Questions Readers Ask

Every now and again someone e-mails us a question about Chicago and its history.  Ordinarily we try to answer them ourselves, but considering the thousands of people who read this publication each week, chances are there are people out there with better answers than the ones we give.  

Today’s question comes from Kathy C.

My Mother worked on south Michigan Ave at “Doe Ray”  (Spelling I am not sure of ).  They manufactured head lights for cars, ect..  Does anyone know the exact address and if the building is still standing?

If you know the answer, or a good resource to check with, post it in the comments section below.

Author: Editor

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