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Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Terminal demolition
Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Terminal demolition
TitlePennsylvania Railroad Freight Terminal demolition
Variant TitleWestern Warehousing Company Plant, Polk Street Terminal
CreatorPrice, William L., 1861-1916
DescriptionView of the demolition of the Western Warehousing Company at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Polk Street freight terminal in 1974. The railway station was located between Polk and Taylor Streets, west of the South Branch of the Chicago River and east of Canal Street. Two wrecking cranes are in use; the clock tower at the north end of the building is visible at the right. A glimpse of the top of the former Central Post Office is visible to the left of the clock tower.
NotesPhotograph credit: Brubaker, C. William, 1974
Date1918 (Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Terminal)
Geographic coverageNear West Side (Chicago, Ill.)
Community Area Number28
Subjectrailroad terminals
warehouses
demolition
clock towers (towers)
LanguageEnglish
TypeImage
Formarchitecture
View Descriptiongeneral view
Physical Description35 mm. slide
CollectionC. William Brubaker Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library. [Visual Resources].
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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 Namebru013_04_bF
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