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Cornerspotted: Looking East on Oak Near Dearborn

This much we know: you've been studying a 1930s photograph of Oak Street near Dearborn. The Dearborn bit is an approximation, as we were unable to find an exact record of location. Either way, we're definitely west of the Viagra Triangle, judging by the distance to the Palmolive Building's spire (also peeking through in the above Google street view image). So, any guess within a few blocks is correct! The area, now among the richest in town, was well populated and rapidly developing 80 years ago. The 1920 construction of the double-decker Michigan Ave bridge brought new economic investment and densification to the Near North. The Palmolive and the under-construction Drake Towers are two prominent signs of this. Thanks for playing, y'all!
·Bright Lights Dim Beauty of Chicago [Blogspot]
·Hint: Slow to Develop, Infrastructure Sparked High-Rent Strip [Curbed Chicago]
·CornerSpotter [Curbed Chicago]