|Historic Chicago posted|
Wacker Drive (known as River St before being named after the Burnham Plan commissioner) takes shape west of Michigan Ave. (1925)
Linda Phipps Lower Wacker was known as "Emerald City" due to green lights on the lower level.
Raymond Kunst shared
|David Daruszka commented on Historic Chicago's post|
This is what the riverfront looked like.
|Jeff Bransky commented on Historic Chicago's post|
Here’s an old map showing River Street, South Water Street, and Market Street which are predecessors to today’s 2 level Wacker Drive.
|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
|Raymond Kunst posted|
The Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower, 1945.
Historic Chicago posted
Chicago Skyline (1946)
|Larry Candilas commented on Dennis' share|
Top picture shows Kraft Foods but with a different advertisement, probably a few years earlier.
|Jeff Nichols posted|
Wrigley Building, 1940. Indiana University.
[I wonder how often they painted a new advertisement on the side of their building.]
|Maria Canzoneri posted|
|Cropped from a 1920 photo in Chicagology|
Historical Photo of the Day: The Wrigley building and the Chicago River in downtown Chicago on June 13, 1922, viewed to the northeast from an area near Wabash Ave.
Dennis DeBruler The advertisement is painted on the wall of a Kraft plant. C&NW State Street Yard is on the left.
|Historic Photographs posted|
In 1953 , the 600-foot-long, 70- foot-wide Marine Angel transited the Chicago River.
Steven Phillips: Ok, I just read about it. The short version is, it was working as a bulk cargo hauler on the Mississippi and was switching to the Great Lakes. The St. Lawrence Seaway didn't open till '59, so up the Illinois river to the Chicago river it was. It was also 620' and had 7" of clearance on each side in this turn.
Bill Meech shared
[We can see the north leaf of the DuSable (Michigan) Avenue Bridge in its raised position.]