Celebrate Living Landmarks of Chicago

Celebrate Living Landmarks of Chicago

Bridges Lobby Bar inside LondonHouse Chicago

Event Date:

August 31, 2021

Event Time:

5:30 pm

Event Location:

LondonHouse Chicago

You’re invited to celebrate Chicago with Emmy-winning author Theresa L. Goodrich in the iconic LondonHouse, a real live “Living Landmark.”

As seen on WGN’s Midday Fix

You’ll be entertained with music from the 1920s, performed by Jim Goodrich, and the story of this historic building that sits where the city began.  Theresa will regale you with a peek into Chicago’s past, including the extraordinary effort involved in building the bridge that connected Michigan Avenue with Pine Street to the north, and the crazy reason there’s an odd cut-out on the east side of LondonHouse. 

Here’s what readers have to say about Living Landmarks of Chicago:

“This book is a masterpiece of history and a travelogue that will inspire you to visit the landmarks you have not seen, and to go back to those that you have.”

“I have read many histories of this, my favorite US city, and I could not put Theresa L. Goodrich’s book down. It should be available in every living landmark, at every city hotel… It should be required reading for city administrators, high school history classes, and tourism bureaus. Brilliant book.”

“Rather than being a dull ‘and then, and then, and then’ kind of history book, this one reads like an adventure tale.”

“A meticulous researcher and a gifted storyteller, she combines her talents to weave important historical facts with little-known morsels that bring these legends to life.”

“Living Landmarks is part love letter, part history lesson, 100% delightful read.”

If you love Chicago, you’ll love this celebration.


Living Landmarks of Chicago - Front CoverAnd it’s free! The book will be available for purchase at the event.

Want to guarantee you get a copy of what WGN’s Dina Bair called a “wonderful bible of Chicago?” Choose to go VIP and you’ll get to take home your own signed copy as well as sip on a Prohibition-themed cocktail.

Your $39.99 ticket includes an autographed copy of Living Landmarks of Chicago and The Landmark cocktail (or a glass of house wine or prosecco, if you prefer).

This is going to be a fun variety hour, including:

  • entertainment by Jim Goodrich
  • reading and Q&A with Theresa L. Goodrich
  • lightning round of “fast facts” of Chicago’s most famous and lesser-known landmarks
  • a word with LondonHouse

Advance registration is required. Book purchase is suggested. Books will be available to purchase at the event for $24.99.

Can’t attend, but still want the book? Here’s where you can buy it.

CDC and local recommendations will be followed. For the safety of all attendees, we request that you are vaccinated. Masks are required for all in accordance with local mandates. Due to the ever-changing landscape, please be aware that this event may be canceled or rescheduled. If it is canceled, your book will be shipped and you will be issued a refund of $15. Ticket-only purchases will be refunded in full.

Theresa wrote the majority of Living Landmarks of Chicago while undergoing chemotherapy. Because her cancer experience is inextricably tied to this book, she’s donating a portion of all proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

About Theresa L. Goodrich

Theresa is an Emmy-winning author and content creator with a penchant for storytelling and a keen eye. She’s the founder and publisher of The Local Tourist and Your Chicago Guide, author of Living Landmarks of Chicago and the Two Lane Gems book series, and contributor to the Midwest Road Trip Adventures anthology. She’s a featured speaker for the Travel and Adventure Show and teaches the Midwest Travel Network Writer’s Workshop. She’s slightly obsessed with Chicago, history, and road trips. When she’s not writing, speaking, or on the road, she’s cooking and planning her next adventure. Follow her at theresalgoodrich.com.

About Jim Goodrich

Jim Goodrich is an accomplished musician and performer with a Master’s Degree in Vocal Pedagogy. He shares his talents, from opera to trade shows, through his company, With A Voice Like This. He’s half of the rock cover duo Jim & Tim and has recorded numerous voice-over scripts for clients as diverse as a small town in Kentucky, a manufacturer, a music school, a jewelry store, and an internationally touring musical group. After 22 years as a professional Christmas caroler, in 2016 he launched The Caroling Connection. These professionally trained Dickensian carolers have inaugurated the holiday season at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and appeared on the national broadcast of the parade multiple times. Learn more at withavoicelikethis.com

About LondonHouse 

Opened in summer 2016, LondonHouse Chicago offers 452 luxury guest rooms and suites featuring scenic views of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, the Chicago River and many city landmarks. Hotel amenities include Chicago’s only tri-level rooftop venue featuring private dining spaces, an indoor bar, outdoor rooftop terrace, and private LH Cupola, a chef-driven restaurant and lobby bar, retail outlets and 25,000 square-feet of meeting and event space including two ballrooms that can hold more 350 guests. Additional features include a full-service spa, 24-hour fitness center and state-of-the-art-technology. LondonHouse Chicago is affiliated with the Curio Collection Hotels by Hilton Worldwide. Guests also have the added benefit of earning and utilizing Hilton HHonors® points during their stay. For information, visit londonhousechicago.com.

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Event Location:

  • LondonHouse Chicago
  • 85 E. Wacker Dr, Chicago IL

Date & Time

  • August 31, 2021 5:30 pm 6:30 pm
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