Talk of the Town, 1159 N Clark (at Division), 1951, Chicago.
One of the first bars where gay men and women felt comfortable to openly visit, it was often raided by the police for the very same reason.
Superdawg, Milwaukee and Devon, 1987, Chicago. Patty Carroll.
Collage of Chicago neon, 1934, Chicago. George Miller
West on Randolph from State, 1953, Chicago.
Looking north on Rush from Chestnut, 1964, Chicago.
Randolph and State, 1969, Chicago.
Looking east on Randolph from Clark, taken from the entrance of the Sherman Hotel, 1957, Chicago.
Holiday message from the Merchandise Mart, 1951, Chicago.
Looking north on Rush from Delaware, 1954, Chicago
A night at the Aragon, 1946, Chicago.
This is the first picture I have seen where you can see the alternating neon signage which would switch between showing either ARAGON or DANCING.
West on Randolph from Wabash, 1957, Chicago
The Celebrity Lounge (once the famous Cloister Inn), Rush and Delaware, 1955, Chicago
Outside the Woods Theater, Randolph and Dearborn, 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman
Looking west on Chicago to Rush, 1970, Chicago
Coke sign on Michigan Ave, 1931, Chicago
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