Vintage: Shedd Aquarium
In 1924 the Shedd Aquarium Society, led by Chicago millionaire John G. Shedd, asked the Chicago Park District for the land at Roosevelt Road and the lakefront to build what would become the nation's largest aquarium, and first permanent inland saltwater exhibit. The Shedd Aquarium was completed on December 19, 1929 and opened to the public on May 30, 1929. Today, it is the city's most popular attraction, based on attendance.
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The John G. Shedd Aquarium under construction on Aug. 22, 1928. The Shedd broke ground on November 2, 1927 and was completed on December 21, 1929.