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" Y " on buildings
Posted by: tseals (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 08, 2011 05:39PM

I know this has been discussed before but, just saw a " Y" on a building at appx. 5208 N. Clark St. Was this an old city of chicago building?

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: fleurblue (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: May 09, 2011 04:21PM

I think it represents the branching of the Chicago River.


I just found this site which explains the Y.

http://chicago-outdoor-sculptures.blogspot.com/2010/01/y-symbol.html



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2011 10:40PM by fleurblue.

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: tseals (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 12, 2011 11:44PM

Thanks Fleurblue. Interesting link.

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: davey7 (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: May 18, 2011 07:30PM

I just took a look at the building (someone has posted nice photos on Flickr), that's the municipal seal alright, but I don't think/very very strongly doubt that that building ever was a city facility/property - as I think I've mentioned before (on that other thread), other buildings sometimes have it, such as the building I was born in (well, that we lived in at the time).

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: daveg (130.36.62.---)
Date: May 18, 2011 07:49PM

There is an article with photos on the Municipal Device right here. In fact, it's referenced in the link Fleurblue provided a few notes north of here.


http://forgottenchicago.com/articles/the-municipal-device/



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/2011 08:10PM by daveg.

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: benderbending (---.nat.trb.com)
Date: May 18, 2011 07:55PM

I maintain a flickr group for the Chicago Y. If you've got photos, send 'em in!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/chicagoy/pool/

Even better, you can explore the Ys on a map:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/chicagoy/pool/map?mode=group

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: Hugh Manatee (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: February 25, 2013 02:25PM

If my memory serves me, the Y at one time was the center of all of the bus and subway tokens anyone have any old tokens who can verify this ?

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: Hugh Manatee (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: February 25, 2013 02:31PM

I know i wasn't going crazy.. I looked up old street car tokens and found the Y
The 3 branches were NEW YORK-BOSTON-and CHICAGO the token was last used in N Y C and was still in use at the time f the N Y Worlds Fair. I'll do a little more research and try to find out more.

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: shekaago (70.58.230.---)
Date: February 26, 2013 08:40PM

Hugh, Yes, the "Y" design was on the old CTA tokens. I'll take a photo of one that I have saved and post it here as soon as I can.

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: shekaago (---.sub-75-211-231.myvzw.com)
Date: March 02, 2013 01:53PM

Image error
Running getimagesize() on the image data failed
open image URL
CTA Tokens

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: daveg (---.lightspeed.joltil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 03, 2013 11:33AM

shekaago Wrote:
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> http://www.flickr.com/photos/shekaago/8521939168/i
> n/set-72157625911377182CTA Tokens

Nice photo -- thanks for posting the link.

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: Hugh Manatee (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: March 04, 2013 01:06PM

Thanks for the Token Pictures they are like I remember them.

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: Jeff_Weiner (---.sub-70-194-96.myvzw.com)
Date: January 21, 2016 03:16AM

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Re: " Y " on buildings
Posted by: Dunning1 (---.dhs.gov)
Date: January 21, 2016 04:25PM

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Date: January 22, 2016 01:51PM

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Date: January 25, 2016 02:20PM

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Posted by: Dunning1 (---.dhs.gov)
Date: January 26, 2016 02:09PM

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Date: January 27, 2016 01:40PM

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