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Crown Propeller Lounge, 868 E. 63rd

A strange name for this very popular club which lasted from the early 40s until the early 60s - looks shuttered in this mid-60s photo. The club was run by Norm Schlossberg, who operated a few other clubs in the city as well as a nationwide talent booking agency. He was also mentioned in Chicago Crime Commission reports a few times.

 

The site now holds a CTA substation.

 

LaVern Baker played an extended engagement here as 'Little Miss Sharecropper' in 1951.

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Uploaded on June 4, 2010