April 18, 2020
1979 photo credit Doug Griffin.
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Sadly, this was the year we moved out of Chicago (1979) when I was 10. This is how I remember the Nortown, more so in 1977 when I saw the granddaddy of all sci-fi movies–Star Wars! I was just here a couple weeks ago. My aunt moved to a condo not far from here at Granville, just west of California. My two younger children were with me, and one of the days, when leaving my aunt’s for a quick run to see downtown, my kids were hungry. My daughter looked up nearby restaurants, and where did she pick? The Wendy’s that now sits on the site! I believe the Arco in the forground in the photo is a Dunkin Donuts, or it is just out of frame back a block because we stopped there for iced coffee.