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Chicago Near North Side
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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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be further helped by the opening, widen-ing and extension as main streets of such as WesternAvenue, Robey Street and Ogden Avenue, but there is 155 need for an enlarged program of street improvement,because in the nine-mile width of Chicago there are butthree through north and south streets, and in its lengthof twenty-six miles but twenty-two east and west streets. Another Chicago plan project of much commercialbenefit is the effort to secure two blocks on Canal Streetbetween the Chicago and Northwestern depot and the newUnion station as the site for a new post office. Chicago,the pivotal business point of the entire United States,suffers inadequate postal facilities, and not only Chicagobut the entire country is the loser. Attractive City Brings Great Wealth to Itself The city which is attractive to an intelligent popula-tion, arousing its pride and militant championship, isalso likely to be attractive to the world at large. Thenext generation is growing up to accept as its own, and

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Transformations of a century about the site of Fort Dearborn,the timber walls of which rose on the near side of the riverwhere now sweeps broad Michigan Avenue crossing thestream at two levels on Chicagos finest bridge. In therivers center lies the Rush Street bridge discarded. Beyondthe queenly Wrigley Building the new Chicago Tribuneplant rests solidly at the right, and in the distance, were thepictures area extended, might be seen Chicagos newest greathotel, the Drake. Thence align themselves Chicagos mostbeautiful mansions. Permission of Ralph C. Diggins Company. 156 as features of a beautiful and distinguished city, theMichigan Avenue improvement, the forthcoming lakefront park, forest preserves, Field Museum, the stadium,and similar spectacular and useful improvements whichare to serve in splendid fashion the welfare of the people.Travel and trade come to interesting cities and Chicagomust consider the advantage of the revenue to be derivedfrom hundreds of thousands of tourists.

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Chicago Loop
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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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c 3 o J3 >. J=! ^ aj r^ • H t S I*- a o o r: Is 0) :: ™ en C fc- O 4-> o y o i| a oT 3 >, -^ ^ J= rt^ CJ « o :, iH s — CTi oo ^ i£ »—» oj •^ o S5 o ^ K C/i_; *z^ ui <-i— i—t o O &.S £ ?► > t- ^:^ _o o J3 aJ CJ ^ rt S o Pi ^_, CO <u 108 with its achievements in Chicago, but with its vast deedsfor civilization throughout the world. The great educational plan of Archbishop Mundelein,which is definitely and rapidly unfolding, centers aboutthe University of St. Mary of the Lake, the seat of whichis being erected on a 1,000-acre tract on the shore ofSt. Mary Lake at Area, near Libertyville, about fortymiles from the heart of the Loop. On this site thedivinity school, including the colleges of philosophy andtheology, are to stand, with the administration building,chapel, dormitories, power houses, library, recreationhalls with terraced lawns, roads and bridges, to cost

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Dormitory units at St. Mary of the Lake Theological Seminaiy. Permission of Joe W. McCarthy, architect. some ,000,000 now under construction, the school ofphilosophy being ready for occupancy. The university departments of De Paul and Loyola,already well established, and of the new college forwomen—Rosary college—under construction in RiverForest, are to be a part of the great university, eachfunctioning as a separate unit, but with the degree-con-ferring power centering in the University of St. Maryof the Lake. The Quigley Memorial seminary on the near NorthSide is the preparatory school for the divinity school.The present large number of high schools for girls andfor boys, scattered about the city, is being added to anduniformly graded so as to be preparatory schools forthe other colleges of the university. Practically everyparish has its parochial school, from which the pupilsare graduated into the high schools, the completed sys- 109 tern taking *he child from the primary g

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