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  • 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...
  • City Hall construction
    Image | 1909 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "City Hall foundations nearing completion (View taken February 15, 1909)"
  • Douglas Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Organized in April, 1885, the Douglas Club has its quarters at 3518 Ellis Avenue."
  • Illinois Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "In 1881, the property which is the present quarters of the Club (154 Ashland Avenue) was purchased."
  • Kenwood Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "From this meeting resulted the present Kenwood Club, the organization of which was perfected in February, 1884. In June of the same year the Club took possession of the house on Forty-seventh Street, near Lake Avenue, which was formerly the residence of Norman B. Judd, Esq. To this house, a two story and basement frame building, a large addition, 40x75 feet, wa...
  • Union League Club of Chicago
    Image | 1888 | Picture Chicagoto maintain the civil and political equality of all citizens in every section of our common country ... Its house, one of the finest in Chicago, arranged and furnished with every comfort and luxury, is situated on Jackson Street and Fourth Avenue, close to the Board of Trade."
  • Wabash Avenue
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "In the Shopping District--Wabash Avenue." View is looking northwest up Wabash Avenue from Monroe Street.
  • Northwestern University buildings, Evanston
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Northwestern University buildings at Evanston". Buildings labeled in montage are: "Fayerweather Hall of Science", "Dearborn Observatory", "University Hall", "Willard Hall", and "Orrington Lunt Library".
  • Northwestern University, downtown Chicago
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Northwestern University Building, Clark and Lake Streets, Chicago"
  • Kinzie's residence
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The first white man who became a permanent settler here was Mr. John Kinzie, an Indian trader, who crossed the lake from St. Joseph, Michigan, in 1804. He was the founder of the commerce of Chicago … Outside the fort Chicago then consisted of but five houses: first, Mr. Kinzie's, on the north side of the river, opposite the fort..."
  • 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...
  • Peristyle at the lake front
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece. Color enhanced print showing peristyle at Randolph Street and the Michigan Avenue streetwall buildings, including the Montgomery Ward Building, at center.
  • 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.""
  • Central YMCA Building
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLocated at 19 S. LaSalle Street. Designed by Jenney & Mundie and built in 1893.
  • Northwestern University Medical College
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Medical School, in Chicago, founded in 1859, was the first American medical school to give a graded course, to lengthen the teaching year, and to demand educational requirements for entrance. It provides a full four years' course, exceptional clinical advantages, and actual instruction at the bedside."
  • Teachers' College
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Teachers' College: Sixty-eighth Street and Stewart Avenue. By courtesy of the Board of Education."
  • Chicago University
    Image | 1850-1859 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago University". From text: "To Stephen A. Douglas is due the credit of founding the first University of Chicago, now known as the Old University of Chicago. In 1856 a number of citizens visited Judge Douglas with plans for a university, and asked him for help. He gave them ten acres of ground lying along Cottage Grove avenue, at Thirty-fourth street, not fa...
  • View west on Adams Street
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoPeoples Gas Building, at right.
  • Wood's Museum and Theatre
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Wood's Museum and Theatre Originally Kingsbury Hall By courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • 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....
  • Armour elevator
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Armour grain elevator is the largest in the city, and belongs to the millionaire meat packer. The owner is noted for his great wheat operations on the Board of Trade. The vast quantities of the actual product in this immense elevator have often been able to turn the market in his favor. The elevator is located on Goose Island in the Chicago River. The combi...
  • Terrace Row
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Terrace Row--"The Marble Terrace" The Lake Front By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Marble Terrace stood on property later occupied by the Auditorium Building.
  • Chicago Yacht Club
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph has been vignetted.
  • Field Museum front elevation
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Front elevation of New Field Museum of Natural History just constructed on East Roosevelt Road at Grant Park."
  • Michigan Avenue and Adams Street
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A section of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street showing Orchestra Hall, the Pullman Building, the People's Gas, Light and Coke Co.'s Building, corner of Art Institute. Courtesy Rand-McNally Souvenir Guide to Chicago."
  • General perspective looking north
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "General perspective looking north, shows area affected by North Michigan Avenue extension. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  • New post office site
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago's recommended new post office site, new Union Terminal to the left, Northwestern Depot to the right. The Chicago Plan Commission has not recommended a type for the new Chicago postal structure. The above is merely a suggested type to occupy the two blocks recommended on Canal Street between the present Northwestern terminal and the Union Station now under...
  • North plaza of new Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking south across north plaza, showing possibilities of developing North Michigan Avenue. Drawing by Vernon Howe Bailey."
  • Gateway to North Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Suggested treatment of gateway to North Michigan Avenue, looking north. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  • Residence of Mrs. John N. Weinand
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mrs. John N. Weinand. 900 Argyle Ave., Argyle Park."
  • Courtyard of Hull House
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Courtyard of Hull House."
  • Inter-Ocean Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagowho, on March 25, 1872, founded the Inter-Ocean. The republicanism of the initial number of the InterOcean was of the most stalwart order ... Mr. Scammon went into the enterprise with characteristic zeal and energy, and ... soon made the Inter Ocean a political power, not only in the city and State, but throughout the Northwest."
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 W...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Residence of A. Carlson
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. A. Carlson. 6030 Sheridan Road, North Edgewater."