Acres Motel – Chicago, Illinois

5600 Lincoln AvenueChicago, Illinois 6064575 air conditioned and soundproof unitsFree TelevisionAquacade swimming pool & playground areaRestaurant & Cocktail Lounge24 Hour SwitchboardConference Rooms, seating capacity 10 to 15014 minutes drive to Downtown Shopping18 Minutes drive to O’Hare International AirportCourtesy car to surrounding area and O’Hare AirportS & H Green StampsAAA Approved. Diners’ Club, American Express Accepted.Continue reading “Acres Motel – Chicago, Illinois”

Bagels and Yox

This is a flier for the number one entertainment for the American-Jewish people, “Bagels and Yox.” This particular run was to open on Sunday, May 11, 1952 at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. I can’t find too much information on this particular run of the show. I did find a 1951 review of theContinue reading “Bagels and Yox”

Barton Hotel Fire, Chicago, Illinois – February 12, 1955

WHAT: Hotel fire WHEN: February 12, 1955 WHERE: Chicago, Illinois FATALITIES: 29 HUMAN TORCH BLAMED FOR START OF FIRE At approximately 2 a.m. on the morning on February 12, 1955, C.W. Harvey, night manager of a  West Madison Street (Skid Row) flophouse called the Barton Hotel heard a commotion coming from the second floor of the 49 year-old hotelContinue reading “Barton Hotel Fire, Chicago, Illinois – February 12, 1955”

Crystal Pistol – Chicago, Illinois

1452 N. Wells – Chicago – WH 4-9231 OLD TOWN’S AUTHENTIC WILD WEST SALOON Western Style Steak, home-made Chili, Steer Berger, Served by Our Pistol Packin Mamas! Featuring Largest Stein in Old Town – 12 oz. Entertainment Nightly The Crystal Pistol opened sometime in the 1960s as a sort of Old West burlesque saloon inContinue reading “Crystal Pistol – Chicago, Illinois”

Fritzel’s – Chicago, Illinois

Fritzel’s was an incredibly popular place. For more than 30 years, the restaurant at 201 N. State Street in the Loop was the place to be seen. Friztel’s catered to the celebrity, politician, athlete and upper crust of society in and visiting Chicago. Famous sports names such as Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle would visitContinue reading “Fritzel’s – Chicago, Illinois”

Greyhound Bus Station – Chicago, Illinois

The Greyhound Bus terminal, located at Clark and Randolph, was originally planned to open in the early 1940s. The land was purchased in 1941 for $2,250,000 but World War II interfered with the plans. In 1945, plans were started again in earnest. It was announced that when the new hub opened both of the Greyhound stopsContinue reading “Greyhound Bus Station – Chicago, Illinois”

There is Pep All The Time

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. Burt Cedars of Kokomo, Indiana on August 26, 1940: Greetings! We are way up high! Went to the Brookfield Zoo yesterday – ’twas fun to see all the many animals and a bear fight! I may be home Wed, but am not sure. It is so coolContinue reading “There is Pep All The Time”

The Prudential Building – Chicago, Illinois

This small pamphlet/brochure, produced around 1959/1960  about the recently opened Prudential Building in Chicago These are just a few facts about Chicago’s first new skyscraper built since 1934. A few more facts (from Chicago Architecture info). Construction started in 1952 and was completed in 1955. The opening date was December 8, 1955 Designed by theContinue reading “The Prudential Building – Chicago, Illinois”

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