Thursday, August 6, 2015

#TBT: WWII-Era Civilian Defense Parade On Broadway

It's Throwback Thursday!  According to a post on Forgotten Chicago, these scenes are of a "Parade starting at Office of Civilian Defense headquarters at Broadway and Montrose, November 1942." They originate in the Library of Congress. The scene is still recognizable. The one-story building in the background is still there, now housing Azusa Liquors. The yellow brick apartment building is still around and there are still storefronts at ground level, although a few display windows have turned into walls. The boys in these photos would be in their 70s and 80s today. Wonder if any of them still live in Uptown?
Present day

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