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  • Public library and John Crerar Library
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Chicago Public Library occupies one of the handsomest public buildings in the Loop, at Michigan Boulevard, Washington and Randolph Streets. The structure is of Bedford limestone upon a granite base, and its impressive architecture combines several classic styles, Greek, neo-Greek, and Roman. Entering from Washington Street, the visitor beholds the superb flyi...
  • Grant Park adjoining Central Station
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Grant Park, Adjoining Central Station, Showing the Buckingham Fountain and Other New Improvements Under Way." From text: "Buckingham Fountain, in Grant Park at the foot of Congress Street, is the largest and one of the most beautiful fountains in the world. It has several varieties of displays and is illuminated at night. Closed during the winter months."
  • Chicago from the air
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago from the Air, Showing Lake Michigan, Grant Park and Michigan Boulevard". From text: "Europeans have sauntered up Michigan Avenue at theatre time, when the moon was climbing out of the lake, silhouetting the classic lions of the Art Institute against a Maxfield Parrish sky, glorifying the Grecian peristyle with its silver radiance, and they have pronounced i...
  • Navy Pier
    Image | 1930 | Picture Chicagotwo stately towers, with observation galleries, rise from the Pier and afford comprehensive views of Chicago's water traffic. Band concerts are given during the summer, and dancing is enjoyed."
  • State and Madison Streets
    Image | 1930 | Picture Chicagoit reaches its peak at State and Madison Streets, 'the busiest corner in the world." View is looking south on State Street, from just north of Madison.
  • Illinois Central entrance to Chicago
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoSoldier Field, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium in the foreground". From text: "Central Station, on the Boulevard System, has an incomparable situation on the lake shore. Just off Michigan Boulevard, Chicago's most imposing thoroughfare, at Roosevelt Road, it places all of Chicago within easy reach by automobile. It is convenient to the down-town hotels, the theatres, steamsh...
  • Federal Building
    Image | 1930 | Picture Chicagoit contains the principal Federal offices, including the Post Office, the second largest in the U. S., which does an annual business of almost $62,000,000, approximately one-seventh of the gross yearly business of the entire Post Office Department of the United States. A view of the great central rotunda is highly impressive."
  • Chicago theatres
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Chicago is one of the best theatre cities in the land, in number of playhouses, in the variety of entertainments presented, and in point of discriminating patronage. Many high-grade productions originate in Chicago, and practically all current plays of established merit may be seen there during the season. Most of Chicago's theatres are open all year."