Posts tagged 1860's

Winter fashion, 1865, Chicago.
Taken at the Lake St. (171 Lake) studios of pioneering Chicago photographer, John Carbutt.
LoC.gov

Winter fashion, 1865, Chicago.

Taken at the Lake St. (171 Lake) studios of pioneering Chicago photographer, John Carbutt.

LoC.gov

Looking north on Wabash from Peck Court (now 8th Street), 1866, Chicago

Looking north on Wabash from Peck Court (now 8th Street), 1866, Chicago

The first Chicago Tribune building, south east corner of Dearborn and Madison, 1869, Chicago.

The first Chicago Tribune building, south east corner of Dearborn and Madison, 1869, Chicago.

Uncooperative mugshot from Frank Williams, aka Jere Mason, thief, 1869, Chicago

Michigan Ave, between Van Buren and Congress, 1863, Chicago.

Michigan Ave, between Van Buren and Congress, 1863, Chicago.

Dearborn and Madison, 1869, Chicago.
Chicago History Museum Archives

Dearborn and Madison, 1869, Chicago.

Chicago History Museum Archives

Looking north from the Clark Street Bridge, 1865, Chicago

Looking north from the Clark Street Bridge, 1865, Chicago

The famous Henrici’s, at 71 W Randolph, closes it’s doors in 1962.
At the time, Henrici’s was Chicago’s oldest restaurant, having lived at that location since 1892, but in operation since 1868. 

The famous Henrici’s, at 71 W Randolph, closes it’s doors in 1962.

At the time, Henrici’s was Chicago’s oldest restaurant, having lived at that location since 1892, but in operation since 1868. 

Chicago Post Office and Customs House, Clark and Adams, 1864, Chicago

Chicago Post Office and Customs House, Clark and Adams, 1864, Chicago

Looking west from the breakwater at Michigan Ave and Madison, 1865, Chicago.

Looking west from the breakwater at Michigan Ave and Madison, 1865, Chicago.

Looking west from the breakwater at Michigan Ave and Madison, 1865, Chicago.
Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago 

Looking west from the breakwater at Michigan Ave and Madison, 1865, Chicago.

Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago 

Group of Union soldiers, training at Camp Douglas (before it was a prison camp to hold Confederate soldiers), 33rd and Cottage Grove,1861, Chicago.

map via Hidden Truths

Looking north on Michigan Ave from south of Van Buren, 1867, Chicago

Looking north on Michigan Ave from south of Van Buren, 1867, Chicago

The Honore Block, Dearborn and Monroe, 1868, Chicago.
Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago

The Honore Block, Dearborn and Monroe, 1868, Chicago.

Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago

1869 Gold Coast map showing the Catholic Cemetery, just north of Banks St and east of State Street. The occupants of the cemetery would be eventually moved to other locations, including Graceland.
It is still very common, during construction in the area, to uncover pre-Civil War era burial sites.
Note the shoreline and the existence what we now call the Viagra Triangle at Rush and State.
via Hidden Truths

1869 Gold Coast map showing the Catholic Cemetery, just north of Banks St and east of State Street. The occupants of the cemetery would be eventually moved to other locations, including Graceland.

It is still very common, during construction in the area, to uncover pre-Civil War era burial sites.

Note the shoreline and the existence what we now call the Viagra Triangle at Rush and State.

via Hidden Truths