National Geographic : 1931 May
CHICAGO, TITAN OF THE MIDDLE WEST WABASH AVENUE BRIDGE FRAMES A TRIO OF SKYSCRAPERS The Wrigley Building (with clock) hides all but one buttressed side and the flag on top of Tribune Tower. In the left background, Medina Temple, headquarters of Illinois Shriners, raises its mosquelike superstructure. © National Geographic Society Finlay Direct Color Photographs SUMMER HEAT SENDS THRONGS OF CHICAGOANS TO LAKE MICHIGAN'S BEACHES The Oak Street public bathing beach is one of many along the lake shore. In the background, residences which earned for this region the title of "Gold Coast" in the waning years of the last century, are now dwarfed by modern hotel and apartment buildings.