In the mid-1970s, the Checkered Cab Company had a garage in Uptown. I found these Checkered Cabs stacked up near it. Checkered cabs were known for their spacious interiors. Note the condition of the home in the background. Enlargement will show that half of the siding was missing from the back of the structure, windows were boarded up or rotting, and the roof was a series of patches.