This is a list of minor locations in the Dresden Files.
- 1 5550 North Greenwood
- 2 Arctis Minora
- 3 The Brewery
- 4 Babylon
- 5 Boone Mill
- 6 Burnham Park
- 7 Buttercup Park
- 8 Cabrini Green housing complex
- 9 Cairo
- 10 Cairo café
- 11 Camp Kaboom
- 12 Capristi Building
- 13 Carbide & Carbon Building
- 14 Chicago Botanic Garden
- 15 Congo hospital
- 16 Damen Silos
- 17 Dodge City
- 18 "Down Town" laundromat
- 19 Elbow Room
- 20 Evanston
- 21 Forensic Institute
- 22 Gold Coast bistro
- 23 Goodman Grey's office
- 24 Griswald's home
- 25 Hog Hollow
- 26 Holy Ascension of Our Lord Cathedral
- 27 Hotel Sax
- 28 Illinois Beach State Park
- 29 Kendall College and Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
- 30 Lake Meadow Park
- 31 Lake Providence
- 32 Lake Shore Drive
- 33 Left Hand Goods
- 34 Lincoln Park Zoo
- 35 Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Hotel
- 36 Llyn y Fan Fach Tavern
- 37 Logan Square
- 38 Long Branch Saloon
- 39 Loon Island Pub
- 40 Joliet
- 41 Joseph Talbot's mansion
- 42 Madison Academy
- 43 Mad Mike's Motorcycle and Volkswagen Repair
- 44 Marriott Downtown Chicago Hotel
- 45 Martineaux's home
- 46 Michigan Avenue
- 47 Millennium Park
- 48 Montezuma
- 49 Montezuma abandoned quarry
- 50 Montrose Beach
- 51 Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
- 52 Mortimer Lindquist's home
- 53 Norman
- 54 Palermo
- 55 Park Tower
- 56 Peculiar
- 57 Peninsula Hotel
- 58 Rainbow Beach
- 59 Realm of Shadows
- 60 Richard J. Daley Center
- 61 Rocky Mountains
- 62 St. Anne's graveyard
- 63 St. Anthony's Hospital
- 64 St. Mark's Academy for the Gifted and Talented
- 65 Sam Fogle's pawnshop
- 66 Schaumburg and Woodfield Mall
- 67 Shoegasm
- 68 Shoggoth's hideout
- 69 Silver Bullet Diner
- 70 Sullivan Meat Company
- 71 Svartalf embassy
- 72 Taylor
- 73 Taylor church
- 74 Taylor graveyard
- 75 Taylor hospital
- 76 Taylor morgue
- 77 Taylor pub
- 78 Unalaska
- 79 United Center
- 80 University of Oklahoma
- 81 Varsity
- 82 Wacker Drive
- 83 Washington Park
- 84 Whatsup Dock
- 85 Wicker Park
- 86 Wolf's people grove
- 87 Wolf Lake Park
- 88 Wrigleyville brothel
- 89 Notes
- 90 References
5550 North Greenwood[edit | edit source]
In "Wild Card", 5550 North Greenwood is the home address of two unnamed young women, located in an apparently fairly prosperous area of Chicago, inasmuch as its streets are kept clean and in good repair. It is however fairly empty of people, though this might be due to the hour of the night. Its residents barely manage to come home and call the police before they're killed by a rogue wyldfae.
Arctis Minora[edit | edit source]
The Brewery[edit | edit source]
Babylon[edit | edit source]
Boone Mill[edit | edit source]
In "Ghoul Goblin", Boone Mill, MO, is the small town residence of the Talbot family. A series of deaths target the family, ugly enough to prompt Prescott Tremaine to call in Harry Dresden for help. A goblin partly responsible for them is discovered during the eldest siblings' funeral in St. Anne's graveyard.
Burnham Park[edit | edit source]
Buttercup Park[edit | edit source]
Cabrini Green housing complex[edit | edit source]
Cairo[edit | edit source]
Cairo café[edit | edit source]
Camp Kaboom[edit | edit source]
A ghoul attack results in the abduction and death of two trainees (16-year-olds Tina and Terry Trailman). During the interrogation of some of the ghouls, Dresden shows unparalleled command of ancient Sumerian, when the wizard has difficulties with Latin, makes for some uncomfortable questions from Ramirez. Dresden's hate for ghouls has deepened immensely since the incident.
Capristi Building[edit | edit source]
In Skin Game, the Capristi Building is located on the north side of Chicago and is owned by John Marcone. It includes the Verity Trust Bank of Chicago, also owned by Marcone, a mob bank where numerous supernatural powers keep a portion of their wealth, and the Way to the Underworld and Hades' Vault can be opened.
