Illinois Central Railroad’s Grand Crossing in Chicago, Illinois, 1901. Looking north along Illinois Central’s six tracks (2 suburban, 2 intercity passenger, and 2 freight). Crossing is the Pennsylvania Railroad, Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway, and New York Central Railroad’s Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway.

Illinois Central Railroad’s Grand Crossing in Chicago, Illinois, 1901. Looking north along Illinois Central’s six tracks (2 suburban, 2 intercity passenger, and 2 freight). Crossing is the Pennsylvania Railroad, Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway, and New York Central Railroad’s Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway.

The Crown estate in Kensington Palace Gardens: Individual buildings | British History Online

The Crown estate in Kensington Palace Gardens: Individual buildings | British History Online

Van Buren Street Station, Illinois Central Railroad, Art Institute, 1907.  Detroit Publishing Company.  via: Chicago Past

Van Buren Street Station, Illinois Central Railroad, Art Institute, 1907. Detroit Publishing Company. via: Chicago Past

c1930 - my Grandma Memory was born and raised in Chicago.  I grew up to stories of her childhood and teen years living in the city - and her glimpses of the gangsters.

c1930 - my Grandma Memory was born and raised in Chicago. I grew up to stories of her childhood and teen years living in the city - and her glimpses of the gangsters.

Chicago’s Jackson Park. The heavily forested park was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and initially realized by Burnham and Root for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Guiding much of the transformation’s design of Jackson Park is New York–based wHY.

Chicago’s Jackson Park. The heavily forested park was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and initially realized by Burnham and Root for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Guiding much of the transformation’s design of Jackson Park is New York–based wHY.

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