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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:35 AM   #361
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Photos from Chicago, Turn of the Century Photographs
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:08 AM   #362
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t george comin outta nowhere! thanks for sharing, great pics
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 05:00 AM   #363
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 05:43 AM   #364
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Here's a few more. All photos from "Chicago, At the Turn of the Century Photographs" by Larry Viskochil, CHS



























^1 st. Regiment Armory Michigan ave. & 16th st.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:20 PM   #365
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amazing photos, thanks for sharing
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:14 AM   #366
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Chicagophotoshop, my pleasure, I love this old stuff. More shots.














All photos from "Chicago, At the Turn of the Century Photographs" by Larry Viskochil, CHS
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 02:36 AM   #367
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my great grandfather worked at South Water Street Market. I never saw pics of it like that before. awesome stuff. thanks for posting.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #368
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Old June 5th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #369
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Old June 19th, 2009, 10:10 PM   #370
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Old June 20th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #371
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Ahh... all those streetcars! Does anyone know how influential the automobile industry was in getting rid of all the streetcars in Chicago?

Follow up: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/p...,1329750.story

"Horses pulled the first streetcars, but soon San Francisco pioneered a new system, with cars hooked to a moving cable underneath the street. Chicago's lines were steadily rebuilt in the 1880s until the city had the world's largest cable-car system."


Wow, I didn't know Chicago once had the largest system in the world.

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Old June 21st, 2009, 04:45 AM   #372
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^No influence at all, except that Chicagoans had bought a lot of automobiles, and after the war streetcar ridership plunged while growing numbers of cars and trucks made it harder and harder to run streetcars in mixed traffic. Hundreds of miles of track and a dozen electrical substations needed to be replaced or renewed. Unions and aldermen made it very difficult to convert the streetcars to one-man operation. Rational discussion of that issue was not aided by the terrible 1950 accident and fire in which 33 people died, unable to escape after the streetcar hit a gasoline truck.

Although CSL had ordered 600 new PCCs just after the war, CTA decided the future was in an all-bus surface system. They negotiated a deal where they were able to send many of the streetcars back to the car builder, and a variety of parts—from overhead lights to windows and seats to the PCC trucks—were used in the construction of Chicago's 6000-series rapid transit cars.

Since it's a photo thread, here's one from the 1950s showing a prewar PCC on Wabash at Jackson. Remarkably, every building in the background is still there.

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Old June 21st, 2009, 08:12 AM   #373
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That's a great picture, and I love that it's a Number 4 to Cottage Grove.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 09:57 PM   #374
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^ Great photo, Mr Downtown. Love that Central Camera sign and it hasn't changed much in all these years.

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Old June 24th, 2009, 01:16 AM   #375
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WOW! That was awesome! Great Photos!
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Old August 27th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #376
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State street looking north 1944
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Wells street Early 1950's
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These photos are absolutely stunning. I really like the ones from LIFE.
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1933 World's Fair: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adkIY...eature=related
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Sullivan Center (Originally Schlesinger & Meyer Store, AKA Carson Pirie Scott Building), circa 1904:


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