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Freight Depot of the U.S. Army consolidating station, Chicago, Ill. (LOC)

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Delano, Jack,, photographer.

Freight Depot of the U.S. Army consolidating station, Chicago, Ill.

1943 April

1 transparency : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Chicago and North Western Railway Company
World War, 1939-1945
Railroad stations
United States--Illinois--Chicago

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-13 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34797

Call Number: LC-USW36-632

bi711247, THE PIXELEYE // Dirk Behlau, and 80 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. kosheahan 88 months ago | reply

    wow, what a shot

  2. perfgeek 87 months ago | reply

    From matches to Army logistics - building B of the Diamond Match Co.

  3. Seth Tisue 87 months ago | reply

    The buildings with the letters on them are still there today. See www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/785.html for info on the Central Manufacturing District industrial park of which they are part.

  4. Cheryl2372 82 months ago | reply

    I worked there when the Chicago Board of Education was headquartered in those buildings in the early 90s.

  5. National Book Festival 79 months ago | reply

    This is at about 1735 to about 1800 West Pershing Road from Hermitage to Wolcott Ave. This is the South side of the building. (6 stories tall, two subbasements, built in 1916). Used in WWII as a food depot. Later used as grave storage. During the 1950s and 1960s it was the 5th Army headquarters used to teach meat inspectors (this is just west and north of the Chicago stockyards area), also military police and two National Guard units. (Comment offered by National Book Festival attendee who used to live across the street from this facility.)

  6. chicagojoe83 76 months ago | reply

    In this picture I am pretty sure we are looking at the building from the North side, if you look at aerial photos you can see that the buildings are arranged F-E-D-C-B-A. Here are a couple of links so you can see what it looks like today:

    Google Street View

    Live Bird's Eye View

  7. Joe Hoover 73 months ago | reply

    Please consider adding this photo to the Group:
    Historic Parking Lot Preservation Society

  8. ReneChancesMartinez 24 months ago | reply

    So strange, I grew up a few blocks away. Its always been empty with little to no residency since I've known the place.

  9. kodaksights 17 months ago | reply

    Good photo
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