Michigan Avenue -- looking south from the river

Title

Michigan Avenue -- looking south from the river

Subject

Chicago River (Ill.)
Cyclists
Boston Store (Chicago, Ill.)
Michigan Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)

Description

Edward Bennett labeled the title of this photograph on the verso of the photographic print. This view from 1913-1915 looks toward the future site of Grant Park, and it shows the narrowness of Michigan Avenue prior to the development of the bridge and Wacker Drive by 1920. In addition, this photograph documents the approximate the site of the former Fort Dearborn. By the early 20th century, this area of Chicago was a warehouse district located between the business center to the south and the Chicago River. The intersection appears to be Michigan Ave. and River Street (see Randall, History of Chicago Buildings, p. 213). On the brick street and intersection are shown a cyclist and a couple of horse-drawn freight wagons. On a store on the east side of Michigan is an advertisement for the Boston Store. This is one of series of views taken in preparation for design of Wacker Drive and the Michigan Avenue bridge.

Creator

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954

Publisher

Marcia O. and Edward H. Bennett III Collection

Date

1913 - 1915

Relation

Marcia O. and Edward H. Bennett III Collection (Lake Forest College)

Format

image/tiff

Language

eng

Type

Image

Identifier

lfspbennett00093-1.tif, lfspbennett00093-2.tif

Original Format

photographic print

Physical Dimensions

14.2 x 8.7 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in)

Files

lfspbennett00093-1.tif
lfspbennett00093-2.tif

Citation

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954, “Michigan Avenue -- looking south from the river,” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed September 26, 2017, http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/2036.

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