Carbide & Carbon Building[edit | edit source]
Chicago Botanic Garden[edit | edit source]
Congo hospital[edit | edit source]
Damen Silos[edit | edit source]
In "Wild Card", Karrin Murphy remembers her father bringing her to the Damen Silos to skip stones. Though she doesn't like the place, he finds it peaceful and can connect with the place's past and his family's future. She later has Puck chasing her to the Silos to have an uninterrupted fight with him. The fight is brief and brutal, and Murphy hits him with steel-jacketed ammo before falling, allowing the CPD to arrive on time.
Dodge City[edit | edit source]
"Down Town" laundromat[edit | edit source]
Elbow Room[edit | edit source]
In "Ghoul Goblin", the Elbow Room is a drinking place in Unalaska. A dangerous place due to the high number of drunken brawls; Molly Carpenter and Carlos Ramirez use it as a starting ploint for their check on the Holy Ascension of Our Lord activities.
Evanston[edit | edit source]
Forensic Institute[edit | edit source]
Gold Coast bistro[edit | edit source]
Goodman Grey's office[edit | edit source]
In "Monsters", Grey's office is an otherwise nondescript place, where he is hired by John Marcone for a cleaning job, and the children freed from Wrigleyville brothel spend a night after their rescue.
Griswald's home[edit | edit source]
Hog Hollow[edit | edit source]
In Summer Knight, Harry Dresden mentions Hog Hollow[Footnote 8] as the location of the farm where Ebenezar McCoy supervises the latter part of his education. The farm belonged to McCoy for at least a couple of centuries.
Holy Ascension of Our Lord Cathedral[edit | edit source]
In "Cold Case", this cathedral is located in Unalaska, Alaska, and is the congregation place of the Holy Ascension of Our Lord cult.[Footnote 9] It witnesses the attempted sacrifice of a number of Miksani children to awaken the Sleeper, a Lovecraftian-like[Footnote 10] monster descended on Earth millions of years previously and weakened when its followers lost faith in it.
Hotel Sax[edit | edit source]
Illinois Beach State Park[edit | edit source]
Kendall College and Mitchell Museum of the American Indian[edit | edit source]
In Dead Beat, Waldo Butters mentions Kendall college[Footnote 12] as the location of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, which it contains more Indian artifacts than the Field Museum of Natural History.[Footnote 13]
Lake Meadow Park[edit | edit source]
In Summer Knight, Harry Dresden investigates Lake Meadow Park[Footnote 14] an unusual rain of toads before being met by William Borden. Two teen gunners and a ghoul attack them, but are rapidly defeated.
Lake Providence[edit | edit source]
In Storm Front, Lake Providence is an expensive high-class community located in Michigan,[Footnote 15] just over the state line. Monica Sells states that it is very beautiful in the fall and that her husband's lake house is located there.
Lake Shore Drive[edit | edit source]
Left Hand Goods[edit | edit source]
Lincoln Park Zoo[edit | edit source]
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Hotel[edit | edit source]
Llyn y Fan Fach Tavern[edit | edit source]
In "Curses", the Llyn y Fan Fach Tavern is a pub with white-washed walls and heavy dark-stained timbers, managed by the Tylwyth Teg. Harry Dresden patronizes it to contact their king, Gwynn ap Nudd.
Logan Square[edit | edit source]
Long Branch Saloon[edit | edit source]
Loon Island Pub[edit | edit source]
Joliet[edit | edit source]
Joseph Talbot's mansion[edit | edit source]
In "Ghoul Goblin", this mansion is located in Boone Mill, and it's Joseph Talbot's personal property. Extremely difficult to reach, has been built in a five-point star form, and is located at the center of a perfectly round iron fence, decorated with every magically defensive sign Joseph could find, including dreamcatchers[Footnote 22] and New Age[Footnote 23] symbols.
Joseph intended for his family to live at the mansion, in an attempt to protect them from the family curse; but all refused to do so. Unknown to Joseph, his attempt at mystically protecting the mansion would not have been successful due to his lacking the magical ability necessary to create true wards.
Madison Academy[edit | edit source]
Mad Mike's Motorcycle and Volkswagen Repair[edit | edit source]
In "Mike", Mad Mike's Motorcycle and Volkswagen Repair is Mike Atagi's garage and workshop. It is best described as grimy, but it is provided with an office, a working toiled, and enough tools and materials to allow Mike Atagi to rebuild the Blue Beetle from scratch.
Marriott Downtown Chicago Hotel[edit | edit source]
In Death Masks, the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel[Footnote 18] hosts an art gala sponsored by the Chicago Historical & Art Society, during which John Marcone bought the Shroud of Turin from Anna Valmont. The transaction itself was disturbed by Harry Dresden and Susan Rodriguez, as well as an attack by the Order of the Blackened Denarius led by Nicodemus Archleone.
