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  • Reception at Court House
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Reception of the remains at the Court House"
  • View south from Court House dome
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Washington and La Salle Streets (Looking South and Southwest) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". View appears to be looking nearly due south.
  • Central YMCA Building
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLocated at 19 S. LaSalle Street. Designed by Jenney & Mundie and built in 1893.
  • Marshall Field & Co. advertisement
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCopy reads: "Marshall Field & Co. Warehouses, Polk St. and the River, Chicago"
  • Chicago Water Works
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "… it was not until Monday, March 25th, 1867, that the water was let into the tunnel to flow through the water pipes and hydrants of the city. On that day the new water works were formally inaugurated by the laying of the corner stone of the new tower, situated about half a block west of the old tower, and since completed to a total height of 130 feet, standing on...
  • New City Hall and County Building
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "On the opposite page is a fine representation in half-tone of the new County Building and City Hall, as the conjoined, magnificent structure will appear when the city half of it shall have been completed. The county half has been officially occupied since July 5, 1907, and it is certain that the officers and employes (sic) of no county in the United States are m...
  • Douglas Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Organized in April, 1885, the Douglas Club has its quarters at 3518 Ellis Avenue."
  • Dearborn Street
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dearborn Street, the "Sixth Avenue" of Chicago, is one of the city's leading retail business thoroughfares. Here are banks, hotels and cafes in confusing array. It is also noted as a street of outfitters, haberdashers and stores of that type. Finer or handsomer business structures are not to be found on this continent. At one end is Polk Street Depot
  • Water Tower
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Water Tower[.] The North Water Works are situated on Chicago Avenue near the lake shore. Here a stone tower, one hundred and sixty feet high, receives water from the lake forced by four engines having a pumping capacity of ninety-nine million gallons daily. The water is conveyed to the tower through a brick tunnel five feet in diameter which extends two mile...
  • Field Museum
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Art Building of the famous World's Fair of 1893, is the only one of the white structures preserved in Jackson Park. It had its beginnings as a permanent institution from the contributions of rare articles by exhibitors at the Exposition. It was first intended to be called "The Columbian Museum," but on an endowment of one million dollars from Marshall Field, ...
  • Jackson Boulevard
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Another of Chicago's famous streets. It is paved with asphalt and lined with substantial buildings. The striking facade of the Chicago Board of Trade and the new Post Office Building adorn this thoroughfare. Some portions of Jackson Boulevard resemble the great canyons of lower Manhattan."
  • Post Office
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Post Office The new Post Office Building, one of the most magnificent postal structures in the United States, is located in a square formed by Adams, Clark and Dearborn streets and Jackson Boulevard. The delay in its completion caused many spirited controversies. From this great central station radiate forty-seven carrier stations, four stations without carr...
  • Public Library
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago's Public Library building bears the reputation of being one of the finest library structures in the world. The interior is exquisitely finished in marble, mother-of-pearl and onyx. It is situated on Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington streets, and commands a view of Lake Michigan. Upon its shelves are more than three hundred thousand volumes....
  • Art Institute
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This structure stands on the lake front facing Michigan Avenue, near the foot of Adams Street and was erected in 1893 at a cost of $785,000. It contains a rare collection of paintings, statuary and other objects of art. Many wealthy Chicagoans take especial pride in this institution and have enriched it by their liberal gifts. It is open to the public on Wednesd...
  • Masonic Temple
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "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." ...
  • Lakeside Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: ""The Lakeside Club was organized in 1884, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse between its members and their families. Two houses were taken at the corner of Wabash Avenue and Thirtieth Street, and here the Club remained until 1888, when the new Club house on Indiana Avenue (between Thirty-first and Thirty-second Streets) was opened with a grand New Ye...
  • Chicago For the Tourist
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoBook cover. Full text: "Chicago For The Tourist Reached by the Illinois Central R. R." Image depicts Grant Park, with the Logan Statue in the foreground, and the Illinois Central Station at 11th Street and S. Michigan Avenue behind.
  • Michigan Avenue streetwall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago's Sky Line and Water Front of the Down-Town Business District" Caption also identifies buildings in view. They are, from left to right: "Blackstone Hotel", "Harvester Building", "Congress Hotel and Annex"", "Auditorium Hotel", "Fine Arts Building", "Chicago Club", "McCormick Building", "Stratford Hotel", "Railway Exchange Building", "Theodore Thomas Orch...
  • Mahlon D. Ogden property
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Mahlon D. Ogden Property By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Washington Street, west from Dearborn
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Street scenes in the "Bygone Days" Washington Street, Looking West from Dearborn By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • George B. Carpenter & Co.
