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Aragon Ballroom, Chicago. Opened 1926. Photo June, 2016
Some say the secret tunnels under the nearby Green Mill bar, a Prohibition-era hangout of Al Capone, led to the Aragon's basement.
Uptown Theatre, Chicago. Opened 1925. Photo June, 2016
The historic Uptown Theatre announced a $75 million restoration
plan in June of 2018
Ferris Wheel Navy Pier, Chicago. Opened 1995. Photo July, 2017
The Ferris wheel is 150 feet tall and has 40 compartments
that can fit up to six passengers each
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. November, 2015
Originally built 1893. Eleven stories. 12 S. Michigan Ave.
Remodeled and re-opened Spring of 2015 with beautifully restored interiors. Many areas open to the public.
Graffiti Paris April, 2016
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Chicago, June, 2016
4802 N. Broadway
Originally named Pop Morse's Roadhouse opened in 1907.
It was renamed Green Mill Gardens.
Much prohibition era mob history.
Restaurant, Bar. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. April, 2015
Bentwood Restaurant Chair, Black Lacquer
One of the revolutionary mid-nineteenth century
chair designs by Michael Thonet
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