John Felice Rome Center

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  • Zea Family Lineage

    removed Streeter and his boat from Fairbank’s land but Streeter then moved to the Tremont Hotel where he continued selling shoreline property that belonged to Fairbank and the Chicago Title and Trust Company. Streeter tricked people into believing his story or believing he had the land grants to the entire shoreline. Streeter staged invasions that made it appear they were being attacked claiming he was a victim of the capitalistic “fat cats”. In 1902 it ended when he was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison and he ended up dying at the age of 84 in 1921 of pneumonia. Although Streeter grew his name under a big lie, he left a massive impact upon the city of Chicago. The original house Streeter lived in is canvassed next to the John Hancock Center. Streeter’s radical methods of land ownership including illicit alcohol sales and exchanges of gunfire led to today as one of the greatest myths and stories in Chicago’s history. The Sands where he first laid claims are some of the most valuable lands in Chicago and still bear his name “Streeterville”. Returning back to the Zea family lineage the child of George W. Zea, Lawrence Irwin Zea led a life of military excellence. Lawrence I. Zea served in both World War 1 and World War 2. He registered for the draft in Denison City as First Ward. And on July 4 1917 was one of the brave recruits to join their company at Ida Grove Company B, 2nd Iowa Infantry. As part of the army he went to France to fight and serve. Later on he joined…

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  • SAI Florence Program Essay Sample

    neighbors cooked authentic Italian food from their hometowns and wrote down tips from locals in Rome. This summer as the time came closer to figuring out logistics of studying abroad I realized that the John Felice Rome Center did not offer classes that could go towards my Theatre major or Musical Theatre minor. I also noticed that many of the classes offered that could assist me in completing my core requirements were very similar if not exactly the same as classes I could take here in Chicago.…

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