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Looking south on Prairie Avenue
Looking south on Prairie Avenue
TitleLooking south on Prairie Avenue
CreatorVandercook Co.
DescriptionCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Looking south on Prairie Avenue from Eighteenth St." From text: "[w]e begin with Prairie avenue. Why not? It is the avenue of avenues in Chicago. [O]n no avenue in the city are there to be found the homes of as many people whose names are so closely allied to the enterprise, the progress and the culture of Chicago... It isn't lined with palaces, no. The homes of the millionaires of Chicago are not palaces. There are much handsomer residences than a majority of these to be found on other streets and avenues. Many of the mansions are comparatively old. Some of them have a weather-worn appearance. You see it is this way--the people who occupy these houses have long since passed that stage of human weakness which demands display.... They are solidly wealthy.... We are now in front of an odd-looking, but elegant residence, occupied by Mr. John J. Glessner, and the next is the residence of O. R. Keith. At 1816 we find the home of C. M. Henderson, the wholesale boot and shoe merchant; at 1828 that of Daniel B. Shipman, and at 1834 that of Fernando Jones."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NamePrairie Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
SubjectResidential streets
Coverage-SpatialNear South Side (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago, the marvelous city of the West : a history, an encyclopedia, and a guide: 1893: illustrated
Author of the BookFlinn, John J. (John Joseph), 1851-1929.
CollectionPicture Chicago
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