Posts Tagged ‘uptown history’

More on the never-ending balance between diversity/gentrification.

via Red Line Project.

By Lisa Klein and James Mazurek

The Red Line Project


Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ric Addy owns Shake, Rattle and Read, a 45-year-old record and bookstore in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Each day, familiar faces from the neighborhood pass through his store.

“On the North Side, Uptown is the biggest melting pot of any neighborhood,” he said “I like the mix of people.”

But that diverse mix is starting to change as the neighborhood’s landscape is changing with gentrification. more


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I pass this all the time when I go running. Glad to know that someone likes it as much as I do!

Photo of the Day- Heart O’ Chicago

Posted on May 31, 2011 by Tracey

via Photo of the Day- Heart O’ Chicago | Life Through a Lens.

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via Uptown Update.

Not Registered To Vote?

posted at 3:27 PM 1 comments

Today voter registration reopens after a pre-Election Day moratorium. So if you’re not registered to vote, do it now and be ready for the February election, when we elect a new mayor and new aldermen. This is going to be an historic election, and you need to be part of it.

How historic? more


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courtesy of Uptown Update.

posted at 4:18 AM 6 comments

Flickr photo by chrisjuno,

used under Creative Commons license

The author of the Chicago Theatre Addict blog did something this week that we’ve wanted to do forever: he took a tour of the Uptown Theatre. (Dead jealous!) He describes it as “a a glorious, fading jewel.”

Read about it here and be sure to drool at the photo he links to of the grand lobby.

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Beautiful photos of our local jewel.

Courtesy of Uptown Theatre – a set on Flickr.

This is a set of pictures Stephanie took of the interior of the Uptown Theatre. She was there with a group to band this season’s chicks from Uptown’s peregrine falcon pair. This place was amazing. If it is torn down, it will be a crime.

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courtesy of The Secret History of Chicago Movies: Chaplin at Essanay « Chicago Filmmaker, Film Studies Instructor, Cinephile.

Some interesting info about Uptown culture.

The Secret History of Chicago Movies: Chaplin at Essanay

While on a recent trip to the Chicago History Museum, I found (much to my embarrassment as a film studies instructor and longtime Chicago resident) that the role Chicago played in early motion pictures was considerably larger than I had ever realized. more

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Interesting study, although done a few years ago, on one of the more prominent ethnic communities in Uptown.

Asia on Argyle

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courtesy of Fox Chicago News

Charlie Chaplin, Essany Studios Once Called Chicago Home

Updated: Monday, 16 Aug 2010, 10:04 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 16 Aug 2010, 10:04 AM CDT

By Corey McPherrin, FOX Chicago News

Chicago – Chicago was once the epicenter of movie making, and the world’s biggest box office star, Charlie Chaplin, called the Uptown neighborhood home.
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