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

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