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11 years ago
222psm
I remember the ones at Wilson and Rockwell, my mother took us to Wells park field house to get immunization shots one summer.
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11 years ago
222psm
Hate to bring this old tread back to life, but Bachleores Grove was on TV last night on Travel Channels' Ghost Adventures. Kind of cool to see something that we have discussed, on this tread and some others.
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11 years ago
222psm
Glad you guys liked it, it really shows how gritty the area was back then. Being a north side-er I did not visit the area often, I do remember one time around the time the video was shot (early 70's) we drove by the old stock yards. I remember that smell, I'd hate to imagine what the smell was like back when it was in full swing!
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11 years ago
222psm
found this on http://chicagoscreenshots.com/ <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KtLlYk0MtJM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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11 years ago
222psm
Our porch was also "Chicago gray", it was at one time painted dark blue, you could tell where the paint had peeled off. We lived in a 3 flat built in 1922, our landlord did a terrible job of up keeping it, some times it had missing, or broken step or loose railings! Good thing we lived in the basement Apt and did not use it regularly.
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11 years ago
222psm
Wow, not even 10 min ago I was looking at Charles W Cushman's photos here: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/results/result.do?pagesize=20&page=49&query=city%3A%22Chicago%22&action=search&display=thumbcap (pics # 977,978,983,984,and 985) And saw the photos of the aftermath, then I come here to find this tread, weird. I had never heard of this until I saw the photos.
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11 years ago
222psm
Fond memories of the Tastee Freeze. My mom would take us kids to Horner Park to play, then to Tastee Freeze for a chile dog and a ice cream cone. They would close down for the winter, and after Thanksgiving they would sell Christmas trees in the small parking lot. We always got our trees there. I used to hate going to the laundromat! It was so boring! My mom would go there when the coin operat
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11 years ago
222psm
Excellent before and after pics Frank, I just love these comparison shots. It give you a very good idea just how much things have changed, or sometimes not changed over the years.
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11 years ago
222psm
WBMX 102.7 Oak Park-Chicago and for awhile on 1490 AM
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11 years ago
222psm
I agree, loved the article. Hopefully more to come? Since there are more old lines, I'm going to have to reread the article but did I miss what was at Bloomingdale and St Louis?
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11 years ago
222psm
George, thank you so much for sharing those wonderfull pictures!
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12 years ago
222psm
I vaguely remember that, found this: "IN the 80's... another Mexican Promotion ran for a short time on Channel 26 Saturday afternoons. Taped at the Uptown Theatre. Blackie (Raul) Guzman, Black Gordman & Goliath were among the wrestlers. Henry Van Loon and Mike Figeroa were the referees in the Illinois Blue and Whites." from here:http://www.infinitecore.ca/superstar/index.php?t
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12 years ago
222psm
Here's some photos of its current state, http://www.trulia.com/property/3001058200-1657-N-Rockwell-St-Chicago-IL-60647 http://www.urbanrealestate.com/property/1657-N-Rockwell-CHICAGO-IL-60647-OHXUZEUKE4C64.html
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12 years ago
222psm
I grew up in Irving Park, and remember the knife/scissors sharpener, the fruit and vegetable guy, the milk man, and a guy that cleaned the sewer-catch basin in the rear of our building with a long pole and a scooper. He came around once a year around spring time in a old beat up truck. That was back in the early 70's.
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12 years ago
222psm
My dad brought a 72 chavelle 2 door from a used car dealer on the west side of N Western between Addison and Irving Park back in 1975. I do'nt remember the name of the dealer. I do remember we spent a whole Saturday looking at cars all up and down Western.
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12 years ago
222psm
You got to go inside! I wish I could have taged along! I just love to go into places like that, it's a shame the place can not be saved, but it looks like it's beyond repair. Or it would take a boat load of money to restore, thanks to you and Mr Casalino for the pictures. On a side note the views on this tread is at 22,222!
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12 years ago
222psm
Cool pictures thanks for sharing!
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
12 years ago
222psm
Wow, I went to historic aerials.com 1962 and that track went all the way to a main line near Green Bay Rd and Simpson St. You can make out the route in the current Google maps by the way some buildings are angled. Here's a pic: http://www.historicaerials.com/api/img-server.php?op=fetchHistoricPhotograph&bbox=-87.6931797497749,42.0573914447773,-87.6902837497749,42.0544954447773&year=1962&a
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
12 years ago
222psm
Union Pacific was (is) the owner of those tracks, they were part of the Chicago and North Western. We used to roam these tracks back in the early 80's, and at the time trains still ran. Here is some info, it's not on the specific spur that you mention but it splits off from it at LaBagh woods. http://www.abandonedrails.com/Chicago_to_Northbrook
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
12 years ago
222psm
I sat in the back seat of one just like that back in 73. I was in front of our house playing, when all of a sudden a 69 mustang comes hauling butt down our street. Jumps the curb and slams into a large tree in the parkway, the cops asked me questions about what I saw, since I was the only witness. That poor tree still had the scar from the impact when we moved away in 1985.
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12 years ago
222psm
BullHubbard Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 222psm writes: "There was a corner store by my > aunt's house, on the SW corner of w 38th Pl and S > Francisco in Brighton park." > > This is my old 'hood (I lived a block south near > the corner of Pershing and California), and I > remember the store well, just not its name. It &
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12 years ago
222psm
Very cool Berwyn Frank, I was looking at it in Google maps and the building on the corner was still in use back in September of 2007 when they drove by. It looks the recession has hit poor North Lawndale especially hard, when we drove past West Garfield Park and Lawndale I was always fascinated by the amount of decay. But I just love those old gray stones, and tried to imagine a time back in their
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12 years ago
222psm
Chris: that would be awesome if you could post that picture. Looks like the railroad knew about the car jumping, from http://chicagoswitching.com/v6/ "This view looks north across the George Street grade crossing. The same internal report stated that teenage drivers would often get airborne with their cars at this crossing, creating a potential liability issue for the railroad and anothe
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12 years ago
222psm
CrazyIvan25 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 222psm, I know what you mean. I just love old > railroad tracks. I'm sad to see them go away and > get torn up and removed. I wish they would just > leave the Bloomingdale line the way it is and not > "beautify" it. > > That is the same structure on 40th and Calumet, > and
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12 years ago
222psm
WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would love to know what that shed-type structure > is on the embankment at 40th & Calumet! I wonder if this is the "warehouse" from Chicago-l.org Ownership of the right-of-way was assumed by a number of railroads over the years, including the Penn Central, Conrail, and CSX. Penn Central occ
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12 years ago
222psm
My dad says he remembers riding this line a few years before it was abandoned. I would love to see what's up there, since it looks like all the bridges are gone it be tough. You would probably need an extension ladder to climb every section of embankment, man, if I still lived in Chicago I'd probably be game to do a little covert exploring! As kids we would explore all the railroads we could fin
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12 years ago
222psm
Wow, never knew such a system ever existed very cool, I wonder what lurks under this manhole cover today? I love those shows like Cities of the Underworld, and Off Limits that take you to these little seen places. Wish they do one on Chicago!
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12 years ago
222psm
Found it, one of my favorite threads on FC: http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/1/1150/page=1/_subject_
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12 years ago
222psm
BrianJ here's how to post pics on this forum: what you do is hit the Flickr button (blue/red dot) where you type in your posts. the first time you do it, it will ask if you want to authorize the module to access your flickr account. There is a link, the word "authorize" next to step 1 click the word and it will take you to flickr to sign in. once you sign in it will give you a code, p
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