Colorized photo from 1911
Original title: State St & Marshall Fields
Location:108 N State St, Chicago, Illinois
This is state street, its always been known for shopping, ever since it was a part of the Indian trail, called Hubbard's Trail. It connected Chicago to other trading routes. This street is so well known that Frank Sinatra sang about it "State Street, that great street". This was a famous street before Michigan Ave took the title.
On the left is Marshall Fields department store, built between 1900-1906 in two stages north and south. It was a very advanced and fancy department store. It has a total of 73 acres of floor space. In its day it had a huge china, toy and book section. It also had an in store restaurant. It was a very classy building, and it still is today.
October 29th, 2018
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