Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Montgomery Ward Building, Chicago, Illinois, 1906




The Montgomery Ward & Co. Building, Chicago – One of the Largest Commercial Buildings in the World

Postmarked Chicago, Illinois, September 4, 1906, 1:30 PM

Miss Jessie Burrows
1143 University Ave.
Wichita
Kans.

Tho I'm no Celestial,
I know what I'd like
To assist in enjoying the view–
A ride in the Tower
And a stroll down the Pike
And a plate of Chop Suey with you

CH&BB


4 comments:

Rob From Amersfoort said...

At the time of its completion (1898) it was the tallest building in Chicago (86 meters heigh), making it a major tourist attraction in the early 1900s. It still exists, although without the top of the tower.

Astrocrabpuff said...

After reading that post card I feel hungry.

Jules said...

What a sweet poem :)

Nance said...

I love old post cards . . . and the handwritten sentiments. How cute and romantic is that . . . chop suey with you?