Street artist Left Handed Wave’s Uptown mural ties together neighborhood’s past, present

Green and black Truman College logo

‘Beyond Human Dreams of Loveliness’ at Truman College spells out that phrase, each letter inspired by a place — past or present — central to Uptown and the surrounding area.

The Balaban & Katz theater chain already was at the forefront of Chicago entertainment in the early 1920s, owning the Riviera and Chicago theaters.
Then, when it opened the Uptown Theatre in 1925, the owners dedicated an issue of their weekly entertainment magazine to commemorate the event, comparing the architecture to an old Spanish castle and calling it “beyond human dreams of loveliness.”

You can read more at the Chicago Sun-Times.