Not long after Jessica Mlinaric moved to Chicago, she came across the unusual sight of an Egyptian-themed building facade, complete with 10-foot-high pharaohs and hieroglyphics. Why was it there? How old was it? What did the hieroglyphics say? As Mlinaric hunted down the answers, she decided to start a blog—aptly named urbnexplorer.com—to share her curiosity-fueled adventures around the city.