Editor's note: What a gem of a find! The excerpts below are from "Dining in Chicago" by John Drury.
Six miles north of the Loop lies Uptown, a sort of miniature Loop. Tall terra cotta office buildings, hotels, business houses, movie palaces, amusement centers and restaurants, as well as orange huts, photomatons, chop suey parlors and $1.88 women's hat shops, abound in the district and give it a sort of gay carnival air. It is quite definitely a night life pleasure area and serves the entire north side and, more particularly, the romming house and apartment hotel district immediately surrounding it. The beaches of Lake Michigan are at its feet; street-cars and elevated trains lead to it; and at night it is the Great White Way of the north side.
(Building currently houses Nick's on Wilson and 7-11)
Lincoln Tavern Town Club