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Placenotes—Chicago Art and Architecture

Placenotes—Chicago Art and Architecture

An entirely new kind of travel book—boxed sets of cards that feature Chicago’s art and architectural treasures.

Distributed for the Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place
January 2007
This book is out of print and no longer available.
33% discount price
box of cards |

Placenotes—a new kind of travel book:

  • Boxed sets of cards that guide you to the world's unique and memorable places, cultural institutions, activities, and people.
  • Portable. Take only the cards of the places you wish to visit.
  • Always up-to-date. Revised and replacement cards (available through keep each set current and complete.
  • Durable. Placenotes are printed on heavy water- and tear-resistant laminated cards.
  • Collectible. Future sets will cover such places as Boston, San Diego, and Seattle.
  • Educational. An ideal way for local residents to learn more about the place in which they live.
  • Great gifts for business and leisure travelers, as well as unique souvenirs of places visited.

Among the sites included in this set:

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Auditorium Building
  • Glessner House Museum
  • Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Millennium Park
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Rookery Building
  • Unity Temple



Placenotes is the creation of Kevin Keim, Director of the Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place in Austin, Texas. Charles W. Moore (1925-1993) was a world-renowned architect, educator, and writer. To carry on his work, the Moore Center was founded in 1994 to teach people about the importance of good places, design, and architecture.