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 on Irving Park Road near Six Corners in Portage Park until the mid-1970’s.

A photo from the sign’s early days (1960) is in the gallery below, from the Krambles-Peterson Archive.

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