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    • Urban Government

    • Illinois. Constitutional Convention (1969-1970); Illinois--Constitution; Constitutional conventions--Illinois
    • Papers prepared for the Illinois Constitutional Convention by the Constitutional Research Group.
    • Chicago River 1779

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Pioneers--Illinois; Rivers--Illinois
    • This is a picture of what is now known as the Chicago River. The small cabin that is seen to the right was that of Point Du Sable. This picture was supposed to have been taken in 1779. One historian says this was the only cabin except that of...
    • Old St. Mary's Church Chicago

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Architecture
    • This is a picture of St. Mary's Church. It was about 25 feet by 30 feet. The lumber was brought from St. Joseph, MI by scow and hauled to the corner of Lake and State Sts. by Augustine Taylor, who was also architect and builder. The cost was about...
    • Looking West up the Chicago River 1831

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Rivers--Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life
    • This is a picture looking due west up the Chicago River in 1831. The first building at left is the Post Office of John S.C. Hogan and stood near the corner of Lake and Market Sts. [There was] Only one [delivery] a week from Niles, MI which was from...
    • Wolf's Point Chicago River 1830

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is the other view of the forks of the Chicago River in 1830. This view is looking north and shows Mr. See's house which was on the west side of the north branch. On the left is Wolf's Tavern, operated by Elijah Wentworth. Elijah Wentworth...
    • Lake View of Chicago 1830

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a view of Chicago from the lake in 1830. On the left may be seen Fort Dearborn as it was rebuilt in 1816. To the right may be seen the John Kinzie mansion. This picture also shows the Chicago River when it turned south and emptied into the...
    • Clark St Chicago 1857

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • A view of Clark St. in 1857 which shows the old and new street levels. Prior to this, the streets were a mass of mud. In 1855, a new street level was established and in 1857, another new grade was set that would require the raising of the streets...
    • Green Tree Tavern Chicago

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a picture of the Green Tree Tavern [which] stood on the NE corner of Canal and Lake Sts. It was built by James Kinzie in 1833, and was opened by David Clock. Later, Edward Parsons was proprietor. James Kinzie also lived and sold merchandise...
    • Green Tree Tavern Chicago 1859

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a later picture of the Green Tree Tavern in about 1859. [It] had changed hands many times in that time. In the corner was a saloon. It was then known as the West Lake Street House. In about 1880, it was moved to Nos. 33-37 Milwaukee Ave.
    • Chicago Hydraulic Company

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • A picture of Chicago's first water works. On Jan. 18, 1836, the Chicago Hydraulic Co. was made possible by the State Legislature and on March 19 an organization was formed with Geo. W. Dole, President; G.S. Hubbard, D. Hunter, G. Kercheval, and W....
    • Wolf's Point on the Chicago River

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Pioneers--Illinois
    • A slide from an old colored sketch from Miles Hartong's personal collection of Wolf's Point at the forks and what was known after 1804 as the Chicago River. This view is looking north and in line with the north branch. To the left may be seen a...
    • Application of Charles Baldwin

    • Grand Army of the Republic (1865-1952 ). Hampshire GAR Post #453 (Hampshire, Il.)-- 19th century history -- Civil War-- Soldiers; Grand Army of the Republic (1865-1952 ). Hampshire GAR #453 (Hampshire Il) -- Applications; Veterans social...
    • The Grand Army of the Republic Applications for membership detail birthplace, war experience, present occupations and injuries. Some individuals left their applications primarily blank, other individuals have applications that are missing or never...
    • First Catholic Cathedral in Chicago

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Architecture
    • A picture of the first Catholic cathedral erected in Chicago. It was built under the Rev. de St. Palais and stood at the corner of Madison St. and Wabash Ave. It was 55 feet wide and 112 feet long. This measurement included the portice. The cost...
    • Application of D. C. Brown

    • Grand Army of the Republic (1865-1952 ). Hampshire GAR Post #453 (Hampshire, Il.)-- 19th century history -- Civil War-- Soldiers; Grand Army of the Republic (1865-1952 ). Hampshire GAR #453 (Hampshire Il) -- Applications; Veterans social...
    • The Grand Army of the Republic Applications for membership detail birthplace, war experience, present occupations and injuries. Some individuals left their applications primarily blank, other individuals have applications that are missing or never...
    • Sketch of Hagar Home

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the old Hagar home. It was located just across the street from the Greenwood Shoe Shop. The first Hagar and Sanger Store was what is now (1934) the Congregational parsonage. This store building has been moved NW on the lot and...
    • New County Building

    • Municipal buildings;
    • New County Building, Chicago.- Vote to Re-Elect Edward J. Brunage, President of Board and County Commissioner to finish this work. Election Day Nov. 6.

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