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Then and Now, Diversey-Milwaukee

1949–Diversey Avenue @ Milwaukee Avenue, view west

2021–the same location

In the 1949 photo, the five-story building on the right was the Morris B. Sachs Building, owned by a local clothier who had just become sponsor of an amateur variety show on early-day television.  Across Diversey is the landmark Art-Deco Woolworth Dime Store.  Notice that both buildings feature signs for Household Finance Loan Company.

Morris B. Sachs (the man) was eventually elected Chicago City Treasurer.  His one-time headquarters building is now the HaIrpin Arts Center.  The Woolworth has become a Foot Locker.  And though Household Finance is gone, “Friendly Bob Adams” is still around.

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