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  1. Champaign-Urbana Historic Built Environment
    Collection

    The Illinois Built Environment collection provides to the public a first-hand view of select original documents used to shape the Campus. Among others, items include hand sketches of campus plans, original trace and linen drawings of many of the Central Quadrangle buildings, four separate proposed sketches for the original Library, now known as Altgeld Hall, and watercolor r...
  2. Justin Palmer Papers (Born Digital Records)
    Collection

    Born Digital Records from the Justin Palmer Papers, Architecture graduate student, includes 3D models of campus buildings in short video clips created for the Mapping History at the University of Illinois sesquicentennial project (see RS 35/2/59 for more information).
  3. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
    Collection

    The University Library’s collection of Sanborn fire insurance maps includes maps for Illinois towns; rural settings are not included. Sanborn maps were produced to assist insurance underwriters in determining fire insurance rates for individual buildings by examining the buildings' construction methods, heat and lighting sources and manufacturing uses, and the same attribute...
  4. University of Illinois Built Environment
    Collection

    In the beginning, the inspiration and actualization of the land-grant Industrial University, what was to become the University of Illinois, required thoughtful planning and a commitment to its built environment. The design and planning decisions made early on would influence all current and future development on the campus of the University of Illinois and its influence on t...
  5. University of Illinois Material (Digital Surrogates)
    Collection

    Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Material includes digitized images, concerning digitized "UI Viewbooks" for years 1893, 1904 and 1909, displaying campus scenes, university athletics, university band, and campus buildings. Digitized images also iclude a copy of the booklet "Popular Illinois Men", published by Joseph Kuhn & Co. in Spring 1912, including pho...
  6. View southwest from Court House dome
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "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.
  7. Peristyle at the lake front
    Image | 1920

    Frontispiece. Color enhanced print showing peristyle at Randolph Street and the Michigan Avenue streetwall buildings, including the Montgomery Ward Building, at center.
  8. University Club
    Image | 1920

    Caption: "The Mullion-windowed University Club." Located at 76 E. Monroe St.
  9. View north on LaSalle Street
    Image | 1920

    Caption: "The Wall Street of Chicago." View is looking north up LaSalle Street from West Jackson Blvd.
  10. View northeast from Court House dome
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Clark and Randolph Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  11. Peoples Gas Building
    Image | 1920

    Caption: "Beauty and Business." View is looking northwest, from the Art Institute of Chicago, towards the Peoples Gas Building located at 122 S. Michigan Avenue. The Pullman Building appears at left.
  12. View south on Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1920

    Caption: "The Lakeside Glory of Chicago." View is looking south on Michigan Avenue from Randolph Street.
  13. View west on Adams Street
    Image | 1920

    Peoples Gas Building, at right.
  14. Scandia Hall
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Scandia Hall, W. Ohio St., near Milwaukee Ave. [See "Scandia Hall."]".
  15. Fourth and John Streets, Champaign, Illinois
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    Fourth and John Streets, Champaign, June 1, 1960
  16. Church and State Streets, Champaign, Illinois
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    Church and State Streets, Champaign, 1957
  17. Public Library
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "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....
  18. Stock Exchange
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Chicago Stock Exchange Building is located at the corner of Washington and La Salle streets, diagonally across from City Hall. It is one of the largest office structures in the city. The exchange is on the second floor. Here a large volume of speculative business is done every day in the week, except Sundays and holidays." The building, designed by architect...
  19. Woman's Temple
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Woman's Temple, at the corner of Monroe and La Salle streets, stands as a monument to the untiring temperance workers of Chicago. It is twelve stories high and contains three hundred offices. The building is a fire-proof structure of steel, granite and terra cotta, and was built by the W. C. T. U. at a cost of $1,500,000." The building was designed by the fir...
  20. Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "One of the largest department stores on State Street is that of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company. For years it was located in the building here shown, diagonally across the city from the Marshall Field store. The concern recently removed to more ample quarters in a new structure at the corner of Madison and State streets." Building was designed by architect Louis ...
  21. The Rookery
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "When the great fire of 1871 destroyed the City Hall at the corner of La Salle and Adams streets a temporary building erected on the site was jokingly called " The Rookery." The twelve story building erected later upon this spot retained the name of ""The Rookery." It is built of gray granite and fire proof brick." Designed by Burnham and Root. The base is of re...
  22. Monadnock Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "This building presents the appearance of being the most substantial structure in Chicago. It occupies the entire block bounded by Jackson Boulevard, Clark, Dearborn and Van Buren streets. Several of the railroad systems have their general offices here. Seven thousand persons are employed within its walls." Building designed by firm of Burnham and Root.
  23. Railway Exchange Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "This edifice is numbered among the handsomest office buildings in the city. It is located on Michigan Avenue, near the Art Institute, overlooking Lake Michigan. The structure is devoted to office purposes, being designed especially for the accommodation of railroad headquarters." Building designed by firm of Burnham and Root.
  24. C. A. Coey's School of Motoring
    Image | 1912

    From text: "The object of our school is to prepare young men throughout the country to become expert chauffeurs, repairmen, demonstrators, salesmen, garage managers, etc. Our president, Mr. C. A. Coey, has been in the automobile business for twelve years, and he is one of the most prominent automobile men in America today."
  25. Dearborn Street
    Image | 1906

    at the other, the Chicago River. Further to the north the street becomes Dearborn Avenue, a popular residential street ending at Lincoln Park."
  26. Dearborn Street
    Image | 1906

    at the other, the Chicago River. Further to the north the street becomes Dearborn Avenue, a popular residential street ending at Lincoln Park." View is looking north from present-day Congress Parkway.
  27. Illinois Trust and Savings Bank
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Illinois Trust and Savings Bank at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and La Salle Street is one of the oldest and most stable institutions in the city. The architecture of the building is particularly attractive, although the surrounding skyscrapers dwarf its really fine proportions. It is said to be an exact model of the Bank of England."
  28. Stock yards and tower
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "All visitors to Chicago are sure to include a trip to the celebrated stock yards during their sojourn in the city. Thousands of head of cattle are slaughtered here daily. The cattle are housed in hundreds of pens covering three hundred and twenty acres. The problem of supplying this immense area with water was solved by the building of a great tower, from which ...
  29. Stock yards and Packingtown
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Stock yards and Packingtown in distance[.] Beyond the pens at the stock yards, lies Packingtown, where the slaughtered meats are prepared for the markets of the world. It is here that several of the famous millionaires of Chicago made their great fortunes. One noted packing firm killed 712,000 cattle, 1,714,000 hogs, and nearly 500,000 sheep in a single year. T...
  30. Cook County Hospital
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Cook County Hospital, the largest of the public charities of Chicago, occupies twelve acres on West Harrison and Polk streets. The main building is a handsome edifice of red brick with stone trimmings and contains twenty-four wards each devoted to a separate class of disease. Any patient without money is taken at this hospital and receives as good treatment a...