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  • Strauss, Yondorf & Rose building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Strauss, Yondorf & Rose, Wholesale Clothiers. … They occupy a handsome structure on the corner of Market and Quincy streets, ten stories and basement, being the first actual fire-proof building in the city erected and used for commercial purposes. ... [t]he ninth and tenth stories are used for sample rooms, thus securing on these floors at all times of day an un...
  • Pullman Building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "In height it corresponds to the Virginia Hotel, corner Rush and Ohio Streets, and the Pullman and Studebaker Buildings on Michigan Avenue--140 feet."
  • Masonic Temple
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Masonic Temple."" From text: "It might be added that the Masonic Temple at the corner of State and Randolph Streets will when completed, prove one of the finest buildings in the world. A glance at our artist's sketch of the Masonic Temple as it will appear when completed, will afford a better criterion of the architectural beauties of the structure than any verba...
  • Railroad crossing bells
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Hall Signal Co." From text: "The Hall Signal Co. of 50 Broadway, New York, and 340 The Rookery, Chicago, are manufacturers of all kinds of Electric and Mechanical Signaling apparatus for railroads. The Hall Automatic Electric Block Signal System is in operation on twenty-one of the leading railroads of this country. On the opposite page is shown an application o...
  • Owings Building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Corner of Adams and Dearborn Sts". From text: "Tower of the quaint Owings Building, fourteen stories, corner Adams and Dearborn Streets, unique in design, and a cloud disturber of the first order--225 feet."
  • Auditorium Building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: " Auditorium Tower, the highest building in Chicago. The balcony is 260 feet high, and the observatory tower carries the height up to 275 feet. The flagstaff surmounting this is the highest thing in town--300 feet."
  • Entrance to Stock Yards
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Entrance to Stock Yards." From text: "No reference to Chicago of a statistical nature, even of the most infinitesimal character, would be complete without passing reference at least to the Union Stock Yards and the part they play in the world's economy. ... The yards were considered quite isolated at the time, but the city has grown so rapidly they have been anne...
  • Weir & Craig Mfg. Co. building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoWriting on the side of building, in image: "Machine shop & brass foundry. Plumbers. Steam & gas fitters--Supplies. Weir & Craig Mfg. Company. Iron foundery." From text: "It is only reasonable that in Chicago, which is the center of so many packing houses, there should be a manufactory of packing house machinery, and a firm which makes a speciality of this is the Weir & ...
  • Chicago of To-day cover
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoText on cover: "Chicago of To-Day: The Metropolis of the West."
  • The Rookery
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Rookery, twelve stories, corner Adams and LaSalle Streets, one of the chief office buildings of Chicago and one of the most ornate structures erected by private enterprise in the world--159 feet."