Thirty-fifth street in the Central Manufacturing District.
Thirty-fifth was the "Main Street" of the Central Manufacturing District. Note that the Bascule drawbridge has been replaced by a fixed bridge as the South Fork has little boat traffic these days. This area is still in use as an industrial district as the photograph makes plain, though not at the intensity it been around World War I. One of the long-time occupants of the district, the Spiegel company, moved out in the mid-1990s. The Spiegel buildings are located on the right side of the photograph with the water tanks on top. Across the street from Spiegel was the former Central Manufacturing District bank, now occupied by the Chicago National (Harris) Bank.