In running around today, I snapped a couple of pictures of signs in Chicago.
This is the sign for the shuttered Stars Motel on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. I'm pretty sure that Splotchy alluded to this sign in a post.
I love old signs in general (although regular readers may recall that some crank labelled a picture I posted of an old diner sign "pedantic"). Lincoln Avenue, a diagonal street that runs north and west across the north side of Chicago, once had many of these motels. I've never heard a satisfactory explanation as to why there were so many along Lincoln Avenue. Over time, they became centers of prostitution, and the city has been acquiring them by eminent domain and building new police stations, fire stations and parks in the spots.
The other thing I snapped a picture of is the statue at the top of Super Dawg, a northwest side Chicago institution, at Milwaukee and Devon avenues. The couple that own Super Dawg were regulars of mine at Nida's, a barbecue place I worked at years ago. The hot dog couple on top of the place are popular landmarks-- Bubs has mentioned them before.