Sunday, December 2, 2007

Riverwalk Gateway [Murals XIV: The North Branch] - by Ellen Lanyon

Riverwalk Gateway Continued from the post, Riverwalk Gateway.. click here.. 

Mural XIV - The North Branch.. 

Chicago's Riverview was a world-famous amusement park that predated Disneyland and Great America. This popular city attraction, which existed between 1904 and 1967, featured such attractions as the Aladdin's Castle fun house and The Bobs roller coaster. In the distance, the John Hancock Building towers over the Belmont Street Bridge and marinas. 

Insets 1904-1967: Riverview Park, featured "Aladdin's Castle" and "The Bobs".. The Lawrence Avenue Pumping Station and three types of industries along the river.

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