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1. Post Office pneumatic tube system Post Office pneumatic tube system Post offices; Pneumatic tubes Caption: "End of the big pneumatic tube system in the basement of the Chicago Post Office." From text: "The underground pneumatic tube system is the largest of the kind in the world. There are three double-tube...

2. Underground freight system Underground freight system Tunnels; Railroads Caption: "Loaded freight train at street intersection". From text: "Chicago's great subway, or underground freight railroad, is now ready for operation. It is the most complete and extensive of any tunnel...

3. Post office overhead carrier system Post office overhead carrier system Post offices Caption: "Overhead carrier system in the post-office, similar to cash carriers used in stores."

4. Humboldt Park boathouse Humboldt Park boathouse Boathouses; Parks Caption: "Free Bathing Pool[.] One of the most beneficent of Chicago's charities is the public bathing system, a comparatively recent institution. The baths are spacious and well-equipped and the best...

5. Park Club Park Club Clubs From text: "The Park Club had its beginning at a social gathering of the leading gentlemen of South Park early in the spring of 1886. … The selection of its name was the natural sequence of its unrivalled...

6. Hooley's Theatre Hooley's Theatre Theaters Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Proscenium Boxes and Auditorium, Hooley's Theatre. [See ""Amusements."]". From text: "It is generally known as 'Hooley's Parlor Home of Comedy,' and...

7. Suburb of Auburn Park Suburb of Auburn Park Houses; Housing developments Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Suburb of Auburn Park--Wright, North from 77th St. [See "Outlying Chicago."]". From text: ""Well understanding that no locality can be uniformly improved...

8. Railroad crossing bells Railroad crossing bells Railroad crossings Caption: "Hall Signal Co." From text: "The Hall Signal Co. of 50 Broadway, New York, and 340 The Rookery, Chicago, are manufacturers of all kinds of Electric and Mechanical Signaling apparatus for railroads....

9. Chicago Public Library Chicago Public Library Public libraries Caption: "The Chicago Public Library". From text: "The Chicago Public Library is a free public institution, established under the Illinois library law of 1872, and maintained by the city as part of its...

10. 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...

11. Chicago Plan street improvements Chicago Plan street improvements City planning Caption: "Map showing the Chicago Plan improvements proposed for the heart of the city in connection with the central street system."

12. Illinois Central entrance to Chicago Illinois Central entrance to Chicago Railroads; Stadiums; Galleries & museums; Aquariums; Parks Caption: "Illinois Central Entrance to the Heart of Chicago; Soldier Field, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium in the foreground". From text: "Central Station, on the Boulevard System, has an incomparable...
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