Opposite Marshall Fields Department Store at the corner of East Washington St and North Wabash Avenue in downtown Chicago. The red store on the right is a Staples. Behind and above the photographer as the photo was taken would have been the Washington/Wabash El Station.
I think the store has changed its name by now due to a corporate takeover but when I last saw it in 1993,the building on the left across the street was called Marshall Field and Company, a department store.
The El lines included at the time as serving the station above were the Brown, Green and Orange I think, will stand corrected as to the current situation.