April 19, 2011

Changes: UIC Collection

This is a collection of random images from the University of Illinois-Chicago's Image Collections that highlights changes in building development that according to the university collection biography changed the then existing landscape of our neighborhood. My scope was the lakefront to Ravenswood Avenue, Montrose to Diversey Parkway.
My methodology of gathering was to keyword a street name 
& collect whatever popped-up that pertained to our neighborhood. The caption address to each photo is linked to enlarged photo image that will allow the view to digitally enlarge image that was initially from a 35mm film negatives
The Photographic Images
of Change Collection

500 block of Diversey Parkway - view west
2016 Google View
1748 W Diversey Parkway
2016 Google View
320 W Oakdale Avenue
2016 Google View
About the Architect
'Milton Schwartz was a modernist Chicago architect best known for later buildings like the Hotel 71 (formerly the Executive House) on Wacker Drive and the now-demolished Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas. But as a young man—just 29 years old—he created one of Chicago’s slickest modernist buildings, 320 W. Oakdale. Schwartz was the builder on a somewhat conventional building across the street. But for this project, completed in 1954, Schwartz served as both the builder and the architect. A striking new structure was the result. Set atop a set of black pillars and a glass-box ground-level lobby, the stack of rectangular, concrete-ribbed floors seemed to float above the street. Schwartz divided the top floor, the 21st between two penthouses, one facing for himself and his wife, Audrey; and the other for his in-laws for they never moved in' according to Real Estate.
The only duplex in the building - one half on the 20th floor and the other on the 21st floor became marketable in in 2017 after 61 years with the same owner according to Crib Chatter.
Illinois Masonic Hospital
Building #6
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2016 Google View
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Saint Alphonsus Church
image 2
506 Belmont Avenue
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image 2
2016 Google View
Belmont Bridge Overpass
2016 Google view
off ramp to Belmont Avenue
view south
2016 Google view
near Irving Park Road
view south
2016 Google view
530 W Barry Avenue
2016 Google view
430 W Barry Avenue
2016 Google view
540 W Briar Place
2016 Google view 

501 W Briar Place
2016 Google view
Addison Street & Ravenswood Avenue East
image 1
2016 Google view
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William C. Brubaker Collection
View of Hawthorne House in 1986 
View of Belmont Harbor parallel to Hawthorne Place in 1986
Diversey Mini Golf Range in 1976
1056 W Wellington Avenue in 1981
St Alphonsus Catholic Church in 1981
Newport Avenue near Halsted Street in 1981
700 block of Roscoe Street in 1976
Alta Vista Terrace in 1981
image 1 
image 2
Century Mall in 1978
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The Elaine Place Giraffe in 1981
This one was located on the corner of 
Cornelia & Elaine Place from 1981 until 2012
... removed permanently
Ashland Avenue near Roscoe Street in 1975
image 1 - view north
image 2
His Graceland Cemetery Photos
Louis Sullivan grave marker
Potter and Bertha Palmer Tomb
Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb
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 Martin Ryerson Mausoleum
Chicago Aerial Photo Service
Diversey Harbor/Golf Range Area in 1938
the view in 2016 via Google Earth

Waveland Golf Range in 1938
the view in 2016 via Google Earth
IDOT Chicago Traffic Photography
Here are a few samples:
Sheridan Road & Broadway in 1936
view northwest
2016 Google View
view east
 early 2016 Google View
view north
mid 2016 Google View 



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