Re: The Bug movie Theater
Date: January 21, 2010 04:17PM
> the oldest Historic Aerial view where there is any
> clarity is from 62'.. the 1962 view shows the two
> pitched roof buildings next to the alley gone and
> the newer, current one story bricks in place. So
> I'm guessing the newer buildings (judging from
> architecture) were built some time in the 50's.
> Moving west along that block, is shows pretty much
> what the 1940 picture indicates..a smaller
> building, two frame two stories, a brick two
> story, then the building that had the billboard
> painted on the side.
> the most recent Historic Aerial view where there
> is clarity is from 02'.. pretty dramatic
> difference...the smaller building is gone, the two
> frame two stories are gone, and it looks like the
> building with the billboard on the side was
> probably demolished and something new constructed,
> because the current building at that site doesn't
> look like it would be tall and deep enough to
> display that billboard from the 40's
> The only buildings in that stretch to remain from
> the 1940 view are the brick two story, and the two
> story commercial on the corner, with a new facade.
Thanks for clearing that up, next time I'm in Chicago I'm going to roam around the old stomping ground. So many things have changed, but yet so many things still look the same. Boy do I miss my home town, born and raised in sweet home Chicago!
Edit I did find thishttp://www.newschicago.org/mapserver/index?theme=&show_parcels=on&show_st_lab=on&map.x=125&map.y=280&submitted_p=1&scale=1889.7648&pin=1418330031&extent=443557.43666667+4644745.8699999+443857.43666667+4645112.5366666
the building with the star was constructed in 1906, witch is still there today, @ 2030 W Irving Park. To the left (west) that one is from 1956. so the billboard building may be to the left of the 56, it was built in 1916. That one is tall enough and sticks out far enough, but does not look it due to the building from 56. The 2 lots to the right of the 1906 building is where the two pitched roof ones were. The lot next to the alley had a smaller building. so the 3 lots west of the alley is now a parking lot.
According to google maps, unless something has been built there since. The lots east of the alley seem to shallow to hold the 2 long pitched roof buildings. the one next door to wa-mu is from 1965, witch replaced the white building in the picture from the 40's. the one closest to the alley has a building from 1952,
that replaced a dark building covered by the trolley car.
Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 01/21/2010 06:38PM by 222psm.