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The South Loop

From far away, the towering condo buildings of the South Loop appear crystalline and new, the products of more than 30 years of development. Yet the streets tell a much different story, worn by the highs and lows of the neighborhood’s past. Once the place to live in Chicago, Prairie Avenue hosted some of the city’s most recognizable families, including the Pullmans and Fields.

Blues Limbo

Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation occupies an iconic building from a bygone era. Located in the old home of Chess Records, a blues powerhouse in the ’50s and ’60s, the ornate façade stands in sharp contrast to the clean steel and glass of the high-end condos next door.