Head north on Illinois to the northwest corner at Washington and back 110 years and this is approximately what you would see.

This postcard, postmarked December 28, 1907 and reads: “All drunk & having a good time–Happy New Year”


Two years and one day prior, were you to satiate your desire for luncheon or dinner at the Claypool in 1905, peruse your choices from the following menus…
May I take your order please? What would you have eaten? Smoked jowl anyone? How fresh do you think those Bluepoints were?