Celebrating the Unique History and Culture of Chicago's Uptown Community
Thanks to a Facebook reader for helping me to figure this out. We're looking at the southwest corner of Wilson and Racine. The hotel in the background is the Warren Hotel at 4546 N. Racine, an address which puts all of this where the current Truman campus is.
Agreed. I found an address for Liquortown (1201 W. Wilson) from the Chgo Trib archives, so this jibes.
A friend has a trade token from the Barouge Lounge, 1203 Wilson Avenue - it is good for a 5¢ drink. John in ID
Cool! If only drinks were still a nickel.If you have a pic, I'd love to see it.
I now have the picture of the Barouge Lounge token, but don't see how to post it here. e-mail me and I will send it. John in ID tokens at gmail dot com
Awesome! You can send it to editor(a)compassrose.com, and we'll post it. Thanks!
The token pictures were e-mailed to you Friday morning. John in ID
I CAN REMEMBER STOPPING IN THERE WITH MY DAD, AROUND 1966 67? SUCH A LONG TIME AGO, THOUGH I STILL CAN REMEMBER THE DIM LIGHTING, EVEN THE SMELL, SITTING ON A BAR STOOL DRINKING A COKE, WHILE MY DAD DRANK A BEER AND TALKED TO HIS BUDDIES!
Lived in the apartments over the lounge in 1974/1975...lovely place! Roaches so bad that if you put food in the refrigerator, they'd eat the rubber seal off the door to get at it. Bathroom in the hall shared by four apartments, but it wasn't bad because the winos never bathed!
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