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Featuring the Starr Hotel located at 617 W. Madison St. (1956).

SKID ROW

The street scene on skid row featuring the Starr Hotel at 617 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois (1956). One photo from a small collection of down and out men in front of several flop houses. Note the Freemont Hotel.

The Bowery

In recent years I have been approached many times by homeless people looking for a handout.  Perhaps I look like an easy “mark” wearing my veteran’s baseball cap.  In my younger days I would have brushed them aside and told them to get lost, or I would deliberately walk around them.  All it takes is a couple of close brushes with death to change your attitude.

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