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That’s weird, I put that it was a 1913 map but that information seems to be lost. I’d think for structural reasons it would be unlikely to convert a single-story retail building to a three-story retail & apartments. Light wells, stairs, basement, and all. I think it’s possible that the party wall and maybe the shell of the back part of the building were reused, but I doubt any significant amount of it was retained. Interesting, though.
Sanborn map added. Looks like an entirely different building to me.
I remember seeing construction pictures where those tops of the exit arches were all that was left.
Contrary to the popular narrative, the Central Park did not open with air conditioning and was not the first in Chicago with air conditioning. Its sister, the Riviera, announced its “freezing plant” June 12, 1919. The Central Park’s was announced June 21, 1919. Ad is posted in Photos section.
Never on a regular basis. But last I checked, cinema treasures accepted submissions of such theaters anyway.
No Man’s Land was the unincorporated area between Wilmette and Kenilworth along Sheridan Road, nowhere near Lakeview. The Teatro was the Teatro del Lago, not the Mode.
Woodfield, South Barrington, Cantera have
New article here
Now 5 screens. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-pickwick-new-theater-tl-0831-20170825-story.html
Jonrev, can you please post some of your great pics here?
This is the De Luxe in Uptown. You failed to read the caption.
If you had linked the page you got this from, you would see this is the auditorium of the Deluxe theater.
If you had linked the page you got this from, you would see this is the foyer of the Deluxe theater.
Margaret Illington was a popular stage actress who took her odd stage name from her hometown of Bloomington, Illinois.
November 29, 1919 Motion Picture News
This theater was initially built for Edward Kounovsky at a cost of $91,000. Before opening, it was to be known as the Fairfield. Kounovsky had built the nearby Douglas in 1910.
The Douglas was built in 1910 by Edward Kounovsky, who later opened the nearby Parkway. It was sold to Brunhild & Young in 1923.
Motion Picture News, July 11, 1911
The mansard front has been removed, and there is a sign in the window saying “Coming Soon: Community Center and Theater”