Many of the folks involved with the Essanay studios are long gone...but I have 3 potential contacts depending on what specifically is being requested. Myself, my father, and my uncle. George Spoor was my Great Uncle and his little sister, Mary Louise, who illustrated Essanay's Indian head logo, was my Grandma. My father and one of his older brothers are alive and well and are quite knowledeable about the studios. In fact my Uncle Philip spent a lot of time playing at the studios when he was a young child. If you wish to contact me, please do so at October120@comcast.net.
Essanay Studios was created in 1907.
There are quite a few recording studios in Chicago. You can find studios in most big cities, and a city that size will have tons upon tons of studios. I am a fan of Rax Trax. It's a few blocks from Wrigley.
Some major recording studios are Ardent Studios in Memphis, Electrical Audio in Chicago, Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Box Wilshire or AIR Studios in London.
in Chicago, Illinois but the address unknown
Chicago Union Station
The Oprah Store is in the West Loop of Chicago, by Harpo Studios.
Oprah does her show at Harpo Studios in Chicago, Illinois
The Conservatory at Act One Studios in Chicago.
The sears tower, Jhon Hancock building, Chicago Bridge, Chicago Museum of natural History, Harpo studios, and of course..PIZZA!!
Oprah Winfrey Harpo Studios, Inc. 1058 West Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607 USA
Very little in Chicago. It was mostly filmed at the Burbank Studios and the Burbank Studios' Ranch (exteriors); with some scenes (sledding, shopping with Eddie, tree finding) filmed around Breckenridge, CO. I was there for most of it, but not in Chicago.