This building is located at 3325 N. Southport Avenue Chicago.
The building that is now Southport Lanes and Billiards was originally constructed in the early 1920. It was named the Nook. It was one of the many Schlitz tied taverns constructed in the Chicago area.
In 1922, the name was changed to Southport Lanes. It featured 4 hand operated bowling lanes.
At some time during the 1920’s, the building was converted to a speakeasy with an upper floor brothel. After prohibition ended, a new room was constructed east of the bar room. Originally, the new space was used as a gambling facility with direct lines to race tracks across the country. In the 1950’s, it was converted to a beer hall for rent. Currently, it is used as a billiard room.
The Southport Lanes were renovated in 1991 and in 2003.
The bridge is in the open position.
This former Schlitz tied tavern is located at 3159 North Southport Avenue in Chicago
It was built in 1903. The architects were Fromann and Jebsen. The building style is German Renaissance. The building is notable for its steeply pitched front gable; use of alternating colors of brick to frame window and door openings.
In 1988, Chris and Michael Schuba purchased the building. They supervised an extensive renovation. The exterior of the building is similar to its original appearance. The interior was renovated to maintain the long mahogany bar, the intricately designed tin ceiling, and the wainscoted wall panelling
This building is located at 2230-2256 North Lincoln Park West in Chicago. It was built in 1910. The architect was Dwight Perkins. The style was arts and crafts. There are 24 apartments in a four story building.