2011 Snowstorm Photographs

Dates: 2011
Size: 114 photographs
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_Snow
Provenance: The photographs in the Snowstorm Photograph Collection were donated by Marcus Berry, Brian Diller, Kristen Edson, Kelly Hafermann, Debra Orellana, Thomas Reiser, Brooke Smith, Ashley Susina, Maurice Thomas, Jr., and G’Jordan Williams.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Snowstorm Photograph Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Historical Note

The 2011 snowstorm started Tuesday afternoon, February 1, 2011. Over 20 inches of snow would eventually descend upon the city with winds measuring up to 70 miles per hour. These wintry elements knocked out power for many and closed Lake Shore Drive as well as businesses, organizations, schools and city departments. Many speculated that this snowstorm, which was referred to as snowpocalypse, would go down in history as Chicago’s worst storm. However, it ranked third behind the 1967 and 1999 snowstorms.

Scope and Content

The Snowstorm Photograph Collection contains photographs of Chicago neighborhoods on or just after the 2011 blizzard. The photographs are arranged geographically: Loop, North Side, Northerly Island and South Side. Within these categories, they are filed alphabetically by donor’s last name.

Inventory

LOOP, Donor: Orellana

Photograph 1.1 Plymouth Court, looking down from inside the Harold Washington Library Center, February 1, 2011
Photograph 1.2 Plymouth Court and Van Buren Street, looking south on Plymouth, February 1, 2011
Photograph 1.3 Van Buren and Dearborn streets, looking north at Monadnock Building, February 1, 2011
Photograph 1.4 Willis Tower, from inside the Harold Washington Library Center, February 1, 2011
  [See also Hafermann 4.21 and Reiser 10.5]

NORTH SIDE, Donor: Diller

Photograph 2.1 Cedar Street, 17 East, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.2 Lake Michigan, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.3 Lake Shore Drive, abandoned cars, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.4 Lake Shore Drive, abandoned Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.5 Lake Shore Drive, inside view of abandoned CTA bus, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.6 Lake Shore Drive, inside view of abandoned CTA bus, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.7 Lake Shore Drive and Division Street tunnel to Oak Street Beach, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.8 LaSalle Street, 1100 block north, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.9 Maple Street at Clark Street, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.10 Maple and Clark streets, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.11 Oak Street Beach, Lake Shore Drive and Division Street, Tunnel to Oak Street Beach, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.12 Oak Street Beach, Lake Shore Drive and Division Street, Tunnel to Oak Street Beach, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.13 Oak Street Beach, Lake Shore Drive and Division Street, Tunnel to Oak Street Beach, February 2, 2011
Photograph 2.14 Oak Street Beach, Lake Shore Drive and Division Street, Tunnel to Oak Street Beach, February 2, 2011

NORTH SIDE, Donor: Edson

Photograph 3.1 Cornelia Avenue near Broadway, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.2 Cornelia Avenue and Broadway, south side of the street, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.3 Cornelia Avenue and Broadway, looking northwest, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.4 Cornelia Avenue, looking at Inner Lake Shore Drive, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.5 Cornelia Avenue, looking east to Pine Grove Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.6 Lake Michigan near Diversey Harbor, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.7 Lake Shore Drive between Belmont Avenue and Diversey Parkway, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.8 Lake Shore Drive south of Belmont Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.9 Lake Shore Drive at Belmont Avenue overpass, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.10 Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton Parkway, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.11 Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton Parkway, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.12 Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton Parkway exit, February 2, 2011
Photograph 3.13 Lincoln Park, Jeep snowed in, February 2, 2011

NORTH SIDE, Donor: Hafermann

Photograph 4.1 Ashland Avenue, 4200 block north, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.2 Berteau and Ashland avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.3 Berteau and Ashland avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.4 Berteau and Ashland avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.5 Berteau and Ashland avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.6 Clark Street, 3400 north, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.7 Clark Street and Buckingham Place, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.8 Cullom Avenue near Paulina Street, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.9 Greenview and Pensacola avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.10 Greenview and Pensacola avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.11 Greenview and Pensacola avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.12 Greenview and Montrose avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.13 Irving Park Road and Ravenswood Avenue, February 1, 2011
Photograph 4.14 Montrose Avenue, 1625 West, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.15 Montrose and Greenview avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.16 Paulina Street and Cullom Avenue, 1700 block of West Cullom, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.17 Paulina Street and Cullom Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.18 Paulina Street and Cullom Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.19 Pensacola Avenue and Clark Street, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.20 Pensacola and Greenview avenues, February 2, 2011
Photograph 4.21 Van Buren Street and Plymouth Court, El Station (Harold Washington Library Center-State/Van Buren), February 1, 2011

