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

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

SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - BACK WITH LOGO

SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - FRONT

SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - LABEL - ENGLEWOOD KNITTING MILLS - 6643 S HALSTED

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

TRANSFER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - STONY ISLAND ROUTE - FRONT AND BACK - c1940

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND NEAR 69TH - STREETCAR IS NB - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE NEAR 74TH - KOUPAL'S ON RIGHT - STREETCAR PARALLEL TO I.C. RR TRACKS - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLES AT 79TH - STREETCAR TURNING ONTO 79TH  - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH STREET - JUST W OF EXCHANGE - LOOKING NW - WALGREEN'S - CHELTEN  LIQUORS - SIGN FOR SOUTH SHORE NATIONAL BANK - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AT EXCHANGE - LOOKING W - I.C. RR STATION - WALGREEN'S - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING E - LEFT IS STRATOLINER LOUNGE - 2634 E 75TH - STREETCAR CROSSING I.C. RR TRACKS - MID 1940s

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND CONSTANCE - NEAR B AND O RR TRACKS - STREETCAR IS WB - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND COLES - LOOKING NW - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH - STREETCAR TURNING ONTO COLES - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING SE - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - FLANDERS TEA ROOM ON RIGHT - 1945 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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 - 79TH  AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING E - I.C. TRAIN GATES - PULLMAN STREETCAR - 1951

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 - MANHATTAN BEACH - PLATFORM IN WATER - LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE - c1910

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - THEN MANHATTAN - 75TH STREET FAIR PAVILION BEHIND MANHATTAN  BEACH HOUSE - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - c1910

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

TOKEN - CHICAGO - CHATTER BOX LOUNGE - 1622-24 E 79TH - 5 CENTS IN TRADE

TOKEN - CHICAGO - TOP HAT LOUNGE - 7510 SAGINAW - NEAR 75TH AND EXCHANGE S W CORNER - CHARLIE MCGILL - FIVE CENTS

NEWSPAPER - CHICAGO - APPOINTMENT NOTICE FOR D. E. ANDERSON TO SOUTH SHORE BAPTIST CHURCH - TRIBUNE - 1958

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

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

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GINNY LYNN SNACK SHOP - THE CLUB ROOM RESTAURANT - 7611 STONY ISLAND

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GASSEL DRUG COMPANY - 2801 E 79TH - WINES AND LIQUORS - SE CORNER 79TH AND BURNHAM - SECTION OF BURNHAM E OF BRADWELL STREET AND S OF 79TH

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE TWINS - 2255 E 79TH - S SIDE 79TH JUST W OF CRANDON - AND PARK FOREST

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE HUNT ROOM RESTAURANT - SCOTT'S SEA FOOD - 2135 E 71ST - JUST E OF MERRILL S SIDE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HIL-JO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - 2731  E 79Th - S SIDE JUST E OF MANISTEE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOWARD TAUBER'S CONTINENTAL-LICOLN MERCURY - 1755 E 71ST - N SIDE BETWEEN RIDGELAND AND CONSTANCE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE PATIO RESTAURANT AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 1951 E 71ST - JUST W OF JEFFREY S SIDE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TOP HAT COCKTAILS - 7510 SAGINAW - THE PLACE AROUND THE CORNER FROM WALGREEN'S AT EXCHANGE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LAGEN'S RECREATION BOWLING BILLIARDS - 7939 SOUTH CHICAGO AVE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHATTER BOX! - HARRY AND SOL ZIMMERMAN - 1622 E 79TH - N SIDE JUST W OF CORNELL

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - POW WOW - 2313 E 71ST - ONLY EXCLUSIVE BOYS' APPAREL IN SOUTH SHORE - S SIDE BETWEEN OGLESBY AND CRANDON

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SOUTHMOOR BANK AND TRUST COMPANY - 68TH AND STONY ISLAND

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL GALLERY RESTAURANT - BAMBOO ROOM RESTAURANT

MENU - CHICAGO - CHICKEN DELIGHT - TAKE-OUT AND FREE DELIVERY - COVER

MENU - CHICAGO - CHICKEN DELIGHT - TAKE-OUT AND FREE DELIVERY - INSIDE

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - TOKEN - CHICAGO - STRATOLINER COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 2634 E 75TH - NE CORNER EXCHANGE AND 75TH

TOKEN - CHICAGO - WINDSOR PARK LOUNGE - 2662 E 75TH - N SIDE HALFWAY BETWEEN EXCHANGE AND COLES

TOKEN - CHICAGO - LYLE'S LOUNGE - 1840 E 71ST - N SIDE E OF CONSTANCE - FIVE CENTS

TOKEN - CHICAGO - KAPPY'S - 71ST AND JEFFERY - ONE DOLLAR

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CUNIS ICE CREAM - SOUTH HOLLAND - CANDY COUNTER

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CUNIS CANDIES AND ICE CREAM - SOUTH HOLLAND - ICE CREAM SIGN

MAGAZINE ARTICLE - CHICAGO - STONY THEATER  - 6851 STONY ISLAND - 875 SEATS - HANNS TEICHERT - CONVERSION AND DECORATING - 1950

MAGAZINE ARTICLE - CHICAGO - STONY THEATER  - 6851 STONY ISLAND - 875 SEATS - HANNS TEICHERT - CONVERSION AND DECORATING - PAGE 2 -  1950

