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Navy Pier
Navy Pier
TitleNavy Pier
DescriptionFrom text: "The Navy Pier, an immense and impressive structure of concrete, steel and glass, nearly 300 feet wide, extends from the foot of Grand Avenue, 3, 000 feet into Lake Michigan, at Chicago's harbor entrance, and affords a cool, delightful summer recreation place for the public. The pier has three tiers, the lowest for freight traffic, the middle for passenger traffic including automobiles and street cars, the upper for promenades. At the lakeward end is a gigantic auditorium and dance pavilion, with facilities for picnics, children's playgrounds, refectories, and art rooms; two stately towers, with observation galleries, rise from the Pier and afford comprehensive views of Chicago's water traffic. Band concerts are given during the summer, and dancing is enjoyed."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameNavy Pier (Chicago, Ill.)
SubjectPiers & wharves
Amusement piers
Coverage-SpatialNear North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago, the vacation city
Author of the BookIllinois Central. Passenger Department.
CollectionPicture Chicago
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