Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.215.
Entitled – Chicago. State Street.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Chicago. – If we leave New York at 1.30 in the afternoon, and travel over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, we arrive at the Grand Central Station, Chicago – a distance of 1,022 miles – at ten o’clock the following night.
This is the second city and largest railway centre in the United States.
It is situated on the west shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouths of the rivers Chicago and Calumick.
Chicago covers an area of 180 square miles, and in 1890 contained 1,099,850 inhabitants (not more than 300,000 of whom are native Americans), which shows an increase of 118 per cent. in ten years.
The centre of the town has a water front on the lake of twenty-two miles, and is divided by the Chicago River.
In our view may be seen one of the “sky-scrapers,” or big buildings of Chicago.
No matter how one’s artistic taste may be offended by these monstrosities, no one can fail to admire the wonderful skill of their architectural engineering.
As a fact, they are erected on the steel-frame system – the walls forming no support to the buildings themselves, but merely serving as a kind of veneer to the actual structural frame.
In State Street is the Columbus Building of fourteen stories; and the enormous Masonic Temple of twenty-one stories is at the corner of Randolph Street.
The public parks of Chicago have a total area of 1,795 acres, and form, with their connected boulevards, an almost complete chain around the city.
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