The Man On Five

Images and artifacts from the city that is second to none The Man On Five

  1. The Rookery, Continental Bank Building and Chicago Board of Trade Building on LaSalle Street. Year unknown. 

    The Rookery, Continental Bank Building and Chicago Board of Trade Building on LaSalle Street. Year unknown. 

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:01pm  /  46 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Rookery Chicago Board of Trade Building LaSalle Street
  2. Lobby of The Rookery, year unknown. 

    Lobby of The Rookery, year unknown. 

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 4:01pm  /  32 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Rookery
  3. Staircase and lobby in The Rookery, year unknown. 

    Staircase and lobby in The Rookery, year unknown. 

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:01pm  /  44 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Rookery
  4. John Hancock Center under construction from Michigan Avenue c. 1965

    John Hancock Center under construction from Michigan Avenue c. 1965

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:30am  /  32 notes  /  Source: voices.suntimes.com

    Chicago Chicago History John Hancock Building Michigan Avenue Water Tower Palmolive Building 1965
  5. Alder and Sullivan’s Schiller Building at 64 W. Randolph Street which housed the Garrick Theater (originally German Opera House) and was demolished in 1961. Year unknown. 

    Alder and Sullivan’s Schiller Building at 64 W. Randolph Street which housed the Garrick Theater (originally German Opera House) and was demolished in 1961. Year unknown. 

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:01am  /  9 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Garrick Theater Louis Sullivan
  6. John Hancock Center construction c. 1965

    John Hancock Center construction c. 1965

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:09pm  /  93 notes  /  Source: voices.suntimes.com

    Chicago Chicago History 1965 John Hancock building Lake Shore Drive Lakefront Palmolive Building
  7. The Pure Oil (a.k.a. Jewelers Building) at 35 E. Wacker c. 1926-1929. Wacker Drive appears to be under construction. 

    The Pure Oil (a.k.a. Jewelers Building) at 35 E. Wacker c. 1926-1929. Wacker Drive appears to be under construction. 

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:01pm  /  30 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Wacker Drive 1926 Jewelers Building
  8. The Palmolive Building as seen from Fourth Presbyterian Church c. 1929

    The Palmolive Building as seen from Fourth Presbyterian Church c. 1929

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:01pm  /  18 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1929 Michigan Avenue Palmolive Building
  9. The Palmolive (Playboy) Building c. 1929

    The Palmolive (Playboy) Building c. 1929

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:02am  /  18 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1929 Michigan Avenue Palmolive Building
  10. The Hilton Chicago (originally the Stevens Hotel and later the Conrad Hilton and Chicago Hilton and Towers) c. 1927. 
The structure on top of the building is the Conrad Suite. At 5,000 sq ft and 2 stories it is the largest hotel room in Chicago. 

    The Hilton Chicago (originally the Stevens Hotel and later the Conrad Hilton and Chicago Hilton and Towers) c. 1927. 

    The structure on top of the building is the Conrad Suite. At 5,000 sq ft and 2 stories it is the largest hotel room in Chicago. 

    Monday, July 28, 2014, 8:01pm  /  36 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1927 Hilton Michigan Avenue
  11. The Old Post Office building c. 1932-1939

    The Old Post Office building c. 1932-1939

    Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:01am  /  27 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Old Post Office 1932 Congress Expressway
  12. Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Allerton Hotel c. 1924-1929

    Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Allerton Hotel c. 1924-1929

    Sunday, July 27, 2014, 11:01am  /  64 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Tribune Tower Wrigley Building Chicago River Michigan Avenue 1924
  13. John Hancock Center and Palmolive Building c. 1969

    John Hancock Center and Palmolive Building c. 1969

    Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:59am  /  71 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1969 John Hancock building Palmolive Building Michigan Avenue
  14. Burnham and Root’s Women’s Temple building at the SW corner of LaSalle and Monroe c. 1895. The building was completed in 1892 and demolished in 1926. 

    Burnham and Root’s Women’s Temple building at the SW corner of LaSalle and Monroe c. 1895. The building was completed in 1892 and demolished in 1926. 

    Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:05am  /  34 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1895 LaSalle Street
  15. Construction of Comiskey Park grandstands c. 1910

    Construction of Comiskey Park grandstands c. 1910

    Monday, July 21, 2014, 8:01pm  /  42 notes  /  Source: memory.loc.gov

    Chicaog Chicago History 1910 Ballparks Comiskey Park
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