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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Rookery Building in 1962

The Rookery Building in 1962

A 1962 C. William Brubaker photograph of the Rookery Building, posted on Flick by UIC Digital Collections. Designed by Burnham and Root and located at 209 S. LaSalle Street, the building was completed in 1888.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Marina City in 1967

Chicago's Marina City

The view from the 52nd floor of Chicago's Marina City -- another great photo from the National Geographic's Found blog.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oak Street Beach in 1930

Chicago's Oak Street Beach in 1950

A 1930 photograph of Chicago's Oak Street Beach. You can download a free high-resolution version of this photo from the Library of Congress.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Merchandise Mart in 1950

The Merchandise Mart in 1950

A 1950 photo of Chicago's Merchandise Mart, posted on Flickr by Joe and Jeanette Archie.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Chicago's State Street in 1982

View of an Elevated Station over State Street at the Intersection with Lake Street in 1982

With the Bertrand Goldberg designed staircases for the Lake Street "L" station, State Street is looking rather futuristic in this 1982 photo by C. William Brubaker. Posted on Flickr by UIC Digital Collections.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dearborn Street in 1907

1907 photo of Dearborn Street in Chicago

A 1907 Hans Behm photo, looking north on Dearborn Street, just south of Jackson Boulevard. The Monadnock Building, once the largest office building in the world, can be seen on the left. You can download a free high-resolution version of this photograph from the Library of Congress.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chicago's LaSalle Street in 1954

LaSalle Street in 1954

Looking south on LaSalle Street in 1954, posted on Flickr by Joe and Jeanette Archie.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Michigan Avenue in 1959

Chicago's Michigan Avenue in 1959

A beautiful shot of Michigan Avenue in 1959, looking north from just south of the intersection of Randolph and Michigan. The Wrigley Building is the near the center of the photo and you can see the Chicago Public Library (now the Cultural Center) on the left. Posted on Flickr as part of the wonderful Nick DeWolf photo archive.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Corner of Wabash Avenue and Lake Street in 1967

Looking south on Chicago's Wabash Avenue in 1967

Looking south on Wabash Avenue in 1967 -- another great photo from the National Geographic's Found blog. Don Roth's Blackhawk Restaurant, located at 139 North Wabash, can be seen on the left. If you're wondering about the menu, the New York Public Library has a scan of the 1964 version. Cocktails started at 75 cents and the prime rib was $4.25.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Under the Pabst Blue Ribbon Sign in 1943

1943 Jack Delano photograph of Chicago's downtown freight terminal, below the Pabst Blue Ribbon sign

A 1943 Jack Delano photograph of the train tracks in the freight terminal in downtown Chicago, below the Pabst Blue Ribbon sign. The photo was taken for the Farm Security Administration's photography program. You can download a free high-resolution version of this photo from the Library of Congress.

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