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A great nighttime view of the Capitol from around the time it opened can be seen here.
This view of Randolph Street circa-1960 shows the supports for the removed huge vertical sign of the United Artists still in place sticking out of the side of the building.
A 1952 photo of the theater as the Telenews can be seen here.
A 1955-dated photo shows the Parkway in the background down Clark Street. Except for the streetcars, that side of the block doesn’t look too different today.
Here is a 1974 photo with the State-Lake in the background.
Here is a 1952 view of the RKO Grand from the corner of Clark and Washington Streets. The Erlanger Theatre is next door to the Grand.
Here is an undated vintage photo of the entrance of the Adelphi.
Here is a 1948 view of the Covent’s box office.
Here is a 1945 night view of the Oriental seen from the corner of State and Randolph Streets.
Here is a 1929 view of the Stratford with its massive vertical sign.
Here is a photo of the Logan’s entrance from this past March.
Here is a 1922 view of the exterior of the theater when it was still the Apollo.
A 1940-dated photo of the State can be seen here.
A 1932 view of the Chicago Theater at night (with the State-Lake across State Street) can be seen here. It’s amazing how similar the Chicago Theater still looks today lit up at night, except without the “Balaban & Katz” on the vertical sign obviously.
A 1932 view of the State-Lake’s signage, with the Chicago Theater accross the street can be seen here.
An early 1979 photo of the United Artists' marquee with the Oriental across Randolph Street can be seen here.
A 1927 dated photo of the Grove Theater (with one enormous vertical sign!) can be seen here.
The Piper’s Alley closed last night. Here’s the story in today’s Chicago Tribune:
A 1974 photo of the Woods can be seen here.
A 1919 postcard view of the Empress Theater can be seen here.
Here is a 1955 view of the intersection of Madison and Halsted Streets, with the Star and Garter partially visible in the background.
Here is a 1964 view down Clark Street with the Clark Theater visible in the center. Except for the Chicago Temple Building on the left in the foreground, most of the buildings in the photo are no longer standing.
Here’s an unusual view of Randolph Street from Clark Street with the marquees of the United Artists and Woods Theaters in the background.
A 1955 exterior view of the Tivoli can be seen here.