March 2, 2011

Montrose and Sheridan, 1936

From the IDOT collection.

Source: Illinois Department of Transportation Chicago Traffic photographs
Collection: IDOT Chicago Traffic Photographs (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library


Anonymous said...

In the top picture you can see the Arcadia and for years mostly in the sixties there was the big red Magikist lips sign on the building
with the steel structure on top.

Uptown Updater said...

If you zoom in on the photo with the Arcadia, you can see the old Azusa building on the corner. I never realized it had lost so much of the ornamentation over the years. Wow.
Also, you can see a "You are entering Uptown" sign. That would be amazing to recreate.

Joanne said...

Magikist! I loved those ol' signs. I passed one every time I went to see my grandfather.

And you're right, UU, a welcome sign would be amazing.


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