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Title: Chicago, a history and forecast
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Harper, William Hudson, 1857- ed Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959 McIlvaine, Mabel
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) — Description and travel Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: [Chicago] The Chicago association of commerce

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ctionstarted in the near future. The wastes from this industryare equivalent to the domestic sewage of 1,000,000 peo-ple, so this plant will be a project of some size. Finally will come the Southwest Side treatmentproject, which will handle the sewage of about 2,000,000people who will live south of the Loop and river andnorth of Eighty-seventh Street. All the sewage treatment plants will be designed witha view toward future expansion. Sufficient land is pur-chased at each site to make room for the future growth.The population to be served will be near 5,000,000 peo-ple by 1950, but it will not stop at that figure. Whenthe above outlined program is carried out the ChicagoRiver and the drainage channels, instead of receivingraw sewage as at present, will receive clear effluent fromthe treatment plants and the improvement over presentconditions will be as great as the present is over the past,when the Chicago River was in fact an open sewer anda menace to the health of the community. 219

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_bC cfi u a 3 -a *^ >. ft 1 -r rt o 4-1 O e ft ^ Kn ^— o•^ £3 220 CHICAGO NEEDS CONVENTION HALL Cities Seeking to Dispute Chicagos Lead as Convention Center Build Fit Meeting Place—Exposition Hall— Municipal Pier—Public Garage Chicago greatly needs a convention hall which shouldbe a town meeting hall, auditorium and exhibit hall com-bined, with smaller meeting and exhibition halls in-cluded. It should have a seating capacity of upwards of7,000 in the main auditorium with smaller halls seating50, 200, 500 and 1,000 respectively. It should have rail-road connections and so located as to be convenient ofaccess from all parts of the city. Chicago is each yearlosing a number of valuable conventions and exhibitswith and without conventions because of lack of suitablefacilities in which to hold such gatherings. Other citiessuch as Milwaukee and Cleveland have facilities to carefor the larger affairs beyond Chicagos accommodations. An ear

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Title: Olcott’s land values blue book of Chicago
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Geo. C. Olcott & Co
Subjects: Real property Real property Real property Real property Zoning
Publisher: Chicago : Geo. C. Olcott

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Page { OLCOTTS LAND \ALUES BLUE BOOK Ahead of Date in Real Estate HEDBERG & BISTOR Real Estate Investments APPRAISERS : COUNSELLORS : FINANCINGSTATE BANK BLDG. 120 SOUTH LA SALLE ST., PHONE RANDOLPH 1742 Specializing in NORTH SIDE PROPERTIES PHONE SUPERIOR 6573-3546 Anshel Shamberg & Sons real estate loans – insurance 800 NORTH CLARK STREET CHICAGO Specializing in theManagement and Sale of North Central Properties Valuations on This Page Are for 100 Fe«t in Depth 71 Page 62

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©SO II 3oo loio©so I I ^oo 1^ nso SSo II looo 0 ST I^Sa; 1 \r\i—I !5 moon. ,■« 11 ^31 – iitoof ^tA3S5i |tof ^ felsa J3TTSSD jUdII iScnssaj! zL^-lsMa;>7„„f •:<^ – -i-.J^°° a-i,..^Ijctsoi ?:sL3ra ^rasss io,S — * – * ° -° — kii^A^ looo _| IISOu IiOO Q AV -lO Page 81 ( OLCOTTS LAND \ALUES BLUE BOOK WILLIAM 0. GREEN WALTER V. AIKMAN ARTHUR J. DALIES Ogden, Sheldon & Co. FOUNDED 1836 Agents forChicago Dock and Canal Co. Real Estate-Mortgage Loans-Renting 30 North La Salle St.Telephone Main 1014 Cable Address Tishburn THIS DISTRICT ONLY A slogan adopted eight years ago by EARLE A. SHILTON Realtor 637 North Michigan AvenueSuperior 4373 To indicate an intensive development of theNorth Central District TODAY Means to the public mind that this office is a reser-voir of facts on investments in the Near North Side. *IT PAYS TO SEE A SPECIALIST Valuations on This Page Are for ICO Feet in Depth 72 ALEXANDER PRUSSINGHARRY F. PRUSSING PRUSSING AND COMPANY Preferred Prope

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Title: Historical review of Chicago and Cook county and selected biography. A.N. Waterman … ed. and author of Historical review
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Waterman, Arba N. (Arba Nelson), 1836-1917
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) — History Chicago (Ill.) — Biography Cook County (Ill.) — History Cook County (Ill.) — Biography
Publisher: Chicago, New York, The Lewis publishing company

