In December of 1975, this pawnshop on Wilson Avenue gave up on Uptown and moved to greener pastures farther north on Broadway. It didn’t take the looters long to destroy what was left of the store. Note how cold this woman looks. Some of my most lasting memories of Chicago were walking down bitterly cold streets like this in the dead of winter. The last winter I spent in Chicago was 1979. Wind chills reached 40 below that winter and we had 200 inches of snow near the lake. It was the coldest and snowiest winter on record up to that point in Chicago.