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From text: "The Standard Club was organized in 1869, and chartered February 14th, 1887. The object for which it was formed is the social and mental improvement of its members by social intercourse and...
From text: "From this meeting resulted the present Kenwood Club, the organization of which was perfected in February, 1884. In June of the same year the Club took possession of the house on Forty-seventh...
Caption: "Austin Library Building and Club House." From text: "The Oaks was organized in January, 1882, and incorporated September 3d, 1884, its object being to promote social intercourse between its members...
Chamber of Commerce
Chambers of commerce; Boards of trade
From text: "Chamber of Commerce--Board of Trade Is located on the corner of Washington and LaSalle streets. Its walls are built of Athens marble, and its dimensions are 93 by 181 feet. It is in the modern...
Commercial Insurance Company's Building
Office buildings; Insurance companies
Lettering in illustration reads: "Commercial Insurance Company's Building 160 & 162 Washington St. Chicago." Text reads: "We have become so accustomed to look eastward for successful and reliable insurance...
Main banking room
From text: "Beyond the rooms of the savings bank … the visitor steps into the great spacious bank-room. It is a delight to the eye of even the veriest tyro in things artistic. Standing there in that...
Dome and Grand Stairway
Galleries & museums
Caption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven...
Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Laboratory and Office Building. [See "Keeley Institute."]. From text: "Probably no discovery in medicine has been productive of...
From text: "The Delivery Room proper, which extends across the entire width of the building, with a length of 134 and a depth of 48 feet, is divided into three parts by a rotunda in the center, surmounted...
City Hall and County Courthouse
Courthouses; City & town halls
Caption: "City Hall and Cook County Court House The administrative offices of the city of Chicago and the court-rooms and offices of Cook County, Illinois, are in this massive building which occupies the...
From text: "In 1833 Congress made the first appropriation of $30,000 to improve the harbor. The north pier was run out a short distance and a light-house erected. An embankment was made to cut off the...
O'Brien's Art Emporium
Art dealers; Stores & shops
Text in illustration reads: "O'Brien's Art Emporium, 51 State St., Chicago. Artist's materials and decalcomanie designs. Engravings, Chromos and Picture Frames." From text: "O'Brien's Art Emporium.--There...
Caption: "The O'Leary House, back of which the Great Fire is said to have started." From text: "The cause of the fire is not known, even after the diligent investigation which was undertaken a few weeks...
James E. Defebaugh
Periodicals; Lumber industry
From text: "A man of push and enterprise, of promise and of extraordinary great success, a man who worked as very few men have ever labored for themselves, for others or for any cause, a man of action,...
From text: "A resident of Chicago ere the city was incorporated and identified with its commercial interests until after the great fire, when the work of rebuilding the city was substantially completed,...
Weir & Craig Mfg. Co. building
Writing on the side of building, in image: "Machine shop & brass foundry. Plumbers. Steam & gas fitters--Supplies. Weir & Craig Mfg. Company. Iron foundery." From text: "It is only reasonable that in Chicago,...
Edward F. Dunne
From text: "Then came the Mayoralty campaign of 1905. An open letter to the people of Chicago by Judge Tuley practically made Edward F. Dunne the nominee of the Democratic party on a no-franchise Immediate...
Mrs. Raymond Robins
Labor unions; Women social reformers
From text: "… the Chicago Women's Trade Union League, of which Mrs. Raymond Robins was then President. ... A Strike Committee was immediately organized by the League and began to work through the following...
Branch Settlement House
Kindergartens; Settlement houses
Caption: "Branch Settlement House near Old Commons." From text: "The appeal of the child life of the traffic crowded streets and ill equipped homes, won the first response from our hearts and home. There...
Settlement houses; Political campaigns
Caption: "The Push-o-mobile." From text: "The fourth successful political campaign hand-running, in which Chicago Commons has taken effective part, was won last month. As the settlement experience and...
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