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WGN Flag & Decorating Co.

Address

7984 S. South Chicago Ave.

Neighborhood

South Shore

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 5pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

Completed

1928

Website

wgnflag.com

Description

Behind this Neo-Baroque storefront with its technicolor terra cotta and twisting columns is a century-old family-owned flag business. The store was founded in 1916. It stocks high-quality flags for Chicago, the United States and many other territories and institutions. The company also produces custom banners and bunting for all manner of notable events—including V-Day decorations for Marshall Field's, flags for Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Chicago in 1959 and all of the Bulls and Blackhawks championship banners at the United Center. With production taking place in a cozy workshop just behind the store, WGN is one of the last companies to produce flags locally.

Behind the Scenes

See the store and workshop of one of Chicago’s last local flag companies—in business for over 100 years.