High-Low Ghost sign
High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: Chistorian51 (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: November 17, 2014 10:04AM

I came across an old High-Low grocery store ghost sign this weekend, I cant seem to post the picture though. Can I even post a pic via the mobile site?

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 17, 2014 03:51PM

Is your picture on Flickr or another site? Can we see it on Google Street View?

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: Chistorian51 (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: November 18, 2014 10:44AM

The sign in in the parking lot the side facing the parking lot says "High Low Parking". I'm guessing the church at 953 W. 63rd was the store location. Can anybody verify?
https://maps.google.com/maps?biw=1429&bih=970&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.79908130,d.aWw&wrapid=tljp141631844193320&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=953+W+63rd+st,+Chicago,+IL&layer=c&z=17&iwloc=A&sll=41.779427,-87.649277&cbp=13,190.8,0,0,0&cbll=41.779694,-87.649209&sa=X&ei=8k1rVLPJMpekyASJnoGABw&ved=0CB4QxB0wAA&output=classic&dg=brw



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/2014 10:48AM by Chistorian51.

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 18, 2014 05:44PM

Here is an ad for High Low Stores from 1952. At the bottom there are 33 address for stores. I can't read it, can you? I wish the print was larger.

https://www.facebook.com/HighLowFoodsStoresChicago/photos/pb.1406455086234961.-2207520000.1416343173./1525053597708442/?type=3&theater



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Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: shekaago (70.58.230.---)
Date: November 19, 2014 04:54PM

According to a Tribune ad from December 29, 1959 for High-Low Foods, there is a location listed at 937 W. 63rd.

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: Chistorian51 (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: November 19, 2014 05:48PM

That makes more sense, the church looked a bit small. So the store used to stand east of the parking lot where the sign is located. You can still see the remnants of the building on street view.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2014 06:03PM by Chistorian51.

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 19, 2014 05:56PM

Thanks shekaago. I would guess that the 953 building wasn't the High-Low Foods. The parking lot belong to High-Low though.

Also the 953 building was built around 1950 per CityNews. That's all I could find on this!

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: shekaago (70.58.230.---)
Date: November 20, 2014 03:46PM

Sure thing! Glad to help. Great ghost sign find, Chistorian51! If you want a PDF of the 1959 ad, rjmachon, just PM me with your email address and I'll send you a copy.

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: Chistorian51 (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: November 21, 2014 11:52AM

Thanks Shekaago! It would be awesome if this sign could be bought and restored, it is a cool relic of Chicago's past

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 21, 2014 04:21PM

Some High-Low phots I saw,

https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoExtinctBusinesses/photos/pb.530718666986724.-2207520000.1416597511./746237918768130/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoExtinctBusinesses/photos/pb.530718666986724.-2207520000.1416597049./787195074672414/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoExtinctBusinesses/photos/pb.530718666986724.-2207520000.1416598993./749155615143027/?type=3&theater



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2014 04:44PM by rjmachon.

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: shekaago (70.58.230.---)
Date: November 25, 2014 04:56PM

Some great photos, rjmachon. Thanks!

Re: High-Low Ghost sign
Posted by: SS1960 (---.lightspeed.spfdmo.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 17, 2015 12:34PM

Wow, I recognize that area!
I believe High-Low was the next door East and the building in the Google street view is actually the old Czimers meat market that was eventually located out West of Orland Pk.
If I recall, the buildings were side by side, so close as to seem as one, and shared the same fa├žade. Used to walk there with my mom to go shopping at the High-Low. Sometimes we'd go into Czimers and I remember all the weird animal parts packaged on Styrofoam trays as if perfectly normal ground beef, some of it pretty scary to a 10 year old!

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