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CHUCKY - THIRD YEAR HIGH SCHOOL (3B) - FROM TIDE

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PHOTO - CHICAGO - BRADWELL CLASS 2B - MAY 1952

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CHICAGO WATERFRONT FESTIVAL - QUEEN CONTESTANTS - COLD AND RAINY DAY - 1969

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH SOUTH SHORE - CROWD AND POLICE - WADE-IN DEMONSTRATION - 1960

PHOTO - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE AVE AND 75TH - LOOKING S E FROM NW CORNER - FLANDER'S TEA ROOM RESTAURANT - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - c1950

PHOTO - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE AVE AT 75TH - LOOKING S - NOTE RESTAURANT ON LEFT - CSL WINDSOR PARK STREETCAR TURNING - 1940s

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND STONY ISLAND - BACKGROUND GATEWAY BANK - AVALON THEATER - BUS HEADED W - 1963

PHOTO - CHICAGO - ST BRIDES CHURCH INTERIOR - SOUTH SHORE - UNKNOWN WEDDING CEREMONY - 1950s

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - PANORAMA OF LOBBY - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE

 

 

NOTE: Apart from other adjustments I’ve made to these images, I’ve darkened them a bit.

The New Regal, intended for live performance legitimate theater,  appears much better lighted than the old Avalon was, which I remember always as more mysterious than current photos show.

Arabian Nights was its original architectural concept, and it certainly reflected that in every aspect.

There are a number of other pictures – both vintage and modern – on my site of the Avalon. To see them use the search box at the bottom right of the page.

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - WEST LOBBY WALL - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - STAIRWAY TO BATHROOMS - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - LOBBY - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - REMAINS OF JEFFERY THEATER - TERRA COTTA DECORATION - EDTED FROM REALLYBORING SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7400 CHAPPEL - BATH ROOM - EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7321 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - LIVING ROOM - EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP OLD APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1748 E 71ST - LIVING ROOM - EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP APRTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - 78TH STREET - NOTE IN LEFT DISTANCE THE FAIR PAVILION AT 75TH MANHATTAN BEACH - THEN NICHOLS PRIVATE - THEN CALLED ISLAND BEACH AND NICHOLS' NATATORIUM - BIG CROWDS - 1905

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SWEDISH LUTHERAN CHURCH - SOUTH CHICAGO - 1910

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - BALLROOM - 1919

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - PERSPECTIVE FROM DINING ROOM - 1917

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND JEFFERY - SOUTH SHORE STATE BANK - REAL ESTATE RENTAL OFFICE - SMALL MOVIE THEATER - STREETCAR TRACKS - c1920

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST - AERIAL - 1950s

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLES AND CHELTENHAM - LOOKING TOWARDS 79TH - ALEXANDER' S STEAKS - SOUTH SHORE BAPTIST WOULD BE ACROSS COLES FROM APARTMENT ON LEFT - 1959 - EDITED FROM A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST PLACE AND JEFFERY - APARTMENTS

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND JEFFERY - BUS STOPPED NEXT TO PETER PAN RESTAURANT - 1956

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE DRIVE AT 79TH - LITTLE PIERRE'S RESTAURANT - DAVID ON RIGHT APPEARS TO WEAR GRADUATING RIBBONS - EDITED FROM A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO - 1959

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHELTEN THEATER - WHAT REMAINS AS GOSPEL CHURCH

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PHOTO - CHICAGO - 73RD AND STONY ISLAND - WITT STREETCAR  - 1949

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED MANHATTAN - PANORAMA SHOWING STEEL MILLS IN DISTANCE - NOTE HOUSES - BIG CROWD - 1914

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NICHOLS (THEN PRIVATE PORTION OF WHAT BECAME RAINBOW) ) BEACH - HUGE CROWD - NOTE SUITS DRYING ALONG TOP OF BUILDING - 1908

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - MANHATTAN PORTION - NICHOLS PRIVATE PORTION BEHIND - STEREO PICTURE - NOTE BATHING SUITS DRYING - c1920

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - EARLY IMAGE SHOWS MANHATTAN - NICOLS BEACH IN DISTANCE - NOTE SUITS DRYING ON PAVILION ROOF - 1906

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE RECREATION - 6838 STONY ISLAND - BOWL YOUR CARES AWAY

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SOUTH SIDE SWEDISH CLUB - 7330 S RIDGELAND - W SIDE RIDGELAND ACROSS FROM 73RD PLACE

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - KOEHLER'S WINE AND LIQUOR - 2427 E 75TH - CORNER OF PHILLIPS

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - matchbook-chicago-ridgeland-liquors-1741-e-71st-free-delivery-visit-our-bar-television

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HIPPODROME CABARET - 4 SHOWS NIGHTLY - 79TH AND STONY ISLAND

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - YATES FORD - 8639 S OUTH CHICAGO - YATES AND SOUTH CHICAGO

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WHITE MANSION RESTAURANT - 75TH AND STONY ISLAND

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SIEGEL MOTORS - DODGE AND PLYMOUTH - 7626 STONY ISLAND

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SOUTH WORKS EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION - 3426 E 89TH

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STATION JBD - 1435 E HYDE PARK BLVD - IN THE PICADILLY HOTEL

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STATION JBD - BEST FOOD AND DRINKS IN TOWN - 5133 LAKE PARK AVE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LIPPERT HOME BAR MART - 7515 S STONY ISLAND

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DONNELLAN FUNERAL HOMES - 77TH AND JEFFERY - 10525 S WESTERN - c1960

ENVELOPE - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - FIRST DAY COVER - SOUTH SHORE STATION - 1933

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - C. A. BOUSHELLE RUG CLEANERS - 222 E 71ST STREET

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE GRAND LIQUOR STORE - 7018 STONY ISLAND - MERRY CHRISTMAS

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FLANDER'S TEA ROOM - 7501 EXCHANGE AVE - SOUTH SHORE'S MOST POPULAR RESTAURANT - SE CORNER OF 75TH AND EXCHANGE

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