The Wagon Wheel Lodge

Wagon Wheel Lodge postcardThe Wagon Wheel Lodge in Rockton, Illinois.

90 beautiful rooms, and 4 furnished apartments. Open the year round. Modern in every respect. Single, double, and twin-bed rooms. Popular prices: Rooms-$3.50 up. Dining room serving three meals a day every day of the year.

Fritzel’s Restaurant

Fritzel's RestaurantFritzel’s Restaurant, in Chicago at the corner of Lake St. and N. State St. A Chicago Tribune story from 2004 fondly described Fritzel’s as the Chicago equivalent to the Brown Derby, a place where celebrities could often be spotted. Later, in 2010, the restaurant was said to be the Chicago equivalent of Toots Shor’s in a Chicago Magazine article. It was probably neither, but it sure looks snazzy. Fritzel’s operated from 1947 until 1972.