Monuments/ Statues in Chicago

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  • Reedmummy
    Georgetown, SC20 contributions
    The best time to go if you are walking is the middle of the day. There is a lot of crime In Chicago and a lot of shootings everyday while I was there the middle of the day was the safest time it seemed
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Diana R
    Birch Run, MI1,913 contributions
    Not very far out of the way off Michigan Avenue is the Picasso statue. My daughter & I recently visited Chicago and we both love Picasso, so we had to take the short walk to see it. It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be. We both enjoyed seeing it.
    Written 7 July 2021
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  • Betty
    2,552 contributions
    The colorful artwork totally stands out to the plain buildings. It is a nice landmark and a great photo-op.
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • liverpool1023
    London, UK752 contributions
    Across from the Picasso sculpture. This 40 foot statue is a notable Miro work in terms of size and style.
    Written 7 March 2020
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,535 contributions
    Since 1978, when merchants around the intersection of Lawrence, Lincoln and Western on Chicago's North Side persuaded the local chamber of commerce to develop Lincoln Square, a pedestrian plaza that required a controversial rerouting of local traffic, it has become a popular destination for dining and shopping with a wide variety of restaurants and European-style shops. Bounded by Lawrence to the north, Montrose to the south, Clark to the east and Damen to the west, it is one of 77 well-defined communities in Chicago, which includes the Ravenswood residential subdivision and historic Rosehill Cemetery. In the 1830s and 1840s, the area was settled by Swiss, German and English immigrants who established produce farms. Later, the farmland gradually began to fill up with bungalows, two-flats and small apartment buildings. Two new developments, Ravenswood Manor and Ravenswood Gardens, attracted new residents. After World War II, empty storefronts spurred local merchants to find new ways to attract customers. In 1956, they erected a statue of Abraham Lincoln for whom the area and the major street were named. And in 1978, they developed Lincoln Square. Today, it is home to such restaurants as Cafe Selmarie, Luella's Southern Kitchen, Bourbon Cafe, Garcia's Restaurant and Artango Bar & Steakhouse and such attractions as Gene's Sausage Shop, Quake Collectibles, Ravenswood Used Books, Merz Apothecary, Conrad Sulzer Library, Book Cellar, Davis Theater and Old Town School of Folk Music.
    Written 9 November 2020
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  • Annaline
    Park Ridge, IL7,031 contributions
    It looks good during the day as well as at night. However wish flower beds in front of the monument (called: Lincoln Garden) was lit more so you can feel more secure. A lot of people walking dogs around as well as jogging. No free parking nearby .
    Written 13 October 2017
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  • Martin S
    Cranford, NJ1,530 contributions
    Walking the Riverwalk one day, I came across the Vietnam Veterans Foundation and the sign Chicago Remembers. These drew me to look more closely at the memorial.

    The Fountain, plaques with names of the fallen and the overall setting and location made me feel good about how the city has honored these great people who gave their lives for our country.

    I am glad I discovered this place and would recommend a visit.
    Written 17 July 2019
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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
    The Millennium Monument is part of Millennium Park, located in Wrigley Square. It is an impressive nearly full-sized replica of the semicircle of paired Roman Doric-style columns that originally sat in this area of Grant Park. It is one of many statues, monuments and public art pieces in the area.
    Written 5 October 2019
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  • Grigol M
    Ozurgeti, Georgia225 contributions
    Beautiful building, stunning architecture, with paintings and decorations. It is all about American Soldiers. Admission is free. Visit can be combined with Lincoln Park Zoo. It does not take a lot of time
    Written 8 December 2018
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  • Grigol M
    Ozurgeti, Georgia225 contributions
    I like public art displayed in the streets and squares. This huge construction has big open space surrounding. Great place to people watch. It is easy to notice from transport or by walking. It is right in front of Thompson Center.
    Written 9 December 2018
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ3,545 contributions
    This statue is General George Washington, and the two principal financers of the American Revolution, Robert Morris and Haym Salomon. Around the back is a beautiful carving of the statue of liberty welcoming the huddled masses that eventually made our country the great nation it is today. The only reason I know about that is doing a quick Google search to understand what I was looking at.

    It seems like the statue was randomly placed without much regard for it's historical significance
    Written 25 November 2019
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  • parrottdize
    Dyer, IN1,853 contributions
    For many years Jack Brickhouse was the voice of the Cubs. Even though I was a kid when Jack was in the broadcast booth; I remember him fondly. I think more people remember Harry Carry than Jack Brickhouse; IMHO Jack was a better.
    The statue is located near Michigan Ave. between the Tribune Tower and Michigan Ave. bridge. It is a nice tribute to a great broadcaster!
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • Denise_GoIrish
    Niles, MI68 contributions
    As a part of a tour, we went to the Stockyard. The kids found the arch interesting and read the fact plaque. The head of the bull on the arch was a good story. The firefighters memorial there also was well placed.
    Written 26 September 2016
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  • Irina
    United States9,939 contributions
    I visited this site in July -- there were a lot of people passing by, and stopping at this monument -- the bronze bust of Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the first settler in the area and the founder of Chicago. Everybody stopped and read the commemorative plaque, many took photos of the monument and with the monument.

    I liked the sculpture of DuSable very much, it looks very proper, it also projects a very strong image of a historic figure, and has a powerful cultural meaning.

    The monument, created by the Chicago artist Erik Blome, was placed on the edge of The Pioneer Court Plaza (4 River Esplanade), very close to the DuSable Bridge (The Michigan Avenue Bridge).

    This is an excellent place for any historic sculpture. However, the grandiose dimensions and overpowering presence of the surroundings (large historic buildings, modern skyscrapers and high-rises), a heavy traffic on the bridge (quite often, a heavy human traffic!) may affect the visual perception of the sculpture.

    I am glad, I saw this monument myself.
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,535 contributions
    In this era of political correctness and historic revisionism, it isn't likely that anyone will be tearing down the Ulysses S. Grant Monument In Chicago's Lincoln Park. Located west of North Cannon Drive, between West Fullerton Avenue and East North Avenue, adjacent to Lincoln Park Zoo, with a commanding view of Lake Michigan, as Grant would have liked it, the statue was commissioned shortly after Grant's death in 1885, designed by Cincinnati sculptor Louis Rebisso and was completed in 1891. At the time of its completion, the monument was the largest bronze statue in the United States. Over 250,000 people were present at its dedication. It is an equestrian statue of Grant, dressed in his Civil War uniform, sitting atop a solid granite pedestal. The statue stands 18 feet, three inches tall. The total height of the statue and granite pedestal is 60 feet, nine inches. On a daily basis, dozens of people walk through Lincoln Park and around the South Lagoon and past Grant's monument, which can be viewed by drivers on North Lake Shore Drive. Trivia lovers might be interested in the fact that Grant's horse was named Cincinnati, the hometown of the sculptor who designed the statue.
    Written 9 November 2021
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