Posts tagged north ave beach

CM Punk (born Phillip Jack Brooks), WWE Champion, Chicago native and Lockport Township High School graduate, photographed at North Ave Beach, 2008, Chicago.

I’m not a wrestling fan by any means, but I like what CM stands for. He lives the “straight edge” life (meaning no drugs, no drinking, no promiscuous sex, etc…). He does tons for the community and has always represented Chicago well; his costume even incorporates the Chicago flag.

Wildly popular, CM Punk has been the WWE Champion the last few years but unexpectedly retired this year. By all accounts, Brooks, a Wicker Park resident, is a solid role model and represents the best of Chicagoans: tough on the outside with a heart of gold.

CM Punk (born Phillip Jack Brooks), WWE Champion, Chicago native and Lockport Township High School graduate, photographed at North Ave Beach, 2008, Chicago.

I’m not a wrestling fan by any means, but I like what CM stands for. He lives the “straight edge” life (meaning no drugs, no drinking, no promiscuous sex, etc…). He does tons for the community and has always represented Chicago well; his costume even incorporates the Chicago flag.

Wildly popular, CM Punk has been the WWE Champion the last few years but unexpectedly retired this year. By all accounts, Brooks, a Wicker Park resident, is a solid role model and represents the best of Chicagoans: tough on the outside with a heart of gold.

Looking south from North Ave Beach, 1960, Chicago.

Looking south from North Ave Beach, 1960, Chicago.

Crossing Lake Shore Drive on the North Ave Bridge, 1965, Chicago.

Crossing Lake Shore Drive on the North Ave Bridge, 1965, Chicago.

Chess games, north end of North Ave Beach, 1963, Chicago.

Chess games, north end of North Ave Beach, 1963, Chicago.

Untitled (North Ave Bridge), 1960, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled (North Ave Bridge), 1960, Chicago. Vivian Maier

North Ave Beach (then called Lincoln Park Beach), 1908, Chicago
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North Ave Beach (then called Lincoln Park Beach), 1908, Chicago

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Abbie Hoffman stands on North Ave Beach, surveying it as a possible camping site for protestors, 1968, Chicago.

Abbie Hoffman stands on North Ave Beach, surveying it as a possible camping site for protestors, 1968, Chicago.

Toni Lee Shelly is arrested at North Ave Beach for wearing a topless maillot, 1964, Chicago

Toni Lee Shelly is arrested at North Ave Beach for wearing a topless maillot, 1964, Chicago

North Ave Beach, 1975-1976, Chicago. Charles Traub

On-leave servicemen and their girlfriends playing volleyball at North Ave Beach, 1943, Chicago

On-leave servicemen and their girlfriends playing volleyball at North Ave Beach, 1943, Chicago

North Avenue Beach, 1951, Chicago

North Avenue Beach, 1951, Chicago

Looking west across Lake Shore Drive underneath the North Ave Bridge, 1953, Chicago. Werner Bischof
This 1950’s long-exposure photo feels so contemporary…

Looking west across Lake Shore Drive underneath the North Ave Bridge, 1953, Chicago. Werner Bischof

This 1950’s long-exposure photo feels so contemporary…

Sign attached to the North Ave Bridge driving south on Lake Shore Drive, 1968, Chicago.

Sign attached to the North Ave Bridge driving south on Lake Shore Drive, 1968, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1950, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1950, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Chicago.

Woman sunbathing just north of North Ave Beach, 1963, Chicago.

Woman sunbathing just north of North Ave Beach, 1963, Chicago.