Worked in this place many times years ago with my Dad. We use to refer to it as being owned by the “Politician.” A Chicago Alderman use to own it back then. Thanks for the pic, brought back some fond memories
I have an ad that shows this place operating as early as 1916. It was known as Hector’s Recreation then, with the proprietor listed as C.A. Hector. Some of the leagues mentioned in the ad–North American Indian, Immaculate Conception, Edison, Nip ‘n’ Tuck.
Wow, I’ve just stumbled onto this. Based on what you wrote above, J.R., I can almost guarantee that my family had something to do with this place. My family is Hector on my maternal grandmother’s side. Late 19th century to mid 20th century, there were lots of attorneys and business people … all from the general vicinity of 33rd and Archer.