Historic Photo of the Week: Lake & Bryant

Featured, History, Lyn-Lake — By on June 10, 2013 9:54 pm

At Lake Street and Bryant Avenue, there once was a restaurant on the southwest corner (where Spill the Wine recently opened) that specialized in fried chicken. It was next to Woodcraft Hobby. And one day, the chicken place had a fire and Woodcraft Hobby expanded into the space.

This is a photo from the fire, which I believe is from the 1960s.

Fire at Lake & Bryant

Fire at Lake & Bryant. Photo courtesy of Paul Newman

Thatcher Imboden

How cities work and change, how they are the product of their inhabitants and outside forces, and the resulting livability keep me thinking and dreaming about the future. I work in transit oriented development and have a background in urban real estate development. I am Past President of an Uptown business organization, grew up in Uptown, was on an Uptown neighborhood association Board, and am an Uptown and Lyn-Lake historian.

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  1. Alan Freed says:

    Possibly Doyle’s Chicken Shop (One of many locations)? Judging by the lettering next to the Coke logo.

    Recent discussion of Doyle’s here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=626476464039199

  2. Thatcher Imboden says:

    Good find Alan. I did look into it and it is Doyle’s.

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