Posted by: nancybc ()
Date: March 26, 2014 02:02PM

My grandfather, Joseph Weisz owned an apartment building around 1918 on the north side. Probably near Winona or Carmen but I could be wrong.
HOw can I find out? Of couuse there is the possibility he was renting- but assuming he purchased, I sure would liketo find out where it was.
I know he owned 1430 Winona in the 30's if that is any help.
Thanks for any replies!

Re: Searching
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: March 26, 2014 03:43PM

You can search the Chicago City Directories.

Re: Searching
Posted by: QlassiQue ()
Date: March 26, 2014 08:51PM

The Newberry Library also has nearly every Chicago telephone directory printed after 1922; if your grandfather had a listed telephone number, it should show his address through the years.

You need to visit the library in person to go through directories, and obtain a free research pass. The Newberry staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about their collection; Forgotten Chicago has used these directories for a great deal of research.

These directories also list most business, which is helpful if you need to find a location of a store, tavern, restaurant, etc.

Good luck!

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