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  • Dickens and Halsted apartment building
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Architectural details add interest to many houses in the Sheffield area. On the opposite page is a three-story bay on an apartment building at the corner of Dickens and Halsted."
  • Porch figures on Dewes House
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Stone figures support the porch of a home built in 1896 for Chicago brewer Francis J. Dewes. Located on Wrightwood and Hampden Court, it now houses the Swedish Engineers Society."
  • Dickens Avenue home
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Airy fretwork decorates the porch of a Dickens Avenue home, right. Builders used to select trim from mill catalogues. Note the rope molding on top window."
  • Two house on Lill Avenue
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The simple wooden cottage at left--with its unusual second-story porch--contrasts with a brick two-flat building on Lill Street."
  • 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...
  • Frederick Wacker house
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Extremely wide eaves balance an overhanging veranda on this Lincoln Park West residence. It was built in 1872-73 for Chicago brewer Frederick Wacker. At one side stands a gate (shown on the front cover) originally built for Mecca House, home of important Oriental visitors to the Columbian Exposition of 1893."
  • Crilly buildings
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Crilly buildings--including eight homes and ten apartment houses--lie between North Park, St. Paul, La Salle, and Eugenie, and have been called "the foundation stone of modern Old Town." Developer Daniel F. Crilly built them between 1877 and 1905. ... Below, small but varied in treatment, are back porches of the Crilly Court apartments."
  • Dayton Street house doorway
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The entrance to a house on Dayton, above. Doors carved in a fanciful pattern are divided into several nicely proportioned panels."
  • Lincoln Park
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Lincoln Park, Chicago, view from the 'Hill.'"
  • Remodeled house on Lincoln Park West
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A remodeled house on Lincoln Park West. The cherub and wrought-iron fence and railing are additions, the paneled door original."
  • Row houses on Deming
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "False fronts with a Dutch flavor embellish row houses on Deming. Note the terracotta "candles" at the sides of each."
  • Wrought-iron railing
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A wrought-iron railing edges the balcony of a residence on Fremont. The supporting corbel includes a female head."
  • Grant Place row houses
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Row houses on Grant Place. These were undoubtedly built as one-family units in a single development."
  • Statue of Robert de La Salle
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece of book
  • Sheridan Road, Lincoln Park
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "North Side--Lincoln Park. This is the oldest park of them all and has attraction and features peculiar to itself. Among them are a beautiful and well-developed foliage, a slightly rolling contour, a "zoo" containing about 1,200 specimens, and boulevards skirting about five miles of lake front. The latter includes the famous Lake Shore Drive and the Sheridan Road....
  • Chicago For the Tourist
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoBook cover. Full text: "Chicago For the Tourist Reached by the Illinois Central R. R." Image depicts the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Lincoln Park.
  • Lincoln Park bathing beach
    Image | 1912 | Picture Chicagoalso a children's bathing beach. It is reached by the North Clark Street electric car."
  • High Bridge at Lincoln Park
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Lincoln Park--View from "High Bridge" of the Park, Mile Long Lagoon and the Lake. "High Bridge" across the Lagoon at Lincoln Park."
  • Two houses on Fremont
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Side by side, two houses on Fremont represent widely different styles and periods of Chicago architecture. A balcony detail from the one at right is shown on page 31."
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
    Image | 1963 | Picture Chicagoall are part of a continual program of renewal."
  • Farmhouse at Mohawk and Armitage
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A survivor of the Chicago Fire is the farmhouse above, set in spacious grounds at Mohawk and Armitage. It was built in 1863 for about $800."
  • Sheet metal tower
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Two-legged dragons cavort around a sheet metal tower, one of a pair on a large building at Wisconsin and Fremont. Bricks for round towers like these were usually cast to a radius."