POSTCARDS 1

 

Chicago's Water Tower
Kinzie Industrial Corridor, looking west along the tracks, 1999.

 

Their Motto is "Transients Welcome"
The Viceroy Hotel @ Warren & Ashland, across from Union Park, 2001.

 

No Baggage
Viewing east along 23rd Street, between Indiana and Prairie Avenue, Platt Luggage Building in lower left hand corner. This image was shot in the late 1990's.

*The Platt Building stood at 2301 S. Prairie. It has been since been demolished due to the perpetual, Godzilla-like McCormick Place expansion. The facade, however, was saved and relocated to Cermak and King Drive.

 

Hand Shadows Don't Count
NE corner of Division at Wolcott, late 1990's.

*Yet another long time "vacant" lot that has been subsequently developed//eliminated.

 

Wooded Lot
View of Hans Christian Anderson Elementary and Miller's Lumber Yard from the 1100 block of North Wood Street, 2001.

*The completion of condos in the foreground foundations has eliminated this view.

 

Kinzie Industrial Masthead
NE corner of Oakley at Hubbard, 1999-2000.

 

Perils of Paulina
Paulina south of Milwaukee Avenue, 1999.

 

Stalled
Ada at Carroll, Kinzie Industrial Corridor, 1999-2000.

*this construction project has since stalled and is not completed as of 2005.

 

Prairie Crossing
Prairie Group cement plant, Yard #32 on Goose Isle at 900 West Chestnut, 1999-2000

 

Camptown
View of South Loop & downtown from the Roosevelt Bridge at the Chicago River, 1997.

*This grassy, wooded lot in the foreground was home to a number of hobo campers. This community campground was eliminated in 2000 when the site was leveled.

 

- Curtis Locke