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Geo. B. Carpenter & Co.--Fifth Ave. and South Water St. [See "Guide."]"
  • Keeley Institute
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Laboratory and Office Building. [See "Keeley Institute."]. From text: "Probably no discovery in medicine has been productive of so much intelligent discussion or so much widespread interest during recent years as that made by Leslie E. Keeley, M.D., and it is certain that the workings of no medica...
  • Suburb of Eggleston
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Suburb of Eggleston--Yale Ave., North from 72d St. [See "Outlying Chicago."]". From text: "One of the most prominent suburbs in close proximity to Chicago
  • 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 name...
  • Union Stock Yards
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Union Stock Yards, Looking toward the Exchange. [See ""Great Industries."]". From text: "Located on South Halsted st.
  • Chicago Opera House
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Entrance to the Chicago Opera House. [See "Amusements."]". From text: "Located in the Chicago Opera House building, a magnificent structure, southwest corner of Clark and Washington streets, opposite the Court-house ... The theatre was built for Mr. Henderson, and arranged with the idea in mind of the subsequent produc...
  • 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...
  • Chamber of Commerce
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Chamber of Commerce--Board of Trade Is located on the corner of Washington and LaSalle streets. Its walls are built of Athens marble, and its dimensions are 93 by 181 feet. It is in the modern Italian style of architecture, and consists of a basement, half beneath the street, and used for business offices
  • Chicago harbor
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "In 1833 Congress made the first appropriation of $30,000 to improve the harbor. The north pier was run out a short distance and a light-house erected. An embankment was made to cut off the river from her old channel, which had previously emptied into the lake near the foot of Madison street. This work was commenced in the summer of 1833, and vigorously pushed ...
  • University of Chicago
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "University of Chicago [i]s located within four miles of the Court House, and on the route of the Cottage Grove horse-cars, within a few steps of the shores of Lake Michigan. It is conducted under the auspices of the Baptist denomination, but is founded on a broad and liberal basis. It is built on a beautiful tract of ground donated by Hon. S. A. Douglas. It wa...
  • Christian Brothers Academy
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Academy of the Christian Brothers, on Van Buren street, near Clark, was first opened in the spring of 1868, and has already achieved a very high and deserved celebrity. In the Order of the Christian Brothers, founded for the purpose of devoting themselves to the education of youth, the members are trained especially to fulfill the duties of teachers. How we...
  • Merchants Insurance Company building
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "One of the most stately and beautiful edifices in the United States, is the new building of the Merchants Insurance company of Chicago, on the northwest corner of LaSalle and Washington streets. It is five stories in height, and has a frontage of ninety-six and one-third feet on LaSalle street, and a frontage of one hundred and eleven and a half feet on Washingt...
  • Merchants' Farmers', and Mechanics' Savings Bank
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "We give a view of the building occupied by the Merchants', Farmers and Mechanics' Savings Bank, No. 13 Clark street. This institution was chartered in 1861, and in 1864 removed to its present very appropriate and convenient edifice. The institution is in a highly flourishing condition, and is deservedly popular.""
  • McVicker's Theatre
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "McVicker's Theatre is one of the finest structures of the kind in the country. It is situated on Madison street, between State and Dearborn streets. Its cost was over $75,000
  • The heart of Chicago
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoBird's eye view looking southeast across the Chicago River towards the Loop. Wolf Point appears in foreground.
  • Residence of Lincoln J. Carter
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. Lincoln J. Carter. 5522 Sheridan Road, Edgewater."
  • Looking north from bridge
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking north from bridge showing monumental arch treatment. Drawing by A. N. Rebori." From text: "Early in the previous year the North Central Business District Association (the name of which has since been shortened to North Central Association) ... invited a number of architects to meet with a committee of its organization with a view to enlisting their inter...
  • Chicago from the air
    Image | 1930 | Picture Chicagoon the other, the expanse of Lake Michigan which gives the glamour and color and bigness to this enchanted highway."
  • Navy Pier
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Navy Pier, an immense and impressive structure of concrete, steel and glass, nearly 300 feet wide, extends from the foot of Grand Avenue, 3,000 feet into Lake Michigan, at Chicago's harbor entrance, and affords a cool, delightful summer recreation place for the public. The pier has three tiers, the lowest for freight traffic, the middle for passenger traffic...
  • Residence of H. F. Perkins
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. H. F. Perkins. 6106 Kenmore Ave., North Edgewater."