Washington Park, 1894, Chicago.

Washington Park, 1894, Chicago.

Washington Park Racetrack, 1888, Chicago.

via Chicagology

Washington Park Racetrack, 1888, Chicago.

via Chicagology

Looking north from Ohio Street Beach, 1965, Chicago.

Looking north from Ohio Street Beach, 1965, Chicago.

Sights on the Sand, Wilson Bathing Beach, 1919, Chicago.

Sights on the Sand, Wilson Bathing Beach, 1919, Chicago.

Early motor boat in Lake Michigan, 1913, Chicago.

Early motor boat in Lake Michigan, 1913, Chicago.

Looking north east across Washington Square Park, past the Newberry Library, 1904, Chicago.

Looking north east across Washington Square Park, past the Newberry Library, 1904, Chicago.

Grand opening of the Vienna Sausage Co. (now known as Vienna Beef) 415-417 S Halsted (street number changed later to 1215-1217 S Halsted), 1894, Chicago.

via Vienna Beef archives.

Grand opening of the Vienna Sausage Co. (now known as Vienna Beef) 415-417 S Halsted (street number changed later to 1215-1217 S Halsted), 1894, Chicago.

via Vienna Beef archives.

Michigan and Adams, 1956, Chicago.

Michigan and Adams, 1956, Chicago.

Looking south at the intersection where Clark and LaSalle (and W LaSalle) meet, just north of North Ave, 1932, Chicago.

A gas station still stands at this location.

Looking south at the intersection where Clark and LaSalle (and W LaSalle) meet, just north of North Ave, 1932, Chicago.

A gas station still stands at this location.

North on Sheffield to Belmont, 1922, Chicago.

Of course, The Vic still stands. The Merry Garden, across the street, was the birthplace of the “dance marathon” craze of the 20s and 30s.

LoC.gov

North on Sheffield to Belmont, 1922, Chicago.

Of course, The Vic still stands. The Merry Garden, across the street, was the birthplace of the “dance marathon” craze of the 20s and 30s.

LoC.gov

Lincoln near Belmont, 1910, Chicago.

Thanks to Lance for pointing out that this was taken at Lincoln and Melrose, looking SE to Belmont.

CPL Digital Archives, Sulzer Regional Library

Lincoln near Belmont, 1910, Chicago.

Thanks to Lance for pointing out that this was taken at Lincoln and Melrose, looking SE to Belmont.

CPL Digital Archives, Sulzer Regional Library

Sage advice on the front and back of a calling card for Rex Bitters, Michigan Ave, 1905, Chicago.

Sunny day, looking north on State from Monroe, 1899, Chicago.

Sunny day, looking north on State from Monroe, 1899, Chicago.

A couple, visiting Northerly Island for the Century of Progress World’s Fair, takes a break with a view of the skyline (with a glowing Wrigley Building!), 1933, Chicago.

A couple, visiting Northerly Island for the Century of Progress World’s Fair, takes a break with a view of the skyline (with a glowing Wrigley Building!), 1933, Chicago.

Fog envelopes the Wrigley Building, 1947, Chicago.

Fog envelopes the Wrigley Building, 1947, Chicago.