Chicago Literary Landmarks – Margaret Anderson’s apartment

Margaret Anderson's apartment - 837 W. Ainslie, Uptown A little while back we profiled Margaret Anderson's influential literary magazine, The Little Review. What I didn't realize was just how close the apartment she started it in is to where we live, so we headed over the other day to check it out. The apartment building... Continue Reading →

Chicago Literary Landmarks – Carl Sandburg’s home

Carl Sandburg's home - 4646 N. Hermitage, Ravenswood Other than neighborhood walks and short drives we haven't left the house for weeks. What better time to visit some Chicago literary landmarks? Yesterday we took a drive to Carl Sandburg's charming home in Ravenswood. Originally from Galesburg, Illinois, Sandburg moved to the second story apartment in... Continue Reading →

The Chicago origins of The Little Review

Hi all! Seeing as how we're unable to visit bookstores, libraries, and the like, we thought we'd look at other aspects of Chicago literature, starting with The Little Review. Running from 1914 to 1929, Margaret Anderson began The Little Review from her house at 837 W. Ainslie Street in Uptown, with the magazine's offices at... Continue Reading →

William Shakespeare Memorial – Lincoln Park

William Shakespeare Monument - Lincoln Park Near the Lincoln Park Conservatory sits none other than The Bard himself. Installed in 1894, the statue was created by William Ordway Partridge, who did extensive research to determine what Shakespeare actually looked like. A plaster model of the monument was displayed at the 1893 World's Colombian Exposition. It... Continue Reading →

Eugene Field Memorial – Lincoln Park

Visiting Lincoln Park Zoo last week we came across a beautiful memorial to writer Eugene Field. Most well know for his children's poem, "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," Field moved to Chicago in 1883, writing a popular column for the Chicago Daily News called, "Sharps and Flats." The 1922 monument, known as "The Dream Lady," features... Continue Reading →

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