A unique twist on architecture tours! A stroll through a portion of Chicago's loop, with the basics of historic architecture from the post-fire era of the 1800s through post-modernism, but featuring stories of unsolved mysteries, historical crime, gangsters, disasters, and more that took place on the grounds or in the buildings, with the author of the Mysterious Chicago book.
Hi. I’m Adam, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I'm the author of Mysterious Chicago, The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History, and HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, and was chosen by Graceland Cemetery to research and write their upcoming "Who's Who" book. I appear regularly on the History, Travel and Discovery channels, and have worked as a tour guide in Chicago and New York for fifteen years. My research on people connected to the cemetery has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and others.
アトラス・オブスキュラのミッションは、みんなが共有する世界に驚きと好奇心を持ってもらうこと。 そのインスピレーションは、見知らぬ場所、驚きの歴史、驚きの科学、そして食の驚異に記録されています。 また、世界各地で珍しい旅行や現地体験の作成・企画も行います。
The most historic section of Chicago's downtown "loop," featuring skyscrapers that are landmarks of art deco, modernism, neo-classical, and more - with strange stories behind their history.
The walk covers approximately a mile over the course of 90 minutes. The area is very safe. Restrooms are not always available, as it is an outdoor tour.
Architecture of Mysterious Chicago Tour