Selby and Snelling Then and Now
The buildings on the corners of Selby and Snelling went up between 1908 and 1927. The intersection is still an excellent example of streetcar commercial development. These adaptable brick and stone structures have served the neighborhood in all sorts of ways for the past 100 years. Cartoonist, Charles Schulz’s father ran a barbershop at 1574 Selby Ave and O’Gara’s Bar and Grill has been around since 1942. A few steps down was once the Park Theater and the basement of the Associated Bank building used to house the Park Rec Bar and Bowling Alley. Park Liquor’s sign still brightens up Snelling. Grittier than Grand and less conventional than Highland, Selby & Snelling hosts a variety of shops, businesses and restaurants including Patina, Up Six, Starbucks, Tennis on Selby, Cosmic Coffee, Everyday People, Allee Metro Chic, Phenom, Go Vintage, HeddyFreddy and about a dozen other places I’ve never set foot in.