The Man On Five

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

  1. Mies van der Rohe at Farnsworth House c. 1950

    Mies van der Rohe at Farnsworth House c. 1950

    Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:30am  /  46 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1950 mies van der rohe
  2. "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  /  38 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station
  3. 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  /  48 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station
  4. 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  /  24 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station 1889 Graphics
  5. 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  /  64 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Grand Central Station 1890
  6. 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  /  33 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

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

    "Chicago—City of Towers" postcard c. 1930

    Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:01am  /  30 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

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

    Michigan Avenue from the Art Institute c. 1930

    Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:51am  /  25 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

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

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

    Monday, August 11, 2014, 2:01pm  /  79 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1890 Michigan Avenue
  10. 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  /  22 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1888 Rookery Daniel Burnham
  11. Edgar Miller’s Walter Guest House at 2152-2154 N. Cleveland Ave. (1932)

    Edgar Miller’s Walter Guest House at 2152-2154 N. Cleveland Ave. (1932)

    Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11:02am  /  35 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1932 Edgar Miller
  12. LaSalle-Wacker Building c. 1930

    LaSalle-Wacker Building c. 1930

    Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:01am  /  19 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1930 Wacker Drive LaSalle Street
  13. Morrison Hotel at Madison and Clark (1925), Demolished 1965. 

    Morrison Hotel at Madison and Clark (1925), Demolished 1965. 

    Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:02am  /  51 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1965
  14. Construction of the Monroe Building at Michigan Avenue and Monroe (1911)

    Construction of the Monroe Building at Michigan Avenue and Monroe (1911)

    Thursday, August 7, 2014, 9:01pm  /  37 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Michigan Avenue 1911
  15. The Chicago Riding Club Building at McClurg and Ontario c. 1924. Originally built as a riding stable and an arena, the building was CBS Chicago’s Broadcast studio from 1954 to 2006. Demolished 2009. 

    The Chicago Riding Club Building at McClurg and Ontario c. 1924. Originally built as a riding stable and an arena, the building was CBS Chicago’s Broadcast studio from 1954 to 2006. Demolished 2009. 

    Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:01pm  /  14 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1924
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