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINDON TOURIST HOME - SOUTH SHORE - 7701 EUCLID AVE - SE CORNER OF 77TH AND EUCLID - c1940

PHOTO - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - LAKE SHORE DRIVE AT 70TH PLACE - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BRADWELL SCHOOL - SOUTH SHORE CALLED WINDSOR PARK - 1914

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - LOOKING N - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED WINDSOR BEACH AND MANHATTAN BEACH AND NICHOLS BEACH - BIG CROWD - TINTED - 1910

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED 79TH AND LAKE MICHIGAN - STONE WALL AND BENCHES - c1910

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH SOUTH SHORE - CALLED SOUTH OF 76TH - AERIAL - NICE VERSION - 1917

PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - CABINET STYLE FRAME - 1907

PHOTO - CHICAGO - TAYLOR'S FURNACE AND TIN SHOP - 1104 E 75TH - JUST E OF GREENWOOD - WORKERS IN FRONT - 1907

AD - CHICAGO - WEE FOLKS - 1708-10 E 79TH - TOY STORE AND PARTY BAZAAR - DAILY NEWS - 1963

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE PALM GROVE INN RESTAURANT - 2 INTERIORS - OUTSIDE - BLUE MIRROR CIRCLE BAR - SIDEWALK CAFE - c1950

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PICCADILLY HOTEL AND THEATRE - HYDE PARK BLVD AND BLACKSTONE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE HITCHING POST RESTAURANT - 2235  E 71ST - OPEN 24 HOURS

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DOROTHY LINDSTROM'S RESTAURANT - 6901 STONY ISLAND

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODS ELECTRIC CARS - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - 1911

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SEGAL'S WINE AND LIQUOR STORE - 2900 E 79TH - 6845 STONY ISLAND  - N SIDE BETWEEN ESCANABA AND EXCHANGE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PINK POODLE - 1625 E 67TH - SOUTH SHORE'S FINEST LOUNGE

MENU - CHICAGO - PETER PAN SNACK SHOP RESTAURANTS - COVER - 1952

MENU - CHICAGO - PETER PAN SNACK SHOP RESTAURANTS - INSIDE PORTION - HAMBURGERS WE LOVED  - 1952

PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE BAPTIST CHURCH - COLES AND CHELTENHAM - AS IT LOOKS TODAY - EDITED FROM A RAY QUISENBERRY IMAGE

MAGAZINE - CHICAGO - NOTABLE ARCHITECTURE - THE BRYN MAWR COMMUNITY CHURCH - 7000 JEFFERY AVE - 1925

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST BRIDE'S SCHOOL - c1910

AD - CHICAGO - NOONTIME COMICS WITH JOHNNY COONS - DAILY NOON - WNBQ - 1955

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE DELANEY-HEALD COMPANY - STORAGE - 7159 STONY ISLAND AVE

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WHITE MANSION RESTAURANT - 75TH AND STONY ISLAND - ROUND THE CLOCK

PHOTO - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - 5337 S HYDE PARK BLVD - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEFFERY MANOR  MARRIONETTE MANOR - AS NEW PROJECTS - AERIAL - BOWEN HIGH SCHOOL PAXTON AVE - 1948

PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN SOUTH CHICAGO BUTCHER SHOP INTERIOR - TWO BUTCHERS - 1905

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE VOGUE LOUNGE - 1737 E 71ST - SOUTH SIDE'S COZIEST RENDEZVOUS

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JOHNSON'S TEA ROOM - SMORGASBORD - 6901 STONY ISLAND AVE

BALL - PINK RUBBER - SKY BOUNCE

BADGE - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE DISTRICT - BOY SCOUTS AMERICA - AMERICA AND CANADA - 1961

TOKEN - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE SPA - 7159-61 EXCHANGE AVE - GOOD FOR FIVE CENTS

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONSTANCE AND 69TH - NE CORNER - LARGE HOMES - YOUNG TREES - c1910

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 74TH STREET BEACH - UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN AND CARS - 1927

PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE NATIONAL BANK - 79TH AND JEFFREY - c1920

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - BLACK FAMILY SNAPSHOT - FILTRATION PLANT IN BACKGROUND - 1973

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH (CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) - BIG CROWD - LOOKING S - 1914

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED MANHATTAN - NOTE THIS ACTUALLY WINDSOR BEACH SECTION - SIGN IS FOR FAIR STORE DOWNTOWN - EARLY

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERRY - 53RD AT THE LAKE  - AERIAL - c1950

PHOTO - CHICAGO - FIFTH ARMY HEADQUARTERs - 51ST AND OUTER DRIVE - FORMER CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - 1963

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BAILY'S MILITARY OUTFITTERS - 25 W VAN BUREN

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - I. WEINER RELIABLE FURRIER - 2037 E 75TH - BETWEEN CLYDE AND CHAPPEL

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NEW AVALON BALLROOM - 79TH AND STONY ISLAND

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - EHRLICKH'S RESTAURANT - 2107 E 71ST

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE PREBYTERIAN CHURCH - 2824  E 76TH - THE CHURCH BY THE LAKE - ARCHITECT'S DRAWING OF NEW BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION - c1960

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