Rewind Chicago

North Michigan Avenue in Chicago on Oct. 16 1925. (Credit: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Rewind Chicago: A View Of Michigan Avenue Then And Now

The year is 1925, the view is of North Michigan Avenue from around Erie to Walton Street.


Statue paying tribute to Mr. Streeter on the corner of East Grand Avenue and North McClurg Court. (Credit: Heather Sandusky)

Rewind Chicago: Fashionable Streeterville’s Deviant Beginnings

Streeterville, with its gleaming high-rise residences just steps from Michigan Avenue on one end and Lake Michigan on the other, did not have such an attractive beginning.


(Credit: Tumblr/The Man On Five)

Rewind Chicago: The Rise, Fall And Revival Of State Street

State Street, once known as “that Great Street,” had fallen on hard times by the late 1970s.


(Credit: Monmouth College)

Rewind Chicago: Naval Training At Monmouth College

This installment of “Rewind Chicago” takes us beyond the city limits down to tiny Monmouth, Ill.


The theatre scene on Randolph Street in 1948. (Credit: Google Docs)

Rewind Chicago: A Travel Film Of The City In 1948

In 1948, Chicago, the Second City, in many respects was second to none.


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Rewind Chicago: Dancing On A Plank, About 200 Feet Above The Street

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — They didn’t have the Willis Tower “Ledge” in the 1930s. Instead, a 10-inch wide plank attached to a 19th floor window would have to do. In this old British […]


The construction of the John Hancock Center (Credit:  C. William Brubaker Collection/University Of Illinois-Chicago Library)

Rewind Chicago: In 1968, The John Hancock Center Takes Form Over Chicago

Walking east on Chicago Avenue in 1968, one could see the full skeleton of what would become one of Chicago’s iconic structures.


Acrobats perform above a Chicago street. (Credit: YouTube/British Pathe)

Rewind Chicago: British Newsreel Company Uploads Its Entire Collection On YouTube

British Pathe, the famous creator of old-time newsreels, has uploaded its entire collection of films on YouTube, including dozens of fascinating historical reels showcasing Chicago.