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12 years ago
daveg
Great walking tour of the West Town area yesterday. We really lucked out with the weather, couldn't have asked for better. The FC crew was on their game as usual. Learned quite a bit about what life was like in the late 19th and early 20th century. Quick snapshot: We started our tour at Polonia Square, got a special inside look at the Chopin theater then onward we roamed. A street scen
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12 years ago
daveg
WayOutWardell what is the location of the DePaul Lewis Building?
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks Frank. Once again ---- amazing.
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12 years ago
daveg
Interesting story. Wonder if Professor Looney was ? :-) Probably not from the sound of the narrative. Is this area busier than usual this time of year ?
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12 years ago
daveg
Gages Lake is located just east of Rt 45 about a mile north of Rt 120. The public beach area on Rt 45 and Gages Lake road was converted to condos some time ago.
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks for posting the Stark's ad and the "everything home made by women cooks and bakers" menu captain54.
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the updates bwalsh and captain54. I should have checked the address location rather than rely on 45 year old memories.
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12 years ago
daveg
I was just a high school kid back in the 60s, so my memories are vague, but I do remember south State street being kinda seedy, but not Madison a few blocks west of State. I think 200 west puts Starks on the block between Clark and LaSalle. I think.
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12 years ago
daveg
Wow, the 212 W Madison address would have put a Starks in the downtown high rent district. My very first job was delivering office supply packages in the downtown area back in the early 60s. Office buildings? Yes. Starks? ??? Might there be another digit in that 212 address?
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12 years ago
daveg
bwalsh, Sounds like there were 3 Starks Warehouses. We only visited the one on south Harlem way back when. Early 60s? And I think it did have a ramp or walkway as you mentioned to get into the place. Yellow sounds about right too.
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the photo. If I remember correctly, the Starks on south Harlem had a different shape. I'd call it barn shaped, as gone2222 mentioned above.
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the photo. If I remember correctly, the Starks on south Harlem had a different shape. I'd call it barn shaped.
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12 years ago
daveg
I was able to make the event yesterday and I'm glad I did. The book is fantastic and I got to meet a few FC forum people, like BerwynFrank and Artista.
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12 years ago
daveg
Yep Trigger left the building in 1965. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/pet/trigger.html The Roy Rogers museum closed in December 2009. Happy Trails.....
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks for sharing your article and photos Caroline. Both are great.
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the heads up on the book. If at all possible, I'll try to make it to the signing event next Saturday.
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12 years ago
daveg
I recall horse drawn carts in the alley (junk man?) as well as the knife sharpeners. Alley apples come to mind, which were to be avoided. Also remember a Good Humor truck always, at least on the weekends, at one of the corners a tad east of Maple Lake. Reading threads like this stir up memory brain cells that have been dormant for many years.
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12 years ago
daveg
Flickr permissions fixed now but Frank came through with a much better view of the flower shop. Thanks Frank.
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12 years ago
daveg
On the FC Pilsen walking tour back in June, there was mention of the neon signs, mostly gone now. We did see this one on the corner of 21st and Leavitt. Of course the picture does not show the name but I *think* it was a florist. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/4791622398/in/set-72157624488440616/ As a kid back in the 50s there was a neon HARDWARE sign just down the block from where we
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12 years ago
daveg
Yep, Steve is correct. Lived a few blocks west of there (on Kilpatrick) back in the 60s. Twas a BIG sign.
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12 years ago
daveg
"Fast pitch" Thanks for that memory. Got any chalk handy ?? ;-)
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12 years ago
daveg
And in many many different parts of the city. Northside, southside , east and west.
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the explanation Captain54. I recall those tanks and assumed that the checkered pattern was an aircraft beacon of some sort. BTW, were these the tanks that moved up and down or am I thinking about something else?
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12 years ago
daveg
I heard similar stories about that hospital. Kinda strange that it was located mid-block. Never set foot in the place.
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12 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the update Frank. I suspect there are more than a few of us here that are eager to be part of the book discussion. Dave...
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12 years ago
daveg
Having lived on 24th and St. Louis back in the 50s, I don't recall a gas station on 28th, but I may have not biked around that area much (no friends or parks near) or paid much attention if I did. It was kinda odd to see a gas station on a side street, but I know they existed. Taverns and grocery stores, yes. Gas stations, not so much. The Sunoco service station on 27th and Lawndale: http
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12 years ago
daveg
Nice photo davey7. Like Richard I recall driving the S curve many times. Saw the signs. The one strategically placed on the north side of the river looks like Curtiss candies. The one on the right edge of the photo Motorola? Not sure.
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12 years ago
daveg
Found today in the Trib. South Works plan: http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/2010/09/the-new-plan-for-old-lakefront-steel-works-its-bold-strokes-are-worthy-of-burnham-but-god-or-the-dev.html
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12 years ago
daveg
Interesting story in the Trib this morning. Real close to the Calumet River --- http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-talk-kennedy-houseboat-0901-20100831,0,4444904.story
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12 years ago
daveg
Not sure what the answer to your question is, but there was more industry along the Chicago River and perhaps LSD, when built, had to "go around" rather than through that area. Here's a great article on LSD written by Serhii Chrucky. Serhii is one of the FC staff members. http://forgottenchicago.com/features/chicago-infrastructure/lake-shore-drive-redux/
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