Sunday, November 20, 2011

Exploring ... Pilsen VI

According to a Chicago Neighborhoods history book I have, the Pilsen neighborhood was originally "settled" by Czechoslovakians, Austrians, Polish, and Lithuanians.  Pilsen's name is derived from the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic (Plzen).  So, seeing little remnants - such as the Beer Stein gate post in the first photo and the "L. Wilimovsky" nameplate on the building in the second photo isn't too surprising.