Posts tagged oak street

Rush and Oak, c. 1985, Chicago.

Barneys New York now occupies this corner.

Thanks to all for the date call out on the original post.

Rush and Oak, c. 1985, Chicago.

Barneys New York now occupies this corner.

Thanks to all for the date call out on the original post.

The Esquire Theater, Oak Street, 1938, Chicago.

Alas, the Esquire will never be a theater again, but for the first time in 7 years, the sign is finally functioning!
Walked by this morning and snapped a pic of the iconic 1938 sign on Oak Street. Construction is almost complete on the restaurant with the retail spaces to follow.

Alas, the Esquire will never be a theater again, but for the first time in 7 years, the sign is finally functioning!

Walked by this morning and snapped a pic of the iconic 1938 sign on Oak Street. Construction is almost complete on the restaurant with the retail spaces to follow.

The aftermath of a storm on LSD just north of Oak St, 1929, Chicago

The aftermath of a storm on LSD just north of Oak St, 1929, Chicago

Burg-er Ville, corner of Oak and Rush, 1985, Chicago. This is where the Prada store now stands.

Burg-er Ville, corner of Oak and Rush, 1985, Chicago. This is where the Prada store now stands.

Lake Shore Drive at Oak St., 1892, Chicago.

Lake Shore Drive at Oak St., 1892, Chicago.

Two interior photos of the Esquire Theater on Oak Street (when it was brand new), 1930’s, Chicago. Hedrich-Blessing

The Esquire Theater, Oak Street, 1976, Chicago.
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/256

The Esquire Theater, Oak Street, 1976, Chicago.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/256

Looking north on Rush, from Walton to Oak, c.1976, Chicago.

Faces was a famous (and infamous) disco in the 70’s. The block is now filled with a Starbuck’s and the new Barneys. The Oak Bank still remains. The Carnegie was a movie theater…

Kodachrome of Oak and Rush Streets, c.1966, Chicago. Prada is now where Burgerville stood. That’s the Palmolive building in the background.

Kodachrome of Oak and Rush Streets, c.1966, Chicago. Prada is now where Burgerville stood. That’s the Palmolive building in the background.

Oak Street, looking east from Rush, c.1909, Chicago. This one of the first pictures I’ve seen of Oak without the Esquire Theater.

Oak Street, looking east from Rush, c.1909, Chicago. This one of the first pictures I’ve seen of Oak without the Esquire Theater.

Postcard from The Ranch restaurant, at 123 E Oak St, c.1950, Chicago.

Postcard from The Ranch restaurant, at 123 E Oak St, c.1950, Chicago.

A 1970’s flier for The Loading Zone (pickup and delivery), a gay disco at 46 E Oak St., Chicago.
The bar later moved to Halsted St. It’s now a Pea in the Pod maternity store…;)

A 1970’s flier for The Loading Zone (pickup and delivery), a gay disco at 46 E Oak St., Chicago.

The bar later moved to Halsted St. It’s now a Pea in the Pod maternity store…;)

40 E Oak St, c.1974, Chicago

40 E Oak St, c.1974, Chicago

Apartment building at the corners of Oak and State, c.1910.

Apartment building at the corners of Oak and State, c.1910.