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Old February 27th, 2012, 03:05 AM   #621
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Great! I hadn't been able to spot it on recent pictures so far. Good to see that this tower still exists! Somehow, I don't think we would see a Middle East-inspired skyscraper in the US (or Europe) built nowadays.
It is a little bit of a pity, by the way, that the top of the little turret/minaret on top of the Intercontintal/Medinah club has been removed. But that's a minor point.
The minaret was actually initially designed to be a docking station for blimps.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 03:14 AM   #622
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^Alas, merely an urban legend.

The logistics would just be impractical. Airship passengers disembark from a cabin hung under the belly, but a mooring mast would attach to the nose. So the passenger cabin would be at least 100 feet away, hanging out over Michigan Avenue or the Tribune annex, with no way to get through the gasbags to the nose. For that matter, the tail of a 200-foot-long blimp docked to the Medinah dome would swing around and hit the top of Tribune Tower! (A full-size zeppelin, like the Graf Zeppelin, is nearly 800 feet long.)


It's really hard to prove a negative, but I've been through the online Tribune archives and can find no mention of an airship dock. The Tribune gave extensive coverage to the building's construction and early operations (it was, after all, right next door). I found discussion of mooring masts for Burnham Park and other locations, but not for the Medinah Athletic Club.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #623
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Three blogs that others may enjoy visiting:

Chicago Past Mostly from Library of Congress collections.

Calumet 412 A wide variety of images and ephemera.

History Chicago Primarily images being sold on eBay.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 05:16 PM   #624
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Jonas Dovydenas, Iron Worker, c.1969, Chicago. This is the Hancock Building under construction, as you can see Michigan Ave and the Water Tower below.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 03:15 AM   #625
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Lake Shore Drive, October 1900



Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln Park, c1905



Michigan Avenue




Conservatory, Washington Park



Madison Avenue & Brevoort Hotel



Dearborn Street, c1907



The Coliseum, 15th & Wabash Avenue



Residence of Mrs. Potter Palmer, October 1900 (1350 N. Lake Shore Drive)



Pullman Residence, c1900, 1729 S. Prairie Av



Elevated railroad, Wabash Avenue




South from Museum of Art



Madison and State



Randolph St., east from LaSalle St.



Madison St. east from Fifth Ave. [Wells St.]



Lake front from Illinois Central station



The Heart of Chicago

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Old April 25th, 2012, 01:36 AM   #626
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Vintage Chicago

UpTown 1932
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State and Madison Carson Pirie Scott. 1910's
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Northwestern realty Company Line Dempster Street Station, (Skokie Swift) Opening 1925.
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Mid 1940's We see most of the old train yard gone and the parking lot that would be there till the late 60's early 70's. Present Day Millennium Park.
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The TipTopTap A "Swanky Cocktail Lounge" at the Allerton Hotel Where Chicago's High Society enjoy a Luncheon on Michigan avenue with a View south towards the Loop.1952.
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Garfield Park on Chicago's West Side 1930:

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Old April 28th, 2012, 04:02 AM   #628
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^ Now THAT, my friend, is a depressing picture
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Old April 29th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #629
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Nice pics Chicagostyle!



POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO FIRE 1871 – NORTH FROM 5TH AVE AND MADISON – CARD ISSUED 1912








Englewood 1911




POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MARK WHITE SQUARE – SOUTH PARK SYSTEM – KIDS IN BIG WADING POOL – 1908




Christmas State St 1935




1908




CHICAGO – CHICAGO RIVER – STEAMER NORTH AMERICAN – WRIGLEY BUILDING IN BACKGROUND – 1951




Northshore Beach 1911




CHICAGO – STATE STREET – NORTH FROM RANDOLPH – BIG CROWDS – DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES – FIELD’S ON LEFT – 1940




CHICAGO – RANDOLPH STREET – ORIENTAL THEATER – OLD HEIDELBERG – NOTE SIGN ABOUT TOYS IN WINDOW OF VAUGHN SEEDS ON RIGHT EDGE – THERE USED TO BE A WONDERFUL DISPLAY OF LEAD SOLDIERS ON A TALL LAZY-SUSAN SET OF SHELVES IN THIS WINDOW – 1958




CHICAGO – MICHIGAN AVE – LOOKING NORTH FROM JACKSON – WOMAN IN BIG-BRIMMED HAT ON CORNER – 1940




CHICAGO – MATH IGLER’S CASINO RESTAURANT – 1627 MELROSE – STREET FRONT – WAITER OUTSIDE – 1958



CHICAGO – MAPLE LEAF RESTAURANT AND CANDIES – CORNER FROM UNDER ELEVATED – STREETCAR – CROWD – 1940




PARADE – CROWD – UNKNOWN STREET – 1911



CHICAGO – KNIGHTS TEMPLAR – 31ST CONCLAVE – LASALLE STREET ARCH – 1910




COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDING – RICHARD KRAMP’S COLONIAL TEA AND COFFEE – TWO MEN IN DOORWAY – 1909



