Art Rubloff Rides Again

Mrs. Arthur Rubloff of Chicago got a present from her husband last week: A $1,500 beaver coat. Art Rubloff, ex-shoe-shine boy, now a top Chicago real-estate man, was feeling chipper. Said he: "I've done myself a nice fat deal." The "fat deal" was for a new $4,700,000 Greyhound bus terminal which will streamline the skyline of Chicago's Loop.

As agent for Greyhound, Rubloff bought the famous old Ashland Block, a 16-story terra cotta skyscraper that sunburned the tonsils of visitors to the World Columbian Exposition in 1893. He also bought seven adjoining properties, making 70,000 square feet in all. Total...

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