The Cultural Center at Randolph and Michigan was Chicago's original library.


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One out of three Lincoln Park and Lakeview residents move every year.

Daniel Pope Cook is the namesake of Cook County, organized in 1831. There is no evidence he ever visited the area.

Ogden Avenue used to begin at the intersection of Armitage/Clark and Lincoln Park West.

The Pointe used to be Augustana Hospital.

Belgravia Terrace used to be Roosevelt Hospital.

I am featured on the DVD marking the 10th anniversary of the movie version of David Mamet's famed play Glengarry Glen Ross.

Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz, was raised in what is now known as Oz Park.

The original Second City was at 1850 N Clark, now the Hemingway House condominium building.

The Laflin Building, located at the corner of Clark and Armitage, was the original site of the Academy of Sciences, predecessor to the Peggy Notebart Museum.

The hit rock song "Lake Shore Drive" was first performed by Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah at Orphans at the corner of Lincoln and Montana.

On Sept. 1, 1977, Lino purchased The Bulls Jazz Nightclub.

The world's first and largest Ferris wheel was on display at Clark and Wrightwood after the 1893 Columbian exposition.

St Valentine's Day massacre, carried out by Al Capone's gang in 1929, occurred at 2126 North Clark Street.

In 1972, Lino purchased a 16-room mansion on a triple lot in Wicker Park for under $5,000.

In 1966, Lino moved into Lincoln Park while he was a student at UIC and working as a cab driver.

The Cultural Center at Randolph and Michigan was Chicago's original library.

The Playboy Club was at Clark and Armitage.