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of invaluable service with the municipal law department. Dur-ing this period he put through a vast amount of important business,One of the vital measures which he incorporated into the laws ofthe state was that providing for the annexation of territory adjoin-ing the city. An act looking to that end was declared unconstitu-tional by the supreme court, and Mr. Knight was then selected to pre-pare a new measure to cover the case; this he did, and it was passed CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY 799 by the legislature in 1S89. In June of tlial year, under the provisionsof this law, Hyde Park, Lake View, Jefferson, the Town of Lakeand portions of Cieero, were annexed to Chicago. In Inly, 1889, Mr. Knight resigned as assistant corporation coun-sel and engaged in the pri\ate practice of his i)rofession, under thefirm name of KniglU and Hrown. In 1893 tlie senior member wasappointed general counsel for the Lake Street h^levated RailroadCe:)mpanv, and in Ajnil, i8(;7, to a like ])osition with the Union

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CI.AKKNlK A. KNKinL. Elevated Railway Company, the Northwestern Elevated Railroad andall the surface electric lines connecting with the North and WestChicago Street railways. Perhaps his most noteworthy service inthis capacity was the litigation which he conducted over the rightto build the Loop elevated railroad on Lake and Van Buren streetsand Wabash and iMfth avenues. Tliis he handled with the decision,good judgment and jjrofessional force whicli ha\e marked his careeras a pri\ate ])ractitioner, a represer.tatixe of the ci(_\- and an advocate 8oo CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY of transportation improvements. Mr. Knight is president of theChicago and Oak Park Elevated road, which office in connection withhis legal identification with other lines mentioned, makes him oneof the strongest factors in Chicago in the management and develop-ment of the transportation systems of the municipality. In 1903the firm of Knight and Brown was discontinued, after which thesenior practiced alone until Nove

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Title: Olcott’s land values blue book of Chicago
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Geo. C. Olcott & Co
Subjects: Real property Real property Real property Real property Zoning
Publisher: Chicago : Geo. C. Olcott

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See 31 Class Vac Acres See 31 Class 4-7-lJost Vao-Amar ifO 17m SSf Seo 30 Vac Acres Pew Homes HEt Seo 31 Rew Suts All Tao-Not PTd SEi Seo 31 New Silts All Vao-ITot Pva OLCOTTS LAND VALUES BLUE BOOK THE BILLS REALTY, Inc. Every Sound Real Estate Service Loop—Sooth Shore—We»t Side—North-West SideNear North Side—North Shore PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GENERAL BROKERAGE MORTGAGE SERVICING REORGANIZATIONS INSURANCEDevelopers of Indian Hill Estates Loop Office—134 S. La Salle St., Sute 0266BRANCH OFFICES: Evanston South Shore .S29 Davis St. 1920 East 71st Street (Hriargate 1106) (Hyde Park 2604) (Creenleaf 1166) West SideIndian Hill Estates 1B2 S. Oak Park Ave.. Oak Park 2703 Ashland Ave. ^,4* v5 ^^l (Wilmette 2792) (Euclid 3147) North-West Side 4810 X. Kimball Ave(Keystone 1261) CONSULT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY ARE AMONG THE LEADINGREAL ESTATE MEN in their respective districts See Index to advertisers OLCOTTS LAND VALUES & ZONING 1936 T. 42 N.—R. 13 E. N. See Page 1 \

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IJW OTi Seo 29 Class 9-10-ll-7ao Lots-AmerHW* Seo 32 Class All Vacant-Not PvdSWt See 32 Class All Yacarri-not Pvd S. See Page 9 2300 SBi Sec 29 Class 3-4-5-7-9-Tao Lots-Amer SSi Seo 32 Class 3-4-rib3t Yaoant-Pame SEi Seo 3S Class All Yacant-fanns OLCOTTS LAND VALUES BLUE BOOK MEMORANDA >4-

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Title: Radford’s practical barn plans : being a complete collection of practical, economical and common-sense plans of barns, out buildings and stock sheds
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Radford, William A., 1865-
Subjects: Barns Architecture Farm buildings
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Radford Architectural Co.

