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2009 Highlights


September 10 - Lincoln Square, Chicago


Attendees enjoyed a trip back to the Old World in Lincoln Square.


1.  Attendees enjoyed refreshments in the Skyline Lounge of the 1927 Dank-Haus2.  Initially part of the larger Ravenswood neighborhood, this area was settled by German and English farmers in the mid-19th century. The City of Chicago annexed the land and renamed it Lincoln Square in 1925..  3.  This Beaux-Arts style building was constructed as a social hall for the Order of Odds Fellows. Dank now uses the house for German cultural groups and programs.  4.   The Three Link emblem and the All Seeing Eye on the original cast-metal doorknobs of the Dank-Haus were symbols of the Odd Fellows. 5.  The 1915 structure that houses Ricochet’s Tavern retains its original art glass window with stylized floral details.   6.  This 1914 mixed-use building was designed by architects Grossman & Proskauer and housed the neighborhoods, first entertainment venue – the Bertha Theatre. Huettenbar occupies one of the buildings commercial spaces. 



May 7 - River North, Chicago


Landmarks Illinois hosted its first Pub Crawl during Preservation Month touring four historic taverns in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.



1.  The space that houses the Clark Street Ale House has operated as a bar since the 1940s and, despite changes in ownership, the Post-WWII-era neon sign still beckons thirsty patrons.  2.  Before stepping in to sample the libations, members and new friends listened to Landmarks Illinois preservation programs director Eiliesh Tuffy’s commentary about each building.  3.  Inside the Brehob Pub is a historic bar back, most likely manufactured by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender company   4.   The group stopped in the Clark Street Ale House beer garden to sample the wares and relax. 5.  Pippin’s stands on the former site of the 1841 Lill & Diversey Brewery (a.k.a. “The Chicago Brewery”).   6.  Originally built in 1871 as a grocery store, you can still see the old grocer’s cottage along the Huron Street side of the Green Door Tavern. 



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View highlights from our past Historic Pub Crawls through these Chicago neighborhoods: (2012) East Village, (2011) Glenwood/Roger’s Park, (2011) Loop(2010) Bridgeport and Hegwisch and (2009) Lincoln Square and River North.


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