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Damn, what I would give to go back and watch one game at that park. Looks like it was another old gem.

Kind of looks almost like a cross between Fenway and Wrigley.
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^Damn that a bigass park. Left-centerfield looks like its 450'. Also plenty ot room for a football field.
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Old Posted Aug 2, 2010, 9:03 PM
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Location: About two miles west of downtown Chicago. Left field (E), South Wood Street; third base (N), West Polk Street; first base (W), South Lincoln (Wolcott) Avenue; right field (S), West Taylor Street.

Dimensions: Left field: 340 feet; center field: 560 feet; right field: 316 feet.

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Old Posted Aug 8, 2010, 1:33 AM
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Sanborn's Fire Insurance Map from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2010, 12:40 AM
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A few random photos from: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/pacyga/gallery/


Adams St Swing Bridge 1895


Maxwell St. 1917


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Congress Exp. 1958
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2010, 9:41 PM
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Love that Stock Exchange shot, spyguy.^

More amazing images from hoogbouw010 at SSC

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Scanned from my own collection of old negatives:

1. 63rd St. & Halsted, 1935.


2. 25 March 1955.


3. 1954.


4. 6 February 1954, from Palmolive Building.


5. 9 October 1946, Merchandise Market.


6. Augus 1966, construction John Hancock Center.


7. 19 August 1954.


8. 13 November 1962.


9. 29 May 1961, from Prudential Building.


10. 2 May 1955.


11. 9 October 1947.


12. 19 August 1964.


13. 24 March 1962.


14. 9 October 1947.


15. 24 September 1953, LaSalle St.
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simply beautiful.
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^Those b&w's are some of the finest shots I've seen... ever. Crystal clear! Stunning! Remind me of Feininger's Chicago.
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Hard to point out bad architecture designs in the late 80s/early 90s pictures
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I've been reading an amazing volume, "Chicago and its Makers, A Narrative of Events 1833-1926" Felix Mendelsohn 1929. Over 400 photos of old Chicago. This book is big and is difficult to scan... but here's a few including a letter & pamphlet intended to promote the book at its publishing in 1929.











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More from "Chicago and its Makers, A Narrative of Events 1833-1926" Felix Mendelsohn 1929.











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Too bad Crane Tower didn't get built it would have been bad ass
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george, those scans are great!!

Thanks for all your effort.
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Not many buildings visible, but here's a short clip showing State & Madison in 1897:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG2h-bGjjlw
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More people than buildings or streetscapes, but a remarkable collection of midcentury street photography has recently come to light:

http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWEDOnBfDUI

Exhibit begins January 8th at the Chicago Cultural Center.
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