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8 years ago
JimboS
As it turns out, these signs on Pulaski are old Chicago Street signs, they are just overpainted with advertising. The attached photos clearly show the signs mounting brackets and the bent edges of original yellow Chicago street signs. Of course, they ar mounted on a private Pole (pun intended) and are not in their original location. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimboschi/14825599015/ https://
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8 years ago
JimboS
I know that when Daily was mayor and they put the dividers/planters on Ashland and Madison and other streets they tore out tons of granite and clay pavers. The purplish blocks I have were Metropoliton Block from Canton Ohio. I don't know how Chicago disposed of them, but I do know Minneapolis had a yard run by the city by the river where residents could pick them up for a nominal fee. Maybe you ha
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8 years ago
JimboS
It is interesting to note the EBAY currently has 3 Chicago vintage signs up for sale at incredible prices. Perhaps Berwyn Frank is correct in his analysis. Too bad, this was a valued service.
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8 years ago
JimboS
I recently purchased a photo of the Chicago Park district sign shop showing extruded brown and white signs being made in 1956.These don't seem to appear on EBAY for sale, and I suspect they were recycled in the 70's and just had the green reflective vinyl put on them. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimboschi/13221620254/ Also someone sent me a photo of a 1930's hollow yellow street sign - I b
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9 years ago
JimboS
Robey Street was changed to Damen av in 1927.
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9 years ago
JimboS
Does anyone out there have any info/pictures of the BLVD signs of the 50-60's. Supposedly there were Brown Boulevard signs, but I can only locate pictures of the Yellow ones. Were thes signs the same one's with bent edges and just painted brown or were they flat? I know they were under park district control, but I still can't locate any info. I have one person who says the sign at AUgusta Blvd and
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9 years ago
JimboS
In regards to the Jackson and Franklin sign on ebay - I was going through the photos on Chicagopast.com and came across a 1937 photo of Wilson and Sheridan. The Street sign depicted looks a lot like the Jackson one's construction, so maybe it is a real Official Chicago sign.
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9 years ago
JimboS
The city did put up some decorative Light posts recently as you can see by these pictures of Jackson Blvd(by Ashland)
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9 years ago
JimboS
My Brothers and I delivered newspapers back in the late fifties between Kedzie and the river and Lawrence to Montrose. The three of us would meet at the corner drugstore on Francisco for plain or chocolate phosphates - 2 cents plain, 5 cents chocolate. I seem to recall they also had Green River but I may be wrong. Just as a note I think we made 1/2 cent per newspaper delivered. We delivered the T
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9 years ago
JimboS
This is an ineresting photo on ebay claiming it's from 1959. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chicago-Best-Political-Cush-Job-Dusting-City-Signs-Bill-Marszewski-1959-Photo-/260986693292?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item3cc404e6ac I was under the impression these signs were not installed until the 70's
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