The Man On Five

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

  1. Sears Roebuck & Co. Merchandise Building 924 S. Homan Ave. Year unknown. The tower still stands but the rest of the building was demolished. 

    Sears Roebuck & Co. Merchandise Building 924 S. Homan Ave. Year unknown. The tower still stands but the rest of the building was demolished. 

    Monday, September 1, 2014, 10:34am  /  18 notes  /  Source: loc.gov

    Chicago Chicago History Sears
  2. Sears Roebuck & Company complex c. 1964

    Sears Roebuck & Company complex c. 1964

    Monday, September 1, 2014, 10:27am  /  14 notes  /  Source: loc.gov

    Chicago Chicago History 1964 Sears
  3. Union Stockyards c. 1907

    Union Stockyards c. 1907

    Monday, September 1, 2014, 10:23am  /  17 notes  /  Source: loc.gov

    Chicago Chicago History 1907 Union Stockyards
  4. 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

    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

    Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:01am  /  17 notes

    Chicago Open House Chicago New Regal Theater
  5. The alley in front of the Pickwick Stable building at 22 E. Jackson was opened earlier this week after 2 years of construction. The 19x19ft building is arguably the oldest structure in the loop. The building is opening as a coffee shop in the coming days. There is also a 10-story diagonal bridge connecting the two high-rises above it. 
Photo by The Man On Five 8/20/14

    The alley in front of the Pickwick Stable building at 22 E. Jackson was opened earlier this week after 2 years of construction. The 19x19ft building is arguably the oldest structure in the loop. The building is opening as a coffee shop in the coming days. There is also a 10-story diagonal bridge connecting the two high-rises above it. 

    Photo by The Man On Five 8/20/14

    Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:17am  /  127 notes

    Chicago Chicago History 2014 The Man On Five Pickwick Stable
  6. Mies van der Rohe at Farnsworth House c. 1950

    Mies van der Rohe at Farnsworth House c. 1950

    Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:30am  /  84 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1950 mies van der rohe
  7. "Baltimore & Ohio" sign on top of Grand Central Station tower. Year unknown. 

    "Baltimore & Ohio" sign on top of Grand Central Station tower. Year unknown. 

    Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:01am  /  44 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station
  8. Grand Central Station at the corner of Wells and Harrison. Year unknown. Demolished 1971. 

    Grand Central Station at the corner of Wells and Harrison. Year unknown. Demolished 1971. 

    Saturday, August 16, 2014, 9:34am  /  59 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station
  9. Architectural drawing of Solon S. Beman’s Grand Central Station at the corner of Fifth Ave. (Wells St.) and Harrison Street c. 1889. Demolished 1971. 

    Architectural drawing of Solon S. Beman’s Grand Central Station at the corner of Fifth Ave. (Wells St.) and Harrison Street c. 1889. Demolished 1971. 

    Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00pm  /  32 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station 1889 Graphics
  10. Chicago’s Grand Central Station at the SW corner of Wells and Harrison c. 1890 (Demolished 1971)

    Chicago’s Grand Central Station at the SW corner of Wells and Harrison c. 1890 (Demolished 1971)

    Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:00pm  /  70 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station 1890
  11. Grand Central Station at the SW corner of Wells and Harrison. Year unknown. Demolished 1971. 

    Grand Central Station at the SW corner of Wells and Harrison. Year unknown. Demolished 1971. 

    Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:01pm  /  36 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station
  12. "Chicago—City of Towers" postcard c. 1930

    "Chicago—City of Towers" postcard c. 1930

    Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:01am  /  31 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1930 Chicago River
  13. Michigan Avenue from the Art Institute c. 1930

    Michigan Avenue from the Art Institute c. 1930

    Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:51am  /  32 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1930 Michigan Avenue
  14. The block of 2900 S. Michigan Ave. c. 1890

    The block of 2900 S. Michigan Ave. c. 1890

    Monday, August 11, 2014, 2:01pm  /  83 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1890 Michigan Avenue
  15. Daniel Burnham (left) and John Wellborn Root in their office on the top floor of the Rookery, c. 1888 (this fireplace still exists)

    Daniel Burnham (left) and John Wellborn Root in their office on the top floor of the Rookery, c. 1888 (this fireplace still exists)

    Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:02am  /  24 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1888 Rookery Daniel Burnham
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