Posts tagged 1910's

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Chicago Beach Hotel, 51st at the lake, 1912, Chicago.

The Chicago Beach Hotel, 51st at the lake, 1912, Chicago.

Fire on the “L” tracks along Wabash, 1904, Chicago. Albert Fleury

Fire on the “L” tracks along Wabash, 1904, Chicago. Albert Fleury

Panoramic view of Grant Park from 12th Street (Roosevelt) on the left to the Art Institute to the right, 1911, Chicago.

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Panoramic view of Grant Park from 12th Street (Roosevelt) on the left to the Art Institute to the right, 1911, Chicago.

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Looking east from the Grant Monument, 1912, Chicago.

Looking east from the Grant Monument, 1912, Chicago.

Looking west to the skyline at Michigan Ave and Washington, 1910, Chicago.

Looking west to the skyline at Michigan Ave and Washington, 1910, Chicago.

Construction nears completion at the Chicago Whales’ Weeghman Park, April 1914, Chicago.

In 1920 it would be known as Cubs Park until being renamed Wrigley Field in 1926.

Happy 100th, Wrigley!

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Construction nears completion at the Chicago Whales’ Weeghman Park, April 1914, Chicago.

In 1920 it would be known as Cubs Park until being renamed Wrigley Field in 1926.

Happy 100th, Wrigley!

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Rooftops, circa 1917, Comiskey Park, Chicago.

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Northbound bus on Sheridan, picking up passengers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Sheridan and Berwyn, 1919, Chicago.

Northbound bus on Sheridan, picking up passengers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Sheridan and Berwyn, 1919, Chicago.

Springtime at Douglas Park (Roosevelt and California), 1911, Chicago.

Springtime at Douglas Park (Roosevelt and California), 1911, Chicago.

This being the 5000th post for Calumet 412, and as I have done for every 1000th post over the last 3 years, I will dedicate this entry to the Everleigh sisters, the patron saints and inspiration for my site.

Calumet 412 was the phone number for the famous sporting club (aka, brothel) The Everleigh Club at 2131-33 S Dearborn Street in the First Ward’s Levee District from 1900 to 1914. Known world-wide as a civilized and elegant place of “respite.”

Read here a chapter on the famous phone number from Charles Washburn’s 1934 biography of Ada and Minna Everleigh, Come Into My Parlor.

The full book is available here: https://archive.org/stream/comeintomyparlor00wash#page/n3/mode/2up

Thank you for your continued support!

Milwaukee and Ashland, 1911, Chicago.

Milwaukee and Ashland, 1911, Chicago.

Milwaukee and Chicago Aves, 1915, Chicago.

Milwaukee and Chicago Aves, 1915, Chicago.

Joseph Paul’s Buffet and Garden City Beers Tavern, Kimball and Wabansia, Humboldt Park, 1912, Chicago.

Joseph Paul’s Buffet and Garden City Beers Tavern, Kimball and Wabansia, Humboldt Park, 1912, Chicago.