Ask Vance July 2013


photos by Vance Lauderdale

You asked for them, so here they are: even more photos of the interior of the Nineteenth Century Club. These were taken in December 2011, during an estate sale on the property. And just as with tho... more

Jul 10, 2013 8:34 PM Ask Vance


photo by Lea Holland

My pal Lea Holland has presented me with a mystery, and I thought I'd ask my half-dozen readers for their assistance in solving it. She writes: "I have the job of restoring two mosaics that hav... more

Jul 10, 2013 1:39 PM Ask Vance

Everyone is dismayed at the impending destruction of the Nineteenth Century Club on Union Avenue. But most of the stories about the building only show the exterior, which is nice enough, I suppose,... more

Jul 4, 2013 5:11 PM Ask Vance

This man is clearly an imposter, pretending to be a "doctor" while presumably answering questions about the history of Chicago, or wherever the heck "Rush University" is located. I have notifie... more

Jul 2, 2013 2:03 PM Ask Vance