Vintage computing spots in Chicago?

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at
Tue Jan 7 12:12:09 CST 2020

On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 8:30 AM John Herron via cctalk <cctalk at>

> Made the mistake of not defining that path early on so mostly personal/home
> computing. But anything I find interesting or historically interesting
> often finds a way home. I think my largest sets are Commodore and
> Tandy/radio shack.
> I see a store called freegeek and "Chicago computer club" which seems to be
> a store but geared towards businesses? I'm wondering if either of those
> would be worth a visit.

FreeGeek is a fun place to poke around. The last few times I was there they
had some older PC, Mac, and Commodore (including Amiga) stuff, and I
believe a Coleco ADAM set in box. They also have some older game consoles.
Not a huge selection, but it's a fun place.

> On Tue, Jan 7, 2020, 12:11 AM Tom Uban via cctalk <cctalk at>
> wrote:
> > On 1/5/20 5:39 PM, John Herron via cctalk wrote:
> > > I'll be in Chicago for a week soon for a work event. Limited time for
> > > myself but I'll have some time Sunday to maybe Uber around. Any
> > suggestions
> > > or cool spots for a computer collector to hit?
> > >
> > > I see a museum of broadcast communications is close to where I'll be
> > which
> > > may be neat. Not sure if there are any used stores that might have
> > vintage
> > > computers but always willing to try.
> > What do you collect?
> >

        Eric Christopherson

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