Most this is long gone. My grandparents lived in one of those buildings on the south side of Wilson where the Pollo Loco is today. My grandmother is always talking about how nice the neighborhood was then.
Wow, this is actually identifiable!The bank on the left-hand side of the picture is still there, now TCF, I believe. Although the two buildings east of it are now parking lots. Then there's what's now the McD's at the corner.But across the street is the beautiful Sheridan Plaza Hotel, still there. And you can see the Hotel Chelsea sign after that, now Friendly Towers.On the other side of the street, there's what is now Uptown Baptist Church. Looks like the same "Christ Died For Your Sins" sign that's still up there now.Cool beans.
Cool image. What's the image ID from the Chicago Daily News archives? I tried to find it myself, but couldn't. Or what search keywords did you use to get it?
The person who sent it to us, told us that it was from that archive. We will check and see how you can find it. Its an amazing photo nonetheless.
Laura, Email us at email@example.comWe have a photo of the building sitting where Pollo Loco is today, if you haven't already seen it. We can email it to you.
Those sidewalks look nice and wide. I can now see why it was the premier shopping destination north of the Loop.
It looks so much nicer in the 1920's. Way to go Helen, nice progess.
In Helen's defense, she had nothing to do with all those buildings being knocked down - but she sure could be a driving force in cleaning up that area and allowing some decent retail in. Oh, I'm dreaming again.