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11 years ago
Hawthorne House
I always attend the Chicago Auto Show and love the city. My brother, a Marine, recently moved closer and will be coming along. He and I always talk about exploring and photographing the city. If you had a day, what neighborhoods or areas of the city would you recommend? I am not so much interested in the Loop. I have explored Lakeview and some of Bridgeport. I am not interested in the tour
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
A renaissance, perhaps... http://www.chainleader.com/article/CA6615047.html
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
I don't remember them on the south side because I did not grow up there, but there were locations in Quincy, IL, Effingham, IL, Mount Vernon, IL, Fort Madison, IA, & Tuscola, IL. I am not sure how many are still open. I know the one in Fort Madison closed over 20 years ago, but I got them in Effingham about 6 years ago and Tuscola was still open.. Oh, by the way....best donuts ever.
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
I have been reading more about Theresa's Lounge over the past few weeks. I am no expert on the Chicago Blues scene, but find it amazing that a bar/tavern/club could become so popular and famous out of the basement of a nondescript location at 4801 S. Indiana. Gladys Luncheonette started in the basement of 4541 S. Indiana. Those days are long gone. This is a nice book: Down at Theresa's
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
Try this link: http://itismymind.blogspot.com/2008/05/glays-luncheonette.html It was originally at 4541 Indiana in the basement and moved to the 4527 Indiana location in 1966, per a former employee I have been in contact with. It was open 24hrs and never served alcohol. Apparently it was famous in its day. Try this if you want a connection to the luncheonette: http://www.chicagoreade
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
Bump this to the top in case anyone hasn't seen it.
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
Ok, now I must have used the correct search terms because I found this link: http://northbysouth.kenyon.edu/1999/food/neh/gladys.htm Now, he is 100% positive he went into a basement restaurant/bar/tavern named Glady's. This has to be it, but he was working in Chicago a year after the move. Still work to be done here. Thanks
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
Here is 4541 South Indiana, the second location: <img src=http://198.173.15.21/AssessorPics/GeoSpan/20033150160000.jpg> And, of course, here is the one everyone knows: Valued at $124,000+ <img src=http://198.173.15.21/AssessorPics/GeoSpan/20033150130000.jpg>
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
captain54 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Glady's had three locations...the 3700 block of S > State, and 2 locations in the 4700 block of S > Indiana...If your dad was there in 64', he was > there just after they moved from the second > location. > > The original owner died about 5 years ago, and > shortly after the restaurant clo
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13 years ago
Hawthorne House
This is my first post on forgotten Chicago and it is for my Dad. He worked in the old Santa Fe yards in late 1964. He worked primarily with African-Americans and was a young kid (20yo) from Iowa. He enjoyed his work and always loves to tell stories regarding his short time there. Anyway, one night a friend of his, an old boxer named KC (or Casey) got hurt on the job in the early AM. The shi
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