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The Paradise Theater, under construction, 231 N Pulaski, West Garfield Park, 1928, Chicago.

The Paradise Theater, under construction, 231 N Pulaski, West Garfield Park, 1928, Chicago.

The Gayety Theater (and Candy/Ice Cream Store), 9211 S Commercial Ave, 1961, Chicago.

The Gayety Theater (and Candy/Ice Cream Store), 9211 S Commercial Ave, 1961, Chicago.

The Chicago Theater marquee, 1947, Chicago.

The Chicago Theater marquee, 1947, Chicago.

PARIS-CHICAGO, appearing at the Theatre de la Tour Eiffel, 1893, Paris.

PARIS-CHICAGO, appearing at the Theatre de la Tour Eiffel, 1893, Paris.

North on Sheffield to Belmont, 1922, Chicago.

Of course, The Vic still stands. The Merry Garden, across the street, was the birthplace of the “dance marathon” craze of the 20s and 30s.

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North on Sheffield to Belmont, 1922, Chicago.

Of course, The Vic still stands. The Merry Garden, across the street, was the birthplace of the “dance marathon” craze of the 20s and 30s.

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Untitled (Master of Horror, Randolph Street), 1965, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled (Master of Horror, Randolph Street), 1965, Chicago. Vivian Maier

In light of Wednesday’s news of the Illinois House’s approval of $20 billion in capital construction projects, $10 million of which, if passed by the Senate, will go to the renovation of the Uptown Theater; here are several pictures of my personal favorite Chicago landmark at Lawrence and Broadway, circa 1968.

The Wilson Theater, 1050 W Wilson, 1908, Chicago.

Though the facade is somewhat different, the building still stands.

The Wilson Theater, 1050 W Wilson, 1908, Chicago.

Though the facade is somewhat different, the building still stands.

Miller’s Silver Palm Burlesk Revue, 1117 W Wilson Ave, 1951, Chicago.

Miller’s Silver Palm Burlesk Revue, 1117 W Wilson Ave, 1951, Chicago.

State and Lake (from beneath the Chicago Theater marquee), 1960, Chicago. Lee Balterman.

State and Lake (from beneath the Chicago Theater marquee), 1960, Chicago. Lee Balterman.

Untitled (State Street), 1961, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled (State Street), 1961, Chicago. Vivian Maier

The Jeffery Theater, 71st and Jeffery, South Shore, 1954, Chicago.
via Cinema Treasures

The Jeffery Theater, 71st and Jeffery, South Shore, 1954, Chicago.

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Nortown Theater, Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, 1987, Chicago. Jay Boersma

Nortown Theater, Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, 1987, Chicago. Jay Boersma

The Morse Theater, 1328 W Morse Ave, Rogers Park, 1910, Chicago.

The theater still exists and is now known as Mayne Stage. It is one of my favorite music venues in the city.

The Morse Theater, 1328 W Morse Ave, Rogers Park, 1910, Chicago.

The theater still exists and is now known as Mayne Stage. It is one of my favorite music venues in the city.

Crossing Randolph at Dearborn, 1956, Chicago.

Crossing Randolph at Dearborn, 1956, Chicago.