Chicago Stories

The Richard Nickel Story

Special | 26m 48s

Just a few decades ago, Chicago was tearing many architectural landmarks, including the work of legendary architect Louis Sullivan. No one, it seemed, felt it was important to document and preserve them. No one, that is, except photographer Richard Nickel. This idealistic young crusader's passion to save Chicago's architectural treasures consumed his life and ultimately caused his untimely death.

Aired: 01/14/02

Rating: NR

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Chicago Stories is a local public television program presented by WTTW.