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 that was shot almost entirely in Chicago. You can also find a ton of vintage treasures with a Google search.
The following are known locations of Fox Deluxe Beer ghost signs in Chicago:
- 5038 S. Archer Avenue in Archer Heights
- 1056 N. Ashland Avenue in the East Village
- 1343 N. Ashland Avenue in Wicker Park (obscured by a condo building since 2005)
- 1635 N. Ashland Avenue in Wicker Park (obscured by a condo building since 2005)
- 1233 W. Grand Avenue on the Near West Side
- 2112 W. Augusta Boulevard in Ukrainian Village
- 3144 W. Fulton Street in East Garfield Park
- 4457 N. Kedzie Avenue in Albany Park (very faded)
- 5615 W. Lawrence Avenue in Jefferson Park (very faded)
- 5856 W. Lawrence Avenue in Jefferson Park. This building actually has different Fox DeLuxe ghost signs on either side of the building.
- 5621 N. Clark Street in Andersonville (very faded)
- 1441 W. Devon Avenue in Edgewater
Interestingly, it started a second life five years ago by Oswego brewer Terry Richards.