Wrigley Field, 1952, Chicago.
Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley!
Comiskey Park, 2014, Chicago. Max Wastler
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Armour’s Star, “The Ham What Am” advertisement, featuring images of the Stockyards, 1930, Chicago.
Daley Plaza, Chicago, 1969, Chicago. Pol Bury
Aerial view looking north, 1925, Chicago.
Sunrise at Belmont Harbor, 1958, Chicago.
Cottage Grove near Drexel Blvd, 1893, Chicago.
Men’s hour at Waller’s Public Bath, at what is now 19 S. Peoria, 1901, Chicago.
Waller’s was the last of the city’s bath houses, closing in 1979.
The north approach to the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1921, Chicago.
The Morse Theater, 1328 W Morse Ave, Rogers Park, 1910, Chicago.
The theater still exists and is now known as Mayne Stage. It is one of my favorite music venues in the city.
At the base of the Hancock, 1970, Chicago. Ezra Stoller
Construction at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W Washington, 1965, Chicago.
Port of Chicago, 1952, Chicago. Michael Blaser
Traffic jam on N Michigan Ave, 1929, Chicago.
A typical “manure vault” in a Chicago alley, 1918, Chicago.
Horse manure would be swept into the vaults to be later collected by manure mongers. Imagine how lovely your neighborhood would have smelled on a 90 degree summer day.
These have all likely been paved many times over, but I am curious to know if there are any remaining.