Before this was a condo, this use to be the Playboy Club.
JOHN DILLINGER LOVED FROG LEGS - For six weeks in 1934, John Dillinger came here often to to dine on frogs legs in Ireland’s Oyster House Restaurant at 632-38 No. Clark. Famed attorney Clarence Darrow ate his victory dinner here the night that Leopold and Loeb were found guilty in 1924.
BABE RUTH’S FAVORITE HANGOUT - The Palace Gardens Night Club at 623 N. Clark, was Babe Ruth’s favorite Chicago hangout in the 1930s.
This area use to be the Dunning Insane Asylum. The complex occupied 320 acres of land between Irving Park Road and Montrose Avenue, stretching west from Naragansett Avenue to Oak Park Avenue.