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Fire completely destroyed the interior of the Chicago Deli Building at 2500 Chicago Avenue

Fire completely destroyed the interior of the Chicago Deli Building at 2500 Chicago Avenue April 25th leaving only damaged exterior walls including this north wall mural on the 90 foot long building. In the mid 1900’s it housed Speed’s Deli, Ben’s Barber Shop, Supplee’s Pharmacy (later Chicago Ave. Eat Shop & later yet Rollie’s Café) and National Tea grocery during which time it was owned by Dr. Olaf A. Olson who lived in the house on a double lot three doors south later purchased by PPL for their main office until sold to a “middleman” readying it for sale to Children’s MN Hospital for a 700 car parking ramp after moving two houses and demolishing 26 homes including Dr. Olson’s. Photos by Harvey Winje

Fire completely destroyed the interior of the Chicago Deli Building at 2500 Chicago Avenue April 25th leaving only damaged exterior walls including this north wall mural on the 90 foot long building. In the mid 1900’s it housed Speed’s Deli, Ben’s Barber Shop, Supplee’s Pharmacy (later Chicago Ave. Eat Shop & later yet Rollie’s Café) and National Tea grocery during which time it was owned by Dr. Olaf A. Olson who lived in the house on a double lot three doors south later purchased by PPL for their main office until sold to a “middleman” readying it for sale to Children’s MN Hospital for a 700 car parking ramp after moving two houses and demolishing 26 homes including Dr. Olson’s. Photos by Harvey Winje

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