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#TBT: Photo Of 1918 March Shows How The Square Looked A Century Ago

By Mina Bloom | October 5, 2017 5:24am

LOGAN SQUARE — For #TBT, check out what the square looked like in 1918, when a march to support soldiers and sailors traveled through. 

The old photo shows the square, looking north at the buildings that house Reno and Webster's Wine Bar today.

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

A march through Logan Square in 1918 — part of a benefit for soldiers and sailors serving abroad. The photo is looking north at the buildings that house Reno and Webster’s (at left) According to a newspaper article:

"A band from the Great Lakes Training Station will lead the grand march in which there will be a soldier's and jackie's squad, Red Cross nurses and Liberty Girls. Many novelty stunts are promised in the way of entertainment. The proceeds of the affair will be used for the purpose of sending good cheer packages to the boys in the national camps."

One of the three organizers of the event was Elsie Hiliger, who resided at 3050 W. Logan Blvd. and whose family took the photos at the event.

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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