Friedman Fine Art and http://www.chicago-photographs.com are pleased to present this magnificent historic picture of Chicago.
Still one of Chicago’s most famous beaches, Oak Street Beach is located on North Lake Shore Drive.
Once a dumping ground to a man named George Streeter and a place for squatters to reside in the late 1800′s, the city eventually claimed the land back after some legal and sometimes violent battles. From there the city filled in the sand to create this popular retreat. This part of the city became known as Streeterville.
After some years, the beach became a popular social spot in the warm summer months. Throughout the years, this beach has become a popular place to relax, hang out with the family, grab some food and even rent bicycles.
Vintage pictures from different eras of the Oak Street Beach are shown here and available for purchase from Friedman Fine Art’s Historic Chicago Collection.