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The enormous Midwest branch of the National Archives is hidden away in the middle of nowhere, but its collection of records is enormous.
The enormous Midwest branch of the National Archives is hidden away in the middle of nowhere, but its collection of records is enormous. The public has free and instant access to the census records, for those interested in their family genealogy, while historic federal documents are searchable only by researchers who have applied for a pass in advance.
7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL, United States
The Balzekas Museum has a fine collection of Lithuanian antiques, folk art, armor, coins, rare historical maps, amber jewelry, and other items exhibited chronologically
Marquette Park is huge and is a good place to get away from the urban commotion of the city
This is the seat of Chicago's Polish Highlanders, or Góral community which dominates the Southwest Side's Polish population
A rotating gallery of works by professional artists
Perhaps the grandest example of the Polish Cathedral style on the South Side is this towering neogothic church, built in 1909
Certainly the oddest sight in Chicago's Far Southwest Side, this building is a replica of castle on Ireland's River Dee, built by a nostalgic and wealthy Irish-American for his fiancee in 1885
This historical society focuses on the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods and offers tours, assistance with area research, and small, thoughtful exhibits such as a costume room and a doll house collection
Although lesser known than Marquette Park, this 60 acre park is historically and aesthetically its equal
The Apollos is a major local landmark, its art deco theater facade now serving a music hall
This large and influential church is a long-time pillar of Chicago's South Side, and the former home to one very famous congregant, Barack Obama, who here found his religion and was baptized