August 23, 2008

Wilson Avenue, Between Ravenswood and Hermitage

This stretch has changed a lot. The cameraman is standing at Ravenswood, looking east down Wilson Avenue towards Hermitage. The building at right once housed the Zephyr Cafe, which closed in 2006 after 30 years of business. This image is courtesy John Chuckman; circa 1910.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

do you happen to have a larger version of this photo you could email me. I work on that corner and would like to print out the photo for others in the office to see.

thanks

Green Fairy said...

Unfortunately, I don't. That's the only scan I have.

You might check the Sulzer branch of the Chicago library; they have a large college of north Chicago images.

VNikol said...

I remember when the Zephyr opened, I was a kid & spent a lot of time there hanging out with friends or on a date. Was sad to hear it closed. It was a different kind of dining experience.

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