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The Hub Saloon
Posted by: HOLTANEK ()
Date: January 14, 2013 07:23PM

I recently watched the 1930s movie "In Old Chicago" which takes place before and during the Chicago fire. Although so much of the scenarios and names in the mov ie were totally fabricated, there was mention of a saloon called "The Hub", on Madison. I started doing research and could find nothing on it other than a comment that the guys that tried stealing Abraham Lincolns body met there to plan their scheme. I tried Googling "Historic Chgo saloons", "The Hub tavern" and others, but could find nothing. Was The Hub just another one of the movies fabrications? Anyone out there with some info?

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Re: The Hub Saloon
Date: January 14, 2013 08:35PM

That's a good one for sure.

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Re: The Hub Saloon
Posted by: Lance Grey ()
Date: January 14, 2013 09:41PM

Knew I saw something recently...

Here's a great shot that was blogged by Calumet 412 on 10/08/2012




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Re: The Hub Saloon
Posted by: b.a.hoarder ()
Date: January 14, 2013 10:12PM

The name Henry C. Lytton below the name "The Hub" was the tip-off for me. He was an early Chicago clothier, and I think they lasted into the 1960's-'70's (?), maybe later.

Check the link- [fishinghistory.blogspot.com]

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Re: The Hub Saloon
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: January 15, 2013 08:49AM

According to the "History of Chicago, Volume 1" by Alfred Theodore Andreas, "The Hub" had been in existence before Lytton's store. In 1857: "pavements were tested and stamped with the approval of The Hub". See: [books.google.com]

and search: The Hub. and page 194

The Hub apparently, was a real saloon on Madison. See: [www.bitsofblueandgray.com]



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Re: The Hub Saloon
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: January 15, 2013 12:28PM

"The Hub at 294 W. Madison Street in Chicago was a favorite watering hole of blue collar working men of the city."

[www.illinoishauntings.com]

And converting the pre-1909 street address to the current number --- 1023 West Madison Street.



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Re: The Hub Saloon
Posted by: HOLTANEK ()
Date: January 15, 2013 06:47PM

Thanks. Not a bad movie either.

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