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G. W. Bromley, Atlas of the City of Chicago: Central Business Property Volume (Philadelphia: G. W. Bromley & Co., 1891).

     
   
  • Outline and Index Map of the Central Business Property Volume. This map provides a wide view of the city and includes a color key that can be used with the Bromley maps that follow; e.g. red denotes a brick building, yellow denotes a wood building, etc. By comparing the different building materials, one can begin to understand the geographical distribution of residential and commercial architecture. (PDF 612 KB)
   
  • N. W. 1/4 Section 16 T. 39 R. 14. (Plate 6) This map covers the area between Halsted Street and the Chicago River, from W. Madison Street to W. Harrison Street. (PDF 1,151 KB)
   
  • S. E. 1/4 Section 16 T. 39 R. 14. (Plate 7) This map covers the area between Beach Street and State Street, from W. Harrison Street to W. Twelfth Street. (PDF 1,120 KB)
   
  • S. W. 1/4 Section 16 T. 39 R. 14. (Plate 8) This map covers the area between Halsted Street and Beach Street, from W. Harrison Street to W. Twelfth Street. (PDF 1,199 KB) A detail of this map shows the area just east of Hull-House, from Halsted to Jefferson, between Harrison and W. Taylor. (PDF 642 KB)
     
  Rascher Insurance Map Publishing Co., Atlas of Chicago, Volume I (Chicago: Rascher Insurance Map Publishing Co., 1891-1892).