|The Bridgeview Bank lobby, as seen through Designslinger's lens|
So we were very sad to read this email from them:
When we worked in the movie business and the Assistant Director called, "That's a wrap" on the last day of principal photography, it meant that the time had come - once again - for us to move on to a new project. Well, we're calling it a "Wrap," at designslinger. It has been a great adventure, but the time has come for us to move on to new projects here in Chicago.We wish Jim and Mitch much happiness and success in their next venture, whatever it is, and we thank them for posting so diligently and doing so much painstaking research. It's been a real pleasure to see Uptown, and huge swatches of the city, through their eyes and camera lens.
But we're not disappearing from the world wide web entirely. Mitch has worked very hard over the past few weeks to make designslinger searchable and web accessible once again - remember our Disaster! post of a few weeks ago??? So although designslinger.com won't exist any longer as a weekly feature of architecturally inspired stories, our library of over 400 buildings will be available at chicagodesignslinger.blogspot.com.
Here are some of their Uptown vignettes (but really, the entire site is pretty amazing - you should check it out):
- Disney Magnet School
- Loren Miller Store/Goldblatt's
- Sheridan Trust & Savings Bank/Goldblatt's
- South East Asia Center/Schlitz Brewery Tied House Building
- Riviera Theater
- Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation
- Uptown Broadway Building
- Uptown Bank Building
- Isaac G. Ettleson Building/The Eagles Building (in Lakeview, but we love it)
- William H. Lake House
- John C. Scales House