themanonfive:

A lesser-known Illinois Central “Vacation City” poster c. 1930

themanonfive:

A lesser-known Illinois Central “Vacation City” poster c. 1930

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citylandscapes:

A cloudy day in Chicago, Illinois Source: SaucyMustard (reddit)

citylandscapes:

A cloudy day in Chicago, Illinois

Source: SaucyMustard (reddit)

Posted on Jul 17th, 2014 with 272 notes
themanonfive:

Current location of Millennium Park at the northwest corner of Grant Park (1974)

themanonfive:

Current location of Millennium Park at the northwest corner of Grant Park (1974)

Posted on Jul 16th, 2014 with 32 notes
marmarinou:

Baby Blues by wales23us on Flickr.
Caption: “When RTA took over C&NW commuter services around 1979, the classic yellow and green trains became a mixture of blue locomotives and gray cars with brown and orange stripes mixed in. The E8s got repainted fairly quickly, as this view from January 9, 1982 shows. The 517, 522 and 521 all idle away under the Bush Train Shed at Madison Street Station in downtown Chicago.”

marmarinou:

Baby Blues by wales23us on Flickr.

Caption: “When RTA took over C&NW commuter services around 1979, the classic yellow and green trains became a mixture of blue locomotives and gray cars with brown and orange stripes mixed in. The E8s got repainted fairly quickly, as this view from January 9, 1982 shows. The 517, 522 and 521 all idle away under the Bush Train Shed at Madison Street Station in downtown Chicago.”

Posted on Jul 15th, 2014 with 42 notes
design-is-fine:

Adler & Sullivan, Banquet Room Frieze Panel. 1891. For Schiller Theatre Building, Chicago.

design-is-fine:

Adler & Sullivan, Banquet Room Frieze Panel. 1891. For Schiller Theatre Building, Chicago.

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014 with 180 notes

marmarinou:

The 20th Century Limited arriving at La Salle Street Station

Chicago

November 1966

Photos by Bob Coolidge

Posted on Jul 12th, 2014 with 18 notes

marmarinou:

Views of Illinois Central rail yard at the site that is today Millennium Park in Chicago.

Millennium Park is now ten years old:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140711/NEWS09/140719948/millennium-park-at-10-how-its-changed-downtown

Posted on Jul 12th, 2014 with 15 notes
chicagogeek:

Wallen Block (Leichenko & Esser, architects), Devon Avenue, Chicago, ca. 1942.
(Chicago History Museum)

chicagogeek:

Wallen Block (Leichenko & Esser, architects), Devon Avenue, Chicago, ca. 1942.

(Chicago History Museum)

Posted on Jul 11th, 2014 with 7 notes
themanonfive:

Old Chicago Federal Building c. 1910

themanonfive:

Old Chicago Federal Building c. 1910

Posted on Jul 11th, 2014 with 42 notes
themanonfive:

333 N. Michigan Avenue from across the river (roughly at the location of the former Rush Street bridge?) c. 1928

themanonfive:

333 N. Michigan Avenue from across the river (roughly at the location of the former Rush Street bridge?) c. 1928

Posted on Jul 10th, 2014 with 24 notes

"Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated."

— Paul Rand (via leslieseuffert)

Posted on Jul 9th, 2014 with 175 notes

decoarchitecture:

Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Illinois
by adgorn

Love these! And yes, I know a couple of signs are missing, but this was what was posted :) -Wendy

From Waymarking:

Each of the twelve corners of the landmark 1930s building is decorated by a bronze plaque, which represents a sign of the zodiac. These plaques were created by sculptor Alfonso Iannelli.

Six of the reliefs are visible from the outside: Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces and Aquarius. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius and Capricornus are on the inside. His last name [Iannelli] is engraved on Leo.

Style: Art Deco
Structure Type: Culture/Entertainment
Architect: Iannelli, Alfonso, 1888-1965, sculptor.
Date Built: 1929-30

Posted on Jul 9th, 2014 with 116 notes

introvertedchicagoan:

The Blue Hair Project

My friend Ned dyed his hair blue so I decided to take photos of him in front of various Chicago landmarks. Ned is a genius on Vine so you should go follow him there to thank him for being a good sport/model/friend and letting me pose him around the city.

Posted on Jul 6th, 2014 with 16 notes