Posts Tagged 'North Side'

Then and Now, Fullerton-Wood

1910–Fullerton Avenue @ Wood Street, view west
2022–the same location

In 1880 William Deering purchased property along the North Branch of the Chicago River from the Fullerton family, and began building a harvester plant. By 1910 Deering’s company had merged with the rival McCormick company to form International Harvester.  The older photo shows the onetime Deering Works, just west of the Chicago & North Western Railway tracks.

International Harvester’s North Side plant, aka Deering Works,  closed in 1933.  After decades of indifferent development, today this part of the property is the Riverpoint Shopping Center.