January 13, 2009

Hotel Kenmore, 4618-4622 Kenmore (at Wilson) Uptown Chicago

The Hotel Kenmore stood on Kenmore near Wilson, where Winthrop Ave. curves around to meet it. The view today, courtesy of Google Maps (use your mouse to navigate the map):

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Uptown Updater said...

Outstanding postcard! Good find!

bill matteson said...

this was on my newspaper route
My most famous customer Was
Ray Blanco he was on Radio and was billed as the Mexican troubadour
He was a good looking guy who could really play the guitar. His wife was a blond from Georgia. his hobby was Photography and he made a couple of portrait shots of me for my Mom.
about 190 there was a fire in the hotel and we wee all outside watching
a naked Lady in the window waving at us

Jerry Duncan said...

Hey Bill, we overlapped for many years. I grew up at Montrose and Magnolia, moved to Wilson and Magnolia when I entered Senn in 1952. Talking about a famous customer, I delivered cleaning for Tony the Tailor across from the Sheridan Plaza 1954-56. Delivered to a famous local musician named Hey Hey Humphries,who lived in a fleabag further down Wilson near Hazel. Also, delivered the Herald American to that one block, from Leland east of Broadway, curved around to another north-south street. Wish we could make contact, have many Uptown memories.


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