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7 years ago
Jazzman
In one episode.. possibly the shows ending wrap-up... Lee is see walking in front of a used car lot. Its still there ... S E corner Diversey and Cicero.
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7 years ago
Jazzman
Bob Knack.... you'll find your visit to Niles expensive. Lately, I prefer Franks 6506 W Belmont Ave. While I love deep dish .. this is my spot for Thin Crust. Its Old and been there as long as I remember ... but intimate. Usually nice jazz, Sinatra or Big Bands playing in the background and best of all Half Price Pizzas on Wednesday. Also excellent Meatball Sandwiches. NO I doni' wo
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7 years ago
Jazzman
Dale 2860 Milwaukee Was also known as the Rose and Round Up. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/5466 Those familiar with ABT Electronics in Glenview can see the First ABT store in the photo at the above link.
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9 years ago
Jazzman
Wozniaks closed in the early 90's, Theresa Wozniak and her excellent food is still available and served for banquets & Parties.. at Stardust Banquets 5688 N Milwaukee in Chicago
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10 years ago
Jazzman
Re: Pizzarias Posted by: Jazzman Date: 11/15/2012 06:42PM Dunning1 .... I too remember my folks taking me to the "Pizza Palace" at Narragansett and Diversey. You are correct it was there in the late 50's and probably into the early 60's. Mr Edwards probably had to open up in the 1970s. It was always very good -- until the last few years of operation. gglow FYI
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10 years ago
Jazzman
Kee was also at one time -- The 12th Street Store... a northside version of the original 12th Street Store at Roosevelt and Halsted.
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10 years ago
Jazzman
The EL you are probably thinking of was the CTA line that ran in the alley along the North side of 22nd street. The El operated as far west as Oak Park Ave until 1951. There was NEVER an El line that went to Brookfield Zoo. The Blue and White Streetcars were the West Town Company cars, and they operated until 1948. The cars traveled west on 22nd to Harlem south to 26.. west on
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10 years ago
Jazzman
you wrote In the late 1950s the same management that operated the Boulevard Ballroom closed that location and re-opened the Embassy Theatre @ Fullerton and Pulaski as a Ballroom
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10 years ago
Jazzman
In the early 1900's... passenger trains actually operated between Downtown and (Dunning) the State Hospital 3 or 4 times a day.
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10 years ago
Jazzman
you posted ... YES.... They opened up in the former Henrys Hamburger locations
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10 years ago
Jazzman
I remember eating many times at Wimpy's at Clark and Madison. Hot Dogs at Woolworths.... The Dill Pickle ... on Van Buren just west of State stree,,, Hungry Tonys ... On Wells just north of Van Buren Submarine Village.. several locations in the loop
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10 years ago
Jazzman
The Bowling alley at Clark and Ridge is now SNAPPY Hand Car Wash
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10 years ago
Jazzman
There was a Logalbo's about 6111 W Belmont... the building is still there. My folks never really cared for it.. so we always went to MARYS about 3735 or so on Fullerton -- just down the block (west) of Garden Walk Banquets. Does anyone recall a pizza Place on Belmont and Austin.. it was next to the former Rite Way Grill. I remember going there in the late 50's early 60's. The address
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10 years ago
Jazzman
My Mom worked at Wieboldts in Gift Wrapping -- early 1960s at Harlem Irving and Later at the Oak Park / River Forest Store
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10 years ago
Jazzman
Bump... Don't know about East Chicago..... But I have been here many times CAVALIER INN 735 Gostlin Street Hammond, IN 46327-1418. Phone: 219.933.9314 Cavalier Inn
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10 years ago
Jazzman
I seem to recall the Belmont ave. store as being a DIME store in the early 60's.
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10 years ago
Jazzman
Hey 222psm that was my post on the wrestling site... And to you who watched the Channel 26 Spanish matches on Mondays... It was sponsored by Ben Geller Chevrolet on Ogden ave.
