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Chicago’s Marina City in 1964

When these two building were built in 1964, they were the tallest residential structures in the entire world. The two buildings were meant to help reverse or stem the white flight from urban Chicago by creating an all-encompassing living experience...

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Driving Down Chicago’s Michigan Avenue in 1962

This stunning old color photo shows cars driving down Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Michigan Ave. in Chicago in 1962, looking north Source: Shorpy And, here’s the same view today on Google Street View. [iframe src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1442714167762!6m8!1m7!1sdHRTT2PRfGvNrOXJQjguEQ!2m2!1d41.87964312950032!2d-87.62444530177459!3f356.84165468194453!4f-0.9588025944590584!5f0.7820865974627469″ width=”800″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:0″ allowfullscreen]

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1949 Color Photo of Chicago’s State Street

What an awesome photo of State St. in Chicago back in 1949. I love the vibrant color. Also, don’t forget to check out our photo of inside a Chicago bus. 1949 photo of State St. in Chicago Source: Flickr user...

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What Did Chicago Look Like in 1900?

This wonderful old photo shows Chicago in 1900. Chicago circa 1900. “12th Street Bascule Bridge.” Dinosaurs of the Carboniferous Period. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. Source: Flickr

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What Was It Like Driving a Chicago Bus in the 1950s?

Take a look at this perspective photo from the 1950s in Chicago. It shows the view a bus driver would have seen on his route. You’re looking at West North Avenue. Driving a Chicago bus in the 1950s Source: Chicago...

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Cross-Section View of Chicago’s State St. Subway in 1941

Hey Chicago lovers! How cool is this old image showing the new subways being opened under State and Dearborn streets in the 1940s? Cross-Section Rendering of State St. Subway (1941) Source: Chicago Transit Authority Below is the description from Flickr:...

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1900s Chicago in Color

This series of photos shows the city of Chicago in color in the opening years of the 20th century. Source: Library of Congress