December 2, 2010

Arcadia Ballroom at Night, Broadway Near Wilson, Uptown Chicago


We've been on a lucky streak lately when it comes to finding rare images of Uptown. I won this one at auction earlier this evening. It's the first photo I've seen of the Arcadia Ballroom all lit up. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Uptown Updater said...

Bravo!

bill matteson said...

We went to the Arcadia on a weekly basis, But it was a roller rink then.
I think it cost 12 cents to get in and you could skate all day.
It had a wooden floor, then they closed it down and covered the wood with a blue liquid plastic
The organist was fantastic and regulated the skating by the music played,I bought shoe skates on credit for 50 cents a week,
Bill Matteson

Jim Preston said...

I skated there about 4 times a week. Met my first girl friend there(Bonnie Lehman). A wonderful place full of great memories. The organist was fantastic. His name was Chuck Pruitt. I went in the Air Force in 1957 and was sorry to hear the placed burned down. Roller Derby skates and the speed club. Life couldn't have been better. Foxtrot anyone!

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