Looking north from the top of the Water Tower, 1871, Chicago
The city begins to rebuild after the fire.
Looking past where Division St. is now, you can see a dark patch which was the old city cemetery. Although most graves would be moved to other parts of the city, including Graceland, bodies are still found whenever construction happens beteen Division and North Avenues.
photo via wikicommons.
Waiting room of the Illinois Central RR Station, Michigan Ave at 12th (now Roosevelt), 1895, Chicago.
Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago
Every time I see an old photo like this, I get a little upset that such beautiful architecture no longer exists.
The man has a point.Â Ladies, do compose yourselves.