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  1. Montgomery Ward Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Montgomery Ward & Company Building The headquarters of one of the largest mail order concerns in the world, located on Michigan Avenue and Madison Street. The structure enjoys the distinction of being the highest in Chicago. All orders come to Montgomery Ward & Company by mail, and sales are not otherwise made."
  2. Stock Exchange
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Chicago Stock Exchange Building is located at the corner of Washington and La Salle streets, diagonally across from City Hall. It is one of the largest office structures in the city. The exchange is on the second floor. Here a large volume of speculative business is done every day in the week, except Sundays and holidays." The building, designed by architect...
  3. Masonic Temple
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Masonic Temple, situated at the corner of Randolph and State streets, is two hundred and sixty-five feet high. The number of its tenants would be sufficient to populate a fair sized village. Although not owned by the Masonic Order, several lodges meet here, paying an annual rental for the privilege. It contains fourteen passenger and two freight elevators." ...
  4. Woman's Temple
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Woman's Temple, at the corner of Monroe and La Salle streets, stands as a monument to the untiring temperance workers of Chicago. It is twelve stories high and contains three hundred offices. The building is a fire-proof structure of steel, granite and terra cotta, and was built by the W. C. T. U. at a cost of $1,500,000." The building was designed by the fir...
  5. Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "One of the largest department stores on State Street is that of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company. For years it was located in the building here shown, diagonally across the city from the Marshall Field store. The concern recently removed to more ample quarters in a new structure at the corner of Madison and State streets." Building was designed by architect Louis ...
  6. The Rookery
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "When the great fire of 1871 destroyed the City Hall at the corner of La Salle and Adams streets a temporary building erected on the site was jokingly called " The Rookery." The twelve story building erected later upon this spot retained the name of ""The Rookery." It is built of gray granite and fire proof brick." Designed by Burnham and Root. The base is of re...
  7. Monadnock Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "This building presents the appearance of being the most substantial structure in Chicago. It occupies the entire block bounded by Jackson Boulevard, Clark, Dearborn and Van Buren streets. Several of the railroad systems have their general offices here. Seven thousand persons are employed within its walls." Building designed by firm of Burnham and Root.
  8. Railway Exchange Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "This edifice is numbered among the handsomest office buildings in the city. It is located on Michigan Avenue, near the Art Institute, overlooking Lake Michigan. The structure is devoted to office purposes, being designed especially for the accommodation of railroad headquarters." Building designed by firm of Burnham and Root.
  9. Michigan Avenue, showing Auditorium
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Michigan Avenue, showing the Auditorium[.] Michigan Avenue lies along the lake front and is a favorite driveway. No obstructing buildings lie between it and the lake and the cool breezes make it a most inviting thoroughfare on a warm day. The Auditorium Building, one of the largest in the whole country, covering an area of sixty-two thousand feet, is located be...
  10. Corner of State and Washington
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Corner of State and Washington Streets, showing the Marshall Field establishment[.] Marshall Field's retail dry goods store, the largest in the world, is located at the corner of State and Washington streets. The great Field store extends along State Street to the next block. On the corner fronting the pedestrian from almost any angle, hangs a huge clock which a...
  11. Conspiracy meeting
    Image | 1889

    Caption: "The Conspiracy meeting at 54 West Lake Street. Waller reading Engel's 'plan.'"
  12. Siegel, Cooper & Company
    Image | 1906

    universally known as "The Big Store." Almost every commodity of commerce ranging from soap to diamonds is sold over the counters of this immense business institution. It requires a corps of nearly two thousand employees to attend to the wants of customers. Siegel, Cooper & Company have stores also in New York and Boston." Building was designed by William Le Baron Jenney.
  13. Arrival of Lincoln's body
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Arrival of Lincoln's Body in Chicago (The Hearse Preceded by White-Robed Girls)"
  14. Charles H. Reed
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Charles H. Reed, Prosecuting Attorney (""Charley" Reed was the Unwilling Victim of the Arnold-Swett "Lincoln Séance," and Later of His Own too Great Popularity)"
  15. Leonard Swett
    Image | 1910

    Leonard Swett and Isaac Arnold were defense attorneys for a sensational Chicago murder trial. (Trial was held in Lake County, Illinois.)
  16. Hon. Isaac N. Arnold
    Image | 1910

    Leonard Swett and Isaac Arnold were defense attorneys for a sensational Chicago murder trial. (Trial was held in Lake County, Illinois.)
  17. Wilbur F. Storey
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Wilbur F. Storey (Owner and Editor of The Chicago Times)"
  18. Looking north from Park Row
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Looking North from Park Row By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  19. Looking northeast from near Terrace Row
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Looking Northeast from near Terrace Row The Lake Front By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  20. Park Row
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Park Row By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  21. Terrace Row
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Terrace Row--"The Marble Terrace" The Lake Front By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Marble Terrace stood on property later occupied by the Auditorium Building.
  22. Hon. Joseph E. Gary
    Image | 1889

    Judge Gary presided over the trial of the eight anarchists for their alleged involvement in the Haymarket Riot. (Wikipedia entry on Joseph Gary)
  23. First Congregational Church
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "First Congregational Church By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  24. C. A. Coey's School of Motoring
    Image | 1912

    From text: "The object of our school is to prepare young men throughout the country to become expert chauffeurs, repairmen, demonstrators, salesmen, garage managers, etc. Our president, Mr. C. A. Coey, has been in the automobile business for twelve years, and he is one of the most prominent automobile men in America today."
  25. C. A. Coey and Charles Bonaparte
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "At the left--C. A. Coey, next to him--Charles Bonaparte, grandson of the late Napoleon the Great." Note: Charles Joseph Bonaparte was in fact a grand nephew of Napoleon 1.
  26. Charles W. Fairbanks, C. A. Coey, Judge Hanecy
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "Ex-Vice President Fairbanks, C. A. Coey, and Judge Hanecy"
  27. Barney Oldfield, Jerry Eller, C. A. Coey
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "Barney Oldfield, Jerry Eller and C. A. Coey in Mr. Coey's racing car."
  28. C. A. Coey's School of Motoring
    Image | 1912

    Book cover: "C. A. Coey's School of Motoring 1424-26 Michigan Ave. Chicago"
  29. First taxicab in Chicago
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "The first taxicab seen in Chicago--C. A. Coey, owner."
  30. Statue of Robert de La Salle
    Image | 1889

    Frontispiece of book