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O'Shaughnessy's Public House

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 March 2021 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

O'Shaughnessy's Public House is the Ravenswood neighborhood hangout. Open since April 2008, the authentic Irish pub is a comfortable place where everyone is welcome to relax, enjoy a great meal or refreshing drink and have a good time.

The southeast corner of Wilson and Ravenswood is forever tied to Chicago history, including at least two area legends. The Pickard Building was built by Pickard China in the 1890's to house the artists who hand painted the imported white china stock. These artists hailed from England and elsewhere in Europe. Foreman Brothers Bank were located in the building in the 1920's. The firm held the mortgage loan note of Albert "the sausage king" Luetgert, who was rumored to have disposed of his wife in his sausage works. More recently the building housed the Zephyr Ice Cream Shop. The Ravenswood Industrial Corridor as a whole has given birth to a number of world class companies: Abbott Labs, Bell and Howell, Deagan Musical Instruments and others. In recent decades the housing surrounding the corridor was rejuvenated. Now the area is dense with workers as well as residents.

The Ravenswood corridor was crying out for a local hangout, a comfortable and affordable place to meet with friends and relax. Now located in the historic Pickard China Building, O'Shaughnessy's Public House is a friendly neighborhood pub where everyone is welcome to enjoy great food and drinks in our traditional Irish setting. O'Shaughnessy's is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and breakfast on weekends. The affordable menu features both healthful and hearty Irish and American fare; we have a few vegitarian or vegan options. There is also a children's menu with fun food such as Bangers and Mash, as well as Fish and Chips, Toasted Cheese Sandwiches and Burgers. We stock imported soda pop, Club Lemon and Club Orange and offer an assortment of Irish/English Crisps (potato chips).

From the archives...........Photo taken October 21, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 100 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine from Brest, France

Superbe bâtisse !

2 Mar 2021 5:15am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Beautiful building and framing. I like your process too. Thank you so much to the note

2 Mar 2021 5:44am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

An interesting house. Thanks for letting me know what everything is there.

2 Mar 2021 6:28am

Florence from Bretagne, France

Wonderful details and colors!

2 Mar 2021 6:56am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

A very fine building with a very interesting history, some of it horrific. I would like to go there for lunch

2 Mar 2021 7:10am

Anne from France

Beautiful place

2 Mar 2021 7:32am

PAPOU from Aubusson (Creuse), France

Magnifique pub. Bonne journée

2 Mar 2021 8:06am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous !!

2 Mar 2021 9:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I hope they paid you a fee for this excellent promotional image and copy :)

2 Mar 2021 9:25am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful building and interesting history. Nice view of this public house. :)

2 Mar 2021 9:26am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very nice treatment! Beautiful composition!

2 Mar 2021 9:49am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

You have made my day Steven. A great look at the Irish Pub. Because of the travel restrictions I can't get back to my home and favorite pub back in Roscommon. Excellent image. 5*

2 Mar 2021 10:56am

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

Wow, perfect photo!

2 Mar 2021 11:13am

Rose from United States

What a lot of history in that building. I had never heard of the sausage king...but there was a murder near here where someone was killed and they tried to dispose of the body by feeding it to the pigs.

2 Mar 2021 1:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

IS this HDR? Ot looks so detailed and full of color. Beautifully done

2 Mar 2021 3:42pm

@Ruthiebear: Indeed it is. You can usually find "hdr" as one of the tags listed with the photo if it is.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


2 Mar 2021 3:57pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice processing. There is interesting history in this photo.

2 Mar 2021 4:25pm

jpla from Anjou, France

une magnifique bâtisse

2 Mar 2021 4:28pm

willy from Belgium

superbe traitement dans ce cliché de cette belle bâtisse Steven


2 Mar 2021 5:47pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful photo !!

2 Mar 2021 5:53pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice. Specially in this hdr look.

2 Mar 2021 5:55pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & textures!
Lovely house.

2 Mar 2021 7:35pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un très beau bâtiment avec un superbe traitement.
Belles couleurs, textures et la lumière, très agréable.

2 Mar 2021 7:50pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

interesting history and you've photographed it beautifully

2 Mar 2021 8:37pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Really nicely shot and the processing gives it an almost painterly feel.

3 Mar 2021 12:49am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

this has a very soft, rich feeling. well done, and I appreciate the history lesson.

3 Mar 2021 1:32am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Another fine looking building. I am not a huge fan of HDR style processing but there are cases when it can work well and I like your treatment of this image. Lovely detail all around and great colour tone of the building itself.

3 Mar 2021 1:45am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous image. I love how the building has been repurposed and it has such an interesting history. That looks like a great place to visit!

3 Mar 2021 2:43am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of this grand old building. It looks to be a great spot.

3 Mar 2021 3:25am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Your treatment is excellent. Splendid.

3 Mar 2021 8:52pm

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Magnifique bâtiment ! Merci beaucoup pour les détails !

4 Mar 2021 8:14am

Remus from Portugal

A beautiful building.
I have always found brick buildings to be very beautiful.

5 Mar 2021 6:49pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

Such a beautiful old building. I love that it's become such an integral part of the community. Very interesting reading about it. Thanks for the research.

5 Mar 2021 9:12pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot of this old building. And interesting history. Superb. :)

8 Mar 2021 1:41pm