Susan Rodriguez and Harry Dresden attend the fundraiser to track down Anna Valmont and the Shroud of Turin before she sells it to John Marcone. They run into Marcone and Hendricks and are introduced to his new security advisor, Ms. Gard. Marcone tells them to leave and call in the gala security. Martin creates a diversion to enable Rodriguez and Dresden to go deeper into the hotel so Dresden can use a tracking spell to locate where Anna is. Dresden finds her, interrupts the transaction. The Denarians, Deirdre Archleone and "Snakeboy" Quintus Cassius led by Nicodemus Archleone, come after the Shroud. After an altercation, in which swirling marks appear on Rodriguez and is identified as "Fellowship", Archleone takes the shroud and abducts Dresden. Rodriguez, Valmont and Martin escape.
Martineaux's home[edit | edit source]
Michigan Avenue[edit | edit source]
Millennium Park[edit | edit source]
Montezuma[edit | edit source]
Montezuma abandoned quarry[edit | edit source]
Montrose Beach[edit | edit source]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary[edit | edit source]
In Cold Days, the Sanctuary[Footnote 27] attracts both migrating birds during their flight and people in search of illicit recreation, making it ideal for evocation, something that Harry Dresden exploits in summoning Titania there.
Mortimer Lindquist's home[edit | edit source]
In Grave Peril, Mortimer Lindquist wanted his home to have a gothic[Footnote 28] feel. Due to budgetary constraints, it quite misses the mark, though, under the right conditions, it might give some chills to the right minded people. Without a threshold, the front room has the same feel of the exterior, and its décor is not much better.
Norman[edit | edit source]
Palermo[edit | edit source]
Park Tower[edit | edit source]
Peculiar[edit | edit source]
Peninsula Hotel[edit | edit source]
In Skin Game, the Peninsula Hotel[Footnote 31] is one of the ritzier hotels in Chicago - its grand ballroom can be measured in hectares and events rarely start before eight. A posse of Fomor disguised as caterers attack Harry Dresden and Hannah Ascher when they arrive there to recruit Anna Valmont.
Rainbow Beach[edit | edit source]
Realm of Shadows[edit | edit source]
Richard J. Daley Center[edit | edit source]
Rocky Mountains[edit | edit source]
St. Anne's graveyard[edit | edit source]
In "Ghoul Goblin", St. Anne's graveyard is the only graveyard in Boone Mill, MO, and is located about a mile south of town as the crow flies; Harry Dresden starts here his search for the attacker of the Talbot family.
St. Anthony's Hospital[edit | edit source]
St. Mark's Academy for the Gifted and Talented[edit | edit source]
In "I Was a Teenage Bigfoot", St. Mark's Academy for the Gifted and Talented is the high school Irwin Pounder attends. The director, Dr. Fabio, attempts to drain Irwin's life force to promote the regrowth of his own hair, the loss of which he intensely dislikes.
Sam Fogle's pawnshop[edit | edit source]
Schaumburg and Woodfield Mall[edit | edit source]
Shoegasm[edit | edit source]
Shoggoth's hideout[edit | edit source]
In "War Cry", a shoggoth is hidden in a lone house outside Montezuma. Apparently oriented with the cardinal points, it sustains a siege from Red Court vampires, intent to gain control of the monster.
Silver Bullet Diner[edit | edit source]
Sullivan Meat Company[edit | edit source]
In Skin Game, the Sullivan Meat Company is an old slaugherhouse which survived the renovation of Chicago's stockyard district. An abandoned wreck of a slaughterhouse, it is a sagging and dirty two-storied building possibly antedating World War II and gives off waves of negative energy, repelling visitors and cars.
Svartalf embassy[edit | edit source]
Taylor[edit | edit source]
Taylor church[edit | edit source]
Taylor graveyard[edit | edit source]
In "Dog Men", the graveyard is a congregation point for Taylor's ghouls; it is big enough to hold at least a few tens, if not to more than a hundreds, of them; they use it to ambush Harry Dresden and agent Gentle.
Taylor hospital[edit | edit source]
In "Dog Men", the hospital sees a showdown between agents Lytle and Biggs and Harry Dresden when Joseph Listens-to-Wind is brought there for some serious R&R after he's injured. Bo Gentle, however, manages to restrain the two agents and starts redirecting their aggression to something else.
Taylor morgue[edit | edit source]
Taylor pub[edit | edit source]
In "Dog Men", the pub is the local watering hole for both locals, tourists, and, according to its barmaid, something else. Harry Dresden visits it to collect information, and encounters there three LaChaise clan ghouls.
