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8 years ago
ChicagoHal
Bought a sign that says "Shady Cottage". The person claimed it was from their grandad's bar on the North side. They thought near Harlem and Belmont. Wondered if anyone heard of it and/or knew where it had been. I couldn't find it using a couple of quick Google searches, so thought I'd reach out for anyone who might have any memories of the place.
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8 years ago
ChicagoHal
There were also two original yellow ones sold where someone painted over the old sign. One said Comfort St The other said Easy St I spoke with one of the winners and when he picked it up, he could tell it was a S. Shields underneath the paint, so he lucked out indeed.
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8 years ago
ChicagoHal
Bunch of green ones sold on ebay.
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8 years ago
ChicagoHal
Frank, you fell asleep on the job.
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
Berwyn Frank Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- . . . > > Keep Chicago Clean 1960s Sign- $92.00 (very > cheap!) This one is headed to my house! Congratulations! If anyone knows who purchased the N. Station street sign, I'm interested in it.
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
Saw a W. Montana street sign Also saw N. Station street sign
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
N. Broadway N. Whipple
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
Yellow N. Harlem Yellow S. Wentworth
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
You missed a set of 4 green ones. Clark, Addison, Waveland & Sheffield
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
FYI- There is still a Rexall on Augusta at Western or maybe it's on Western at Augusta.
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
At some point, it seems that someone bought the name for Fox Deluxe because my dad used to get it in the late 70's and possibly into the early 80's. He found it one day in those returnable cases at a place in Des Plaines and it was apparently pretty cheap. Many years ago, I noticed that a building along a train route that I took had the names Tysons Foods and Fox Deluxe on it. If you loo
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
I think the first post is saying that it was the first pizza place in the Loop, not in that the first pizza place in the United States was opened in the Loop. My dentist's father was written up in the Parade magazine (or whatever it was called at the time) for opening what was claimed to be the first Chinese restaurant in Chicago that delivered. He said that when he was a small child, he wou
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
I signed up to go, but then had to go elsewhere. I wish I had been able to make it.
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9 years ago
ChicagoHal
I also enjoyed the website.
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
I ran across a crock that was probably for butter or cheese that says "Grommes & Ullrich, fine foods" below a printed picture that includes a caption above it that says "Court House Square, Chicago, 1866" I did a Google search and found some had been sold in the past and that there was a whiskey distributor in Chicago by that name. I also found an old book on google fro
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Thanks Frank. It is interesting to hear that a 1977 book had approximately half of them that way even though all the ones after 1965 did not.
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Here's a photo of the tape on back of the trivet with the advertising info. Here's a picture of the front of the trivet. http://www.flickr.com/photos/83833526@N02/7676539954/in/photostream A picture of the back in case you want to see the feet. It's a bit blurry. http://www.flickr.com/photos/83833526@N02/7676541404/in/photostream
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Here's the photo of Richard J. Daley. Here's the photo of the back of the Metalphoto with company info. http://www.flickr.com/photos/83833526@N02/7676547866/in/photostream
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Anyone have any info on this guy. I found what appears to be a trivet (that can also be hung on the wall, like so many of them) made out of wood that has an example of the work he does on chairs, so it also works as a bit of advertising for him. It has a piece of yellow tape on the back that is printed with the following: Cane & Rush Seats By WEBER THE WEAVER 2205 McDaniel Avenue Ev
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
I found a postcard sized photo of Richard J. Daley on metal that is brass colored, but may be aluminum with the brass color printed on it along with the photo. The back says Steve Allen Metalphoto Chicago, Inc. 30 W. Washington Chicago, ILL. 60602 312/332-2866 The picture of Daley looks like he's younger than when he passed away in 1976. He also uses the 3 letter abbreviation for Illinois
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Nice Vienna sign Frank. Anyone ever hear of Metalphoto Chicago Inc. at 30 W. Washington with someone named Steve Allen? Had a phone number listed as 312/332-2866. I found a postcard size photo of Richard J. Daley (old man Daley) on metal that has a background that looks like brass, but I'm guessing is aluminum with a brass color printed on it along with the photo. I couldn't find anyth
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Does anyone have a yellow Clark street they want to sell?
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Saw a yellow Touhy Ave some time ago, maybe this past spring? I thought about bidding on it, but didn't and apparently deleted it from my "watched list" at some point. Others I saw on ebay recently Yellow W. Madison Yellow S. Des Plaines Yellow N. Homan Yellow S. Plymouth
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Frank, you missed a yellow one. A yellow Waveland was on ebay, wish I had seen it before it was sold. Also a greenie N. Lincoln sold
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Now that you mention it, that seems about right because I worked near there in 2003 and it was still being worked on then now that I think about it.
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
The answer to my question about the year 2001 on many of the downtown signs can be found in another thread here. http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/1/6954/why_do_many_downtown_street_signs_have_the_year_2001_on_them_and_a_logo To answer the original poster's question, another place you can purchase such used signs is through chicagostreetsigns.com
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Thank you all for your comments. Elaine's link was excellant as it actually has the same logo that the signs have. I also seem to recall that millenium park wasn't anywhere near ready for the millenium and I wonder if that is perhaps part of the reason Chicago tried making a big deal out of 2001. Now I'll have to see when millenium park opened (although I seem to recall it was kind of in stag
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Anybody know the answer?
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10 years ago
ChicagoHal
Anybody know why many of the signs downtown say 2001 and have some sort or red, white & blue logo on them?
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