Did You Know?
According to a 2002 Crain's Chicago Business report, the US Government is Chicago's top employer (75,000 people), followed by the Chicago Public School System (46,179), the City of Chicago (40,324), and ubiquitous Grocery/Pharmacy chain Jewel-Osco (39,201).
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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