Thursday, May 17, 2012

46 pics from 46 blocks of Clark Street, Chicago

On a recent trip to Chicago, I traveled the entire length of Clark Street, from its intersection with Ashland Ave. then south.

Clark Street passes through the Andersonville Commercial Historic District.

Graceland Cemetery is on the east side of Clark Street from Montrose Avenue to its entrance at Irving Park Road.

One of my favorite coffee house spots for music was Uncommon Ground.

The Metro concert hall is located at 3730 North Clark Street, just a block north of Addison Street. At the intersection of Clark and Addison is Wrigley Field, the home of the Cubs.

Another commercial strip on Clark Street stretches from Diversey Parkway south to Armitage Avenue. Further to the south Clark Street borders Lincoln Park, and at North Avenue sits the Chicago History Museum.  Also at this corner is the Moody Bible Church.

The street then passes through the Near North Side, and our often mispronounced cross-street of Goethe. In the River North neighborhood, we pass the Newberry Library, my first downtown apartment, Oakwood, and the Walgreens where I always knew the price of milk.

Then it continues over the Chicago River at the Clark Street Bridge and through the Loop, where it passes the Thompson Center and its Monument with Standing Beast.

Clark Street continues between City Hall and the Daley Center and on to its termination at Cermak Road.

Here are some pictures I took as I drove along.

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