John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Uncle Anton's Chicago Bar Circa 1940's

Uncle Anton's Chicago Bar Circa 1940's

Uncle Anton's Chicago Bar Circa 1940's. I came across this old photo while checking the contents of a Rubbermade container under the bed in the guest room. Notice most of the men still wore hats and the entertainment was an accordian player. I think Anton sold the bar and moved to Brownsville Texas, where he married a Mexican girl half his age and fathered a child. I'm sure he died happy. What a guy!

Uncle Anton's Chicago Bar

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Comment balloon 8 commentsJohn Mayer • November 30 2014 10:48AM

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John,

 That is a really cool picture and looks like your uncle was a character!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 5 years ago

Thanks Yolanda - I never met him but they say he was a good guy (and a character :-) 

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 5 years ago

John, looks like a 40s version of Cheers.  Maybe those hats will come back some day soon.

Posted by Michael Dagner, Your Denver Homes Realty Expert (Brokers Guild Classic) almost 5 years ago

Michael - The first thing my brother bought when he came for a visit was a straw hat only with a shorter brim. I wear a UCF black baseball cap and bend it just right :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 5 years ago

That old photo takes me back to my early childhood years.  We had a place located in what is now known as Old Sacramento called The Saddlerock.  It reminds me a lot of that scene.  It was torn down when the freeway which crosses over part of the Old Sacramento of today, was built.  Would love to have seen Sacramento keep it as a landmark.  Alas, it wasn't to be.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

What a neat photo. The wire back chairs in the forefront take me back to an early pharmacy we had in the neighborhood with a soda fountain

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 5 years ago

Hi Myrl - "Saddlerock" sounds like a nice place to hang out. It's too bad that pieces of history are lost to "urban redevelopment" but I guess that's the price of progress and land isn't cheap. What are you going to do?

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 5 years ago

Hi Ed - The photo is definitely one for the archives, although I very much prefer the restaurants and bars with top notch entertainment in Cocoa Beach :-)

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Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 5 years ago

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