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Old January 25th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #101
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More Then and Now...

675 Rush, Then


Today



977 Rush, Then


Today




1811 N. Howe, 1946


Today




2222 S. Dearborn, 1944; Old Capone Headquarters


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3218 S. Wabash, 1949


Today; Now IIT's campus
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Old January 25th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #102
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The grime on the buildings came from the massive coke ovens at the southside steel mills.
Not just the mills. Every home, office and industrial site in the city was coal fired. So was every train. Coal means coal dust and an immense amount of soot when burned. The Art Institute was black from the steam trains running 24X7 right behind it.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #103
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Where Louis Armstrong got his start:














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Old January 26th, 2006, 03:47 AM   #104
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Where do you get all these!? Awesome pics like usual!
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Old January 28th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #105
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Wow, it's incredible. You look back and you're amazed at how much everything north of the loop and west of the Hancock has exploded recently. Great pics!
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Old March 8th, 2006, 09:35 AM   #106
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Oh how things have changed... and will continue to change!

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Old March 9th, 2006, 03:43 AM   #107
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Wow, this photos are amazing. Where do you dig them up? I recognize some of them from the Chicago Daily News collection at CHS.

I particularly liked this one:


Makes me wish we could've saved that building at center (Trib presses, maybe?) It's a hell of a lot better than the Oleacher Center.. and we could've put lofts in, too!
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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:21 AM   #108
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http://video.google.com/*********?do...6510&q=chicago

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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:35 AM   #109
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A little large hope you don't mind. Grant Park 9-30-1989

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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:40 AM   #110
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Chicago's nearly empty square-block space, located in the heart of the city's loop is both loved and hated, depending on which side of the fence your on. Developers, politicians in general, and tax collectors tend to favor filling the void. Preservationists (who already mourn the architectural losses), many lunchtime wanderers, tourists, and others may favor leaving the square block bounded by State, Randolph, Washington and Dearborn streets empty, affectionately or deridingly known as Block 37.

Block 37, 7-5-1990


Block 37, 9-17-1989 Before demolision


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Old May 20th, 2006, 03:45 AM   #112
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

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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Old May 21st, 2006, 01:47 AM   #113
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Gorgeous photos!
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Old May 21st, 2006, 06:01 AM   #114
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^ the hebrew words in the window read "kosher" and "meat" just in case you all were wondering
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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:00 AM   #115
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Looks like an old ad:


Even the old skyline was quite awesome.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #116
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^That's one amazing pic. It's crazy how so much has changed, yet at the same time a lot looks untouched.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:36 AM   #117
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I like that photo, but look fakeish...
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Old June 13th, 2006, 05:38 AM   #118
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Look at the clouds, they are obviously painted, you can see the brush strokes. But an EXCELLENT pic anyways! It is fakish. It was painted, but nearly photoreal - just like this one:

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Old June 19th, 2006, 08:11 AM   #119
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Photograph of Plate Number 2, an image of debris left
after the Chicago Fire in October, 1871:


Framework of the County Building
while under construction, looking
up at the building from the ground:


New City Hall building during
construction, nearly complete:


Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Store
looking south on State Street
from Madison Street:


Marshall Field and Co. building viewed from the south
looking at the northeast corner of Washington and
State Streets with automobiles in the intersection:




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Old June 19th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #120
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Just to the north of the Marshall Field bldg is Louis Sullivan's Masonic bldg; you can see how the 190 LaSalle is a clear tip-o'-the-gables tribute to it.

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