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Federal Street


This charming medieval couple has clearly been keeping diligent watch over the fire alarm at 314-316 S. Federal for decades. The building was originally St. Hubert's English Chophouse (which was quite the destination in its day) but is now used only for storage by the adjacent Union League Club.

August 15, 2013 in Chicago Observations, History, Photography | Permalink


Wow, what an odd thing to find outside a bar and grill.

(According to Amazon, my copy of Wheatyard arrives tomorrow...)

Posted by: Jeff at Aug 15, 2013 7:50:56 PM

Despite the name, it wasn't really a bar and grill, but a high-end restaurant, popular with both scheming businessmen and corrupt politicians.

Posted by: Pete at Aug 16, 2013 9:01:39 AM