Chicago Stories, Symbols, and Secrets
Published by: University of Illinois Press
272 pages, 178.00 x 254.00 x 18.00 mm, 83 black & white photographs
- ISBN: 9780252086502
- Published: August 2022
- Jessie Williams de Priest, the Black wife of a congressman whose 1929 invitation to a White House tea party set off a storm of controversy;
- Engineer and architect Fazlur Khan, the Bangladeshi American who revived the city's skyscraper culture;
- The still-mysterious Kate Warn (listed as Warn on her tombstone), the United States’ first female private detective.
Filled with photographs and including detailed maps of each tour route, Graceland Cemetery is an insider's guide to one of Chicago's great outdoor destinations for city lore and history.
"Through his deep research, Selzer has turned up fascinating stories about the famous and obscure people buried at Graceland. This handy guide offers a fresh way of looking at the city’s history: a compelling group portrait of Chicagoans from all walks of life."--Robert Loerzel, author of Walking Chicago: 35 Tours of the Windy City's Dynamic Neighborhoods and Famous Lakeshore