Rainy night at Theresa’s, 4801 S Indiana, 1975, Chicago. Marc PoKempner

Everyone played Theresa’s: Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, BB King, Howlin Wolf Jr., etc…

Rainy night at Theresa’s, 4801 S Indiana, 1975, Chicago. Marc PoKempner

Everyone played Theresa’s: Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, BB King, Howlin Wolf Jr., etc…

Spring concert at the Grant Park Bandshell, 1947, Chicago.

Spring concert at the Grant Park Bandshell, 1947, Chicago.

Burnham’s plan for development of N Michigan Ave, 1909, Chicago.

SAIC Archives

Burnham’s plan for development of N Michigan Ave, 1909, Chicago.

SAIC Archives

State and Van Buren, 1905, Chicago.

State and Van Buren, 1905, Chicago.

The Art Institute lions get a bath, 1934, Chicago.

The Art Institute lions get a bath, 1934, Chicago.

The Columbian Exposition on the first day open to the public, May 1, 1893, Chicago.

The Columbian Exposition on the first day open to the public, May 1, 1893, Chicago.

1430 N Lake Shore Drive, 1929, Chicago.

1430 N Lake Shore Drive, 1929, Chicago.

The first issue of Jet Magazine, Nov. 1, 1951, Chicago.
Chicago based Johnson Publishing announced today that they would be ceasing the print publication of the iconic African American magazine; however, the magazine will continue to be published digitally.

The first issue of Jet Magazine, Nov. 1, 1951, Chicago.

Chicago based Johnson Publishing announced today that they would be ceasing the print publication of the iconic African American magazine; however, the magazine will continue to be published digitally.

Taylor Street, 1962, Chicago.
Can anyone help with the cross street? Is this where Taylor runs north/south parallel with Canal?
The irony of the littering sign is not lost.


UPDATE:Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions for the location! Seems uicspecialcollections.tumblr.com had the right answer:

We can’t 100% confirm, but it looks an awful lot like the building that is at 2747 W. Taylor. Fairfield looks like it connected to Taylor under the viaduct at one point, but has since been closed off.

Taylor Street, 1962, Chicago.

Can anyone help with the cross street? Is this where Taylor runs north/south parallel with Canal?

The irony of the littering sign is not lost.

UPDATE:Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions for the location! Seems uicspecialcollections.tumblr.com had the right answer:

We can’t 100% confirm, but it looks an awful lot like the building that is at 2747 W. Taylor. Fairfield looks like it connected to Taylor under the viaduct at one point, but has since been closed off.

The Jeffery Theater, 71st and Jeffery, South Shore, 1954, Chicago.
via Cinema Treasures

The Jeffery Theater, 71st and Jeffery, South Shore, 1954, Chicago.

via Cinema Treasures

Wessel’s Coffee, Clark and Bryn Mawr, 1915, Chicago
Only 25-30 cents a pound!

Wessel’s Coffee, Clark and Bryn Mawr, 1915, Chicago

Only 25-30 cents a pound!

Looking south east from Wabash and Wacker, 1965, Chicago.

Looking south east from Wabash and Wacker, 1965, Chicago.

When parking at the Museum of Science and Industry was easy, 1954, Chicago.

When parking at the Museum of Science and Industry was easy, 1954, Chicago.

Looking north on Lake Shore Drive from Fullerton, 1900, Chicago.

In the distance is world’s first Ferris Wheel, moved to Clark and Wrightwood in 1894 after the Columbian Exposition of 1893. The wheel stood in Lincoln Park until 1903 when it was dismantled and moved to St. Louis.

Looking north on Lake Shore Drive from Fullerton, 1900, Chicago.

In the distance is world’s first Ferris Wheel, moved to Clark and Wrightwood in 1894 after the Columbian Exposition of 1893. The wheel stood in Lincoln Park until 1903 when it was dismantled and moved to St. Louis.

Looking south on Rush from Oak, 1978, Chicago.

A fire is being extinguished at Rush and Walton.

Looking south on Rush from Oak, 1978, Chicago.

A fire is being extinguished at Rush and Walton.