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Old Chicago - Bolingbrook, Illinois


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« Reply #150 on: November 21, 2014, 08:49:48 pm »

Classic photos: Old Chicago

Aug. 6, 2013

Despite its short run, Robert Brindle's Old Chicago drew hundreds of thousands to the turn-of-the-century themed indoor amusement park and shopping center in Bolingbrook. Opened in 1975 as a year-round destination for families, the park quickly went bankrupt because of low attendance and lack of commercial interest. The park closed in 1980 and was demolished six years later. While all that remains of the park is a street in its name, Old Chicago served as a conceptual blueprint for successful amusement park malls nationwide. Check out some classic photos taken by Chicago Tribune photographers.
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