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Barek Halfhand
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Road Trip 2012

Road Trip 2012

by Barek Halfhand

I learned of “The Murder Homestead” by way of referral and it struck me as both pretentious while at the same time provocative but regardless I couldn’t resist going there once an emailed photo landed in my inbox…

I’m not entirely sure of precisely what contributory factors may be responsible actuating the maniacal spirit that dwells within the walls of that small, abandoned ranch style home on the hill…perhaps it has something to do with…


Posted on March 9, 2012 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

The Congress Hotel, Fort Dearborn and the old Chicago Main Library.

The Congress Hotel, Fort Dearborn and the old Chicago Main Library.

by Barek Halfhand

The old gothic architecture of the building with the neon red “CONGRESS HOTEL” sign glowing at it’s anterior has been a prominent fixture of the Chicago nighted skyline for over a is…


Posted on January 13, 2012 at 11:54am

The Ghosts Of The Haymarket Riot

Ghosts of the Haymarket Riot

by Barek Halfhand

The Carter Harrison (Sr.) administration saw it’s share of turmoil during his stint as Chicago mayor...The nation’s first prolific serial killer; H.H. Holmes prowled the periphery of the 1893 Columbian Exposition (White City) to prey upon tourists, urban transplants and…


Posted on December 13, 2011 at 11:00am

Haunted Archer Avenue- Fairmount Hills

Haunted Archer Avenue: Fairmount Hills

by Barek Halfhand

*From 5-09:

The Archer Avenue gates to Fairmont Hills lie between St James Church and…

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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