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  • Skandinaven Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagoforty-two pages. The Skandinaven was at its birth a four-page weekly paper.... To-day it has a larger circulation than any other paper printed in the Scandinavian language in this country."
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] St. Joseph's Hospital, Garfield Ave. and Burling St. [See "Hospitals."]". From text: "The hospital is fitted with all the latest improvements for ventilation, heating, etc., and has accommodations for three hundred patients in wards and private rooms. Of the latter there are fifty, tastefully decorated, supplied with light...
  • Keeley Institute: Waiting for the train
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Waiting for the Train at Dwight. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "Train time is always looked forward to at Dwight, sometimes with pleasure and sometimes with sorrow. Pleasant ties are broken every day. The departing graduate, while looking forward with pleasure to meeting his friends once more...
  • Wellington Hotel
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Wellington Hotel, Wabash Ave. and Jackson St. [See "Hotels."]" From text: "Located on Wabash avenue and Jackson street. This hotel, although only known to the public for about one year is now recognized as one of the ultra fashionable hotels of the city. The hotel is magnificently arranged, decorated and furnished in the h...
  • Libby Prison Museum
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Libby Prison Museum, Wabash Ave., South. [See "Amusements."]". From text: "Located on Wabash avenue, between Fourteenth and Sixteenth streets. One of the principal permanent attractions of the city. The original Libby prison (transported from Richmond, Va., and put up, brick after brick, just as it stood during the War of ...
  • Looking south on Prairie Avenue
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagoat 1828 that of Daniel B. Shipman, and at 1834 that of Fernando Jones."
  • Chicago Tribune Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Chicago Tribune Building, Madison and Dearborn Sts. [See "Newspapers."]"
  • New Chamber of Commerce
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The corner-stone of the new Chamber of Commerce was laid with appropriate ceremonies Dec. 13, 1882, and since then the walls of the magnificent building have gone up with marvelous rapidity, but this new temple of trade is on such a grand scale that it will be another year before it is brought to completion and ready for the machinery of commerce."
  • Milwaukee Avenue State Bank
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Milwaukee Avenue State Bank. [See "Banks, State and Private."]". From text: "Location Milwaukee Avenue and Carpenter street. … Successor to the banking house of Paul O. Stensland & Co., the leading financial institution of the northwest section of the city. The former bank had built up a very large business with the tr...
  • Looking north on State from Madison St.
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Looking north on State From Madison St. [See "Guide."]". From text: "[W]e will endeavor to do the great retail avenue of Chicago, or at least a portion of it, before the day closes. This thoroughfare ... is one of the grandest commercial arteries in the world. By looking up "State Street" in the Index, you will learn that ...
  • Suburb of Auburn Park
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Suburb of Auburn Park--Wright, North from 77th St. [See "Outlying Chicago."]". From text: ""Well understanding that no locality can be uniformly improved unless under the sole control of a single person or a syndicate, Eggleston, Mallette & Brownell also bought Auburn Park. Then they immediately commenced to carry out thei...
  • Suburb of Eggleston
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagogenerally mentioned in connection with Auburn Park, another beautiful environ. The accessibility of Eggleston and Auburn Park is well known. Its main transit line is the Rock Island railroad, over which trains run the distance in from twenty to thirty minutes. The convenience afforded suburban travelers on this road are seconded only to that obtained by the patrons of the Il...
  • Relic House
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Relic House--Near Lincoln Park. [See "Relic House."]". From text: "The most interesting and ornamental monument of the fire is the "Relic House," well known to North-Siders and Lincoln Park visitors. In 1872, when the "leavings" of the fire could be had for the asking or the trouble of picking them up, a man named Rett...
  • Union Stock Yards
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagosome 200 acres being devoted to yards, etc., while the balance is occupied by railroad tracks and car sidings. Before you, as you enter the main arch-way, is a town with twenty miles of streets, twenty miles of water-troughs, fifty miles of feeding troughs and about seventy-five miles of water and drainage pipes... Just inside the entrance to the Union Stock Yards is the Exc...
  • Hooley's Theatre
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagoheight to 'gridiron,' 62 feet. The theatre is also supplied with the latest patent smoke and fire escape and ventilator. The auditorium is furnished with 'Hooley's Opera Chair,' and lighted throughout by the latest incandescent electric system."