(photo by Lee Bey)
The former R.V. Kunka pharmacy hasn't filled a prescription since February 2009; a nearby CVS takes care of that now. But look at what's been left behind: a totally modern and streamlined 1930s storefront--relatively rare in Chicago, especially in this good of a condition-- composed of metal panels, a unique color scheme and a typeface cool enough to grace the opening credits of an RKO Pictures movie. The storefront is the ground floor of an occupied, circa 1900 apartment building on a six-corner intersection at Archer, Loomis and Fuller in the 11th ward. Here's a photo I took of the facade about four years ago when the pharmacy was still in business.