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#TBT: What The Dunlay's, Billy Sunday Stretch Looked Like In 1906

By Mina Bloom | September 21, 2017 5:39am

LOGAN SQUARE — For #TBT, check out what the stretch that's now home to Billy Sunday, Dunlay's and Wolfbait & B-girls looked like in 1906.

The image shows the south side of the block, looking east.

Here's what Logan Square Preservation has to say about the photo:

Here is a view of the south side of Logan Square looking east, circa 1906. This block is currently home to Wolfbait B-girls, Dunlay's on the Square, Billy Sunday and The Bird's Nest Salon.

At this time the square wasn’t two green spaces divided by Milwaukee Avenue but several, and Logan and Kedzie Boulevards met in the center just to the south of the Comfort Station rather than diverting around it. That change was made in 1927. Originally the streets adjacent to these buildings and the other commercial buildings would have been much sleepier by keeping traffic in the center though this would have definitely made the green space less usable.

DNAinfo is partnering with Logan Square Preservation on a "Throwback Thursday" post each week. All photos are the property of Logan Square Preservation unless otherwise indicated.

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