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13 years ago
daveg
Had a great time on the tour yesterday. While is was a HOT STEAMY summer day, the lake tempered the heat and humidity. Beer hits the spot on days like this and I can verify that it did. There were plenty of munchies, salads, sandwiches, etc. I noticed no hungry or thirsty souls on board. Our FC crew was a bit, but not too late, thank goodness. I heard traffic from everywhere was slow. Tria
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13 years ago
daveg
Oh boy - Kayo. Hadn't thought about that stuff for years. I (now) vividly remember Kayo's face on the bottle.
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13 years ago
daveg
I'm enjoying reading about the filming of M-squad in Chicago and what parts of the city looked like back in the 50s. But I gotta admit, the show itself "stinks" IMO. YMMV.
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13 years ago
daveg
Thanks captain54. Small world story follows: My daughter happens to live a block or so from that location. Also have a neighbor whose 93 year old aunt, who is a nun, started the nursing program at St. Mary's many years ago. It's quite a trendy area these days.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
13 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the update Tomcat630. Nice to know that the Basilica is still there, albeit with one less steeple.
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13 years ago
daveg
tomcat630 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My parents grew up in Garfield Park, my dad went > to St. Philips HS near there. > > Fifth used to be called Colorado Ave. Was renamed > after the famous NYC avenue to drum up business > for the area. Interesting history of Colorado Ave. Thanks. St. Phillips stirred up memories. Had a good
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13 years ago
daveg
tomcat630 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Try accessing it thru the Chgo Public Library > website. I think you'll need a valid CPL card # to access the Trib archives. If you live in the burbs, your local library card # will get you there. Worked for me. HTH
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14 years ago
daveg
For clarification, the book title mentioned above is Unexpected Chicagoland
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14 years ago
daveg
For those interested, I found a photo of the Lakota Hotel which became the Lewis Memorial Maternity Hospital. http://books.google.com/books?id=pA4NjLaQHcoC&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=lakota+hotel+chicago&source=bl&ots=MBOIMFtGQe&sig=sdxrKegT-KsTx_PlxdisIjV1gg0&hl=en&ei=rPlBTNWwBMeengfRn5zdDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CDgQ6AEwCA#v=on
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14 years ago
daveg
I've learned that the hotel was the Lakota Hotel which was having trouble during the depression and thus was purchased by Frank J. Lewis and converted to a maternity hospital. The hospital closed in 1961. I stumbled on an old picture of the building. I'd say is was 10 or so stories, and for the life of me I can't find the picture again. Frank J. Lewis made extensive donations to Loyola Unive
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14 years ago
daveg
Somehow while reading BerwynFrank's posts, an old depression era? song came to mind. This is the stanza that entered the space between my ears. "the rich get rich and the poor get poorer. In the meantime, in between time, ain't we got fun." And yes, it's sad to see that area heading in the wrong direction. Lots of interesting history giving way to the wrecking ball.
Forum: General Discussion
14 years ago
daveg
Many thanks Chidude84.
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14 years ago
daveg
The Stege Brewery wasn't a tour stop Sunday but their tied houses were. The brewery was mentioned in the article FranCarmen discovered. I don't recall. or simply didn't hear, if anyone on the tour mentioned that the brewery was once located on 15th and Ashland. We stopped at 4 tied houses on Sunday, 3 Stege and one Schlitz. We did not venture to Ashland. I think Leavitt was as far east as w
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14 years ago
daveg
I was searching for information on this hospital. Lots of google hits but most were "I was born there" along with several promising but broken links. Did read that it closed in 1961. Anyone here have a pointer to the story of this Chicago hospital? Location, who ran the facility, etc.
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14 years ago
daveg
Wonderful find FranCarmen. Thank you.
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14 years ago
daveg
I'd say about 25 people were on the walk. We lucked out with the weather. Clouds kept the sun at bay so the temps were more tolerable. Rains came well after the walk was over. From what I heard yesterday, there will be 2 more walks plus the boat tour (sold out) this year. Jefferson Park and Uptown are on the list. Keep an eye on the FC web page for details. That's where I learned about
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14 years ago
daveg
Very nice picture and story captain54. Thanks.
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14 years ago
daveg
A (very close to) North Lawndale story. After the Forgotten Chicago Pilsen / Little Village tour yesterday which ended at the California Pink Line station, my sister wanted to take a walk to see the Marshall Square / Boulevard area just west of the station. We grew up not too far from that area in the 50s. She and I walked from the station to Marshall Blvd then a bit south to Cermak. From th
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14 years ago
daveg
Thanks (again) Frank. Wonder what the insides look like? Quite a building.
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14 years ago
daveg
Grocery Land on 26th and St. Louis. Long gone. Jewel on 47th and Kilpatrick.
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14 years ago
daveg
Great walk yesterday. My first one and it won't be my last. Plus we didn't get rained on. Highly recommended.
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14 years ago
daveg
Got a starting point e-mail a few minutes ago. Stand down from red alert. ;-)
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14 years ago
daveg
I registered for the Avondale walk on Sunday 6/13. So far (Saturday noonish) I don't know where the starting point is for the walk. Wondered if anyone here might know. I did receive an e-mail confirmation for the registration earlier this week.
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14 years ago
daveg
YoungInChicago Some Community Maps that might help: Logan Square http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/neighborhoods/logan_square.html Little Village - you might remember it as South Lawndale http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/neighborhoods/little_village.html
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14 years ago
daveg
YoungInChicago Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I don't know if it was Klaus or Goldblatt's > because I was very young but I'm trying to find > out which store I "remember." It was within a > short distance from our apartment at 26th and > Spaulding. I thought on the corner but I'm in town > and drove by today and am thinking maybe
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14 years ago
daveg
YoungInChicago Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I don't know if it was Klaus or Goldblatt's > because I was very young but I'm trying to find > out which store I "remember." It was within a > short distance from our apartment at 26th and > Spaulding. I thought on the corner but I'm in town > and drove by today and am thinking maybe
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14 years ago
daveg
This came on line recently: www.explorechicago.org
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
14 years ago
daveg
While at the dentist today, I was thumbing through the June 2010 edition of Chicago magazine. On page 26 there were pictures of 6 or 7 very nice houses in the North Lawndale community, each with a little story attached to it. I started reading and was called to the "chair". Never got a chance to finish my reading, but I will at our local library on my next visit, if I remember. Let
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14 years ago
daveg
Wow, nice Noel story fleurblue. I have recently been in that area and saw the buildings shown in the picture above. Nike had a party in the bank building and really spiffed it up. I saw some pictures of the event and the insides of the bank. Very impressive both now and for sure back then. I wondered why the building is now shuttered. Someone with the right idea, even another bank, and a
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14 years ago
daveg
A very comprehensive Chicago L site. Answers most if not all L questions. http://www.chicago-l.org/
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