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Obama’s Pullman: It’s a Monument, Not a Park, And How

At a Glance: Why did Obama create Pullman as a National Monument, and not a National Park? -The Antiquities Act of 1906 at the President’s disposal to create National Monuments -Pullman represents a unique and culturally significant architectural installation in American History -Illinois, his home state, currently has no national monuments OR national parks -Monument…
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Lost Mansions of the Gold Coast

When Potter Palmer decided in 1882 to build his new home on North Lake Shore Drive he indelibly altered the course of real estate development among the wealthy and prominent citizens of Chicago. What started as sandy marshland on the lakefront soon became the most desirable and expensive property in the city. However its success…
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