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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Chicago's State Street in 1967

1967 Night View of State Street with Chicago and State Lake

A photo of State Street in 1967, posted on Flickr by Zeus Of HollYWOoD. Bob Hope's Eight on the Lam was showing at the Chicago Theatre and the James Bond satire Casino Royale was playing at the State-Lake Theater.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Vintage Chicago Photo: Navy Pier in the 1920s

Chicago Navy Pier - 1920s

A photo taken at Chicago's Navy Pier, sometime in the 1920s, posted on Flickr by pdokey1365.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chicago History: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929

location of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Today is the 84th anniversary of a rather gruesome part of Chicago's history -- the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. The above photo of 2212 North Clark Street is from the online gallery that accompanies this Chicago Magazine excerpt of "Get Capone," by Jonathan Eig.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Vintage Photo: Union Station in 1974

Chicago's Union Station in the heart of the city, June 1974

Chicago's Union Station in 1974, posted on Flickr by the U.S. National Archives.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Vintage Chicago Photo: The RKO Palace Theatre

RKO Palace, Chicago, IL – 1937

A 1937 photo of the RKO Palace Theatre in Chicago, posted on Flickr by Brad Smith. Located at 151 West Randolph Street, it is now known as the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

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