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Industrial areas along the North Branch of the Chicago River
Industrial areas along the North Branch of the Chicago River
TitleIndustrial areas along the North Branch of the Chicago River
CreatorSchmidt, Garden & Martin
Yamasaki, Minoru, 1912-1986
DescriptionView northwest along the North Branch of the Chicago River from the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Hotel (350 W. Mart Center Drive). The West Grand Avenue bridge, and the Ohio Street bridge directly behind it, span the river. A tugboat with a barge attached is moored along the west bank of the river, adjacent to an industrial area. A number of industrial buildings, including the Wallace Press Building, and Kirchheimer Brothers Paper Company (417 West Ohio Street) stand along North Kingsbury Street on the east side of the river. The Montgomery Ward Catalog and Retail Sales building (Mail Order House) and the Montgomery Ward Administration building are further north, along the east bank of the river. Both of these buildings are now converted to condominiums, office space, and restaurant space. The Montgomery Ward & Company Headquarters tower (now The Montgomery condominiums, 535 West Chicago Avenue/ 500 West Superior Street) rises to their right. On the far left of the image, multiple railroad tracks are visible.
NotesPhotograph credit: Brubaker, C. William, 1978
Date1908 (Montgomery Ward Catalog and Retail Sales building); 1972 (Montgomery Ward headquarters)
Geographic coverageNear North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
West Town (Chicago, Ill.)
Community Area Number8; 24
Subjectcityscapes
industrial districts
industrial buildings
commercial buildings
printing plants
warehouses
office buildings
rivers
riverfronts
watercraft
bridges (built works)
parking lots
LanguageEnglish
TypeImage
Formarchitecture
View Descriptionaerial view
Physical Description35 mm. slide
CollectionC. William Brubaker Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library. [Visual Resources].
CitationCite as [creator]. [title]. [file name]. [collection].
RightsThe University of Illinois at Chicago College of Architecture and the Arts holds reproduction and licensing rights. For more information, please email: lib-permissions@uic.edu.
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File Namebru009_02_bF
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