Online database of this historical newspaper with searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of politics, society and events of the time. Using Advanced Search, Chicago building permit information can be found, as well as articles about architects, city planning, and new buildings. Access note: This resource is available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, and from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.
Chicago Directory Co. (1890-1916) Names and addresses of prominent residents arranged alphabetically and numerically by streets. Also a street directory and other valuable information. Does not claim to be either a City Directory or an absolute Elite Directory; but is simply a compilation of thirty thousand names of the most prominent householders of Chicago, and suburbs within a radius of thirty miles. Library has 1904, 1980-1911, 1913, 1915, 1916.
This directory includes, names of home and building owners, occupants, and occupations. Complete Street and Avenue Guide all streets are arranged alphabetically. Each street is described as to starting point, termination and relative position to other streets and landmarks. Arrangement is by numerical progression of all house numbers on the street with intersecting streets noted at their respective crossing points. In business blocks containing offices the occupants are listed by room numbers.When the name of a business is not self-explanatory the nature of the business is indicated. The profession and business of individuals and firms are stated at their place of business. To find the occupations of householders refer to the alphabetical list of Names.
Contains Chicago building permit information such as: address, building description, owner, architect, masons, carpenter, and building cost. Access note: This resource is available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, and from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.