Original Ferrara & Co Pastries, Taylor Street, Chicago, IL

Original Ferrara & Co Pastries, Taylor Street, Chicago, IL

The original "Dog House" that started the famous Portillo's restaurant chain in the Chicago area opened in 1963 in Villa Park.

The original "Dog House" that started the famous Portillo's restaurant chain in the Chicago area opened in 1963 in Villa Park.

A New Americana at Bridge Street Garage

A New Americana at Bridge Street Garage

A sign you're in Chicago? Italian Village, the city's oldest Italian restaurant, est. 1927 (Chicago Pin of the Day, 9/28/2014).

A sign you're in Chicago? Italian Village, the city's oldest Italian restaurant, est. 1927 (Chicago Pin of the Day, 9/28/2014).

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. 2121 N Clark Street, Lincoln Park “Rumor has it, the house above the now-restaurant served as a lookout post for Al Capone’s henchmen. The atmosphere is gorgeous and homey and warm and gorgeous. For dessert, DO NOT SKIP THE TORTONI. A local Chicago Italian ice cream shop makes this special just for for CPOGC.”

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. 2121 N Clark Street, Lincoln Park “Rumor has it, the house above the now-restaurant served as a lookout post for Al Capone’s henchmen. The atmosphere is gorgeous and homey and warm and gorgeous. For dessert, DO NOT SKIP THE TORTONI. A local Chicago Italian ice cream shop makes this special just for for CPOGC.”

Neonlicht | Forgotten Chicago | History, Architecture, and Infrastructure

Neonlicht | Forgotten Chicago | History, Architecture, and Infrastructure

SUE, Field Museum, Chicago, IL

SUE, Field Museum, Chicago, IL

genarros taylor street in chicago - Google Search

genarros taylor street in chicago - Google Search

Our original Olneyville New York System neon sign from 1946 by Olneyvillain, via Flickr

Our original Olneyville New York System neon sign from 1946 by Olneyvillain, via Flickr

The Jacksonian Motel, Jackson, Mississippi

Republic Building, 209 South State Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL.The Republic Building was designed by the architectural firm of Holabird and Roche and built

Wheaton Il