marmarinou:

North Shore Line train headed for Chicago at Lake Bluff, Illinois.
April 15, 1962
Photo by Marty Bernard

marmarinou:

North Shore Line train headed for Chicago at Lake Bluff, Illinois.

April 15, 1962

Photo by Marty Bernard

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014 with 14 notes
calumet412:

Meet me under the clock…, State and Washington, 1947, Chicago.

calumet412:

Meet me under the clock…, State and Washington, 1947, Chicago.

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014 with 130 notes
themanonfive:

The Old Post Office building c. 1932-1939

themanonfive:

The Old Post Office building c. 1932-1939

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014 with 27 notes
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themanonfive:

Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Allerton Hotel c. 1924-1929

themanonfive:

Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Allerton Hotel c. 1924-1929

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014 with 63 notes
themanonfive:

Burnham and Root’s Women’s Temple building at the SW corner of LaSalle and Monroe c. 1895. The building was completed in 1892 and demolished in 1926. 

themanonfive:

Burnham and Root’s Women’s Temple building at the SW corner of LaSalle and Monroe c. 1895. The building was completed in 1892 and demolished in 1926. 

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014 with 34 notes

marmarinou:

All trains leaving the north side of Chicago Union Station cross Canal Street soon after leaving the station. This was originally Milwaukee Road trackage and is now used by the Metra Milwaukee District and Amtrak.

The Canal Street crossing is just west of the North Branch of the Chicago River, and has become prime real estate. Here are a number of views of the crossing over the years which show how it has changed:

  1. 1950s - photo by Tom Bedwell
  2. 1962 - photo by James D. Hediger
  3. 1974 - photo by Lou Gerard
  4. 2005 - photo by David Wilson
  5. 2008 - photo by Joel Hinkhouse
  6. 2012 - photo by Mark Vogel
  7. 2013 - photo by Jack Morgan
Posted on Jul 26th, 2014 with 40 notes
Posted on Jul 26th, 2014 with 4 notes
themanonfive:

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

themanonfive:

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

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014 with 25 notes
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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 294 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 44 notes