Celebrating the Unique History and Culture of Chicago's Uptown Community
November 7, 2010
Planet Mars, 1117 Wilson Uptown Chicago
I love these old matchbooks; back in the days when more people smoked, it seemed every business advertised with them. They're a great clue for helping to figure out what businesses used to be in a neighborhood like Uptown.
Planet Mars at 1117 Wilson is where jazz singer Anita O'Day got her start.
Looks like a great place! The top matchbook is currently available from eBay at: Planet Mars