Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Walgreens of Wicker Park
I visited the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago today, and visited the fanciest Walgreens…ever. This Walgreens is located in the Noel State Bank Building, originally built in 1921. They renovated the building, but preserved the original architectural integrity. They restored the coffered plaster ceiling. They kept the large stained glass window in the ceiling. The bank vault is even still intact, now the “Vitamin Vault”. One wall of the vault is made of the original safe deposit boxes, and displays antique medicine bottles from Walgreens.