Posts tagged Vintage Roller Skating
The Hub opened October 27, 1950 on Harlem Avenue, in an area that at that time was quite desolate. For those who know Chicago today, this area is now a mass of malls and shopping activity. At that time there was nothing between the Roller Rink and Irving Park Road. At the corner of that intersection was The Harlem Outdoor Theater, and across the street the State Police HQ. South of Irving Park were some small stores and a few restaurants where many of the Roller Rink Junkies hung out after closing time.