Sunday, February 12, 2017
Wilson & Broadway, 1922
For those curious about the background, it's a pharmacy, and the sign advertises "Horlick's, the original malted milk." Two brothers from England invented powdered malted milk in Chicago in the 1870s and it was manufactured in Racine, Wisconsin until 1975. At the time of this photo, it was considered a real delicacy. Horlick's is still available, but only in the UK and a few Commonwealth countries.
According to this 1918 photo, there was a pharmacy where City Sports is now, so it appears Officer Klem is standing at the southeast corner of Wilson and Broadway, facing west. (Interestingly, the 1918 photo shows a residential building with ground-floor retail at the northeast corner. It was razed and single-story retail stores replaced it. Now there's a proposed development for that corner that would bring it full circle, back to a residential building with ground-floor retail.)
By Kate Uptown - February 12, 2017