Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library is now a network of libraries throughout all of Chicago with over 70 locations. It only used to be in a single building at Michigan & Washington, as pictured on the postcard to the left.

After the 1871 fire, England donated 8,000 books, and in 1873, the Chicago Public Library moved into the abandoned water tower tank at LaSalle & Adams Streets. In 1897, it finally moved to the location at Michigan & Washington, in a building designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge from Boston.

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