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Windy City Road Warrior presents “Chicago’s Route Center: Where the Road Began”

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

David Clark Route 66 on the 6th
Join David Clark for the August 6th edition of #Route66onthe6th, “Chicago’s Route Center: Where the Road Began” This month it is once again FREE to register on Eventbrite: https://66onthe6th-aug2021.eventbrite.com
The event is August 6th at 7:06 PM Central Daylight Time (yes, 66 minutes after Six!)
  • The Route Center is circled by stories galore, with fountains, four bison, square donuts and more!
  • It’s where Jackson Boulevard and Michigan Avenue cross,
    where Chicago’s Landmark “cliff” of buildings overlook a Great Lake and Grant Park.
  • Where the view from the top of the Railway Exchange is through round “porthole” windows:
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  • From this 17th floor first-class-cabin berth, architects remade the city with No Little Plans.
  • And the stories to be told in the 16 stories  below:
    where Railways Exchanged ideas while taking the Alton Way;
    where chefs for Fred Harvey planned your dining-car meals;
    where moguls managed the rolling stock running to Santa Fe, All the Way.
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  • And imagine the vista next door south,
    where Fred Harvey’s 33rd-floor Tower Tavern overlooked the World’s Fair of 1933!
  • The pyramid top is topped by a beehive of glass;
    Straus Bank proclaimed to the world this triple theme–longevity, industry, and thrift–
    when they built this soaring HQ.
  • Soon after Tower Tavern went up in the air, the bank went down in a pyramid scheme.
  • The Mother Road was no orphan at this crossroads with sibling highways numbered from 1 to 54.
  • In Chicago’s Route Center: Where the Road Began  hear these stories, and more.


August 6
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Windy City Road Warrior
843 W. Adams Street #312
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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