northwest side of chicago, and while we've never considered Uptown the Northwest Side, we appreciate them including it. Judging from the parked cars, we're guessing it was taken not too long after the ballroom opened in 1926.
The second photo was taken yesterday. We know that there are purists who don't like the makeover of the interior of the present-day Aragon, but we think it's rather remarkable how much of the character of the original building has been retained, 87 years after it opened its doors.
Hard to believe it was once, mercifully briefly, converted into a 1960s disco called The Cheetah Club. We prefer original recipe Aragon.