CHICAGO – ORCHARD STREET – NEAR DEMING PLACE – 1911




GRACE STREET – GEORGIA APARTMENTS – c1910





CHICAGO – 63RD STREET – ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS – ELEVATED STRUCTURE – SOUTH SIDE RAPID TRANSIT PASSING – c1910




CHICAGO – WOODLAND PARK – DOUGLAS PLACE AND GOTT – STONE HOMES – c1910



POSTCARD – CHICAGO – KIMBARK AVE AND 53RD – BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING – c1910




POSTCARD – CHICAGO – FULLERTON BLVD W – NEAR ORCHARD STREET – STONE TOWN HOUSES ON TREE-LINED STREET – c1910




CHICAGO – DEL PRADO HOTEL – MIDWAY BLVD AND WASHINGTON AVE – c1910



CHICAGO – RIALTO THEATER – 546 S STATE – AS BURLESQUE THEATER – NIGHT – TRAFFIC – ELEVATED STATION – NOW DEMOLISHED – 1954



CHICAGO – DC-6 PLANE CONVERTED TO DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT – UNFINISHED – MONROE AND CICERO – 1964



CHICAGO – CHICAGO RIVER – NIGHT – BLOCK-LONG CEMENT SHIP STOPPED BY WABASH AVE BRIDGE NOT OPENING – 1974



CHICAGO – 1201 S WABASH AT ROOSEVELT – TEXACO STATION PRICE SIGN – 1939



CHICAGO – TRAIN – CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS – MONON – THE HOOSIER LEAVING FOR INDIANAPOLIS FROM DEARBORN STATION – 1960



CHICAGO – PULLMAN TROLLEY CROSSES TRESTLE FROM CENTRAL STATION TO GRANT PARK LOOP – IMAGE 1951




Stony Island Ave 1950's



POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – PORTION CALLED NICHOLS IN DISTANCE – NOTE STREETCAR TRACKS UP ONTO BEACH




PHOTO – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – 78TH WEST OF YATES – BOY PULLING SLED ON SNOWY STREET – c1960




CREGIER AND 70TH – SOUTH SHORE – KIDS WALKING UP STREET OF HOMES – 1955




CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – AERIAL – SEPIA – 1936



SOUTHWEST EXPRESSWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION – AERIAL – 1964



PHOTO – CHICAGO – MAN BURNING LEAVES AT CURB – WOODLAWN AVE – HOW I REMEMBER THIS CUSTOM – THE AUTUMN AIR WAS FULL OF THE SCENT – NOTE TRIMMED CATALPA TREE A COMMON DECORATIVE ELEMENT FOR APARTMENT BUILDINGS – 1948





SOUTH CHICAGO – STEEL WORKS – NIGHT – 1914




CHICAGO – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY – BEAUTIFUL AERIAL VIEW OF CAMPUS – c1950





State and Madison 1978




CHICAGO – NAVY PIER – SHIPS LINE-UP – 1961




CHICAGO – STATE STREET – AT RANDOLPH – LOOKING NORTH – WET CHRISTMAS SEASON DAY – CHICAGO AND STATE LAKE THEAERS – 1964





http://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/2012/02/


Albany Park 1915





A block away from my old house circa 1970




Construction of Northwestern main line 1897

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The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
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Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false

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View north on 63rd & Halsted (1935):




View north on 64th & Halsted (1955):



3254 S Michigan Ave (1947), now replaced with IIT:



Downtown Chicago (1970):



John Hancock under construction (1968):

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Epic posts!




Aon Center going up:

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Standard Oil Building under construction by UIC Digital Collections, on Flickr

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:36 AM   #632
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^Wow. That was quite a year for ironworkers.
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chicagogeorge, I'm digging the South Shore photos.

South Shore, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all Chicago and my favorite place on the South Side. There's so much potential there!

I'm getting over the photos of the Loop. Let's get some more South Shore photos:

Jeffery Theater (71st & Jeffery) in 1962:


South Shore Drive & 72nd Place 1958:


Hamilton Theater on 71st:


South Shore Country Club in 1908:


79th & Jeffery 1967:


71st & South Shore Dr 1971:


71st & Bennett (Still there!):


Inside of the Avalon Theater near 79th & Stoney Island:


73rd & the lake 1952:


Rainbow Beach 1913:


Historic Birds Eye View of South Shore:


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Here's a home movie of the Chicago skyline taken in the 1930s:

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Michigan Boulevard. Classic! I'm surprised how 'full' the skyline looks, even back then.
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