Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Haymarket in 1896

Glenn Miller posted
Glen's comment: "The Haymarket in 1896."

My reason for posting this is for insight as to what city life was like back in the horse&wagon plus streetcar days. But from the comments I also learned that the labor riot occurred 10 years earlier and the location was, according to Glen, "Haymarket Square is a widened portion of Randolph Street, between Des Plaines and Halsted, which once served as a common market area for the surrounding working class neighborhood."  Note that a seven story tall building would be close to the state-of-art back then.

Now the extra width of Randolph is used for street parking and an expressway uses half of the Haymarket block.

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