Aragon Ballroom

Street Address: 
1100 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL

This enormous ballroom, built in 1926 by the Karzas brothers, aimed to offer upscale public dancing in a safe and moral atmosphere. Most dance halls in the 1920s had the reputation of being unhealthy and indecent, and were trafficked by prostitutes and gamblers. The Aragon became immensely popular, not only because of its ability to maintain high standards, but also due to the beautiful architecture and elegant design. The Aragon still stands today and is used for performances and concerts.




1926 - 9999


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