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Soaring_Higher Mar 25, 2008 12:03 AM

January 1943. The waiting room of Union Station in Chicago
http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/8..._0.preview.jpg
Jack Delano - http://www.shorpy.com/node/2273


South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago. May 1, 1943
http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/1a34786u.preview.jpg
Jack Delano - http://www.shorpy.com/node/47#comment-31051


UNION STATION - Adams and Canal
http://www.dhke.com/CRJ/unionsta.jpg
http://www.dhke.com/CRJ/station.html


State Street in 1907
http://www.essential-architecture.co...treetc1907.jpg
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...icial%26sa%3DG


Navy Pier 1915
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...vyPier1915.jpg
Public Domain

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Soaring_Higher Mar 25, 2008 12:41 AM

much of these are from the SSC threads

1915 South Water Street
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2142/...421e3c97_o.gif

1929
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...ago-1929-b.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/15otteu.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/4...f72800b5_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...03i2191l01.jpg


Chicago River 1937
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...g?t=1196561539


Civic Opera - 1930's
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...g?t=1196561204
http://i20.tinypic.com/16bip7q.jpg


Late 1930's or 40's
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...g?t=1196559600


State Street - 1941
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...g?t=1196560916


Disco Dance Night – Comiskey Park 1979
May not count as ‘historical’ but it happened several years before I was born, so its historical to me.
http://www.benkepple.com/Images/disco.jpg
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

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GVNY Mar 25, 2008 6:22 AM

http://aycu11.webshots.com/image/458...0091252_rs.jpg
Shorpy

bnk Mar 26, 2008 12:50 AM

Looking back 50-80 years or so the buildings had an awefull amount of soot on them, most likely due to coal burning. Just look at the older white buildings like the Mart and compare them to today. Were they washed or were they cleaned by nature?

BigKidD Mar 26, 2008 12:58 AM

Great thread. Yet, does anyone know what the dome building is that is nearly in the center of the photo below?
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12882.jpg

spyguy Mar 26, 2008 1:12 AM

^Chicago Federal Building, demolished in the 60's.

Pru Mar 26, 2008 5:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnk (Post 3439247)
Looking back 50-80 years or so the buildings had an awefull amount of soot on them, most likely due to coal burning. Just look at the older white buildings like the Mart and compare them to today. Were they washed or were they cleaned by nature?

They were sandblasted if I'm not mistaken. (Used to see that a lot back in the day; haven't seen that done in a long long time; I guess there's no need anymore.)

BigKidD Mar 26, 2008 8:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 3439307)
^Chicago Federal Building, demolished in the 60's.

Thanks for the reply. It looks like it was quite a building,
http://blogs.trb.com/news/weather/we...rchives/FB.jpg
http://blogs.trb.com/news/weather/we...rchives/FB.jpg

Goody Mar 26, 2008 9:42 PM

damn that's cool


everything is sooo dirty, christ thats creepy looking

SJPhillyBoy Mar 27, 2008 12:08 AM

Fantastic Pictures! Love the housing photos in Ducov's post.

cbotnyse Mar 28, 2008 7:32 PM

I wanted to link this thread from SSC. some really amazing Old Chicago photos in there.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=273147

Whynottaller Mar 28, 2008 11:12 PM

What is the name of the white, boxy building?

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12888.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12883.jpg

cbotnyse Mar 28, 2008 11:42 PM

^^ Unitrin building. I dont really care for it. http://skyscraper-en.wikidot.com/unitrin-building

ethereal_reality Mar 29, 2008 12:04 AM

^^^
Unitrin.....absolutely awful.
...on the far right in the 2nd photo is The Executive House,
same time period....kinda cool.

Wrightguy0 Mar 29, 2008 1:19 AM

Executive house kind of made Mather look less slender, It's too big for what's next door IMO

i_am_hydrogen Mar 29, 2008 4:51 AM

River North before it was wiped clean in many areas by the scourge of urban renewal (unknown photographer):
http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/2147/old136oc.jpg

Jibba Mar 29, 2008 8:55 AM

^You REALLY need to stop posting photos like that unless you want me to tear every last hair out of my head. Man that is just achingly beautiful.

Bergenser Mar 29, 2008 2:34 PM

This thread is gold, it has showed me how great Chicago's skyscraper
history are.

harryc Mar 29, 2008 2:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cbotnyse (Post 3447116)
^^ Unitrin building. I dont really care for it. http://skyscraper-en.wikidot.com/unitrin-building

I like the UNITRIN building - I had offices there back in the dot-com boom. The lobby is gorgeous marble and connects(ed) through to the Jewelers building ( a real gem ). It also has a usable ( as in sitting ) facade on the front. We had 3/4 of a floor, with it mostly open ( no cubes !) and the views were spectacular. The penthouse floor ( with it's own elevator for the last floor up ) is laid out with a hallway around the outside, and glass walled office or conference rooms which have a view out, without blocking it from everyone else. Sadly this was storage space in the 80's.

The Jewelers building does not allow photography in the lobby, so shoot quick.

harryc Mar 29, 2008 2:57 PM

From soaring higher
http://i21.tinypic.com/15otteu.jpg

Unbelievable that these gems are all still with us, looking better after switching from coal to gas, and a cleaning. These are what makes Trump Tower look soo good.


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