April 15, 2006

Chicago Then and Now
Elizabeth McNulty

Toddlin’ town – The older and newer images of Chicago architecture are fascinating, but the most provocative thing in this book is buried within a caption and credited to an anonymous “commentator.” The caption, below boaters enjoying a leisurely afternoon on the Lincoln Park lagoon, notes how in the old days the lakefront beyond North Avenue was so remote it was used as the city cemetery. In 1864, the city agreed to move the cemetery farther north. “In Chicago,” an anonymous wag says, “even the dead must ‘move on.’”


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