Joanne at the Uptown Chicago History Blog did a little digging after a reader sent in a photo we ran yesterday of the Sheridan and Montrose intersection. They told us it came from an "automobile site." They were right, the IDOT Chicago Traffic Photograph collection.
Joanne has done most of the digging but if you go on the actual site and pull up each photo, you can zoom in for extra detail.
If you are short on time, go on the Uptown Chicago History blog and look through the treasure trove that has been discovered. Absolutely amazing.
The photo above is from the collection. It is the intersection of Sheridan and Leland, an intersection that has become quite infamous as of late, but back then it was quite different. Our favorite building on the SW corner with the "faces" is the only building that remains.