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Broadway @ Sheridan-Montrose (view north)

1952 (Frank photo/author's collection)

How well did you find your way around the Chicago of 1952?

The location is one of three places where Broadway and Sheridan Road intersect. The famous Bowlium bowling alley has been replaced by a high-rise apartment. So have the smaller buildings on the left. But the building in the center rear remains--and after 60 years, someone has finally rented the billboard.

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