Then and Now, Michigan-Ohio

1928--Michigan Avenue @ Ohio Street, view north

1923–Michigan Avenue @ Ohio Street, view north

2017--the same location

2017–the same location

With the opening of the Michigan Avenue Bridge in 1921, the avenue north of the river began to be transformed.  Marshall & Fox’s Lake Shore Trust and Savings Bank, on the northeast corner of Michigan and Ohio, has just been completed in the 1923 picture.  Most of the buildings here are still small, and the Water Tower is clearly visible in the distance.

Today’s Michigan Avenue has become the Magnificent Mile.  Now tall buildings dwarf the Water Tower.  That landmark bank building still stands at Ohio Street, though it has been converted to retail use.




6 Responses to “Then and Now, Michigan-Ohio”

  1. 1 benson April 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Is the building (Uptown Federal) that was used for the Bob Newhart Show still standing?

  2. 4 benson April 21, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Thank you. Looks like the Realtors put a nice fancy new facade on it.

  3. 5 Melvin April 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Another terrific match of photos. And amazing to see that corner in such a sleepy state.

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