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malcolmriordan:

LOGAN SQUARE
photo by Malcolm Riordan

malcolmriordan:

LOGAN SQUARE

photo by Malcolm Riordan

marmarinou:

Stock Yards Loop - 1946 by cta web on Flickr.
Caption: “A two-car train of wooden ‘L’ cars makes its way around the single track loop of the Stock Yards Branch in 1946. This branch connected to the rest of the ‘L’ at Indiana on the South Side Elevated (now part of the Green Line) and largely ran as a shuttle throughout its life. Elevated track structure snaked its way west into The Yards at around 41st and split into a single-track loop to serve the area where the major packing houses existed, with a handful of stations to connect people with jobs there. Trains operated counterclockwise around the Stock Yards loop.”

marmarinou:

Stock Yards Loop - 1946 by cta web on Flickr.

Caption: “A two-car train of wooden ‘L’ cars makes its way around the single track loop of the Stock Yards Branch in 1946. This branch connected to the rest of the ‘L’ at Indiana on the South Side Elevated (now part of the Green Line) and largely ran as a shuttle throughout its life. Elevated track structure snaked its way west into The Yards at around 41st and split into a single-track loop to serve the area where the major packing houses existed, with a handful of stations to connect people with jobs there. Trains operated counterclockwise around the Stock Yards loop.”

themanonfive:

Lake Point Tower construction (1968)

themanonfive:

Lake Point Tower construction (1968)

(Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu)

themanonfive:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park (1963)

themanonfive:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park (1963)

(Source: loc.gov)

themanonfive:

Louis Sullivan’s Krause Music Store in Lincoln Square shortly after completion c. 1922

themanonfive:

Louis Sullivan’s Krause Music Store in Lincoln Square shortly after completion c. 1922

(Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu)

themanonfive:

Jackson Street entrance to the Monadnock Building c. 1960

themanonfive:

Jackson Street entrance to the Monadnock Building c. 1960

(Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu)

themanonfive:

Sorry for the lack of posts. Been a little busy. 
Open House Chicago 2014 is on October 18th and 19th this year. Hope to see you there. www.openhousechicago.org
Pictured: lobby of the New Regal Theater at 79th and Stony Island

themanonfive:

Sorry for the lack of posts. Been a little busy. 

Open House Chicago 2014 is on October 18th and 19th this year. Hope to see you there. www.openhousechicago.org

Pictured: lobby of the New Regal Theater at 79th and Stony Island

Whoosh by rjseg1 on Flickr.

Whoosh by rjseg1 on Flickr.

Night on the River by player_pleasure on Flickr.
Borders by rjseg1 on Flickr.

Borders by rjseg1 on Flickr.

Wabash & Harrison at Night by player_pleasure on Flickr.
Buckingham and Chicago Skyline by Manuel Diaz Photography on Flickr.
former Pickwick Stable, c. 1857 by GXM. on Flickr.
Chicago Skyline at Lake Level by memories_by_mike on Flickr.