From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Madison Street
0 North/South
James Madison Street
Location Chicago
West end Illinois 53.svg Columbine Avenue Lombard, Illinois
East end Michigan Avenue (100 E) Chicago

Madison Street is a major east–west street in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to human intervention, the Chicago River emptied into Lake Michigan at the present day intersection of Madison Street and Michigan Avenue.[1]

Madison Street and State Street, the intersection from which Chicago's numbering system is based.

Per a 1908 decision by Chicago's city council, Madison serves as the north–south dividing line for Chicago's street numbering system, while State Street serves as the east–west line.[2] At one point, the intersection between the two streets was considered the "world's busiest corner."[3]

Chicago - State Street at Madison Street, 1897

Notable buildings located along Madison Street include the Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building,[4] Chase Tower, Three First National Plaza, the Chicago Civic Opera House, Citigroup Center and the United Center.[5]


  1. ^ Libby Hill (2000). The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History. Lake Claremont Press. pp. 32, 69–75. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ Street Naming. Encyclopedia of Chicago. Retrieved 14 October 2007.
  3. ^ Street Life. Encyclopedia of Chicago. Retrieved 14 October 2007.
  4. ^ East Madison Street. Emporis. Retrieved 14 October 2007.
  5. ^ West Madison Street. Emporis. Retrieved 14 October 2007.


None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license