|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
Chicago River (1925), The Wrigley Building and newly constructed Tribune Tower can be seen to the northeast.
|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.]
Another view of the Kraft Building and another advertisement on the side.
|Jacob Sieg posted|
Here's a look back on some of the marvelous buildings and structures of Chicago: The Carbide and Carbon Building, Pure Oil Building, Mather Tower, Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, and the Wabash Avenue Bridge and Drive.
Cindy Greenwald: The Wabash Avenue Bridge was built in 1930. The State Street Bridge was begun in 1939 and finished in 1949, due to WWII. This image is probably from the early 30s. Look at the body styling of the cars parked on Wacker Drive. Still squared-off and boxy, and not curvy as they'd have been later on.