Logan Square

Today I spent seven or so hours wondering around Logan Square. I doubt many tourists visit this hipster neighborhood, but they should. It has plenty of restaurants, cafes, and breweries. Here are some images from my visit, which concluded in Wicker Park on the roof of the Roby Hotel.


Mies van der Rohe was instrumental in the design of the Illinois Institute of Technology's Bronzeville campus in Chicago. The campus' heating plant is one his more utilitarian buildings, although one could argue that Mies was utilitarian through and through. I took the opportunity provided by the Metro Station at 35th Street to photograph it.

Mies' God Box

Mies van der Rohe’s own design for a house of worship is found on the Illinois Institute of Technology’s main campus in Bronzeville. It is a simple brick box with load-bearing walls. Jack Siegel discusses the Carr Chapel and his image of it. He also includes a number of other images that he has made of other Chicago-area houses of worship.