Re: Old Picnic Groves
Date: August 07, 2012 08:38PM
As far as I know Cuneo printed magazines, books, and in general whatever volume job came along. I suppose the big print house in Chicago years ago was RR Donnelly & Sons, they did the phone books, Look, Life, National Geographic, Sears catalog, hard cover books that they bound in their own bindery, Campbell Soup labels and more. Cuneo was the same type of operation, only on a smaller scale.
I do not know why Cuneo Press ceased operations.
There is a Cuneo Museum, not print related, just a beautiful old mansion and grounds. We toured it a few years ago and soon after it was slated for a renovation, so I guess it's even nicer now. Pretty neat place to visit, when we were there it was decorated for the season. It is in Vernon Hills and was originally built by Insull, founder of Commonwealth Edison.
Never went to that picnic grove you speak of, but I know there was another grove next to the brewery at 26th & Albany. I'm sure daveg or Berwyn Frank will know the name.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/07/2012 08:40PM by b.a.hoarder.