12 Photos That Show How Much Chicago Has Changed… And How Much It Hasn’t

Chicago is almost 200 years old and much has happened since the time of its birth. These 12 vintage photos will take you right back to the past. Some parts of the city have completely transformed since these shots were taken, while other areas seem like they haven’t changed a bit. You won’t find these photos in your history books, so keep scrolling for a little peek into what Chicago looked like over a century ago.

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Which of these old photos surprised you the most? There are definitely a few places that haven’t changed much over the decades, but it’s amazing to see how different many of these locations look today! Do you have any old photos of the city? Share your blasts from the past with us in the comments below, or on the Only In Chicago Facebook page or Instagram (@onlyinchicago) using #onlyinchicago!

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