Past Meetup

Uptown & Andersonville

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Price: $1.00 /per person
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This coming SUNDAY at 11AM, meet at the Lawrence Red Line Stop.

Let's head north for a walk back in time to the Uptown neighborhood, visiting places like the Aragon Ballroom (, Uptown Theater ( and Green Mill nightclub (! Along the way, we'll catch a glimpse of Chicago's other Chinatown (, the Lakewood Balmoral Historic District ( and even a stretch of Andersonville ( along Clark Street, passing by places like Georgie's Ice Cream (, Simon's Tavern ('s/Simon's.htm) or the Swedish American Museum ( After walking right by Charlie Chaplin's Essanay Studios ( complex, we'll finish off with a drink at Green Mill and/or some Dim Sum at Furama on Broadway (!

The weather ( is supposed to be excellent ...... so come on out and enjoy the afternoon with the Windy City Explorers!

This walk is approximately 3 miles long, following this route:

Walking Route Link (

Here's a video of some Capone-Era tunnels underneath our walk route. Too bad we cannot all take a tour down there! This video is the next best thing!

Below is a video documentary of the Uptown Theater. The video can be a bit slow at times, but watch it all the way through to understand the one-time glory of this structure. How sad to see the condition of this place today!

Uptown: Portrait of a Palace (2006) ( from John Pappas ( on Vimeo (

Here is a Chicago Tribune Article about grand plans for restoration of this theater.

Article Link (

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