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Portion of the South Side Levee, 1910

 

 

 

Portion of the South Side Levee, 1910

The Levee, with its "sporting clubs" of all sorts, was the city's most notorious vice district. The names of many of the businesses suggest the unapologetic allure that scandalized and outraged "proper" Chicagoans.