WOW!!! What an awesome photo! Sokol Slovanska Lipa was located at 515 W. DeKoven St. near Canal. In the old old days the neighborhood was known as "Praha" by the Czechs. By 1955 the entire neighborhood was razed in the name of urban renewal, and the Chicago Fire Academy stands in the spot now. The Sokol Slovanska Lipa building was built in 1869 and closed by 1915.
The 500 block of W. Dekoven St. in 1934.
558 W. DeKoven St. The Anton Kolar House which stood in the exact location of the O'Leary cottage, the supposed originating point of the Chicago Fire. The O'Leary's sold the lot to the Kolar family in 1880 I believe where they constructed their building.
The Kolar House being burned in a Chicago Fire Department exercise before being torn down in December 1955.
500 block of W. DeKoven St. at the new Chicago Fire Academy dedication May 15th, 1961.
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