The entrance to the Dil (only one “l”) Pickle Club (1917-1935), located at 10 Tooker Place (just south of Washington Sq park off Dearborn in the Gold Coast)
Opened in 1917, the club was a speakeasy, cabaret and theater visited by progressive thinkers of the day.
This area was once called Tower Town, due to it’s proximity to the Water Tower. From the late 1890’s until the 1930’s, this neighborhood was a Bohemian community with artists, poets, philosophers and the first concentrated, visible gay presence in Chicago. 

The entrance to the Dil (only one “l”) Pickle Club (1917-1935), located at 10 Tooker Place (just south of Washington Sq park off Dearborn in the Gold Coast)

Opened in 1917, the club was a speakeasy, cabaret and theater visited by progressive thinkers of the day.

This area was once called Tower Town, due to it’s proximity to the Water Tower. From the late 1890’s until the 1930’s, this neighborhood was a Bohemian community with artists, poets, philosophers and the first concentrated, visible gay presence in Chicago. 

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    Hail to the queers of Chicago and their Dil Pickle
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