Vintage Chicago Tribune: Move it, move it!!!

It is that time of calendar year when absolutely everyone and all the things is in flux, Chicago.

Choose, for instance, the return this 7 days of the not too long ago restored pair of lion sculptures that guard the Artwork Institute’s Michigan Avenue entrance.

Immediately after 128 years uncovered to the components, the bronze statues have been transported aboard a truck in June to Forest Park the place Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio gave the iconic items “conservation procedure that integrated steam cleansing, laser cleaning, and implementing a exclusive protective wax coating.” (See shots of some of that get the job done listed here.)

So, I questioned, what other intriguing objects have been moved in and all over the town via the several years? Examine on to see what I found in the Tribune’s archives — and thanks to picture editor Andrew Johnston for discovering these wonderful classic snapshots!

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Many thanks for looking at. See you up coming week!

— Kori Rumore, visual reporter

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Vintage Chicago Tribune

Vintage Chicago Tribune


The Vintage Tribune publication is a deep dive into the Chicago Tribune’s archives showcasing images and tales about the folks, places and events that condition the city’s previous, current and foreseeable future.

Bringing the German submarine, which was captured in close proximity to Africa in 1944, to land was a “major engineering feat,” the Tribune described in 1954.

The oldest surviving residence in Chicago was actually moved 2 times — the most recent in 1977. “Never before has this sort of an elaborate and logistically tricky prepare been devised to conserve and enrich an official town landmark,” Tribune architecture critic Paul Gapp wrote that exact yr.

“The excursion from Lincoln Park Zoo to West Chicago in DuPage County is only 35 miles, but for an old Viking ship, it is proving to be a journey virtually as complicated as crossing the Atlantic Ocean,” Tribune reporter William Mullen wrote in 1994.

“After months of preparation and significant debate in excess of the home’s landmark benefit in a village that previously features two pointed out Hemingway houses, the white Gothic-revival household last but not least embarked on its slow roll through town,” the Tribune documented in 1999.

It produced a lot more brouhaha than any individual predicted.

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