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Cornerspotted: DC-6 Drive-In at Monroe and Cicero

This site must be more ingrained in Chicago lore than we reckoned— it took less than a half-hour for two commenters to correctly identify the intersection as Monroe and Cicero. Can you imagine such a fun, carefree investment at the border of Austin and West Garfield Park today? Didn't think so. That DC-6 airplane must've been a sight! The barrenness above is indicative of all four corners of this depressed intersection. Never mind that it's flanked by relatively dense residential blocks. Not even the areas most proximate to the Cicero CTA station have any vibrancy. If anyone knows how long the airplane diner was in operation—or where to get one—we'd love to learn more. It's certainly before our time.
·Hint: This Intersection Can Now Accommodate Two or Three Airplanes [Curbed Chicago]
·CornerSpotter [Curbed Chicago]