A diver prepares to jump from the side of 1040 W Granville (across from Metropolis Coffee) into a small makeshift pool, 1975, Chicago.
Edgewater Beach Hotel and golf links, 5555 N Sheridan, just south from Bryn Mawr, 1923, Chicago.
Fun at the lake shore (with the Edgewater Beach Hotel to the north), 1946, Chicago.
Beauty contest at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1963, Chicago.
Lakefront stroll at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1917, Chicago.
One of the city’s first gas stations at the intersection that is now Broadway and Devon, 1911, Chicago.
The Dining Room at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1922, Chicago
Looking north from Foster, 1941, Chicago.
Note that the Lake Shore Drive terminus is Foster, not to be extended to Hollywood until 1957.
The Edgewater Beach Hotel (demolished) and Apartments (still standing) can be seen to the north.
Looking north along Sheridan from Foster, 1934, Chicago.
The “Pickadilly Walk” along the lake front at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1917, Chicago.
The shoreline now extends more than 1000 feet east to what is Kathy Osterman Beach.
Sunbathing at what is now Kathy Osterman Beach (aka Hollywood Beach), 1946, Chicago.
The Edgewater Beach Hotel stands in the background.
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Northbound bus on Sheridan, picking up passengers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Sheridan and Berwyn, 1919, Chicago.
The Edgewater Beach Hotel is used as backdrop in an advertisement for the Oldsmobile Six and Straight Eight, 1933, Chicago.
Foster Ave at the lake, 1952, Chicago.
Notice the start of construction for the extension of the outer drive to Hollywood.
Evolution of the land surrounding the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 5300 N Sheridan. From the top: 1920’s, 1940’s, 1960’s.
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