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Rush Street near Ontario Street

Creator: Meles, Edmund J.; Hausner & Macsai; Solomon Cordwell Buenz (Firm) ; Cowles & Ohrenstein


Description: View to north along Rush Street from south of the intersection with East Ontario Street. The Croydon Hotel (now The James Hotel) is on the left of the image, and the Water Tower Hyatt House hotel (originally Water Tower Inn) is visible near the center. The 111 East Chestnut apartments (Elysees Condominiums) rise in the background. Part of Lawry's restaurant, located at the northeast corner of East Ontario and North Rush Streets, is visible on the right of the photograph. The restaurant is housed in the building that was once the home of L. Hamilton McCormick, but has undergone extensive changes, including the limestone facade wrapping the first floor of the house.

Photograph credit: Brubaker, C. William, 1976


Date: 1895 (L. Hamilton McCormick mansion); 1926 (Croydon Hotel); 1962 (Water Tower Inn); 1973 (111 East Chestnut Apartments)

Geographic coverage: Near North Side (Chicago, Ill.)


Collection: C. William Brubaker Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago. Library. Special Collections Department


Rights: This image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 801 South Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 996-2742; email:

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Taken on September 13, 2011