• City
How “Cabbage Patch” Became Old Town

These days, Old Town is known for its charming restaurants and shops, the country’s most famous training ground for comedians, and a pair of art street fairs in the summer. But in the city’s earliest days, it was known for cabbages. eATLAS has three walking tours centered around Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood: Our free guide […]

October 31, 2022

  • Words with Guides
Words With Guides: Ronnie Frey

What better way is there to learn about the tours we offer, than to meet the guides who build them? Our latest installment is with Whoa!Guide Ronnie Frey, ASID, who has created seven tours for eATLAS that explore the diverse architecture that can be found throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods. Try Ronnie’s eATLAS tours featuring art deco, […]

October 27, 2022

  • City
  • Tours
Northalsted – the heart of Chicago’s LGBTQ community

In recognition of LGBT History Month, we hope you enjoy this history of Northalsted. This Lakeview neighborhood, known until 2021 as Boystown, has for decades been synonymous with Chicago’s LGBTQ community. eAtlas has a walking tour of Northalsted called Bits of Boystown created by Ronnie Frey. You can purchase it here. In 1997, Mayor Richard […]

October 26, 2022

  • Food
The Real History of Chicago’s Deep-Dish Pizza

Deep-dish pizza is the most famous food to come from Chicago, and it has ardent supporters and fierce detractors. And even those who love it can’t agree on which place has the best pie. So how did this local creation come to be as popular as it is polarizing? Not surprisingly, the history is different […]

October 17, 2022

Museum of Science and Industry
  • Iconic Chicago
Iconic Chicago: Museum of Science and Industry

Our monthly series Iconic Chicago looks at some of the most famous locations in our city. We’ll explore the history of these places and why they have earned the love of residents and tourists alike. The latest installment of Iconic Chicago explores the history of the Museum of Science and Industry. Located in Jackson Park […]

October 10, 2022

  • City
The history of Chicago’s Chinatown

Chinatown is one of the richest locations in Chicago. As similar towns in American cities it features oppression and eventually pride in its culture. Chinese migration to the United States began in 1848, landing in San Francisco at the start of the California Gold Rush. Within a few years, a crop failure in southern China […]

October 3, 2022

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