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Call this one a "Found Video"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3291217...ool-oldchicago

from 1942, in color. Too many good highlights to list - and a few locations I can't quite place for the life of me.
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Call this one a "Found Video"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3291217...ool-oldchicago

from 1942, in color. Too many good highlights to list - and a few locations I can't quite place for the life of me.
2 million a day on the street cars...we oughta bring them back
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Yea, I saw that awhile ago. Good stuff, huh? It's great to see those old neighborhoods in color.
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Chicago 1975 from Northwestern University.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/david55king/1160400118/
Wow, that sure gives a different angle of the skyline from that time. It really also shows that people who say "omg that building is too big" need to shut the f up, look at how JHC, AON, and Sears are all 4x's as tall as anything around them...
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looking north from the Prudential Building 1950s


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unknown: found in a scrapbook

This picture should be much larger.
I'm trying to figure out webshots ( I recently joined)

In the past I've used imageshack.....even without a membership they hosted much larger images.
Hmmmm....am I doing something wrong??
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When I lived in Chicago my dentist was in the Pittsfield Bldg. Great views

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Ryan, amazing series of the old time city! Wow, I had forgotten the Wrigley "Tower" once stood solo before the addition. Bravo!
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1964. The bottom right had yet to be cleared for UIC.
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All photos from "Chicago, At the Turn of the Century Photographs" by Larry Viskochil, CHS
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Here's a few more. All photos from "Chicago, At the Turn of the Century Photographs" by Larry Viskochil, CHS





























^1 st. Regiment Armory Michigan ave. & 16th st.

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Wow what a set. A whole 1.5 bucks to Muskegun ,what a rip

Too bad about the Iroquois Theater disaster though.



The Reliance Building, just wow!

GD I love that building.

Look at her friends now.



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The Reliance Building is the first skyscraper to have large plate glass windows make up the majority of its surface area, foreshadowing a feature of skyscrapers that would become dominant in the 20th century. It is located at 20 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois, and as of 2006 houses the Hotel Burnham. The Reliance building joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and on January 7, 1976, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.
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Wow, I never knew that this building today is only the corner of that picture above. Looks like at least several bays of windows were demoed.
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^Two different buildings
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Well, actually, no. It is the same building with the 6 easternmost window bays lopped off for the construction of the Oriental in the '20's. It is now only 6 bays wide on Randolph (not counting the beveled corner). btw, the building is on the northeast cornerof Dearborn & Randolph, not the northwest as the caption states - - which is a surprising error considering the photo source.
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^Good catch, DCCliff. I noticed the same error and wondered when someone would comment.^























photos from "Chicago, At the Turn of the Century Photographs" by Larry Viskochil, CHS

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Stunning photopgraphs.
I love it when the scans are so huge.

It's great that the Germania Club Building (4th photo from the bottom)
still exists after all these years.
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from GtrGeorge via flickr.

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It's great that the Germania Club Building (4th photo from the bottom)
still exists after all these years.
And great that is was just landmarked, but unfortunately the dump of a vacant useless theater next door was landmarked too, presumably to grace the neighborhood with blight for years to come due to there being no viable economic re-use. Check out the nice quaint 3 story building where the shitbox Michael's North restaurant is now, too. Between that and the theater, what a prime redevelopment site...
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