The Chicago grid is almost perfectly aligned with true North.
March 27 at 8:05 PM
Prior to 1909, the center of Chicago's address system was Wolf Point, with N/S and E/W addresses divided by the Chicago River.
December 6 at 5:51 PM
In Chicago's grid, even numbered addresses are either on the North or the West side of the street, while odd numbers are on the South or the East.
December 5 at 1:38 PM
Wells Street was renamed Fifth Avenue in 1870, but then renamed back to Wells Street in 1916.
December 3 at 6:48 PM
Most of Chicago's diagonal roads were well established Native American trails before settlers arrived
November 29 at 1:57 PM
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