“This city is my city and I love it”
Mayor Emanuel wants to spend $110 million on renovating Navy Pier. We just want to know what’s up with these people from the renderings.
Western Orange Line, South-Side.
This amazing map from 1857 allows you to zoom in and explore the city (population 110,000).
Note that everything north of North Ave to Fullerton (where the town of Lake View starts) is countryside. The south and west sides are a bit more developed.
Also, pan all the way east to learn “Legal Hack or Cab Fares,” which really don’t seem that much different from today.
We love this Wicker Park store for its endless supply of comic books, zines, alternative magazines and most importantly…its antique photo booth. UChicagoans, take the red line to the blue line to get up there and visit :)
Mexican Pool Room Chicago, 1927, Chicago. Herman Menzel
she thought after someone behind her on the bus sneezed on the nape of her neck.