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Chicago Public Library NW side
Posted by: Scott1964 ()
Date: December 26, 2012 12:15PM

The Chicago Public Library on the corner of Narragansett and Barry was built around 1971 or so. I remember playing in the huge sand pit that was there just before construction. I'm trying to remember what was there before the library. Most if not all of the folks who were there at the time are now gone. Any chance anyone has a few photos of this area before 1970? I must have been 7 years old or so and lived a block south of there on Nagle.

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Re: Chicago Public Library NW side
Posted by: shekaago ()
Date: December 28, 2012 05:12PM

There was a Barry & Narragansett Cities Service station (The precursor to CITGO) listed as located at 3100 N. Narragansett in a few ads from the late 1950's and a Citgo/Firestone ad from 1966. Also, historicaerials.com shows an empty lot in 1951 but in the 1962 view there is a building on the site and in the 1972 view it shows the library building there.

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