Tag: Edgewater

Ghost Signs: Ceresota Flour

Ghost Signs: Ceresota Flour
I’ve spotted two ghost signs for Ceresota Flour on the North side of Chicago. The first is located at 1515 W. Devon Avenue in Edgewater. This is more of a full advertisement, although much of it is faded. The sign reads “from Minnesota” below the Ceresota logo, where it was produced by the Northwestern Consolidated... Read more »

The Old Telephone Numbers of Chicago

The Old Telephone Numbers of Chicago
Before area codes, there were exchange prefixes in the Chicago telephone system. When the telephone system began in Chicago in 1892, the caller would connect to the operator and provide them the name of the exchange they wished to call, followed by their contact’s assigned specific 3-digit number (ie. Mulberry 666) Of course, by 1921,... 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 »
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