No problem Artista. Here is a scan of the postcard. The scene is taken form the corner of 18th & May Streets. From the left where the first carriage sits is the J. Novak saloon at 1132 W. 18th St (The building still stands). The building to the right of Novak's Saloon with the arched windows and doors is the C.S.P.S. , or Česko Slovanských Podporujicick Spolků (Czech Benevolent Society), building which was built in 1884 at 1126 W. 18th St. Unfortunately that building has since been razed and is a vacant lot.
Yes, as far as Cermak Rd., it is definitely a jewel. Unfortunately, many of the landmark buildings have been razed, especially the corner ones. The latest buildings that are at risk is the old Marik Funeral Home building located at 6507 W. Cermak, and most recently there are rumors that the architectural treasure which is the old First National Bank of Cicero located at 6000 W. Cermak (Cermak and Austin), is at risk of being demolished. Fifth Third Bank currently occupies the location and they have just built a new tiny little bank building on the the big banks parking lot. Rumor has it that the bank will be demolished due to upkeep and heating costs. I urge all of you to take a ride there and check out the inside before it is long gone.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/2015 12:24AM by Berwyn Frank.