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Architectural History

Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin took a loving look at the Auditorium Theatre on its 125th anniversary, marking the construction of the "Eighth Wonder of the World" as the beginning of Chicago's age of great architecture. His look at the history of the iconic space includes a great anecdote about then-President Benjamin Harrison turning to Vice President Levi Morton during the unveiling and saying, "I say, Mr. Morton, New York surrenders, eh?" [Tribune]