Must have been mild weather, considering what the people were wearing. We love the streetlights and the brick "paving" on Broadway. The street litter, not so much. A problem 73 years ago, as now.
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|Two women wait in the center median to cross to the west side of Broadway. You can see the old Arcadia Ballroom, which had dancing, live music, and skating, across the street, complete with a bar called the "Skaters Canteen." Target is there now.|
|Looking east from Broadway down Sunnyside. You can barely make out the Illinois Bell sign on the side of the building at 1025 West Sunnyside, which was at that point one of its telephone exchanges. The corner store was occupied by "Dave's Trading Post," which sold cigars, cigarettes, Coca-Cola, snacks, greeting cards, toys and school supplies, among other things. It also offered the services of a notary public and served as a post office.|