February 8, 2009

Rainbo Gardens Menu, 1924, Clark and Lawrence, Uptown Chicago

As early as 1894, there was a restaurant at this site. By 1905, there was a two-story beer hall, a bowling alley, and an outdoor dance floor. Generations of Chicagoans from all across the city would come here to be entertained. Jazz Age Chicago has an excellent history of Rainbo Gardens that is a must read for Uptowners.

This is just the cover of the 64-page menu/booklet. We hope to publish more images in the future and, if there is any interest, to release it as an eBook.


Anonymous said...

Hi,first and foremost. Thank's for maintaining an exellent website on one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Chicago. The dedication that you put into this site is amazing. Also I'd love to see more of this Rainbo gardens book. Cheers. L.B.

Green Fairy said...

Thanks, L.B.! We'll definitely be featuring the Rainbo again in the near future.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE I have to see more!

Joanne said...

Oof! I forgot all about it; I'll have to scan those in soon.


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