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Meyers Ace Hardware in Chicago, Illinois

It looks almost like any other neighborhood hardware store now, but a few aesthetic giveaways reveal this shop's former life as "Chicago's Brightest Pleasure Spot," the heart of the Windy City's jazz scene. The Meyers Ace Hardware in Chicago's historically black Bronzeville used to be the Sunset Cafe jazz club, which hosted some of the best black performers of the 1920s and '30s.
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