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1. The Rookery The Rookery Office buildings Caption: "When the great fire of 1871 destroyed the City Hall at the corner of La Salle and Adams streets a temporary building erected on the site was jokingly called " The Rookery." The twelve story building...

2. Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 Charities; Fairs Caption: "The Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 (The Building was Erected on Dearborn Park, now Occupied by the Chicago Public Library, with Bryan Hall as an Adjunct)"

3. Haymarket Square Haymarket Square Markets Caption: "Haymarket Square is noted the world over as the scene of the anarchistic outrage on the night of May 4, 1886, when a bomb was hurled into the midst of a number of policemen who were attempting...

4. Art Institute Art Institute Galleries & museums; Art education Caption: "This structure stands on the lake front facing Michigan Avenue, near the foot of Adams Street and was erected in 1893 at a cost of $785,000. It contains a rare collection of paintings, statuary...

5. Chicago Club Chicago Club Clubs Caption: "Chicago Club, Monroe St." From text: "After the fire the present building was erected on Monroe Street, just opposite the Palmer House."

6. German Building at Jackson Park German Building at Jackson Park Exhibition buildings; Parks; Beaches Caption: "ackson Park--The German Building (Refectory) and the Beach." The German Building was erected for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and was one of the few structures to remain behind and became...

7. Fort Dearborn Fort Dearborn Forts & fortifications From text: "About this time the first fort was erected--a common frontier block-house, which was situated near the site of Rush street bridge, on the south side of the river."

8. Chicago harbor Chicago harbor Harbors From text: "In 1833 Congress made the first appropriation of $30,000 to improve the harbor. The north pier was run out a short distance and a light-house erected. An embankment was made to cut off the...

9. University of Chicago University of Chicago Universities & colleges From text: "University of Chicago [i]s located within four miles of the Court House, and on the route of the Cottage Grove horse-cars, within a few steps of the shores of Lake Michigan. It is conducted...

10. Rush Medical College Rush Medical College Universities & colleges From text: "Located on the corner of Indiana and North Dearborn street, was established in 1843. The new building, erected in 1857 at a cost of $70,000, is one of the finest educational structures in the...

11. Chicago University Chicago University Universities & colleges Caption: "Chicago University". From text: "To Stephen A. Douglas is due the credit of founding the first University of Chicago, now known as the Old University of Chicago. In 1856 a number of citizens...

12. The Rookery The Rookery Office buildings From text: "The Rookery, twelve stories, corner Adams and LaSalle Streets, one of the chief office buildings of Chicago and one of the most ornate structures erected by private enterprise in the world--159...

13. Strauss, Yondorf & Rose building Strauss, Yondorf & Rose building Clothing stores From text: "Strauss, Yondorf & Rose, Wholesale Clothiers. … They occupy a handsome structure on the corner of Market and Quincy streets, ten stories and basement, being the first actual fire-proof building...

14. Park swimming pool Park swimming pool Swimming pools From text: "Under an act passed by the legislature May 14, 1903, the South Park commissioners were authorized to issue bonds to the extent of one million dollars for the purpose and creation of small parks...

15. Benjamin F. Ferguson Benjamin F. Ferguson Business people; Philanthropists From text: "Benjamin Franklin Ferguson, an old and respected business man of Chicago, died April 10, 1905. By his will, after providing certain small bequests to relatives, he committed to the Northern...

16. Loyola Academy Loyola Academy Schools Caption: "Loyola Academy, Rogers Park High School Department of Loyola University (The first of the University Buildings being erected on this site)". Building is now part of the Loyola University campus...

17. Lake View House Lake View House Hotels Caption: "The Lake View House (Permission Mr. James J. Wilson and Chicago Historical Society)". From text: ""There was also a hotel, called the Lake View House, having been opened on July 4, 1854, occupying...
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