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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #21
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can't remember where i found it but this is a great one
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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #22
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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #23
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and one more because i'm a big goldberg fan.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #24
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^ What building is that?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #25
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Old November 15th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #26
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This is a truly fascinating image - - mainly because of the incredible change from then until now. The date is very possibly incorrect given various photo clues: All the cars are of 1940's - 1950's vintage. The line of buildings in the background were gone by 1962, given up to the construction of the double decked S. Wacker Drive extension. A few new office buildings had already been put up (and were on the way up) on S. Wacker by 1962.

Clearly visible (from left) are the LaSalle Bank (Field) & Bankers Buildings, and the Quincy St. el station canopy and the Board of Trade Building. Today, none of that could be seen since the buildings across Wacker from Sears Tower and the tower itself totally block out the background view. Can anyone say for sure where these cars are parked? Note the simplified Wacker Drive-style light stanchion and obelisk. Could this be an early version of the S. Wacker extension, with the immediate backgroumd buildings being on Franklin? I don't think so; it just doesn't seem right. Could it be the old riverside street over the tracks, between Adams and Jackson, along the east side of the now-demolished Union station Concourse Building? Seems more likely. Can anyone ID this locale?

And BTW, Congrats. This pic is a great find!
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Old November 15th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #27
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Astor Tower on Astor and Goethe.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #28
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This is a truly fascinating image - - mainly because of the incredible change from then until now. The date is very possibly incorrect given various photo clues: All the cars are of 1940's - 1950's vintage. The line of buildings in the background were gone by 1962, given up to the construction of the double decked S. Wacker Drive extension. A few new office buildings had already been put up (and were on the way up) on S. Wacker by 1962.

Clearly visible (from left) are the LaSalle Bank (Field) & Bankers Buildings, and the Quincy St. el station canopy and the Board of Trade Building. Today, none of that could be seen since the buildings across Wacker from Sears Tower and the tower itself totally block out the background view. Can anyone say for sure where these cars are parked? Note the simplified Wacker Drive-style light stanchion and obelisk. Could this be an early version of the S. Wacker extension, with the immediate backgroumd buildings being on Franklin? I don't think so; it just doesn't seem right. Could it be the old riverside street over the tracks, between Adams and Jackson, along the east side of the now-demolished Union station Concourse Building? Seems more likely. Can anyone ID this locale?

And BTW, Congrats. This pic is a great find!
Wow. You're good. Its awesome how you can tell so much from this shot just by getting clues of the picture.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #30
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Old November 19th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #31
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This is a truly fascinating image - - mainly because of the incredible change from then until now. The date is very possibly incorrect given various photo clues: All the cars are of 1940's - 1950's vintage. The line of buildings in the background were gone by 1962, given up to the construction of the double decked S. Wacker Drive extension. A few new office buildings had already been put up (and were on the way up) on S. Wacker by 1962.

Clearly visible (from left) are the LaSalle Bank (Field) & Bankers Buildings, and the Quincy St. el station canopy and the Board of Trade Building. Today, none of that could be seen since the buildings across Wacker from Sears Tower and the tower itself totally block out the background view. Can anyone say for sure where these cars are parked? Note the simplified Wacker Drive-style light stanchion and obelisk. Could this be an early version of the S. Wacker extension, with the immediate backgroumd buildings being on Franklin? I don't think so; it just doesn't seem right. Could it be the old riverside street over the tracks, between Adams and Jackson, along the east side of the now-demolished Union station Concourse Building? Seems more likely. Can anyone ID this locale?

And BTW, Congrats. This pic is a great find!
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:37 AM   #33
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http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/...8a9041da_o.jpg

I'm confused by this picture. Did the Union Station Concourse run up to the river and these cars are just west of the river? I know that today 222 S Riverside is on the site of the Concourse.

Another question the buildings in the background, more or less the ones toward the right. Is that were the Sears Tower is now.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #34
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I'm confused by this picture. Did the Union Station Concourse run up to the river and these cars are just west of the river? I know that today 222 S Riverside is on the site of the Concourse.

Another question the buildings in the background, more or less the ones toward the right. Is that were the Sears Tower is now.

The concourse building stopped short of the river allowing for a wide driveway running between Adams and Jackson Sts., with tracks running beneath it. Then as now, the tracks go all the way to the river wall. The photographer is standing with the concourse building to his back, and is slightly south of the riverside entrance to the building (the entrance lined up with Quincy St.). the Sears Tower site closed off the Quincy St. stretch from Franklin to S. Wacker Dr. The building itself would be to the left of the photo, obliterating the two taller brick buildings on either side of Quincy. Remember, Sears is built more toward the north end of its block-square site. However, the office buildings today on the WEST side of Wacker would totally block the lower part of Sears in this view. Hope that clears it up.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 11:13 AM   #35
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Thanks for clearing that up for me. I'ts amazing how much this area has changed
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 03:24 AM   #36
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Look at the Cars it's 1952
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 04:18 AM   #37
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Old Skyline Photos

Loop 1906
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Oak street Beach 1934
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Early 30's
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Building the Chicago River Locks 1937
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Civic opera 1930's
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Late 30's or 40's
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State St. 1941
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Michigan Ave. Early 60's
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 04:11 PM   #38
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fantastic thread ... can some one give website whre can i find some more old pictures of chicago please
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 11:04 PM   #39
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[QUOTE=michal1982;16846921]fantastic thread ... can some one give website whre can i find some more old pictures of chicago please[/QU

Google would be a good start
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