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Chicago Illustrated (Classic Reprint)

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 24 Nombre de pages
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Excerpt from Chicago Illustrated

It is, indeed, difficult to realize that in 1833, less than an ordinary lifetime ago, Chicago consisted of a rude fort situated near the mouth of the river, surrounded by a stockade designed as a protection of its few dozen inhabitants against the Indians. The location of this fort (fort Dearborn) was just south of what is now Rush street bridge, at the intersection of Michigan avenue and Water street, where the wholesale grocery house of W. M. Hoyt Co. Now stands. The spot is marked by a marble tablet of Fort Dearborn set in the brick wall of the building.

Leaving this historic spot we may walk directly south in Michigan avenue two blocks and find ourselves at the large substantial building of the Chicago Public Library. This building was completed in 1896 at a cost of-over twomillion dollars, and the site is worth a million more. This is the finest library building in the United States, except the Congressional Library at Washing ton. The visitor should enter at the Washington street end, and upon ascending the great staircase will find himself at once in the delivery room, which is interesting. The reading room, reference room and other portions of the building are open to visitors. The library now contains nearly volumes.

Continuing south in Michigan avenue from the library another square brings us to the great mail order house of Montgomery Ward Co. This firm receives from to letters and orders every day. They employ clerks. The tower to their store is 25 stories high. Out of town people are always welcome, and capable guides conduct them through the establishment.

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Titre: Chicago Illustrated (Classic Reprint)
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Code EAN: 9780331187236
ISBN: 033118723X
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 24
Poids: 49g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T1mm
Année: 2017