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134 RADFORDS place in the usual manner The concretewall extends up to the floor level wherethe wood construction begins. The spacebetween the studding from the floor up tothe window sill level is also filled withconcrete after the walls have been sidedwith drop siding over a layer of thick tarpaper. After the concrete between thestudding has become hard metal lath areput in place on the interior face of stud-ding and over the concrete, which is thenplastered with cement mortar, making a PRACTICAL elevator boot for loading grain into thebins. This granary being located near thecenter of the barn is very convenient forfeeding the stock and adds to the exteriorappearance of the building. The basementof the granary is used for the storage ofroots for the stock and can be equippedwith a kettle for boiling and mi.xing foods,etc. The cow barn contains 57 cow stalls andarranged with a feed alley running

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cement wainscoting around the walls,which makes a perfectly sanitary barn.The concrete filled walls help greatly tokeep the barn warm in winter and cool insummer, as well as to stifi^en the structureagainst heavy winds. The granary is located at the center ofthe north side and contains eight largehopper bottom bins for the storage ofgrain and feed. The bottom of each binis connected with a spout leading to anelevator boot in the basement, which ele-vates the grain to a revolving head so thatthe grain can readily be transferred fromone bin to another or onto a truck or wag-ons. Some of the bins also have spoutswagon-bed height above the floor for feed-ing purposes. The main driveway of thebarn goes through this granary and con-tains a combination dumping scales witha hopper imder the floor spouted to the through the entire length with the man-gers on either side, so the cattle can beconveniently fed from a truck or a trolleytrack system suspended from the ceiling.The cows stand facing

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Title: The Chicago massacre of 1812 : with illustrations and historical documents
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894
Subjects: Fort Dearborn Massacre, Chicago, Ill., 1812 Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Chicago : Dibble Pub. Co.

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year when Colonel de Peyster luckily makes anote of his existence; all about him must have been awaste place so far as human occupation is concerned.Bands of roaming Indians from time to time appearedand disappeared. French trappers and voyageurs doubt-less made his house their halting-place. Fur-traderscanoes, manned by French voyageurs, engages and** coureurs des bois, paddling the great lakes and uncon-sciously laying the foundation of the Astor fortunes,

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From CvclopKfHa of Iliited Stntes History.—Copyriglil,18Sl,by Harper k Hrotlicrs. GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE. r T TiiK DAKK in:i; callcil, from lime to time, to buy the stores of iK-ltrywhich lie li;i(l collected, and leave him the whisky ofwhicli lie was so fond, hr.t the rest of his time was spentin patriarchal isolation and the society of his Indianwives and their half-breed offspring;. vSo far as we know,scarcely a civilized habitation stood nearer than CareenHay on the north, tlu- Xermilion branch of the Wabashon the sonth and the Mississippi on the west; a tract ofnearly fifty thonsand square miles. Pointe de Saibles occupation ended about with thecentury, when he sold the cabin to one Le Mai. Beforethis time, however, other seltlements had been begunnearer than those above mentioned ; and even in thevery neighborhood there were a few neighbors. OneGuarie had .settled on the west side of the North Branch;and Gurdon Hubbard (whocame here in iSiSj says thattha

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Title: The Chicago massacre of 1812 : with illustrations and historical documents
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894
Subjects: Fort Dearborn Massacre, Chicago, Ill., 1812 Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Chicago : Dibble Pub. Co.

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ians and Mad Anlliony Wayne, whohad hiUly whiitped Uk ni into a Ircaly-niakin^ frame ofniiiul. This treat)- phiced tlie l)rt\vecn tliewhites and the Indians east of the entire state (A Indiana,but exeepted and retained for tradin.i;^ i)()sts severalisolated seetions west of the line, anion^^ them onel)ieee of land six miles square at the moutli of Chiea,L;oRiver, emptying intt) the southwestern end of I.akeMiehigan, where a fort formerly stood. Meche kan-nah-(iuah or Little Turtle, who tooka prominent part in the making of the treaty, was thefather-in-law of William Wells, the hero-mart\r of themassacre, as has been set forth in Part I. Baptiste Pointe deSaible, some time inthe last century, builta log house on thenorth bank of the Chi-cago River, near LakeMichigan, just wherePine street now ends.V This modest dwelling existed through vicis-situdes many and ter-rible. When built, itstood in a vast soli-tude. North of it werethick woods wiiichcovered the whole of

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LITTLE TURTLE-ME-CHE-KAN-N.\H QUAH. what is now Chicagos proud North Side. In frontof it lay the narrow, deep and sluggish creek whichforms the main river; and, with its two long, stragglingbranches, gives the city its inestimable harbor,• with *The citv has, besides, another harbor alon.i; the Calumet lake and river,some ten milt s to Die soutlnvard, which, when fully improved, will exceedthe first named iu extent aud value. 56 THE CHICAGO MASSACRE OF l8l2. twenty-seven miles of dock frontage. Beyond it,stretching indefinitely southward, lay the grassy flatnow the South Side, the business centre and wealthiestresidence portion. Westward, beyond the north and south branches ofthe river, stretchedthe illimitable prai-rie, including whatat the present timeis the West Side,the home of manu-^W^ -^^ facturing enterprise^-^x and of a populationlarger than that ofthe two other por-tions put together.And to the east-ward lay the lake ;the only thing innature which JeanBaptiste could rec-ogn

