The Man On Five

Images, articles and miscellanea from the city that is second to none The Man On Five

  1. Wrigley Building, 1993. 

    Wrigley Building, 1993. 

    Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:02am  /  12 notes  /  Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1993 Wrigley Building Michigan Avenue
  2. Originally the Medina Athletic Club and now the Hotel InterContinental. In 1972 it was the Sheraton. 

    Originally the Medina Athletic Club and now the Hotel InterContinental. In 1972 it was the Sheraton. 

    Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30am  /  9 notes  /  Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1972 Michigan Avenue
  3. Aerial view of Michigan Avenue, 1977

    Aerial view of Michigan Avenue, 1977

    Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:01am  /  28 notes  /  Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1977 Michigan Avenue Tribune Tower Wrigley Building
  4. First Air Pictures Of Chicago’s 1933 World’s Fair Buildings (1933)

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:58pm  /  13 notes

    Chicago Chicago History Century of Progress 1933 Videos Northerly Island
  5. Ski jumping at Soldier Field, year unknown. 

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:57pm  /  6 notes

    Chicago Chicago History Soldier Field Videos Stadiums
  6. More old Chicago videos: 
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/April-2014/Hovercars-and-Tele-Ovens-Glimpses-of-Chicago-Through-Vintage-British-Newsreels/ 

    More old Chicago videos: 

    http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/April-2014/Hovercars-and-Tele-Ovens-Glimpses-of-Chicago-Through-Vintage-British-Newsreels/ 

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:53pm  /  6 notes

    Chicago Chicago History Videos
  7. North Michigan Avenue seen from Grand Avenue looking west, 1986.

    North Michigan Avenue seen from Grand Avenue looking west, 1986.

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:30pm  /  13 notes  /  Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1986 Michigan Avenue Tribune Tower Wrigley Building
  8. Chicago Blizzard (1938)

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:25pm  /  13 notes

    Chicago Chicago History Videos 1938
  9. The Changing Face of Chicago (1963)

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:24pm  /  7 notes

    Chicago Chicago History Videos 1963
  10. Several newly discovered historic videos of Chicago! Check them out here:
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/18/historic-chicago-on-youtube-british-newsreel-company-uploads-its-entire-collection/

    Several newly discovered historic videos of Chicago! Check them out here:

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/18/historic-chicago-on-youtube-british-newsreel-company-uploads-its-entire-collection/

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:03pm  /  12 notes

    Chicago Videos Chicago History
  11. Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, 1982

    Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, 1982

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:01pm  /  11 notes  /  Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1982 Michigan Avenue
  12. North Michigan Avenue from Ohio Street, 1976

    North Michigan Avenue from Ohio Street, 1976

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:27pm  /  13 notes  /  Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1976 Michigan Avenue
  13. Paradise Theater - 231 N. Pulaski (year unknown)
Demolished 1956

    Paradise Theater - 231 N. Pulaski (year unknown)

    Demolished 1956

    Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:03pm  /  22 notes  /  Source: historictheatres.org

    Chicago Chicago History Paradise Theater Theaters
  14. Paradise Theater - 231 N. Pulaski (year unknown)
Demolished 1956

    Paradise Theater - 231 N. Pulaski (year unknown)

    Demolished 1956

    Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:01pm  /  6 notes  /  Source: historictheatres.org

    Chicago Chicago History Paradise Theater Theaters
  15. View of South Loop skyscrapers from the South Branch c. 1979. 
"On the left is the red brick 310 West Polk Building. Originally built as the Marshall Field River Warehouse, it was occupied by the Cadaco game company at the time of the photograph. The building was demolished in the mid-1990s to make way for the new Central Post Office."

    View of South Loop skyscrapers from the South Branch c. 1979. 

    "On the left is the red brick 310 West Polk Building. Originally built as the Marshall Field River Warehouse, it was occupied by the Cadaco game company at the time of the photograph. The building was demolished in the mid-1990s to make way for the new Central Post Office."

    Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:02am  /  15 notes  /  Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Sears Tower Chicago RIver 1979
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