Uptown

CURRENT NEWS NOTABLE PLACES TRANSPORTATION SHERIDAN STATION Source: Chicago Public Library, Ravenswood-Lakeview Community Collection LANDMARKS BRIDGEVIEW BANK UPTOWN CASTLEWOOD Studs Terkel lived in Castlewood. See “Sage of Castlewood Terrace Had ‘Life Well Lived’;”a chapter in the book Hidden History of Uptown by Patrick Butler. ESSANAY STUDIOS The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company GREEN MILL Green Mill […]

Leland Hotel

Leland was a popular name for Illinios hotels in the early 20th century. There was a Leland Hotel in Springfield, Rockford, and Belvidere. I was walking north on State Street in Belvidere and saw a large, painted sign on the side of a building as I crossed the river. I was immediately intriqued; especially by […]

Western Avenue Pictorial 1908-2015 Winnemac to Leland

All black and white photographs in this post are from the Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Regional Library, Ravenswood-Lakeview Community Collection.   The photograph above shows Western Avenue, looking North from Winnemac, before the street was widened in 1924. According to Mark Dawson’s historical account, approximately six feet of buildings along Western were shortened to make […]