By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — A long time before there was the Picasso, or even a Mayor Daley, the corner of Washington and Dearborn was a bustling business district.READ MORE: Indianapolis FedEx Shooting: Here's What We Know So Far
In this undated photo (above/below), which appears to be more than 100 years old, that area on the right is now Daley Plaza.READ MORE: High Ranking Cook County Sheriff's Office Official Resigns Amid Complaints Of Inappropriate, Unsolicited Sexual Comments To Colleague
The horses and carts are parked on Washington Street. The photo was taken from Dearborn, looking west down Washington.
Back then, it was home to a dentist, a printer and a sewing machine shop.MORE NEWS: Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top Watchdog
Now, it is a public gathering place, with the abstract, steel sculpture by Pablo Picasso as the main attraction. The photographer of the historic photo was standing just outside what is now the broadcast studio for WBBM-TV.