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There are great signs up and down Clark Street. This is part 2 of what will no doubt be a continuing series. Here's part 1

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Zamudio #3, Clark Street near Howard
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Zamudio #3, Clark Street near Howard
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Zamudio #3, Clark Street near Howard. The minivan is almost as dynamic as the 'Vette
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Howard "L" Auto Sales, Clark Street near Howard. Perhaps it's just masquerading as an L
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A&T Grill, Clark Street at Greenleaf. Check out the planets
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Corky's Discount, Clark Street
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Corky's Discount, Clark Street
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Just Pawn, Sheridan Road near Wilson. The arrow and the name made this a keeper.
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Nails on Clark. The S seems to have grown to fill the space
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Liveen 1 Grocery Store, Clark Street near North Shore Avenue. I always like to get a squishy with my threaded eyebrow
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Liveen 1 Grocery Store, Clark Street near North Shore Avenue
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Clark Street near North Shore Avenue
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Clark Street near North Shore Avenue
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Taqueria El Charro, Clark Street at North Shore Avenue
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Luz Beauty Salon, Clark Street near North Shore Avene
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Sidney's Tire Shop, Clark Street near Wallen
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Omar's Upholstery, Clark Street near Highland. The chair is an interesting design exercise in its own right
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Omar's Upholstery, Clark Street near Highland
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Omar's Upholstery, Clark Street near Highland
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Akram Auto Electric, Clark Street near Highland. Automotive engine parts reliably provide occasion for display of sign-painting talent
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Akram Auto Electric, Clark Street near Highland
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Akram Auto Electric, Clark Street near Highland
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Akram Auto Electric, Clark Street near Highland
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Uptown Spring & Wheel Service, Clark Street
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Uptown Spring & Wheel Service, Clark Street near Granville. Former Bear Wheel Balancing Service
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Nineveh Auto Parts gives way to the former Bear Wheel Balancing Service
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Nineveh Auto Parts, Clark Street near Granville. A highly graphic auto business
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Nineveh Auto Parts, Clark Street near Granville
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Nineveh Auto Parts, Clark Street near Granville
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Nineveh Auto Parts, Clark Street near Granville
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Nineveh Auto Parts, Clark Street near Granville
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Banadir Restaurant, Clark Street near Thome
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Banadir Restaurant, Clark Street near Thome
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Banadir Restaurant, Clark Street near Thome
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The Piano Gallery, Clark near Ridge (closed)
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Atmospheric neon at Philadelphia Church, Clark near Rascher
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Atmospheric neon at Philadelphia Church, Clark near Rascher
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Foremost Liquors sign, Clark near Berwyn
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Foremost Liquors sign, Clark near Berwyn
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Foremost Liquors sign, Clark near Berwyn
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Capt'n Nemo's, Clark at Jarvis
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Capt'n Nemo's, Clark at Jarvis
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Capt'n Nemo's, Clark at Jarvis. I prefer the ghost sign
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Los Perez Restaurant, Clark near Peterson
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Parkside Gyros, Clark near Jarvis. The old sign
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Parkside Gyros, Clark near Jarvis
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Parkside Gyros, Clark near Jarvis
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Parkside Gyros, Clark near Jarvis
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Berwyn at the El, near Clark. Mystery triangles along with gyros and Italian beef (gone)
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Berwyn at the El, near Clark (gone)
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Berwyn at the El, near Clark (gone)
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Clark Street (gone)
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Clark near Lawrence (gone)
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The painted building made Delicious Dogs & Subs monumental (gone)
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Clark near Lawrence. This fast-food extravaganza is long gone
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Happy to be food, Clark near Lawrence (gone)
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Clark St. Dog, Clark at Halsted
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Clark St. Dog, Clark at Halsted
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Clark St. Dog, Clark at Halsted
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Clark St. Dog, Clark at Halsted
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Clark St. Dog, Clark at Halsted
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Clark St. Dog, Clark at Halsted
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Clark St. Dog, Clark at Halsted
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Wrigleysville Dogs, Clark near Racine. There's a military resonance to these gyros
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Wrigleysville Dogs, Clark near Racine
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Wrigleysville Dogs, Clark near Racine
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Wrigleysville Dogs, Clark near Racine
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Wrigleysville Dogs, Clark near Racine
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Wrigleysville Dogs, Clark near Racine
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Wrigleysville Dogs, Clark near Racine (sign gone)
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Little Mel's Place, Clark near Winnemac (gone)
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A nice neon sign to go with the Vitrolite front. Clark Street near Berwyn
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Erickson's Vitrolite storefront on Clark near Berwyn is presumably doomed since the jewelry store is now closed
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Erickson Jewelry on Clark Street in Chicago is now closed, one of the last Swedish businesses in Andersonville. Its Vitrolite sign is also one of the last of its kind
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Alley near Clark Street. Note the garbage on the floor
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Ad for Gomez Auto Radiator, behind the White Castle at Clark and Ridge
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Ad for Gomez Auto Radiator, behind the White Castle at Clark and Ridge
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Ad for Gomez Auto Radiator, behind the White Castle at Clark and Ridge
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Clark Street near Gregory, Chicago
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Clark Street near Gregory, Chicago
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Clark Street near Gregory, Chicago. They don't make commercial buildings like this one anymore
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Smitty's Beauty & Barber Shop, Clark near Bryn Mawr (relocated)
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Smitty's Beauty & Barber Shop, Clark near Bryn Mawr (relocated)
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Angry beauty at Smitty's Beauty & Barber Shop, Clark near Bryn Mawr (relocated)

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