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Michigan at Wacker, 1930, Chicago

Michigan at Wacker, 1930, Chicago

One N LaSalle and its beacon, 1930, Chicago

One N LaSalle and its beacon, 1930, Chicago

A lumber yard lines the bank near the mouth of the Chicago River, 1911, Chicago

A lumber yard lines the bank near the mouth of the Chicago River, 1911, Chicago

Looking west along the river from Dearborn, 1947, Chicago

Looking west along the river from Dearborn, 1947, Chicago

Looking north across the river from the courtyard of Fort Dearborn, at what is now Michigan and Wacker, 1837, Chicago.

Looking north across the river from the courtyard of Fort Dearborn, at what is now Michigan and Wacker, 1837, Chicago.

Looking east from the Wells St. Bridge, 1932, Chicago

Update: Thanks to everybodywrites for pointing out why a 1930s photographic perspective is different from today’s (google view) perspective:

"…the telephotographic magnification level from the first photo is greater than second (compare the relative sizes of the capitols atop bridge anchors for the next street [Lasalle?]). Not only is the built environment more dense in the present day, but we can see more of it. Comparing the absolute amount of change that took place between these two photographs is difficult. You can see the Carbide and Carbon Building in both photos. The first photo has it looming large enough in the back row. The second photo has it as a sliver where the perspective line created by the right bank of the river meets a kind of wall of buildings at the bend in the river."

Looking east over the Chicago Ave Bridge, 1914, Chicago.

Looking east along the river, 1951, Chicago.

Grogan Photo Co.

Looking east along the river, 1951, Chicago.

Grogan Photo Co.

Looking west along the river from Wabash, 1947, Chicago.

Looking west along the river from Wabash, 1947, Chicago.

South Water St, 1910, Chicago.

S Water St would eventually become the section of Wacker that runs parallel to the east branch of the river.

South Water St, 1910, Chicago.

S Water St would eventually become the section of Wacker that runs parallel to the east branch of the river.

Looking south at the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1930, Chicago.

Looking south at the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1930, Chicago.

Looking east along the river, 1947, Chicago.

It appears the Carbide and Carbon building is getting a cleaning.

Looking east along the river, 1947, Chicago.

It appears the Carbide and Carbon building is getting a cleaning.

Looking north across the Rush St. Bridge to Rush and Hubbard, now site of the Wrigley Building, 1869, Chicago.

Looking north across the Rush St. Bridge to Rush and Hubbard, now site of the Wrigley Building, 1869, Chicago.

Looking west along the river toward the Merchandise Mart, 1947, Chicago.Wil Deppe

Looking west along the river toward the Merchandise Mart, 1947, Chicago.Wil Deppe

Looking east along the river to State Street, 1944, Chicago

Looking east along the river to State Street, 1944, Chicago