Posts tagged michigan ave

Looking north on Michigan Ave from Washington, 1955, Chicago.

Looking north on Michigan Ave from Washington, 1955, Chicago.

Students from the Art Institute sell their work along Michigan Ave, 1934, Chicago.

Dmitry Samarov and I want to know how can we bring this back!?

Students from the Art Institute sell their work along Michigan Ave, 1934, Chicago.

Dmitry Samarov and I want to know how can we bring this back!?

A Goodyear ad featuring Michigan Ave, 1920, Chicago.

A Goodyear ad featuring Michigan Ave, 1920, Chicago.

Looking west from the breakwater at Michigan Ave and Madison, 1865, Chicago.

Looking west from the breakwater at Michigan Ave and Madison, 1865, Chicago.

Michigan Ave at Adams, 1954, Chicago.

Michigan Ave at Adams, 1954, Chicago.

Viewing party from atop the Auditorium, Congress and Michigan Ave, 1893, Chicago.

Side note that I’ve mentioned here before: The Auditorium Tower was also the headquarters for the Chicago Meteorological Society. All weather forecasts for the city were made from the tower.

Viewing party from atop the Auditorium, Congress and Michigan Ave, 1893, Chicago.

Side note that I’ve mentioned here before: The Auditorium Tower was also the headquarters for the Chicago Meteorological Society. All weather forecasts for the city were made from the tower.

Michigan and Adams, 1952, Chicago.

Michigan and Adams, 1952, Chicago.

The Interstate Exposition Building, Michigan and Adams, 1873 and 1885, Chicago.

Note the smoke damage in the second photo from railroad pollution , which ran along the lake front behind the building.

The IEB was demolished in 1892 to make way for the Art Institute, which was completed in 1893.

Looking south on Michigan Ave from Adams, 1888, Chicago.

Looking south on Michigan Ave from Adams, 1888, Chicago.

Looking north on Michigan Ave from Van Buren, 1909, Chicago.

Looking north on Michigan Ave from Van Buren, 1909, Chicago.

Michigan Ave at River Street (approx. where Wacker is now), 1900, Chicago.

Note the Fort Dearborn Inn at the intersection.

Ryerson and Burnham Archives, SAIC

Michigan Ave at River Street (approx. where Wacker is now), 1900, Chicago.

Note the Fort Dearborn Inn at the intersection.

Ryerson and Burnham Archives, SAIC

A crowd gathers at the beginning of a bike race on Michigan Ave, 1893, Chicago.

The Art Institute is in the last stages of construction.

A crowd gathers at the beginning of a bike race on Michigan Ave, 1893, Chicago.

The Art Institute is in the last stages of construction.

Looking north on Michigan Ave from Congress, 1893, Chicago.

Of course, the two buildings on the left, the Auditorium and the Studebaker Building, still stand.

Looking north on Michigan Ave from Congress, 1893, Chicago.

Of course, the two buildings on the left, the Auditorium and the Studebaker Building, still stand.

Grant Park, 1905, Chicago.

Grant Park, 1905, Chicago.

The Interstate Exposition Building, Michigan and Adams, 1875, Chicago.

I often reference this building as one of the examples of lost Chicago architecture that I would most like to see. The Expo would be demolished in 1891 to make way for construction of the Art Institute, completed in 1893.

The Interstate Exposition Building, Michigan and Adams, 1875, Chicago.

I often reference this building as one of the examples of lost Chicago architecture that I would most like to see. The Expo would be demolished in 1891 to make way for construction of the Art Institute, completed in 1893.