Posts tagged chicago river

A “flying carpet” promotes the Floor Covering Show at the Merchandise Mart, 1957, Chicago.

A “flying carpet” promotes the Floor Covering Show at the Merchandise Mart, 1957, Chicago.

Aerial looking west from Michigan Ave at the river, 1957, Chicago.

Aerial looking west from Michigan Ave at the river, 1957, Chicago.

Riverside parking, looking south from the Clark St. Bridge, 1943, Chicago.

Riverside parking, looking south from the Clark St. Bridge, 1943, Chicago.

The “slip”, running along Pershing from Racine to Halsted, 1924, Chicago. 

This is the wasteland created where the runoff from the Stockyards connected to the river - and at one time was technically known as the eastern fork of the south branch of the Chicago River.

The “slip”, running along Pershing from Racine to Halsted, 1924, Chicago.

This is the wasteland created where the runoff from the Stockyards connected to the river - and at one time was technically known as the eastern fork of the south branch of the Chicago River.

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

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

A proposal to camouflage the Merchandise Mart from air raid attack during World War II, 1942, Chicago.

A proposal to camouflage the Merchandise Mart from air raid attack during World War II, 1942, Chicago.

Trick water skiing on the Chicago River, 1958, Chicago.

Trick water skiing on the Chicago River, 1958, Chicago.

Looking west along the river from Michigan Ave, 1923, Chicago.

Looking west along the river from Michigan Ave, 1923, Chicago.

The north approach to the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1921, Chicago.

The north approach to the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1921, Chicago.

Port of Chicago, 1952, Chicago. Michael Blaser

Port of Chicago, 1952, Chicago. Michael Blaser

Traffic jam on N Michigan Ave, 1929, Chicago.

Traffic jam on N Michigan Ave, 1929, Chicago.

Carl Sandburg takes a ride on the river, 1957, Chicago.

Carl Sandburg takes a ride on the river, 1957, Chicago.

Looking northwest from the elevation at Franklin and Washington Streets, 1833, Chicago.

Note the ferry, which would take passengers from the Sauganash Hotel (foreground) across the river to each of the other taverns located at each corner of the intersection. Bar hopping!

Looking northwest from the elevation at Franklin and Washington Streets, 1833, Chicago.

Note the ferry, which would take passengers from the Sauganash Hotel (foreground) across the river to each of the other taverns located at each corner of the intersection. Bar hopping!

Dusk at Wacker and State, 1965, Chicago.

Dusk at Wacker and State, 1965, Chicago.

Bridges up, west from Wabash, 1935, Chicago.
Thanks to everyone for the notes!

Bridges up, west from Wabash, 1935, Chicago.

Thanks to everyone for the notes!