In May of 2015, Professors Laura Dull and Amy French took a class to Chicago where we spent three busy days exploring the city’s past. Here was our itinerary for the trip: Chicago 2015 Itinerary. We centered a lot of our itinerary and our discussions around the Gilded Age and Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen. Our students analyzed a building or architectural … Continue reading IHU/SSI 269 Travel Class Details
Shedd Aquarium History: John Graves Shedd was a a stock boy who had worked his way toward being president of Marshall Field & Company. He had a dream to build Chicago the finest aquarium in the world in order to be competitive with rivaling booming cities across Europe and the United States. Shedd initially began this journey with a 2 million dollar donation founding the … Continue reading Shedd Aquarium, St. Andrews Church Comparison.
Holy Name Cathedral History: The parish was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1843. The catholic vatican created the diocese of Chicago, lead by Bishop William Quarter and Reverend Walter Quarter, which was headquartered at Cathedral of St Mary on the corner of Madison and Wabash. In 1885, Church of the Holy Name was constructed on State Street. These first two buildings burnt down in the … Continue reading Holy Name Cathedral vs. St John’s Episcopal Church
Chicago is surely one of the most important city historically speaking in the US. Chicago is famous for the fact that the first skyscraper was build there in 1884 but also because of its rapid economic boom during the 19th century who made it for a long time the 2nd city after New York in the country. Chicago became an economic center due to its … Continue reading Comparing Chicago’s Architecture to Ann Arbor’s One.
In the 1800’s Chicago’s architecture was heavily influenced by the greek and romans. Many buildings built in this time period still stand today due to their long lasting foundations and structure achieved by the architects of Chicago of the time. The designs made skyscrapers and long lasting buildings possible. One example of their work is The Institute of Art in Chicago. The building was built … Continue reading Comparison of Chicago Architecture to Saginaw
Saginaw’s architectural history can be seen with a short drive through the heart of downtown Saginaw. The Temple Theater and the historical Castle Museum are two outstanding buildings that showcase our history. The Castle Museum was built in 1897 and was previously the post office for the city of Saginaw. The design was based off of a French Chateau to reflect the history of Saginaw and the French that … Continue reading Chicago vs. Saginaw Architecture
BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN The Buckingham Fountain is one of the first Chicago landmarks I got to see. This is located at the middle of Grant Park. This fountain is one of the largest in the world. The Buckingham Fountain is near Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway which is the beginning of the historical Chicago experience. In other words it is considered Chicago’s front door. In … Continue reading BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN
1886 SAGINAW HOUSE TO BE RESTORED This historic house was built in 1886 in the city of Saginaw and is up for complete restoration. Like the Driehaus, this house was also built in the 19th century, the gilded age. Many aspects of this Saginaw home and the Driehaus are similar. They both have similar window structure, which was common for large houses at the time. Both … Continue reading SAGINAW HISTORIC HOUSE TO BE RESTORED
GALLERY This room is the gallery which at first was Nickerson’s Art Gallery. In this room there are pieces of historical artwork, beautiful architecture, cherry book shelves, and a fireplace. The gallery in the 1900s was called the Trophy Room. In the trophy room hanging on the walls were hunted animals.Also displayed were weapons and books that were rare. http://www.driehausmuseum.org/ Continue reading GALLERY-DRIEHAUS
DINING ROOM-DRIEHAUS One of the rooms in the Nickerson House that leaves visitors awestruck is the dining room . This room is very unique because of the white oak that is used on the walls of this room. The table in this room is the actual Nickerson dining table prior to restoration. In the wood of the walls, tables and chairs of the dining room you can … Continue reading DINING ROOM-DRIEHAUS
DRIEHAUS MUSEUM The Driehaus Museum invites guests to experience the Guilded Age-era design, decorative arts, and architecture. The 19th century Samuel M Nickerson mansion is located right by the magnificent mile of Chicago. The museum was founded on April 1, 2003 by Philanthropist Richard H Driehaus where he opened the doors to preserve and promote architecture and design. The restoration project took five years … Continue reading DRIEHAUS MUSEUM
I would just like to start this blog post off by stating that I am taking a different approach when comparing Chicago to my home town of Bay City. I must also admit that I have had a very difficult time when trying to figure out what to compare but I think I have come to a conclusion. In 1914 the second oldest ballpark in … Continue reading Americas Past(time)
The World’s Colombian Exposition held in Chicago, IL in 1893 brought forth an element of European-inspired architecture to reflect a sense of global connection; it was the World’s Fair after all. A common architectural element used within both the temporary buildings constructed for the fair and in the permanent skyscrapers of Chicago’s city plan (introduced in the early twentieth century) was neoclassical doric columns. These … Continue reading A Common Architectural Element Between Chicago, IL and Saginaw, MI
While in Chicago I noticed there were many columns on most of the historic buildings. So as soon as I got back to the Midland Bay city area, I started looking around. In Midland I did not find many columns, but as soon as I took a drive through Bay City Michigan I found a bunch of them. Most were on houses on Center street. … Continue reading Columns In Bay City MI, and Chicago IL Compared
While visiting Chicago I was amazed at all the immaculate buildings. Every where you looked there was yet another stunning building. I began to think about how you don’t see anything like that around here. But then I began thinking; we do have some buildings around here that are pretty incredible as well, I just over look them. Chicago was new and exciting, and made … Continue reading Architecture in the Windy City Compared to Bay City
The city of Chicago has become a historic landmark for America. Its legendary skyline, intricate architecture, and cultural elegance keeps you busy taking it all in. Chicago hosting the world’s fair in 1893 brought this city it to the world’s stage and enabled it to compete with cities like New York, Paris, Washington D.C. and more. Since the 1893 world’s fair Chicago has continued to … Continue reading Architecture of Chicago
-Photograph by Jacob Kowalczyk Comparing the Art Institute of Chicago to Bay City Hall. During my trip to Chicago, I had the opportunity to visit some of the coolest buildings in a major city. That building was the Art Institute of Chicago. This building shows a neoclassical design that uses arches and pillars, to create the appearance of a large center mass building. This was … Continue reading Comparing Chicago to Bay City
The Greek and Roman elements of neo-classical architecture were quite symbolic to the mid-1600s world in which it became popular. The first big wave of globalization was enveloping the world, more people were separating from the flashy, hierarchical Catholic church as Protestants, and the early Enlightenment-era thinkers were brainstorming how politics and philosophy will shape the changing world around them. It’s obvious to see why … Continue reading Neo-Classical Architecture in Chicago and Bay City
Just down the street from my current residence sits the former home of one of the patriarchs of Midland County, Mr. Button. Misters Button and Halbert arrived in this area in 1849 and were among the first settlers of the county. The site of his family residence, rebuilt in the 1920s, now serves as a family home and a bed and breakfast, the Buttonville Inn. … Continue reading The Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois and the Buttonville Inn, North Bradley, Michigan: Studies in Architecture and History–Example Post by Laura Dull
Welcome to deltacollegehistoryonthemove, a site dedicated to showcasing the ways in which Delta College students can and have engaged with history. On this site you will find examples of entire courses as well as various student projects that demonstrate what is possible in your study of history at Delta College. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Get Started! Delta College History Homepage (delta.edu/history) Continue reading Diving In
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