Over in Lakeview, a routine demolition revealed a niche part of Chicago history. A two flat located on Ravenswood has been going through much needed renovations, and while removing the buildings sidings, half century old advertisements were found painted on the original wooden siding.
The building, which dates back to the 1890’s, has multiple ads located on either side of the building. On the northern wall, there is a Shell oil ad dating back to the 1940’s. On the northern end there is a banner for Ward’s Soft Bun Bread, which later became known as Wonder Bread. Ads like these are rare to see throughout the city on wood, with most ads this old being only on brick.
If you want to know more about this rare city-find, see pictures of them, and learn about the history of the building, Head on over to the main article here.