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Bronzeville 23rd St. Viaduct collection, 1925

Identifier: 050.01.07

South Central Association Souvenir Twenty-third Street Viaduct Opening publication, a 116-page booklet, dated 1925, published by the South Central [or Central South?] Association, a Chicago citizens' membership organization. Includes list of members (individuals and businesses), advertisers, and short essays on numerous South Side establishments, and numerous photos and illustrations. Some of the topics, places, and businesses included are: Indiana Ave., Cottage Grove Ave., 22nd St., South Park Way, 12 St., Atwell Building, Stevens Hotel (and others); proposed new channel for Chicago River straightening; Buckingham Memorial Fountain; South Side publishing houses, residences, Automobile Row, manufacturing companies, hospitals, churches, schools (including Armour Institute of Technology; Chicago Kindergarten College), architecture, recreation facilities (including South Shore Country Club; Olympia Fields golf club), etc.


  • Creation: 1925


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Item

Biographical Note

The Illinois Central Railroad 23rd St. viaduct opened in Chicago, Ill. July 15, 1925. Avery Brundage was the general contractor.


Formerly 2004.058. Changed from 050.03.05 to 050.01.07 on 1/21/2021


Rare item of particular significance for the depths of coverage regarding early Chicago South Side sites.

Related Material

2004.003 Central South Area Plan Collection


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 8/25/2004

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