deck of Knowledge Cards contains photographs, history and architectural information about 48 of Chicago's finest buildings. Click on a snapshot to see a sample. With 48 fact-filled cards per set, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a handy deck the size of a pack of playing cards -- perfect for the architecture buff on the go! On each card, you'll find a detailed photograph of a landmark building; its location, its architect's name, its building dates, and facts about its structural design. The building photographs are from the Chicago History Museum collection.