Unalaska[edit | edit source]
In "Cold Case", Molly Carpenter pays Unalaska[Footnote 9] a visit as the new Winter Lady to collect long overdue tribute from the Miksani, who owe the Winter Court allegiance. Aided by Carlos Ramirez, she deals with the Holy Ascension of Our Lord order who has been gathering children for a sacrifice.
United Center[edit | edit source]
University of Oklahoma[edit | edit source]
In Bigfoot on Campus, Irwin Pounder attends University of Oklahoma, getting involved with Connie Barrowill, a newly awakened White Court vampire. Her first attempt to feed on him results in the destruction of the dorm in which they share sex.
Varsity[edit | edit source]
In Storm Front, the Varsity was a club located in a strip mall. Owned by Marcone and was crowded mainly by college-aged people. It was set on fire and burned during during the final fight. Reportedly, Marcone collected its insurance.
Wacker Drive[edit | edit source]
Washington Park[edit | edit source]
Whatsup Dock[edit | edit source]
Wicker Park[edit | edit source]
Wolf's people grove[edit | edit source]
Wolf Lake Park[edit | edit source]
Wrigleyville brothel[edit | edit source]
In "Monsters", this brothel[Footnote 40] is located in a non-descript home three blocks away from the Carpenter's house. Operated by a Los Angeles-based concern with ties to John Marcone's empire, it hosts six Spanish-speaking preteens of both based available to pedophilic guests at all hours; four guards keep them under control. According to Goodman Grey, one of the aims of the Los Angeles cartel was probably to gain leverage by exposing Marcone's people with tastes in children. Its security features are at least partly commercial.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Babylon - Wikipedia
- Burnham Park - wikipedia
- Buttercup Park's webpage
- Cairo - Wikipedia
- Boomtown - wikipedia
- Carbide & Carbon Building - wikipedia
- Evanston - wikipedia
- Hog Hollow - Wikipedia
- Unalaska - wikipedia
- H. P. Lovecraft - wikipedia
- Illinois Beach State Park - wikipedia
- Kendall college - wikipedia
- Mitchell Museum of the American Indian - wikipedia
- Chicago Park District website
- Michigan - wikipedia
- Lake Shore Drive - Wikipedia
- Lincoln Park Zoo - Wikipedia
- Marriott International - wikipedia
- Logan Square - wikipedia
- Long Branch Saloon - Wikipedia
- Joliet - wikipedia
- Dreamcatcher - wikipedia
- New Age - wikipedia
- Michigan Avenue - wikipedia
- Millennium Park - wikipedia
- Montezuma, Iowa - wikipedia
- City of Chicago brochure
- Gothic architecture - wikipedia
- Palermo - Wikipedia
- Peculiar, Missouri - Wikipedia
- The Peninsula Chicago - wikipedia
- Rainbow Beach
- Richard J. Daley Center - wikipedia
- Rocky Mountains - wikipedia
- Anthony Hospital, Chicago
- Schaumburg - wikipedia
- Chicago Bulls on wikipedia
- Washington Park - wikipedia
- Wicker Park
- Woodfield Mall - wikipedia
References[edit | edit source]
- "Wild Card"
- Cold Days, ch. 6
- "Bigfoot on Campus"
- "War Cry"
- "Ghoul Goblin"
- Fool Moon, ch. 5
- White Night, ch. 7
- White Night, ch. 22
- White Night, ch. 23
- Skin Game, ch. 25
- Skin Game, ch. 34
- Skin Game, ch. 3
- Cold Days, ch. 23
- "A Fistful of Warlocks"
- "Down Town"
- "Cold Case"
- Dead Beat, ch. 39
- Dead Beat, ch. 32
- Death Masks, ch. 5
- Ghost Story, ch. 4
- Turn Coat, ch. 32
- Peace Talks, ch. 16
- Summer Knight, ch. 1
- Storm Front, ch. 6
- Storm Front, ch. 4
- "Last Call"
- "Welcome to the Jungle"
- "Something Borrowed"
- Skin Game, ch. 14
- Turn Coat, ch. 31
- "B is for Bigfoot"
- Death Masks, ch. 16
- Death Masks, ch. 19
- Death Masks, ch. 20
- "Dog Men"
- Skin Game, ch. 33
- Cold Days, ch. 30
- Grave Peril, ch. 10
- "Job Placement"
- White Night, ch. 43
- "AAAA Wizardry"
- Skin Game, ch. 9
- Fool Moon, ch. 4
- "Jury Duty"
- Fool Moon, ch. 11
- "Day One"
- "I Was a Teenage Bigfoot"
- "Job Placement"
- "It's My Birthday, Too"
- Skin Game, ch. 6
- Peace Talks, ch. 3-4
- Storm Front, ch. 27
- Dead Beat, ch. 19
- Skin Game, ch. 2
- Grave Peril, ch. 4
- Fool Moon, ch. 15
- Fool Moon, ch. 34