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Ghost Signs: Howaniec Furniture Co.

Ghost Signs: Howaniec Furniture Co.
On the west side of the building at 1551-53 W. Chicago Avenue in West Town reads “Howaniec Furniture Co.” The company began as E. Howaniec Furniture Co. in 1947, but the “E” was soon dropped. Edward Howaniec, who founded the business, was born March 11, 1914 and died September 22, 1973. The business was run by his... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Rubin's Women's Apparel

Ghost Signs: Rubin's Women's Apparel
There is a ghost sign behind 1310 N. Milwaukee Avenue visible from Moorman Street in Wicker Park that barely reads “Chicago’s Largest Women’s Wearing Apparel Store.” This is an advertisement for Rubin’s Women’s Apparel, which used to be located next door in the 1940’s and 50’s. A major fire damaged much of the property in 1953. They had another location... Read more »
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