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  • 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.
  • 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."