now in its one-hundred-and-eightieth year
I love this old photograph looking south on Michigan Avenue toward the Jewelers Building, taken in 1951. It’s surprising how little this particular stretch of Michigan Avenue has changed in the succeeding decades (though note the lack of development to the east of Michigan on Wacker). Thank goodness for the widening of the Avenue into a plaza this point, which preserves one of the city’s most distinctive vistas.
We can only imagine the visual impact that that enormous Seagram’s sign would have had at night, unless someone out there has an old home movie they’d like to share. . . .
Image: from this source.