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ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2008 4:51 AM

additional Masonic Temple information.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9...icbldg2ul5.jpg


http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4...dgcard2en9.jpg

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/6...nicman2gu6.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2008 4:53 AM

.............also.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/989/best4x6nj9.jpg


http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1...ructionyg6.jpg


This photograph was taken in 1939....just before it's destruction.

Busy Bee Jun 1, 2008 6:44 PM

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1...ructionyg6.jpg

http://davesrailpix.com/cta/jpg/cta1356.jpg

Who the hell signed off on this? What a tragedy.

NewDetroit1 Jun 1, 2008 7:05 PM

What was built in its place?

aaron38 Jun 1, 2008 7:05 PM

I found a great book at the library called Chicago, City on the Move by Williams, Cahan and Moffat. It's 250 pages of prewar Chicago. There's some stuff I've never seen before. The ones I find most facinating are ones of transit lines being run out into flat open prarie - the very beginings of some neighborhoods. There's a picture of 79th and Cornell in 1915, and the land is just empty.

There's also some great pictures of subway construction.

Busy Bee Jun 1, 2008 9:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewDetroit1 (Post 3587175)
What was built in its place?

The answer to that is posted right above your comment. It was a two story art moderne-esque structure that housed a Walgreen's I believe it's entire history until it was demolished very recently for the steel and glass mixed-use tower MoMo, aka Joffrey Tower.


Quote:

I found a great book at the library called Chicago, City on the Move by Williams, Cahan and Moffat. It's 250 pages of prewar Chicago. There's some stuff I've never seen before. The ones I find most facinating are ones of transit lines being run out into flat open prarie - the very beginings of some neighborhoods. There's a picture of 79th and Cornell in 1915, and the land is just empty.

There's also some great pictures of subway construction.
I've been wanting to get my hands on this book since it came out a few months back. It's not carried through Amazon, so it has to be purchased at a bookshop like Prairie Avenue or checked out at the library of course. If I understand it correctly the book is an authorized publication of the photo archives of the CTA and CSL before it w/any unseen and unpublished scenes. Sounds like gold.

UrbanSophist Jun 6, 2008 2:09 PM



I did not know there was an EL in front of the Civic Opera Building! When was that torn down?

UrbanSophist Jun 6, 2008 2:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 3587140)
Who the hell signed off on this? What a tragedy.


One of the greatest blunders in Chicago history. At least we have a nice building there now.

UrbanSophist Jun 6, 2008 2:29 PM

One of the best threads. Comparable to the "old pictures of new york" thread on SSC. Amazing how much Chicago has changed.

ethereal_reality Jun 6, 2008 11:10 PM

A rare photo of 1st National (now Chase) under construction in 1968.

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6...nst1968ms5.jpg

jcchii Jun 8, 2008 5:06 AM

amazing photos.


just think, at the time those 1938 aerials were shot, the cubs hadn't won the world series for 30 years.

edsg25 Jun 8, 2008 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcchii (Post 3600094)
amazing photos.


just think, at the time those 1938 aerials were shot, the cubs hadn't won the world series for 30 years.

big deal. they were saying the same thing when God parted the waters of the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to pass through.

dempsey hillman Jun 8, 2008 2:10 PM

CONTRACTORS stink, tear down the most beautiful buildings and in there place they build black boxes silver boxes and black and sliver rectangles:hell: :hell: :hell: :hell:

dempsey hillman Jun 8, 2008 2:37 PM

:banana: wow these are amazing photos of the windy city, keep up the good work!!!:banana:

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2008 12:58 PM

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/2...e1929c2kn2.jpg

33 N. LaSalle in 1929

Nowhereman1280 Jul 13, 2008 7:10 AM

^^^ Wow, the City looked a lot cleaner before the Great Depression than it did in the shots from the 40's after 11+ years of depression and war...

Nowhereman1280 Jul 13, 2008 7:14 AM

Old Michigan Avenue, when the Allerton was the tallest in the Water Tower area...

http://www.gnmaa.com/assets/NMA-1950.jpg
Greater North Michigan Ave Association

BVictor1 Jul 13, 2008 4:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 3587140)

The shitty Walgreens has been replaced by...

http://www.emporis.com/images/6/2005/03/343800.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2008 9:54 PM

I just posted these in the demolished thread.
I thought I'd add them here as well.


http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5...tfordb2xj2.jpg



http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6...ordrevemr6.jpg



http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4...emolishec3.jpg
Morrison Hotel l 46 floors l 526 ft. l 1925-1965 l R.I.P.

i_am_hydrogen Aug 3, 2008 2:41 AM

http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/walkingtour/index.html
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/walking...%20Chicago.jpg


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