Welcome to Chicagology

Friday, October 9, 2015 - Chicagology is a pictorial walkthrough of Chicago history with a focus on the period prior to 1900. The goal is to tell the colorful story of Chicago’s growth in a fresh and friendly format and to encourage open converstions of other Chicagologists through Chicagology's Facebook Group.

On St. Patrick's Day, 2014, Chicagology had celebrated its eleventh year.

The best way to browse Chicagology is by starting at the Contents Page ».


Chicago Baseball

Take a trip to a bygone era where the Cubs were called the White Stockings and had to miss two seasons because a fire in 1871 destroyed their uniforms.
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Chicago Newspapers

A complete family tree directory of all the Chicago Newspapers. Organized by each successive owner by date.
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Chicagology has the largest collection of pre-Chicago Fire images available on the internet. Other galleries include 1893 World's Fair and post-Chicago Fire Architecture.
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