March 1, 2011

Sheridan and Argyle, Uptown Chicago 1936

Holy cow! My condo is at Argyle and Winthrop — this first image blows my mind. It's the only photo I've seen of the Argmore Theater. The street looks nothing like this today.


From the IDOT collection. Below: Looking down Sheridan from Argyle, toward the Edgewater Beach Hotel, which is on the right side of the street just north of Foster.

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...

I went to see the Argmore building this afternoon after seeing its picture on this site. Imagine how I felt when when I got back to the Uptown History site tonight and saw the latest photo with the theater.
Many Many thanks

Joanne said...

Although I've shopped in the liquor store there more than a few times, I've never seen their storage room, which is said to have some traces of the theater decor left.

This might be my favorite image I've posted tonight.


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