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Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighbourhoods 1889-1963
February 19, 2005 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighbourhoods 1889-1963. Scholarly urban history project.
posted by plep (7 comments total)

 
Now THAT is a "quality" link. Thanks.

But I got a popup warning that it was designed for Internet Explorer. Does the site work as well in Firefox/Mozilla or do I have to reboot to the lesser partition?
posted by davy at 9:44 AM on February 19, 2005


Get User Agent Switcher and change your reported broswer. Very useful. Lots of sites are extremely pro-IE and won't even let you browse if you're using something else.
(Not meant as a derail, just FYI.)
posted by Jim Jones at 1:02 PM on February 19, 2005


Well done, nice link, plep. I'm always amazed at how much good history and architecture comes out of Chicago. It's unfortunate that Chitown is one of the few cities in this country that has a sense of history about its buildings, although Donald Trump is trying real damn hard to nip that in the bud (not that I have any great love for Chicago's ugliest construction, the Sun-Times building, but I don't think The Donald's downtown phallus is anything to be admired, either). I do hope public sentiment can push back against the craptastic developers and their equally craptastic luxury condos that seem to be spreading through town like the plague.
posted by jimray at 3:20 PM on February 19, 2005


Jim Jones, thanks. Konqueror does that, but it doesn't do a lot of other good things (yet). Anyway.

And jimray, you must be some kind of Maoist or something! (Is there an HTML smiley tag?)

Anyway. jimray said: "It's unfortunate that Chitown is one of the few cities in this country that has a sense of history about its buildings..."

They do something like that around here, but it's more for certain neighborhoods (like mine, Old Louisville) than for individual buildings. Here history doesn't help property values much. (And god help you if you try to put storm windows on the front of your 110 year old house without first crawling for a special permit.)
posted by davy at 4:11 PM on February 19, 2005


Plep's links are always sumptuous.
posted by painquale at 4:23 PM on February 19, 2005


Crystal Wilson, "Web Designer", needs to be punched in the face.

Aside from that, great content.
posted by Josh Zhixel at 7:31 AM on February 20, 2005


yay, plep is back with another fabulous link.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:51 AM on February 20, 2005


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