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12 years ago
Lou
Thanks for viewing. I looked around online some more, and the following site at the Chicago History Museum has conversion tables for the old and new addresses. http://www.chicagohistory.org/documents/research/resources/1909NumberChanges.pdf it has a separate table for downtown address. Along with other resources, both are listed at: http://chicagoancestors.org/#tab-tools -Lou
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12 years ago
Lou
I am trying to locate an address from 1888 at 1055-57 W. 19th St. I realize the system was renumbered in 1909. How far west would this put the above address from where it would be today? I am guessing about a half-mile given the info/map on the old addresses page. Am I on the right trail? Thanks. -Lou
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14 years ago
Lou
As to the Joyce Kilmer Triangle on the Indian Boundary Line, a quick search on Wikipedia lays out a few possible reasons why Kilmer's name might be appropriate. Kilmer was killed while fighting in WWI and the plaque shown was placed by the American Legion, which was founded for WWI vets. It was alleged that Kilmer wrote the poem "Trees" while in Chicago. To quote Wikipedia, "Other s
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14 years ago
Lou
Another reason Schlitz went downhill in the 1970s was their infamous ad campaign. Check out Phil Rosenthal's column. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/chi-sun-rosenthal6-apr06,1,847759.column
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