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11 years ago
Chipast
Gee I could remenber the Welco Gas Port at Addison nr Laramie, And another just south of the river West of Halsted on N.Hooker street.
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11 years ago
Chipast
it could have been Pure Oil before 1970. As most were in the eastern half of the US.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Gee, I remember when that one place had a 1950's Pepsi sign. And a colorful neon sign in the window for some ice cream co.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Wasn't that a nationally syndicated show?.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Kee Department Store actually opened up in May, 1966. Before that, It was known as Best Dept.Store.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Although this fire occured 8 years before I was born. I heard a story where my a few of my relatives were walking with their friends. And following the fire engines (PLUS, The walking distance was about 3-5 miles) As far as they went. Yet, It would turn out that the major fire, Had real grim results, Far beyond belief. Another relative every time when she heard Louis Prima & Keely Smith's &quo
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11 years ago
Chipast
It was there until at least Sept, 1994.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Yes, I believe the bowling alley had a fire & was demolished shortly thereafter. However, I believe in later years was a disco roller rink or dance hall.
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11 years ago
Chipast
I also noticed the installation of those lights down 2800 N.Sayre. And on the 6700-7200 block of W.North Av. And even into some of the streets of Forest Park, Ill.
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11 years ago
Chipast
A few more were sighted. Around E 78th in South Shore. A few other ones in the same area. On S.Shore Dr in Jackson Park. On S.Lake Shore Dr near the Stevenson, Around E.14th st near S.Lake Shore Dr.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Chipast Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Would the area around S of Chicago av, E of > > Halsted count???????. The re-zoned that area > > probably in the 1950's. But one book showed an > > interesting picture of the unusual zoning with
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11 years ago
Chipast
Oh, The good for nothing results of "progress".
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11 years ago
Chipast
Would the area around S of Chicago av, E of Halsted count???????. The re-zoned that area probably in the 1950's. But one book showed an interesting picture of the unusual zoning with A British Walker cologne factory surrounding some wooden shacks or 2-flats. With a young boy in overalls playing outside, Circa 1949.
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11 years ago
Chipast
The lights at 1500 W, Van Buren are ALSO lower LED lighting.
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11 years ago
Chipast
West Town Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yeah I do remember that fire, that was a good size > building. Across the street was City Savings and > Loan. I remember when it went belly up becasue it > wasn't FDIC insured. We lived at Huron & Wood. My > mom grabbed my brother & and we ran and got in > line to get our money out. It was a
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11 years ago
Chipast
In the 1970's, There was a steak house named The Forge.
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11 years ago
Chipast
West Town Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Linda, > > My brother & I both went thru the elementary > school. He graduated in 1967 and went to Lane > Tech. I graduated in 1971 and went to Holy > Trinity. Nuns slapping you around was an under > statement. One sister Borremeo, who we called > Sister Borax was the worst. If not the
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11 years ago
Chipast
WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think the Preservation Chicago site has a photo > of it, actually...it's under the 'Vanishing Urban > Corners' section, last photo. > > Is this it? > > Tower Grove Bldg? The last photo............Yes it is!.
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11 years ago
Chipast
As late as 1967, In one photo. There was a 6-7 story building at 801 N.Milwaukee with a light tower-like top. What was that building?.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Steve B. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They may have had their sign on the building they > bought, but their beer was never "brewed" in > Chicago. They ran their bottling, canning and > distribution operations here only. I believe they > also bought the Edelweiss brewery, but I'm not > sure which facility they actually used fo
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11 years ago
Chipast
daveg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Before hundreds of (mostly bad) TV channels, video > games, hyper-communication, etc. there were things > like; S&H Green Stamps. > > > One of my mom's favorite pastimes. And I'll go > out on a limb and say she wasn't the only one. > > Scene: Mom and the kids gathered around the &g
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11 years ago
Chipast
According to one personal letter I received from Turtle Wax, The sign & building were dismantled in either 1967 or 68.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Didn't Drewrys have a little plant on S.Damen??????????.
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11 years ago
Chipast
There was some scene with a "PARK" sign at night, For some parking around Dearborn????????. Near the Wrigley bldg, At least in the background????????????. Where was THAT place???????????.
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11 years ago
Chipast
More to add............ Along the side streets between Newport & Aldine (E of Clark),
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11 years ago
Chipast
That WAS obviously one of those new LED lights at 900 S.Laflin.
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11 years ago
Chipast
It somehow looks like your old home at S.Wolcott no longer exists. I wonder if it was demolished because of a fire in later years or just plain, unfeeling eminent domain??????.
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11 years ago
Chipast
No, This place was on the South side of the W.Hollywood bend. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a meeting or banquet hall for St.Andrews Greek church. But with a 1950's pabst Blue Ribbon sign is rather unusual.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Brule Laker Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Playdium was ats 2625 N. Clark. We lived two > blocks away on Hampden Ct. and bowled there after > getting married in 1973. It was razed shortly > therefter and replaced by an ugly high-rise. > > My cousins bowled in South Shore either at Bryn > Mawr Bowl on 71st or at Strikes and Spares
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