Old Sears Tower, Chicago

Chicagoans can't get enough Towers of Sears.

Chicagoans can't get enough Towers of Sears. This is the original, which at a height of 250 feet served as Sears' headquarters until the move into the slightly taller building downtown. Once the largest commercial building in the world, the tower must now content itself with being the tallest in the Far West Side. A short jaunt in either direction on Arthington St will reveal more grandiose old Sears buildings, from the power plant and warehouses to the west to the headquarters building just across the street to the east.
















About Old Sears Tower

 900 S Homan Ave

Old Sears Tower and Nearby Sights on Map

Garfield Park

History-filled Chicago park a mere 15 minutes west of downtown, with some fun outdoor sculptures, plenty of green space, and a fabulous fieldhouse

Wallace's Catfish Corner

Each summer Wallace's puts on outdoor blues concerts in East Garfield Park, and you should not pass up such an opportunity

Apollos 2000

The Apollos is a major local landmark, its art deco theater facade now serving a music hall

National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

Exactly what the name says; this is a glittering, big-budget facility, moved here from the suburbs a few years ago

National Museum of Mexican Art

A lovely, small gallery full of vibrant colors and well-curated installations focused on understanding Mexican as well as Mexican-American history and culture through art

Harrison Park

If you have kids in tow and they've been patient through the National Museum of Mexican Art (or they need to burn off some energy before going in), you might reward them with some monkey time right next door at Harrison Park, which has a big playlot with swings, slides, jungle gyms and more

Sts Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church

This huge, golden-domed, Ukrainian Catholic church has been a local landmark since its construction in 1973

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

This is a superb, lovingly curated collection of abstract and minimalist art by major Ukrainian and Ukrainian-American artists

Ukrainian National Museum

Almost certainly the best collection of Ukrainian ethnographic exhibits (musical instruments, traditional costumes, folk art, etc

CTA 18th Station

Art and public transit have had a troubled relationship in Chicago, with awful results almost every time the CTA commissions a mural for a station