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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

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 - 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 - 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

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