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Looking south on Michigan Ave across from the Wrigley Building, 1928, Chicago.

Looking south on Michigan Ave across from the Wrigley Building, 1928, Chicago.

During it’s construction between 1887 and 1900, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship canal was a tourist attraction; photo c. 1890s.

During it’s construction between 1887 and 1900, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship canal was a tourist attraction; photo c. 1890s.

A frozen ship on the river, 1966, Chicago.

A frozen ship on the river, 1966, Chicago.

Michigan Ave at the river, 1935, Chicago. George Miller.

Michigan Ave at the river, 1935, Chicago. George Miller.

The Sauganash Hotel, 1833, Chicago.
The Sauganash, located on the river at what is now Lake and Wacker, is considered Chicago’s first hotel (and drugstore, and theater, and…).
The name Sauganash means “Englishman” in the local Potawatomi language.
Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauganash_Hotel

The Sauganash Hotel, 1833, Chicago.

The Sauganash, located on the river at what is now Lake and Wacker, is considered Chicago’s first hotel (and drugstore, and theater, and…).

The name Sauganash means “Englishman” in the local Potawatomi language.

Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauganash_Hotel

Bridges up, 1972, Chicago

Bridges up, 1972, Chicago

Fire on the river at LaSalle, 1951, Chicago

Fire on the river at LaSalle, 1951, Chicago

The Morton Salt International Headquarters (now the General Growth Building), east bank of the south branch of the Chicago River at Washington St, 1958, Chicago.

The Morton Salt International Headquarters (now the General Growth Building), east bank of the south branch of the Chicago River at Washington St, 1958, Chicago.

The Chicago Christmas Tree Ship (helmed here by Santa Claus) heads down the south branch of the river, 1949, Chicago.
Read more about this annual tradition, since 1898, here:
http://christmasship.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=27

The Chicago Christmas Tree Ship (helmed here by Santa Claus) heads down the south branch of the river, 1949, Chicago.

Read more about this annual tradition, since 1898, here:

http://christmasship.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=27

Winter sunset, 1938, Chicago.

Winter sunset, 1938, Chicago.

A barge squeezes past the Merchandise Mart, 1951, Chicago

A barge squeezes past the Merchandise Mart, 1951, Chicago

North from the Merchandise Mart, the Lindbergh Beacon beckons from the Palmolive Building, 1946, Chicago.

North from the Merchandise Mart, the Lindbergh Beacon beckons from the Palmolive Building, 1946, Chicago.

North from the Michigan Ave bridge and a frozen river, 1939, Chicago.

North from the Michigan Ave bridge and a frozen river, 1939, Chicago.

A tug boat pulls a ship off Lake Michigan, west along the river, 1935, Chicago.

A tug boat pulls a ship off Lake Michigan, west along the river, 1935, Chicago.

Construction of the Jewelers’ Building, 35 E Wacker, 1926, Chicago.
Note the absence of the Michigan Ave bridge. The Rush Street bridge was still in use just to the west.
LoC.gov

Construction of the Jewelers’ Building, 35 E Wacker, 1926, Chicago.

Note the absence of the Michigan Ave bridge. The Rush Street bridge was still in use just to the west.

LoC.gov