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1. Reading room for young people Reading room for young people Public libraries Caption: "Thomas Hughes Reading Room for Young People". From text: " … the Thomas Hughes Reading Room for Young People appropriately named for the Public Library's early benefactor, himself the author...

2. Kenwood Club Kenwood Club Clubs From text: "From this meeting resulted the present Kenwood Club, the organization of which was perfected in February, 1884. In June of the same year the Club took possession of the house on Forty-seventh...

3. LaSalle Club LaSalle Club Clubs From text: "The LaSalle Club is a political and social organization. All the leading Republican politicians belong to it, and it is the centre of Republican activity in Chicago. … Organized in 1884 …...

4. Women's room in safe deposit vaults Women's room in safe deposit vaults Banking From text: "At the left is a reception room for women, furnished quite in the style of a similar apartment in a luxurious residence. A uniformed maid is in attendance, the huge mahogany table in the center...

5. Delivery room Delivery room Public libraries From text: "The Delivery Room proper, which extends across the entire width of the building, with a length of 134 and a depth of 48 feet, is divided into three parts by a rotunda in the center, surmounted...

6. Lakeside Club Lakeside Club Clubs From text: ""The Lakeside Club was organized in 1884, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse between its members and their families. Two houses were taken at the corner of Wabash Avenue and Thirtieth...

7. Main banking room Main banking room Banking From text: "Beyond the rooms of the savings bank … the visitor steps into the great spacious bank-room. It is a delight to the eye of even the veriest tyro in things artistic. Standing there in that...

8. The Textile Room The Textile Room Settlement houses; Galleries & museums Caption: "The Textile Room." From text: "The [Hull House Labor] Museum was opened in November, 1900, and from the first, five departments were planned, though, owing to lack of space and equipment, only...

9. Indiana Club Indiana Club Clubs From text: "The Indiana Club was organized in 1883, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse among its members and their families. The Club occupies the premises at 3349 Indiana Avenue, a handsome...

10. Safe deposit vaults Safe deposit vaults Banks; Safe-deposit boxes From text: "Between these sets of apartments is the great treasure room of the safe deposit vaults--the immense room which is lined with 6,000 private safe deposit boxes of various sizes. The floor of...

11. Henry Field Room Henry Field Room Galleries & museums Caption: "Henry Field Room, Art Institute: Containing paintings of the Barbizon School"

12. Reference room Reference room Public libraries From text: "… the Reference Department, designed to serve and assist readers who may come to pursue their studies within the Library building. This department controls the entire resources of the Library....

13. Reading room Reading room Public libraries From text: "The Reading Room for current periodicals is one of the largest rooms in the building occupying the entire north front on the fourth floor. Nearly twelve hundred publications are regularly received...

14. Blackstone branch interior Blackstone branch interior Public libraries From text: "This beautiful structure is worthy of particular mention, not only because it is one of the finest and costliest library buildings of its size in the world, but also because it marks the beginning...

15. Corner, manufacturing room Corner, manufacturing room Jewelry making

16. Section of polishing room Section of polishing room Jewelry making

17. Corner, watch repair room Corner, watch repair room Jewelry making

18. Section, engraving room Section, engraving room Jewelry making

19. Standard Club Standard Club Clubs From text: "The Standard Club was organized in 1869, and chartered February 14th, 1887. The object for which it was formed is the social and mental improvement of its members by social intercourse and...

20. Wood's Museum Wood's Museum Galleries & museums; Theaters Lettering in illustration reads: "Wood's Museum Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn." From text: "Col. Wood's Museum [i]s on Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn streets. It is a handsome...
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