Did You Know?
The Chicago Bears’ nickname “The Monsters of The Midway” was adopted from the University of Chicago's football team after the school dropped its football program in 1939. "The Maroons," as they were known, played their games in a stadium near the green expanse of the Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park.
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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