|1855 Colton Map.|
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In 1869 the Board of Public Works began paving Pine Street from Chicago Avenue to the northern terminus, Whitney street (today, Walton street), with Belgian wood blocks also known as Nicolson pavement.
Pine Street (400 to 999N) was renamed to Lincoln Park Boulevard (600 to 999N) as far south as Ohio Street (600N) when the street connected with Lake Shore Drive in the early 1890s and then became part of Michigan Avenue in 1920 when the Michigan Avenue bridge was completed connecting South Michigan Avenue (Michigan Boulevard before the Great Chicago Fire in 1871), south of the Chicago River.
|Looking north from Chicago Avenue at Pine Street (today's North Michigan Avenue) in 1872, after the Great Chicago Fire. The photo was taken from the top of the Water Tower as you can see its shadow in the lower right corner. The ruins in the foreground are from the Lill & Diversy Brewery.|
|Pine Street, (now North Michigan Avenue), is being widened. (circa 1915)|
|Looking south on Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Circa 1930.|
Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.