Tuesday, June 12, 2012
So, our story takes place in Chicago in the late 1800's. I've added a few images to help spur your imagination. This time period would probably be considered post-industrial revolution, or late industrial revolution. The Industrial Revolution was a very interesting and historically significant time period.
We are firstly introduced to two architects by the names of Burnham and Root. Two interesting men with a very interesting take on the workplace as it's told on page 27. They seemed to be very forward thinking men.
Other historical references made were The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, The Union Stockyards, and The Whitchapel Club who of course, got together to discuss Jack the Ripper.
Click on any of the links for more information. In the next chapter we meet Mr. Mudgett... an interesting character.... waaahahaha....(evil laugh).
"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood." - Daniel H. Burnham