Bronzeville 23rd St. Viaduct collection, 1925
- Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections
- Bronzeville 23rd St. Viaduct collection, 1925
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- 1 Item
- Records are in English.
The Illinois Central Railroad 23rd St. viaduct opened in Chicago, Ill. July 15, 1925. Avery Brundage was the general contractor.
Description of the Collection
South Central Association Souvenir Twenty-third Street Viaduct Opening publication, a 116-page booklet, dated 1925, published by the South Central [or Central South?] Association, a Chicago citizens' membership organization. Includes list of members (individuals and businesses), advertisers, and short essays on numerous South Side establishments, and numerous photos and illustrations. Some of the topics, places, and businesses included are: Indiana Ave., Cottage Grove Ave., 22nd St., South Park Way, 12 St., Atwell Building, Stevens Hotel (and others); proposed new channel for Chicago River straightening; Buckingham Memorial Fountain; South Side publishing houses, residences, Automobile Row, manufacturing companies, hospitals, churches, schools (including Armour Institute of Technology; Chicago Kindergarten College), architecture, recreation facilities (including South Shore Country Club; Olympia Fields golf club), etc.
Rare item of particular significance for the depths of coverage regarding early Chicago South Side sites.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 8/25/2004