Zeca Bettax, 10 March 2011

2011/03/11

Related to my previous post, because of the age of the city, some of the buildings in town have experienced some interesting lives…like this one!

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 WrigleyvilleNorth01B

Photo Information:

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Wrigleyville Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

This is the Wrigleyville North bar, at the northwest corner of Sheridan and Byron. If you caught my post from yesterday, this building is why I was hanging around at the corner of these two streets – and why I wasn’t too concerned about having to wait around for a CTA train to pass by on the elevated lines. As far as I can tell, thre isn’t any architectural significance to the building, other than being quite old – the terra cotta details indicate that it was built sometime in the early 20C, or even possibly the late 19C. If I had to guess, I’d say the building was probably a set of shops below, with apartments on the second floor – which would’ve been quite common during that time period.

Oh, and if you’re not from Chicago and wondering why there’s a sign out front that says “Old Style” on it, that’s a beer that is distributed primarily in Chicago and a couple other places in the Midwest – but most widely in Chicago (you can find it damn near everywhere in Chicago). It’s…not the best beer one could choose to consume, but it’s not horrible (well, I don’t think so…opinions vary rather widely in this regard, though). If you’ve had PBR, it’s a little like that.

Enjoy.

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