NORTH SIDE, Donor: Smith

Photograph 5.1 Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road, February 1, 2011
Photograph 5.2 Lake Shore Drive near Diversey Parkway, February 1, 2011
Photograph 5.3 Lake Shore Drive near Diversey Parkway, February 1, 2011

NORTH SIDE, Donor: Susina

Photograph 6.1 Kenton and Waveland avenues, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.2 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 2, 2011
Photograph 6.3 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.4 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.5 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 2, 2011
Photograph 6.6 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 2, 2011
Photograph 6.7 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 2, 2011
Photograph 6.8 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 2, 2011
Photograph 6.9 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 2, 2011
Photograph 6.10 Waveland Avenue, 4600 block, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.11 Waveland Avenue, behind the 4600 block, February 2, 2011
Photograph 6.12 Waveland Avenue, behind the 4600 block, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.13 Waveland Avenue, behind the 4600 block, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.14 Waveland Avenue, behind the 4600 block, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.15 Waveland Avenue, behind the 4600 block, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.16 Waveland and Kenton avenues, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.17 Waveland and Kenton avenues, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.18 Waveland and Kenton avenues, February 1, 2011
Photograph 6.19 Waveland and Kenton avenues, February 2, 2011

NORTHERLY ISLAND, Donor: Susina

Photograph 7.1 Northerly Island, February 4, 2011
Photograph 7.2 Northerly Island, February 4, 2011
Photograph 7.3 Northerly Island, February 4, 2011
Photograph 7.4 Northerly Island, February 4, 2011
Photograph 7.5 Northerly Island, February 4, 2011
Photograph 7.6 Northerly Island, February 4, 2011
Photograph 7.7 Northerly Island, February 4, 2011

SOUTH SIDE, Donor: Berry

Photograph 8.1 105th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, February 2, 2011
Photograph 8.2 105th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, February 2, 2011
Photograph 8.3 105th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, February 2, 2011
Photograph 8.4 105th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, February 2, 2011
Photograph 8.5 105th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, February 2, 2011
Photograph 8.6 10500 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, February 2, 2011
Photograph 8.7 10500 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, February 2, 2011

SOUTH SIDE, Donor: Reed

Photograph 9.1 37th Place and Wabash Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 9.2 37th Place and Wabash Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 9.3 37th Place and Wabash Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 9.4 37th Place near Wabash Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 9.5 37th Place near Wabash Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 9.6 37th Place near Wabash Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 9.7 37th Place, view of staircase, February 2, 2011

SOUTH SIDE, Donor: Reiser

Photograph 10.1 76th Street and Winchester Avenue, February 4, 2011
Photograph 10.2 95th Street and Damen Avenue, looking west on 95th Street, February 4, 2011
Photograph 10.3 95th Street and Damen Avenue, on Damen Avenue
Photograph 10.4 95th Street, 1962 West, Chicago Public Library, Beverly Branch parking lot, February 4, 2011
Photograph 10.5 State and Adams streets, undated

SOUTH SIDE, Donor: Thomas

Photograph 11.1 86th Street and Racine Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 11.2 86th Street and Racine Avenue, looking west, February 2, 2011

SOUTH SIDE, Donor: Williams

Photograph 12.1 71st Street and Crandon Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.2 70th Street and Merrill Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.3 70th Street and Merrill Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.4 70th Street and Merrill Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.5 70th Street and Merrill Avenue, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.6 70th Street and South Shore Drive, looking down at roof with snow, February 1, 2011
Photograph 12.7 70th Street and South Shore Drive, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.8 71st Street and Yates Boulevard, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.9 71st Street and Yates Boulevard, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.10 South Shore Cultural Center Beach, February 3, 2011
Photograph 12.11 South Shore Cultural Center Beach, February 3, 2011
Photograph 12.12 South Shore Cultural Center Beach, February 3, 2011
Photograph 12.13 South Shore Cultural Center Beach, February 3, 2011
Photograph 12.14 South Shore Drive and 71st Street, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.15 South Shore Drive and 71st Street, South Shore Cultural Center, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.16 South Shore Drive and 71st Street, South Shore Cultural Center, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.17 South Shore Drive and Yates Boulevard, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.18 Unidentified alley and car, February 2, 2011
Photograph 12.19 Unidentified man walking down alley, February 2, 2011
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