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10 years ago
garpo3000
Also Calument412.tumblr.com themanonfive.com and others
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11 years ago
garpo3000
Very cool. They were just sitting around somewhere on the IC ROW for decades...
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11 years ago
garpo3000
Was wandering around Grant Park today. I had never noticed the two large boulders located near the former site of Central Station. I assumed they were from the old structure, as this article would seem to confirm: http://www.chicagojournal.com/Blogs/South-Loop-Observer/05-30-2010/Two_stone_boulders Just a hundred feet or so from there, there seems to be some exhaust vents, what seems to be
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11 years ago
garpo3000
I've done a lot of wandering around the Island and gotten very near to the corner and have never noticed it before! So cool! I don't think it's a remnant of the fair. There is no trace of it on Historic Arials. Not even in '07. That Google Map photo must be fairly recent.
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12 years ago
garpo3000
Was in the Manodanock Building for Open House Chicago a few weeks ago. Elevators seemed a lot older than the Fine Arts building. The owner of the building operated them for us.
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12 years ago
garpo3000
I think its safe to say it had a lot more to do with the Edens Expressway being built and the fact that commuter trains on the Union Pacific north line, now Metra, which runs right next to the north shore line, were also in operation. Taking a commuter train like Metra made a lot more sense than an inter-urban for the people trying to commute downtown for work.
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12 years ago
garpo3000
The Chicago and Milwaukee North Shore Line. While I am not nearly old enough to remember it, I have been doing a lot of reading and researching the topic out of curiousity lately. It first caught my interest when my grandfather (who sometimes doesn't have the most accurate memory) told me that the "L" used to run right by my house in the northern suburbs. There's lots of information
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12 years ago
garpo3000
I was randomly walking around that neighborhood the other night and noticed that a few of the new appartment complexes have "Coliseum" in the name and there is a park at the SW corner of 14th and Wabash called "Coliseum Park" that has some small columns and stone pieces. I was not able to find any type of plaque or information. Is that the former location or was it across the s
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