Route Center Skyline Print (LLS-001)
LEFT: The caption on the back of this laminated print reads: "The view west from the 1937-1977 starting point of Route 66 shows the two buildings that framed the original 1926-1937 starting point of the highway. Metropolitan Tower, a.k.a. the S. W. Straus Building, built in 1924, is located at the Southwest corner of Jackson Boulevard and Michigan Avenue. On the northwest corner is the Railway Exchange Building, featuring the Santa Fe sign on its roof."
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Begin Route 66 Laminated Print (LLS-002)
LEFT: The caption on the back of this laminated photo print reads: "The 'Begin Historic Route 66' sign is located on Adams Street west of Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Loop. While Adams was used for westbound 66 traffic from 1953-1977, the sign is actually incorrect. The eastern terminus of the highway was always located on Jackson Boulevard. Behind the sign is the Sears Tower, completed in 1973 between eastbound (Jackson) and westbound (Adams) Route 66 at Wacker Drive."
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