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10 years ago
Jazzman
My Orchestra played in the church hall, and for your parish 100th anniversary in 1989 at the Martinique.
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10 years ago
Jazzman
Ronny Steak House on Randolph was originally... The Old Heidelberg Lots of old restaurant photos here
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10 years ago
Jazzman
In the 1930sw there was a small snack shop Diner located on the triangle. This was also the end of the line Layover location for the Central Trolleybus at that time. There is a photo at... Chicago Trolleybus Photos once there click on the rest then click the section First Generation ETB's Also to the above comments....When Henrys Hambergers closed, the building became Pasquales
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10 years ago
Jazzman
several comments ... Shanghai Lil's was almost across the street from Taste Haste Hot Dog Stand... Shanghai Lil's also became the BELLI Club for a couple years before closing for good. My aunt was a Waitress there. While it was not used during the BELLI years, I was told there was a large fish tank that featured LIVE girls as mermaids behind the bar when it was Shanghai Lil's. Enzos
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10 years ago
Jazzman
The Dog and Suds location was at 6100 W Belmont. circa 1973 The building itself is a converted Shell Gas station. Until they re-paved the parking lot last year, you could see the outlines of the old " bays " in the picnic area. The same building housed several Fast Food establishments including... Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken (another location was on Howard near Sheridan Rd)
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11 years ago
Jazzman
Ted Knusman Amvets Post now meets monthly at the Elmhurst American Legion Post on one specific Sunday a month. ------ To the poster who wrote about... VFW Post # 5216 located at 4325 S. Honore Street ..... opps sorry for keeping you awake. I used to pass that area in the 70's going to the wrestling events at the Amphitheatre. Going down Western to 43rd and then east to the AMP was a
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11 years ago
Jazzman
It was on the East side of Wabash...
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11 years ago
Jazzman
I was there once --1963 or 64 --- Saw the Roller Derby.... San Francisco Bay Area Bombers... and Joanie Weston... I was all of 10 ! My uncles friend was one of the referees - thus how he got tickets.
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11 years ago
Jazzman
The Jazz Showcase was in both the basement and eventually upstairs in the Happy Medium. I saw Kenny Burrell, The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra and even The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra there in the 70's. Next door the Pancake House....I think it was called Mannys... Somebody STREAKED thru one time about 3 am. Yes.. I'm dating myself. It was the 70's. Barbara Streisand got her start at Mr
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11 years ago
Jazzman
Grand and Harlem… Kresge and Woolworth were side by side… I have yet to find another place that served Cherry Ice Cream Sodas as good I ever had there. --------------- Six Corners neighborhood the Woolworths on Milwaukee Ave You could enter from Milwaukee or Cicero. It sat abandoned for many years…. It was demolished to make way for parking facilities for the Klee Building.
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11 years ago
Jazzman
About the actual Bridge over Montrose --- from... Chicago L .org The through girder bridge with ballasted deck that carried the freight lead over Montrose Avenue was removed on September 26, 1998. The Chicago Department of Transportation removed it as part of an improvement project on Montrose. The bridge itself was preserved, and brought to the Illinois Railway Museum two days later as three
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11 years ago
Jazzman
Oh yes as for the old freight line about 6500 west ... This line provided supplies to the State Hospital. It dead-ended within the Hospital property with several switching tracks. I do have a schedule from 1900 that also shows 3 or 4 PASSENGER trains daily - to Dunning State Hospital. The tracks North of Roscoe were removed in the 60's. You can still see where they crossed at Addison
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11 years ago
Jazzman
The Building was INDEED was a CTA sub station for the trolleybus lines. Narragansett trolleybus started service in the 1930's and operated between North Ave and Irving Park RD. Although Narragansett stopped running trolleybuses in 1953, the poles carrying the heavy black feeder lines remained to power Diversey, Belmont and Irving Park Lines. The poles and feeder wires were on the west side
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