Friday, October 8, 2010

Go For The Historical Gusto

According to Lee Bey's Chicago: Beyond The Boat Tour, "The city’s Landmarks Division will ask the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to grant preliminary landmark status to eight past and present historic and architecturally-distinctive watering holes built and operated by Schlitz between about 1880 and 1910."

That includes one in Uptown, at Broadway and Winona, which was apparently Howey's Old World Inn at one point in its history, and a Schlitz-tied tavern before that, but is now home to the South East Asian Center.

For more about "tied houses," the Schlitz globes, and some photos of them around Chicago, here's an article about them at Forgotten Chicago.

1 comment:

  1. I think these are the best historical pictures yet. It brings back the good old days right into my computer as I remember even going into some of these bars that been long out of business. The one shown on Grand and Damen use to be visited by 83 year old Joey "The Clown" Lombardo, now in prison, where you could have a beer and get some gambling he ran in the neighborhood.