Show all posts by user


General Discussion Forgotten Chicago Forum
Explore Forgotten Chicago
Feel free to discuss anything related to the website here. 

Pages: Previous12345...LastNext
Current Page: 4 of 13
Results 91 - 120 of 385
12 years ago
222psm
Thanks for the Info Kchi, I have fond memories of La Bagh woods. As teens it was our haunt when we cut school from Roosevelt high, we would spend hours walking and exploring the woods and the tracks that ran across. We walked the tracks that split north east from where they connected to the main line near the Kennedy to beyond Touhy Ave. And the one north west (Skokie line) so far north we lost tr
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
According to historic aerials it looks like yes, they took part of woods for the ramp and the Edens itself. 1938: http://www.historicaerials.com/api/img-server.php?op=fetchHistoricPhotograph&bbox=-87.7519259999999,41.9831615735893,-87.7403419999999,41.9715775735893&year=1938&stamp=true 2007: http://www.historicaerials.com/api/img-server.php?op=fetchHistoricPhotograph&bbox=-87.7
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
As WayOutWardell said it was railroad property owned by the B&O to connect to Grand Central station at the corner of Harrison and Wells, more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Station_%28Chicago%29 and here: http://forgottenchicago.com/articles/south-shore-bo-spur/ The land the station stood on was owned by CSX but was sold to developers, so CSX may still own th
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
We used to roam this area when we cut school from Roosevelt back in the mid 80's, we'd hang out in La Bagh woods. One day we where walking the track that ran in the woods and went East on Bryn Mawr and killed some time in the cemeteries. We where at the corner of Bryn Mawr and Pulaski, I can't believe we missed this place, it would have been awesome to explore!
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
12 years ago
222psm
I just love reading stories like this, it brings back memories of our "scooby" adventures.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
12 years ago
222psm
I remember the alley between 19th St. and Cullerton was not paved back in the 70's and I'm almost sure it was not lit. Also the alley between 38th Pl. and Pershing Rd back in the early 80's was not paved, it got paved around 82-83. I thought it was strange because our alley between Richmond and Francisco on the North side had been paved and lit since at least the late 60's.
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
222psm
I remember the fake candy cigarettes, we thought we were so cool "smoking" those, and yes today they definitely would not fly. I grew up in the 70's-80's and at the time a lot of things that where common "back in the day" where slowly dying out, local drug stores, home milk delivery etc.
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
222psm
Our local drug store was Black's on the south west corner of Montrose and Sacramento and there was a 2nd one on the south east corner of Montrose and Albany, I can't remember its name.
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
222psm
Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > (While I’ve been writing this a few other > incidents of my savage youth have come to mind but > I don’t think anyone wants to hear any tales > that border on the criminal) You know, I was thinking the same thing. I wonder how we did not get arrested on some of our adventures, ( a few times we came re
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
I think most of us did things in our savage youth that we (probably?) would not do today. Ours was exploring vacant buildings (and sometimes not vacant) and roaming rail roads and rail road yards. Of course now post 9/11 the rail road part is probably near impossible, thanks for the pics and wonderful stories.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
Your welcome! The part about the wolf man was interesting.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
From what I've read the CP police only has 4 or 5 officers in a 3 state area, so the likelihood of you running into them is very slim to say the least.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
Berwyn Frank Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks guys. > > 222psm, the building does have a couple of > additions but they are VERY old and blend in with > the rest of the building perfectly. The google > maps view is very poor quality, this building > needs to be seen in person to really appreciate > it. Don't get me wron
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
222psm
Nice pics Frank, on your post of the school you said the building "still stands in amazing original condition". But it looks like it has several additions, the apt. building looks more original. Not to argue, just a observation. ;)
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
222psm
WOW, On the smokestack building, captain you nailed it. Thank you! And on Siebens Pl I guess it was named after the Siebens bros and the plant.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
Yes! it's a street, looks like it was Siebens Pl in this map from 1910 it ran from Larrabee St to a small street that I can not make out that ran between N. Clybourn and W. Blackhawk After Ogden was Extended, Ogden ran right over the unknown street, and Siebens ran between Ogden and Larrabee. A lot of streets in the area just disappeared! <iframe width="640" height="480&q
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
Wow, WayOutWardell your right, good eye! Now you got me wondering what that building with the smokestack was, a factory of some kind? Or was it part of the Y?
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
I think that building that looks like a school was on Scott St http://www.historicaerials.com/api/img-server.php?op=fetchHistoricPhotograph&bbox=-87.647965,41.9066723828227,-87.645069,41.9037763828227&year=1952&stamp=true maybe someone can look at a old fire map and confirm? Looks like it was there at least til 1962. http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=4E-06&
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
Found this site with more pictures of the old Dunning Asylum, and a interesting article. http://www.abandonedasylum.com/dunning1.html
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
12 years ago
222psm
Thanks for for taking the time, very interesting read.
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
222psm
I remember my parents taking us to Lawrence between Kedzie and Kimball, lots of shoe, clothing, and general stores in that area back in the 70's.
Forum: General Discussion
13 years ago
222psm
I wonder if they abandoned it because it parallels the track south of Pershing Rd? The track along 49th is still active west of Western , then right east of Western it snakes north and connects to the line south of Pershing, then goes to the tracks that parallel the Dan Ryan. The track along 49th also once connected to the Dan Ryan tracks. I'm thinking it was a cost saving move since they would no
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
13 years ago
222psm
davem60612 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 222, > Those tracks are still owned by the Canadian > Pacific. Even when they are left to fall apart > they remain property of thier former road unless > sold. Several years back the Tribune co. got a > big bill from the C.P. for building a small > parking lot at Wrigley Field on C.P. right o
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
13 years ago
222psm
Wow, thanks for the info, I was able to find most of your clues on Google street view! Even the piling on the river bank, very cool.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
13 years ago
222psm
We have Jack in the Box here in Louisiana, next time I eat there it will be "for all my homies in the Chi" LOL!
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
13 years ago
222psm
Yeah, It made me mad! It was totally uncalled for, heck, I know more things about people on this forum, than some people I know in person. You guys are almost like "family" LOL! But yes this forum is usually very pleasant!
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
13 years ago
222psm
I had deleted my post on this thread in protest, when I saw how the original poster of this thread had use very foul language on a different post towards b.a hoarder. But since he/she is now banned from this forum, and this thread was not deleted and people are posting. For the wonderful folks here, I'll put it back: There was a Jack in The Box on the corner of Montrose and California, it ca
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
13 years ago
222psm
13 years ago
222psm
Here's the scene on youtube: <iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pwphnDT8nyY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: General Discussion
13 years ago
222psm
I see what your saying, then rustymuscle may be right interiors shots are a set in Hollywood.
Forum: General Discussion
Pages: Previous12345...LastNext
Current Page: 4 of 13

Home | Columns | Articles | Features | Links | Forum | Mission Statement | Staff | Media & Press | Maps | FAQ | Contact