One of the best places for a windy city souvenir is the Chicago Architecture Foundation Gift Shop.          photo: Andrea Guthmann

One of the best places for a windy city souvenir is the Chicago Architecture Foundation Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β gift shop. Photo: Andrea Guthmann

Known as the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago’s iconic skyline and modernist architecture draws visitors from around the world. A must-see souvenir stop during a Chicago visit is the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Gift shop, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Not only will architecture and history enthusiasts enjoy a unique gift from this specialty shop. Kids and kids at heart will be blown away at the unique items offered at one of the Windy City’s most unique shops.

Chicago Architecture Foundation features a nice selection of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired stained glass souvenirs.      photo: Andrea Guthmann

Chicago Architecture Foundation features selection of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired stained glass souvenirs. Photo: Andrea Guthmann

Choose from Chicago themed jewelry, scarves and t-shirts. There are also plenty of architectural toys, games and gifts, including Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation's Gift Shop is a real gem.        photo: Andrea Guthmann

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s gift shop is a real gem. Photo: Andrea Guthmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shop is appropriately housed in architect Daniel Burnham’s historic Santa Fe Building.Β Another highlight of a stop at this gift shop is the model of Chicago. The model contains more than 1,100 scale buildings in the downtown Chicago area.