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1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: October 28, 2014 01:14AM

In response to the new Announcement post re: unidentified photos:

I'll kick this off...

The photo of the Philips 66 station was taken looking east on South Shore Drive roughly from Exchange. The South Shore View hotel is on the right.

The photo numbered U527859.jpg is also in South Shore, taken looking north on South Shore Drive from about 74th. The South Shore View hotel is on the left in that photo.

Photo numbered U527934.jpg is taken looking north on Cottage Grove towards Indiana and Cermak.

Photo U527850.jpg is taken on Prairie Ave. looking southeast from about 1800 S. The house on the far right in the background is the Marshall Field Jr. mansion and the RR Donnelly plant tower is in the background middle.



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Re: 1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: QlassiQue (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 28, 2014 12:33PM

Wow - thanks for the great information! I'm sure that information will be useful to our friends at the Ryerson & Burnham Library!

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Re: 1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: October 28, 2014 09:18PM

RBA Digital File name U527859.jpg

Appears to be a view north, along South Shore Drive from 74th Street.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=74th+%26+south+shore,+chicago&hl=en&ll=41.763057,-87.559072&spn=0.003305,0.005429&sll=39.739318,-89.266507&sspn=9.863297,22.236328&t=h&hnear=Chicago,+Illinois,+United+States&z=18

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Re: 1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: October 29, 2014 01:03AM

More...

Photo U527946.jpg appears to be taken from the area of Congress looking northeast, maybe near Desplaines. Some of the buildings in the background show up in other photos taken during the expressway construction including what looks to be the CB&QRR building over on Jackson (slightly left of center, far background).

Photo U527887.jpg might be South Park Way (King Drive). There was a Goodyear warehouse listed near there, and also there was a railroad roundhouse near along the ICRR tracks and the equipment in the background may be related to that.
I think the Goodyear building is now the Public Storage facility next to the I-55 ramp heading southbound onto Lake Shore Drive.

Photo U527904.jpg is looking east on the 2200 block of Warren Blvd, and photo U527847.jpg is looking east on the 3000 block of Warren Blvd. The church barely visible in the background of that photo is the Central Presbyterian, on Warren at Sacramento.



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Re: 1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: davey7 (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: October 30, 2014 03:18PM

Beat me to those two obvious ones. 7100 South Shore Drive is now a rental apartment building and looks pretty much as it does there except for a 4-story addition to the west, which is visible here today.

WayOutWardell Wrote:
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> The photo of the Philips 66 station was taken
> looking east on South Shore Drive roughly from
> Exchange. The South Shore View hotel is on the
> right.
>
> The photo numbered U527859.jpg is also in South
> Shore, taken looking north on South Shore Drive
> from about 74th. The South Shore View hotel is on
> the left in that photo.
>

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Re: 1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 31, 2014 01:41AM

Some more...

I'm somewhat surprised that these were unidentified, but Photo U527953.jpg and Photo U527952.jpg are both of the building at 5040 N. Marine Drive (between Winona and Carmen). The building wasn't that old when the photos were taken, maybe two or three years at that point. The building on the far right is the former Admiral Hotel, which has been demolished and replaced by the Admiral On The Lake senior living center.

Photo U527861.jpg is the Kelvyn Park Fieldhouse. It's worth noting that Kelvyn Park and Riis Park have identical fieldhouses.

Photo U527882.jpg is actually reversed as posted on their website. It's the 4500 block of Wrightwood just west of Kilbourn, but on the north side of the parkway looking west. The woman with the baby carriage is actually in front of the building that's on the NW corner of Wrightwood and Kilbourn.



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Re: 1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 02, 2014 12:56AM

Photo U527935.jpg is of St. John Church at 18th & Clark, which closed in 1962. The doors of the church faced 18th.



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Re: 1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: RGrover (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 02, 2014 11:21PM

US27854 Schorsch Village?

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Re: 1940s Unidentified Photos
Posted by: RBLibraries (---.artic.edu)
Date: November 05, 2014 05:02PM

All,

Many, many sincere thanks to WayOutWardell, nordsider, and RGrover for all of your efforts helping to identify these photos.

Unfortunately, I am the only one working with our image collection and I have only a very limited amount of time to spend on it. And, yes, I'm embarrassed that I couldn't figure out the Marine Drive apartment building!

In case you're interested, [url=http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/search/collection/mqc/searchterm/Reed%2C%20Earl%20H.%20%28for%20Chicago%20Plan%20Commission%29/field/photog/mode/exact/conn/and/order/title]here's the full set[/url] of 152 images we received in this group.

And here are the updated and corrected images you noted:

South Shore and Exchange: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65567
South Shore and 74th: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65659
Cottage Grove and Indiana/Cermak: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65604
1800 S. Prairie: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65624
Congress and Desplaines: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65653
Goodyear Building: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65644
2200 Warren Blvd.: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65570
3300 Warren Blvd.: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65651
5040 Marine (1): http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65598
5040 Marine (2): http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65615
Kelvyn Park: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65622
4500 block Wrightwood: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65602
St. John's: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65605
Schorsch Village {?}: http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mqc/id/65576

Thanks again, and please don't hesitate to contact us directly at [email protected]

Best,
Ryerson & Burnham Archives

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