|Ninety-Ninth Street Beach, 1905
The 99th Street Beach provided outdoor recreation for steel workers, longshoremen and other workers living in the Calumet Region. Before the Chicago Park District developed a line of public beaches along Lake Michigan, private beaches provided amenities, such as boardwalks and changing rooms, for a nominal charge. Seen here are children and adults together at the beach.
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