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Publisher: Chicago : A.W. Mumford, Publisher

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t of the Eagletruly befits the grandeur of the scene. Cradled on a beetling cliff and schooled inthe clouds, it is little wonder that the Eagle should have become for us the symbolof both prowess and aspiration. Even in captivity there is something awful abouthis piercing eye, and the unrest of the royal captive appeals to all that is chivalrousin our natures. But the reputation of the Eagle race, quite as in the case of our own, hasbeen made by a few individuals, and their feats are a revelation of the possibilitiesinherent in the breed rather than chapters from common life. Never shall Iforget the pained disappointment of my first Golden Eagles nest in the CascadeMountains of Washington. The situation was romantic enough—a ledge of rocksome three hundred and fifty feet uj) on the side of the gulch and seventy-fivefeet clear of the talus below. At the time of my first visit. May 18th. the ne.^tcontained two eaglets about six weeks old. Armed with a stout birchen staff I 834 o r^ re

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workctl my way over to a secure footiiij; witliin a doy.eii feet (jf the nest. Tlieremaininjj distance was a nasty bit of climbing, aiul I preferred to await the firstoiislaiifjht of tlie outraged parents where there w<juld be some chance for defense.Iudi^e! The fire-eatinj; binls aj^peared once or twice in tlie middle distance, butpaid no more attention to the peril of their offspring than as if I had been aMagpie, coveting the crumbs from the royal table. Three weeks later I revisited the nest and jnit the eaglets to llight. One ofthe old birds came up and superintended the gliding downfall of the least capablechild, but seeing her safely upon the ground immediately went away marmot-hunting in jKrfcct unconcern, if there is one bird above another of a gentle andunsuspecting nature, I judge the Golden F,agle to be that bird. lUit doubtless thisalso is a hasty generalization. On the cliffs of I^occne formation near I-ossil, Wyoming, I once located a(loldcn ICagles nest. The materia

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Title: Olcott’s land values blue book of Chicago
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Geo. C. Olcott & Co
Subjects: Real property Real property Real property Real property Zoning
Publisher: Chicago : Geo. C. Olcott

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I PUBLIC TAcr Glenview: Even Nos. Dorth & West 1300 S. See Page 7B 900 SWi Sec 25 Class 7-l.Io3t Vae-WdDR StS PTd&Wooded UW* Sec 36 North Shore Golf CTaS SffJ See 36 Class V-Hew Suta-Pvd Sts-Most Yao 500 SE% Sao 25 Willnette Oolf Club i P.P.HE* See 36 Vacant Acres & Forest Presarre3eJ Seo 36 yaoant Acres & Forest Preserve OLCOTTS LAND VALUES & ZONING 19362 N.—R. 13 I See FageiH

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See 31 Class Vac Acres See 31 Class 4-7-lJost Vao-Amar ifO 17m SSf Seo 30 Vac Acres Pew Homes HEt Seo 31 Rew Suts All Tao-Not PTd SEi Seo 31 New Silts All Vao-ITot Pva OLCOTTS LAND VALUES BLUE BOOK THE BILLS REALTY, Inc. Every Sound Real Estate Service Loop—Sooth Shore—We»t Side—North-West SideNear North Side—North Shore PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GENERAL BROKERAGE MORTGAGE SERVICING REORGANIZATIONS INSURANCEDevelopers of Indian Hill Estates Loop Office—134 S. La Salle St., Sute 0266BRANCH OFFICES: Evanston South Shore .S29 Davis St. 1920 East 71st Street (Hriargate 1106) (Hyde Park 2604) (Creenleaf 1166) West SideIndian Hill Estates 1B2 S. Oak Park Ave.. Oak Park 2703 Ashland Ave. ^,4* v5 ^^l (Wilmette 2792) (Euclid 3147) North-West Side 4810 X. Kimball Ave(Keystone 1261) CONSULT OUR ADVERTISERS THEY ARE AMONG THE LEADINGREAL ESTATE MEN in their respective districts See Index to advertisers OLCOTTS LAND VALUES & ZONING 1936 T. 42 N.—R. 13 E. N. See Page 1 \

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