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Forgotten Chicagoans: Henry Worthmann

Forgotten Chicagoans: Henry Worthmann
Above the doorway on the building at 1859 W. Chicago Avenue in West Town reads “H. WORTHMANN BUILDING.” Henry W. Worthmann was born around June 18, 1857 in Hanover, Germany. He arrived in the United States in 1882 and he became a naturalized citizen in 1888. That same year, he married his wife, Agnes. He soon... Read more »

Forgotten Chicagoans: August Hanschmann

Forgotten Chicagoans: August Hanschmann
August Hanschmann was born on January 28, 1840 in Germany. His naturalization records don’t indicate when he arrived in the United States, but he became a naturalized citizen in 1887. He built this building at 1928 W. Division Street to house his saloon around this time. Interestingly, his last name was misspelled in its epigraph. August... Read more »

Where the Chicago Daily News Still Delivers

Where the Chicago Daily News Still Delivers
Many Chicagoans will tell you that the two major long time rival newspapers in town are Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. There was once a third, however: the Chicago Daily News. The Daily News, founded in 1875, was a pioneer in American newspapers. Unlike its rivals, it was an afternoon paper. It became one... Read more »
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Ghost Signs: Pawlansky Brothers Meat Market

Ghost Signs: Pawlansky Brothers Meat Market
On both sides of the building at 1235 N. Damen Avenue near Wicker Park are ghost signs for the Pawlansky Brothers Meat Market. Hyman Pawlansky was born October 14, 1881 in Latzkow, Russia. He arrived in the United States in 1898 and became a naturalized citizen in 1904. William Pawlansky was born October 15, 1884 and... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Fox DeLuxe Beer

Ghost Signs: Fox DeLuxe Beer
Although it lasted only just over a decade (1940-1951), Fox DeLuxe Beer is a legendary Chicago brew. “The Beer with an Ale Base” was a division of Peter Fox Brewing Company and had a ton of promotion when it was produced. It was even featured in Call Northside 777, a 1948 film starring Jimmy Stewart... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Carnation Milk

Ghost Signs: Carnation Milk
Carnation was founded by Elbridge Amos Stuart as an evaporated milk company in 1899. At the time before home refrigeration, there was a great demand for a sanitary milk. The development of evaporated (or condensed) milk allowed it to have a far longer shelf- and travel-life. I’ve found two ghost signs from Carnation around the... Read more »
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Buckeye Malt Extract: A Ghost Sign from Prohibition

Buckeye Malt Extract: A Ghost Sign from Prohibition
When Prohibition hit the country in 1920, once prosperous breweries who were no longer legally able to sell alcohol still tried to find ways to appease the general population of people who still wanted to get loaded. Through smuggling, secret speak-easies and bootlegging – much of it controlled by gangs – alcoholic drinks were still... Read more »
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