Chicago Interiors

Studs Terkel Radio Archive
Written By Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Over the course of his 45 years on WFMT radio, Studs Terkel discussed every aspect of 20th-century life with movers, shakers, artists, and working folks. From civil rights to labor to jazz, his work spanned an impressive array of topics and figures. Hear these enchanting, historically-significant interviews come to life in the comprehensive Studs Terkel Radio Archive.

Indigenously American

No one doubts the importance of a building’s exterior. Chicago itself is symbolized by the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, the John Hancock. But it is the interiors of the buildings that reveal changing fashions and tastes, the way people think of themselves and their times.

“There seems to me no observable tendencies in the American mind to a form of national character which will be content with one type of architecture,” John Wellborn Root, 1887.

Chicago Interiors is a book to delight those who would love to dine in the Pump Room, dance at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, and then catch the last act at the Palmer House’s Empire Room. Listen in as Studs Terkel and David Lowe take you on a glamorous trip back through time to many of the Windy City’s most splendid places. Photos and text are attributed to Lowe, David. Chicago Interiors. Avenues; Ranom House, 1979. Print.

Studs Terkel: Views of a Splendid World

Chicago Interiors

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