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9 years ago
mphansen
I'm wondering if anyone on this site knows the name of a Catholid orphanage that was located in Niles. My mother was in this orphanage in the early 1920s. This building was later turned into a Catholic seminary and then a nursing home. When I was in high school, I used to take the Milwaukee Avenue bus all the way to the end of the line and walk the rest of the distance. I am wondering what the
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9 years ago
mphansen
Yo yoself PKDickman!! Were you from the Wicker Park area? If so, any memories? I was around when the old Wicker Park School was still up. Dang, can't believe I got sooo old soooo quick. I'm glad I'm not senile and am thankful that the old brain is still functioning and churning the memories. I did look at those photos from MasMiguels and they were very interesting. Assuming they're all arou
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9 years ago
mphansen
Hi Rusymuscle. I'm fascinated by this website. I'm hoping to learn things from the posters. I know what I want to do, but just don't know the steps how to get there. I know now there is the Polk Directory which I use. May I ask where did you find the Chicago Directories? I'm 4 hours away from Chicago and boy do I miss having everything at my fingertips! Back in the day, I was at the library
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9 years ago
mphansen
I kinda figured the police station was gone after all this time, but I don't get into the city much as I used to and whenever I do go I always go back to my old neighborhoods to look at the changes, which are constant! As far as the Association House goes, the kids just used to call is "SOSE". Just a lotta fond memories in the Wicker Park area before things changed. BTW,how do you fin
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9 years ago
mphansen
I remember the Association House on North Avenue. They used to have a lot of programs for kids there. Two of my brothers used to go there on Saturdays and they had a boxing program. This was in the mid-1950s. BTW, does anyone remember the address of the North Avenue Police Station? For the life of me, I know I was there once and only once when I got lost. They sat me on a big old wooden benc
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10 years ago
mphansen
The clinic on the west side of the street across from Wicker Park was called Wicker Park Medical Center. Our family doctor, Dr. James Boland, practiced there. He was a World War II vet in the field and I distinctly rememeber being in his office where he had his pictures displayed during the war in the actual field. He was a very kind man and always gave my mother a break on the cost of us kids
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10 years ago
mphansen
Tomcat, I'm wondering if your "Bruno's" was the same one I used to go to. I also lived at 1809 West Huron after moving from Evergreen and Damen. On the corner of Huron & Wood St was a Polish tavern and as you turned to the right and went down just a little bit down the block, there was Bruno's. But we known it as Bruno & Susie's. Wondering if that is the same store you're tal
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10 years ago
mphansen
The building to the right of it is fairly new compared to when I used to live there. If I remember correctly, it was a 3-story apartment. On the second floor lived a family named "Trigger" The elderly Mrs. Trigger played beautiful piano music. Her husband was a grouch but she was really sweet. They had one son named Belden who had a motorcycle and had a crush on my oldest sister. T
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10 years ago
mphansen
A typo on my part. My address was 2027 West Evergreen NOT 2020 West Evergreen. You will then see an empty lot with boards around the front I believe.
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10 years ago
mphansen
For Kchi: I too remember going into that same meat market. There was saw dust on the floor. I was with my baby sitter that particular day and Milwaukee Ave was sooo crowded that I got lost. I was only 5 but I started wandering down Damen Ave. Good old CPD saw me and took me to the North Avenue Police Station. I remember it as if it were yesterday. There was a big maghony bench and this lady
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10 years ago
mphansen
I remember growing up in the Wicker Park area in the 1950s. We used to go to the Royal theatre. The manager's name was Alex. He used to frequent the C&L Grill on north Ave, right by Milwaukke, North & Damen. When we would go that show he used to give me and my brothers & sisters extra butter on our popcorn and buttered popcorn was only 25 cents. I remember sitting in the balcony m
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10 years ago
mphansen
I'm looking for Chicago residential directories from the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s. Do these come on CD-ROM? If so, how much do they cost and can anyone lead me to a specific site where I can buy them? I would appreciate any help you can give me on this. I'd like to look up some old friends and relatives from the city. I'm no longer living in Chicago, but still have it all in my heart! Thanx fo
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10 years ago
mphansen
I'm looking for residential Chicago phone directories from the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s. Can you tell me where I can find this information? I am no longer in the city, but have a lot of numbers I would love to find for old time's sake. Does this information come in CD-ROM? If so, does anyone have a link that I can go to and how much do these costs? Are they on separate CD per decade? Any help
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