Did You Know?
As a youth, Swing music legend Benny Goodman played in the band at Hull House. Hull House, begun in the midst of the near West-side tenements by Jane Addams in 1889, was the first "settlement house" in the US and is often credited as the impetus for the modern social work movement.
Tour guide Michael Corcoran views the rear of the Museum of Science and Industry. Designed by Charles Atwood, the building was originally built 1891-93 as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
After the Fair, the building housed the Field Museum of Natural History into the 1920s. The structure, originally built of plaster, was reconstructed in stone (an exact copy) for the Museum of Science and Industry. Designated a Chicago Landmark in 1995.
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