November 4, 2010
Wilson and Sheridan, Uptown Chicago, 1955
All told, I probably spend about an hour a day combing the Internet for pictures of Uptown back in the day, and sometimes hit real pay dirt, like with this image. It's a 1955 scene of Wilson Avenue, west of Sheridan (you can see the Sheridan Plaza Hotel, with its upright marquee, in the background). You can purchase the original here: Wilson Avenue, 1955
What I love about his image is the close-up detail of the buildings; most of the other images I've found of this stretch of Wilson are taken from much further back. Enjoy!
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