The September 2012 Puzzler

It’s time for another Puzzler!

The Puzzler for this month is:

This scene took place in 1857 at the northeast corner of Randolph and Wells Streets in Chicago.

What was going on there? And why?

Enter your answer (guess or whatever) as a “comment” and I’ll send the solution in a couple weeks.

Good Luck!



About Chicago Stories

I'm a Chicagoan, have been for fifty years. I've had a consulting business in the city for thirty-eight years, working with many Chicago companies and organizations and others around the world. Before that, I worked the city's race relations agency for five years.I am a volunteer tour guide for Chicago's Greeter Program and introduce visitors from around the world to this beautiful city. I'm also a writer of several professional books as well as poetry, essays and fiction. The city has become my inspiration, education and entertainment. View all posts by Chicago Stories

3 responses to “The September 2012 Puzzler

  • John Kimble

    The very first open auditions for the musical “Chicago”. 1857 so an all male version. It did not have a long run.

  • Joan Soldwisch

    Chicago, pulling itself out of the mud, raised the Briggs House up with hundreds of workers simultaneously using hundreds of jackscrews – all the while the Briggs, a hotel, remained open for business. The method of raising building and homes was devised by George Pullman.

  • Noreen Gorman

    The date is somewhat different/ Anyway I wasn’t aware of buildings being “raised” only in more recent decades : razed.

    I suppose it beats cholera. Running water toilets and sanitation systems sure beats Afghanistan/ I must say we have a very nice outhouse built about 10 years ago in Minnesota. Only problem you have to walk back into the woods which can be scary at night.


    Noreen Gorman

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