The Man On Five

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

  1. John Hancock Center construction c. 1965

    John Hancock Center construction c. 1965

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:09pm  /  64 notes  /  Source: voices.suntimes.com

    Chicago Chicago History 1965 John Hancock building Lake Shore Drive Lakefront Palmolive Building
  2. 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  /  29 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Wacker Drive 1926 Jewelers Building
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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  /  33 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1927 Hilton Michigan Avenue
  6. 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
  7. 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  /  63 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

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

    John Hancock Center and Palmolive Building c. 1969

    Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:59am  /  66 notes  /  Source: digital-libraries.saic.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1969 John Hancock building Palmolive Building Michigan Avenue
  9. 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
  10. Construction of Comiskey Park grandstands c. 1910

    Construction of Comiskey Park grandstands c. 1910

    Monday, July 21, 2014, 8:01pm  /  43 notes  /  Source: memory.loc.gov

    Chicaog Chicago History 1910 Ballparks Comiskey Park
  11. Fans lining up outside Comiskey Park on Opening Day (1916)

    Fans lining up outside Comiskey Park on Opening Day (1916)

    Monday, July 21, 2014, 3:02pm  /  21 notes  /  Source: memory.loc.gov

    Chicago Chicago History 1916 Comiskey Park Ballparks
  12. A lesser-known Illinois Central “Vacation City” poster c. 1930

    A lesser-known Illinois Central “Vacation City” poster c. 1930

    Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:01pm  /  25 notes  /  Source: library.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Graphics Transit Posters 1930 Grant Park
  13. "Lake Shore Plan from Chicago Ave. to 35th Street" (1919)

    "Lake Shore Plan from Chicago Ave. to 35th Street" (1919)

    Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:02am  /  10 notes  /  Source: library.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History Graphics Maps 1919 Lakefront
  14. Drawing of Grant Park, Michigan Avenue, the Logan Monument and Central Station c. 1912

    Drawing of Grant Park, Michigan Avenue, the Logan Monument and Central Station c. 1912

    Sunday, July 20, 2014, 1:01pm  /  26 notes  /  Source: library.illinois.edu

    Chicago Chicago History 1912 Illinois Central Railroad Michigan Avenue Grant Park Lakefront Central Station
  15. Comiskey Park (1910)

    Comiskey Park (1910)

    Sunday, July 20, 2014, 12:30pm  /  19 notes  /  Source: memory.loc.gov

    Chicago Chicago History 1910 Ballparks Comiskey Park
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