|Old Vienna represented a recreation of all that was
beautiful and sacred in the Bride of the Adriatic: the music of the oars, the
white shining arches of the palaces, the columns of St. Mark, the gondoliers, the blue sky
and glistening waters. At least forty little shops occupied Old Vienna.
A restaurateur set his tables in the open air, and soon all of Chicago was
talking of Old Vienna. Here it became a fashion among fashionable young
Americans, and a pleasure for old-country people, to pay twenty-five cents admission in
order to pay ten cents for a glass of beer and listen to the excellent music and the
compliments of the Viennese waitresses.