Re: Ever hear of Shady Cottage bar allegedly around Harlem & Belmont?
Date: July 31, 2014 10:57PM
Google only pulled up a couple of mentions...one is from 1932 and mentions a 'Shady Cottage' at 2305 St. Charles Rd. in Bellwood and the name Mary Lekowitch.
Then, I came across this website about the history of Proviso and the Shady Cottage turns up again towards the bottom of the page.
[url=http://www.franzosenbuschheritagesociety.org/histories/ProvisoTownshipMaps/Life%20in%20Proviso%20%281850%20-%201900%29.htm]Life In Proviso[/url]
If you check the Google Street View, 2305 is an building with an adjacent house clearly older than the other buildings around it.