Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Aerial view of the Chicago Skyline above Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Going through the “Bronzeville” community is Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, previously known as Grand Boulevard. Acquired in 1874 by the South Parks Commission, this tree-lined boulevard became a popular site for affluent Chicagoans to build ornate and luxurious mansions.
Similar Posts You Might Be Interested In
Lincoln Park – The Lakefront, and The Lagoon
Lincoln Park is a 1,208-acre (489-hectare) park situated along Lake Michigan on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. Named after US President Abraham Lincoln, it is the city’s largest public park and stretches for seven miles (11 km) from Grand Avenue (500 N) on the south to near Ardmore Avenue (5800 N) on the north, […]
Downtown Chicago Pedestrian Traffic
This image was taken more than one year before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Chicago. The amount of pedestrian traffic is just astounding.
Chicago Architecture – An Intro
Beginning in the early 1880s, architectural pioneers of the Chicago School explored steel-frame construction and, in the 1890s, the use of large areas of plate glass. These were among the first modern skyscrapers. William LeBaron Jenney’s Home Insurance Building was completed in 1885 and is considered to be the first to use steel in its […]
Join the newsletter and get 15% off
Sign up for the newsletter to receive updates and exclusive offers