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My husband worked at the Chicago Bar while in Law School at CU. Do you have any idea where I might find a picture of the Chicago Bar?

I would like to buy a picture to have framed.
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Apologies for this late response--I thought I had sent it off, but apparently not! Do you mean the bar at 33rd and Farnam, next to Mutual of Omaha? 

You could check with the Durham Museum photo archive--they have a huge collection and many street scenes (and many photos of Mutual).  Otherwise the best option might be to get in touch with people who were associated with the place at the time.

Some background:

Omaha World-Herald (NE) - October 16, 1992: "The Chicago Bar, 3259 Farnam St., is closing after 31 years, co - owner Dick Duda said. Built in 1961 as the Players Lounge, it was changed to the Chicago in 1975 when it became more of a pub featuring hamburgers and live entertainment. "The building is old and we're just not able to keep it up to code," said Duda, who owned the bar with Gene Corcoran. "The building is going to be razed, as far as we know." The bar will be open through Oct. 31. . . . Duda, along with longtime partner Gene Dunn, is opening a second Goldberg's bar and restaurant at 5008 Dodge St. in the site of the old Pefferoni's."

Unfortunately Dick Duda himself passed away in 2001, but you could try contacting Gene Dunn, who I think now owns Gorat's Steakhouse. 

There is also a blog by Dan Crowell--he writes about the bar (he used to work there), and might have ideas about where you could get photos.

The building itself was owned by Mutual of Omaha--I don't know whether they would have photos, but you could try their publicity office.

I hope this helps!

Best wishes,

Martha/Main Library

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