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Description - Oldest Chicago by David Anthony Witter

Oldest Chicago is about the places that have survived the passage of time. Remarkable for having survived demolition and extinction for decades, these beloved landmarks have also helped define our city's landscape, offering continuity and civic identity across generations. Everyone tries the newest...have you tried the oldest? Visit the oldest house. Worship at the oldest church. Get on your soap box at the oldest park. Party at the oldest nightclub. Try some herbal remedies at the oldest drugstore. Taste the foods that generations of Chicagoans have savored at the oldest hot dog stand, pizza parlor, soda pop maker, ice cream parlor, diner, chili parlor, Italian restaurant, liquor distributor, soul food restaurant, and bakery. Don't just read about Chicago's history--experience it!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781893121447
ISBN-10: 1893121445
Format: Paperback
(213mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Lake Claremont Press
Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Anthony Witter

David Anthony Witter is an English and special education teacher at Kelly High School in Chicago, a freelance writer and photographer, and a regular contributor to "New City" and "Fra Noi." His work has appeared in "Bay Area Music Magazine," the "Chicago Blues Annual," the "Chicago Reader," the "Chicago Tribune," and the "Washington Post." He lives in Chicago. Native Chicagoan David Anthony Witter grew up in Lincoln Park in the 1970s and watched as the community around him changed completely in less than a decade. He attended Alcott Grammar School, Lane Technical High School, Columbia College (B.A. in writing), and Northeastern Illinois University (B.A. in education). A teacher of Special Education and English, David has worked for the Chicago Public Schools for over 16 years. He currently teaches at Chicago's Kelly High School. Also a freelance writer and photographer, he is a regular contributor to New City and Fra Noi. His work has appeared in the" Washington Post," the "Chicago Tribune," the "Chicago Reader," "Living Blues," the "Chicago Blues Annual," the "Bay Area Music Magazine," and the "Copley News Syndicate."