Image from page 159 of “Chicago, a history and forecast” (1921)
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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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