Chicago is undoubtedly one historic city. This city developed and boomed like no other. Rich in history, culture, and firsts, Chicago was the stage for westward expansion, industrial pioneering, and a cultural hub for the nation. Although vastly consumed by modern buildings and skyscrapers, there are many historic gems that still stand today. Neighborhoods like Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast have a lot of historic homes, but the Loop takes the prize in historic buildings that you pass everyday and might not even know it. Through the hustle and bustle of the busy Loop street scenes, these buildings hold the memory of Chicago’s history.