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1. The heart of Chicago The heart of Chicago Buildings; Rivers; Bridges Bird's eye view looking southeast across the Chicago River towards the Loop. Wolf Point appears in foreground.

2. South Water Street today South Water Street today Commercial streets Caption: "South Water Street as it is today--a physical misfit in Chicago's scheme of development." From text: "South Water Street today is an economic waste; a burdensome charge on all the people; a drawback...

3. Public library and John Crerar Library Public library and John Crerar Library Public libraries From text: "The Chicago Public Library occupies one of the handsomest public buildings in the Loop, at Michigan Boulevard, Washington and Randolph Streets. The structure is of Bedford limestone upon a...

4. Wigwam, site of 1860 Republican Convention Wigwam, site of 1860 Republican Convention Social & civic facilities Caption: The "Wigwam" where the Republican National Convention of 1860 challenged slavery by the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. Source for creator name: Lost Chicago (2000), by David Gerrard Lowe, p. 235....

5. 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)"

6. Interior of the Wigwam Interior of the Wigwam Interiors; Social & civic facilities; Political conventions Caption: "Interior of the 'Wigwam' during the Republican Convention of 1860"

7. Reception at Court House Reception at Court House Funeral processions Caption: "Reception of the remains at the Court House"

8. View south from Court House dome View south from Court House dome Bird's-eye views; Churches Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Washington and La Salle Streets (Looking South and Southwest) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". View appears to be looking nearly due south....

9. View southwest from Court House dome View southwest from Court House dome Bird's-eye views; Buildings Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 La Salle and Washington Streets (Looking South and Southwest) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". View to the southwest, with masts of ships...

10. View north from Court House dome View north from Court House dome Bird's-eye views; Hotels; Buildings Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Randolph and Clark Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". View is looking north-northeast. The Sherman House hotel appears in foreground;...

11. View northeast from Court House dome View northeast from Court House dome Bird's-eye views; Buildings Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Clark and Randolph Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"

12. Early shopping district at Lake and La Salle Early shopping district at Lake and La Salle Commercial streets Caption: "The Early Shopping District Intersection of Lake and La Salle Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"

13. Early shopping district at Lake and Wells Early shopping district at Lake and Wells Commercial streets Caption: "The Early Shopping District Intersection of Lake and Wells Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"

14. State Street, Near Washington State Street, Near Washington Business districts Caption: "Street Scenes Before the War State Street, Near Washington By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"

15. Clark and South Water Streets Clark and South Water Streets Business districts Caption: "Street Scenes Before the War Intersection of Clark and South Water Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"

16. Tremont House Tremont House Hotels Caption: "The Tremont House By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Tremont House was located at the southeast corner of Lake and Dearborn Streets. (Source: Early Chicago Hotels, by William...

17. Sherman House Sherman House Hotels Caption: "The Sherman House By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Sherman House was located at northwest corner of Randolph and Clark Streets. (Source: Early Chicago Hotels, by William R....

18. Crosby's Opera House Crosby's Opera House Opera Houses; Reunions Caption: "The Grand Army Reunion of 1868 at Crosby's Opera House Lt.-Gen. Sherman Delivering Address of Welcome (This Building then Ranked as "the Most Imposing Art Temple of the Country")"

19. Washington Street, west from Dearborn Washington Street, west from Dearborn Commercial streets Caption: "Street scenes in the "Bygone Days" Washington Street, Looking West from Dearborn By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.

20. McVicker's Theatre McVicker's Theatre Theaters Caption: "McVicker's Theatre, "Home of the Tragic Muse" By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"". Image undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
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