Re: Great site!
Date: November 29, 2007 06:54PM
I'm happy to hear that the long version of the Ogden article is being read. I feared the length would be off-putting. Though, for years I wondered why the city would have the gall to actually remove a street - so I put my curiosity to rest writing that article. Its good to see that others also want to know.
About Moorman Street, you're right, at 28 address points, its a little too long. It may seem like I'm splitting hairs, but if I included all streets under 30 points, there would be something like 40 or 50 streets. When I began researching for the tiny streets page, more than a year ago, I initially listed everything under 40 points, which was completely unmanageable, so I kept trimming it down.
Also, when I began doing this page, Mary street was indeed a crumbling path to nowhere. An *unsigned* path to nowhere. I assumed that the street would get built over or become an alley. However, now that I go back and look at it, new townhomes have been constructed along Mary, similarly to adjacent Stark street. It also received proper signage, so I suppose we can say the street has been resurrected. But damn, now I have to remove it! Thanks for pointing that out.
Pacific Avenue was indeed an extension of LaSalle, predating the map I used for that page. Pacific will be noted on an upcoming street necrology page, which will list every long-gone street in the central business district, with no time constraint. Infact, we plan on doing more street necrology pages, but they must have some constraints; listing them all at once would be chaotic and overwhelming.
I haven't seen Blues Brothers in a while, but I didn't even realize that was the 23rd street viaduct in that scene. Totally slipped under my radar. Now I have to go back and watch it again. The last time I watched it, I noticed that the Schoenhofen brewery complex is used in the scene when they visit the orphanage. I always did wonder where the Holiday Inn sign was, which your list clarified. Yours is the most complete list of BB filming locations I've seen yet, how did you do it?