This is a list of minor locations in the Dresden Files.
5550 North GreenwoodEdit
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.
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.
Cabrini Green housing complexEdit
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.
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 BuildingEdit
Chicago Botanic GardenEdit
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.
"Down Town" laundromatEdit
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.
Gold Coast bistroEdit
Goodman Grey's officeEdit
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.
In Summer Knight, Harry Dresden mentions Hog Hollow[Footnote 7] 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 CathedralEdit
In "Cold Case", this cathedral is located in Unalaska, Alaska, and is the congregation place of the Holy Ascension of Our Lord cult.[Footnote 8] It witnesses the attempted sacrifice of a number of Miksani children to awaken the Sleeper, a Lovecraftian-like[Footnote 9] monster descended on Earth millions of years previously and weakened when its followers lost faith in it.
Illinois Beach State ParkEdit
Kendall College and Mitchell Museum of the American IndianEdit
In Dead Beat, Waldo Butters mentions Kendall college[Footnote 11] 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 10]
Lake Meadow ParkEdit
In Summer Knight, Harry Dresden investigates Lake Meadow Park[Footnote 12] an unusual rain of toads before being met by William Borden. Two teen gunners and a ghoul attack them, but are rapidly defeated.
In Storm Front, Lake Providence is an expensive high-class community located in Michigan,[Footnote 13] 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 DriveEdit
Left Hand GoodsEdit
Lincoln Park ZooEdit
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort HotelEdit
Llyn y Fan Fach TavernEdit
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.
Long Branch SaloonEdit
Loon Island PubEdit
Joseph Talbot's mansionEdit
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 each and every magically defensive sign known to man, including dreamcatchers[Footnote 20] and New Age[Footnote 21] symbols.
Mad Mike's Motorcycle and Volkswagen RepairEdit
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 HotelEdit
In Death Masks, the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel[Footnote 16] 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.
Montezuma abandoned quarryEdit
Montrose Point Bird SanctuaryEdit
In Cold Days, the Sanctuary[Footnote 25] 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 homeEdit
In Grave Peril, Mortimer Lindquist wanted his home to have a gothic[Footnote 26] 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.
In Skin Game, the Peninsula Hotel[Footnote 27] 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.
Realm of ShadowsEdit
Richard J. Daley CenterEdit
St. Anne's graveyardEdit
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 HospitalEdit
St. Mark's Academy for the Gifted and TalentedEdit
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 pawnshopEdit
Schaumburg and Woodfield MallEdit
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 DinerEdit
Sullivan Meat CompanyEdit
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.
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.
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.
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.
In "Cold Case", Molly Carpenter pays Unalaska[Footnote 8] 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.
University of OklahomaEdit
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.
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.
Wolf's people groveEdit
Wolf Lake ParkEdit
In "Monsters", this brothel[Footnote 35] 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.
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Burnham Park - wikipedia
- ↑ Buttercup Park's webpage
- ↑ Cairo - Wikipedia
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- ↑ Evanston - wikipedia
- ↑ Hog Hollow - Wikipedia
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Unalaska - wikipedia
- ↑ H. P. Lovecraft - wikipedia
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Illinois Beach State Park - wikipedia
- ↑ Kendall college - wikipedia
- ↑ Chicago Park District website
- ↑ Michigan - wikipedia
- ↑ Lake Shore Drive - Wikipedia
- ↑ Lincoln Park Zoo - Wikipedia
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Marriott International - wikipedia
- ↑ Logan Square - wikipedia
- ↑ Long Branch Saloon - Wikipedia
- ↑ Joliet - wikipedia
- ↑ Dreamcatcher - wikipedia
- ↑ New Age - wikipedia
- ↑ Michigan Avenue - wikipedia
- ↑ Millennium Park - wikipedia
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 24.2 Montezuma, Iowa - wikipedia
- ↑ City of Chicago brochure
- ↑ Gothic architecture - wikipedia
- ↑ The Peninsula Chicago - wikipedia
- ↑ Richard J. Daley Center - wikipedia
- ↑ Rocky Mountains - wikipedia
- ↑ Anthony Hospital, Chicago
- ↑ Schaumburg - wikipedia
- ↑ Chicago Bulls on wikipedia
- ↑ Washington Park - wikipedia
- ↑ Wicker Park
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- ↑ Aftermath
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- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Backup
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- ↑ Ghost Story, ch. 4
- ↑ Turn Coat, ch. 32
- ↑ https://www.stateparks.com/illinois_beach_state_park_in_illinois.html
- ↑ Peace Talks, ch. 16
- ↑ Summer Knight, ch. 1
- ↑ Storm Front, ch. 6
- ↑ Storm Front, ch. 4
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 "Last Call"
- ↑ "Welcome to the Jungle"
- ↑ "Something Borrowed"
- ↑ "Curses"
- ↑ Skin Game, ch. 14
- ↑ "Heorot"
- ↑ Turn Coat, ch. 31
- ↑ "B is for Bigfoot"
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 Death Masks, ch. 16
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 39.2 Death Masks, ch. 19
- ↑ Death Masks, ch. 20
- ↑ 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 "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
- ↑ 49.0 49.1 Fool Moon, ch. 4
- ↑ "Jury Duty"
- ↑ Fool Moon, ch. 11
- ↑ "Day One"
- ↑ "I Was a Teenage Bigfoot"
- ↑ "Job Placement"
- ↑ 55.0 55.1 "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