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(6) Loyola Beach Concession Stand (aka Cafe Brauer), Chicago. I worked here summers and holidays during high school. Decent pay combined with lots of beachgoers, sunshine, and Lake Michigan breezes. Also, it was 100 yards from where I lived on Greenleaf Ave.

(7) Former Site of Morse Beach Concession Stand, Chicago. This was 2 blocks from Loyola Beach and I usually split my time between these two locations. During really slow periods I might work at any of the concession stands that dotted the North side beaches as well as Lincoln Park Zoo. In the right center of the photo, under the tree, you can see Farwell Pier, which was good for fishing and providing views of the Chicago shoreline (see below).

(8) Loyola Beach Handball Courts, Chicago. When I wasn’t working, I was playing 3-wall handball with friends, lifeguards and hustlers. It was great, inexpensive exercise. Handball, never a wildly popular sport, seems to have been overcome by the need for convenient parking.

(9) View from Farwell Pier, Looking South. On the left side of the photo you can see downtown Chicago

(10) View from Farwell Pier, Looking North. On the right side of the photo you can see Evanston and Northwestern University.