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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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