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  • 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 southwest from Court House dome
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 La Salle and Washington Streets (Looking South and Southwest) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". View to the southwest, with masts of ships in the Chicago River in distance.
  • State Street, Near Washington
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Street Scenes Before the War State Street, Near Washington By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Stephen A. Douglas
    Image | 1856 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Stephen A. Douglas: Photograph taken during his debates with Lincoln in 1856". From text: "In Clark E. Carr's volume entitled 'Stephen A. Douglas,' the author pays this deserved tribute to the memory of Douglas for his services in connection with the University of Chicago in its formative period. 'To the building of a great university in Chicago Senator Douglas d...
  • Chicago in the Fifties
    Image | 1850-1859 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago in the Fifties. Original owned by Chicago Historical Society"
  • 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.
  • Sherman House
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Sherman House By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Sherman House was located at northwest corner of Randolph and Clark Streets. (Source: Early Chicago Hotels, by William R. Host and Brooke Ahne Portmann (2006).
  • View north from Court House dome
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoLake Michigan is in the distance.
  • View northeast from Court House dome
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Clark and Randolph Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Clark and South Water Streets
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Street Scenes Before the War Intersection of Clark and South Water Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Tremont House
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Tremont House By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Tremont House was located at the southeast corner of Lake and Dearborn Streets. (Source: Early Chicago Hotels, by William R. Host and Brooke Ahne Portmann (2006).
  • Old Fort Dearborn
    Image | 1856 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Old Fort Dearborn with surroundings in 1856. By courtesy of Chicago Historical Society."