Tag: Logan Square

Soda Pop Ghost Signs

Soda Pop Ghost Signs
Here are two ghost signs for soft drinks in Chicago. The partial 7-Up (“The Uncola!”) sign is at 4105 W. Lawrence Avenue in Albany Park. The red logo was used on cans in the early 1960s. The Dr Pepper sign is at 2832 W. Fullerton Avenue near Logan Square; the logo is from the late 1960s. Some... 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 »
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