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11 years ago
ChiTownJim
I remember there used to be a small store in the middle of the 2100 block of Keeler, across the street from Nixon school, where I used to go. I think it closed around 1979 or 1980. P.S. Several teachers I had there told our class that Walt Disney attended that school.
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11 years ago
ChiTownJim
To those who may be interested, the Chicago Tribune has a two page article on the Fort Dearborn Massacre in today's(Sunday's) paper.
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11 years ago
ChiTownJim
zorchvalve Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > chitownjim,that may have been my uncles tavern. > His name was Rollie Martin. According to my mom and Aunt, the tavern I was thinking of was owned by a Guy named Marty Schneider.
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11 years ago
ChiTownJim
I was visiting Chicago a few weeks ago from Rockford and it was my first time really in the city since a few years ago. It seems like a few of the Jewel stores I remember such as on Belmont and Pulaski and Belmont and Leclaire? were closed . Is Jewel shutting down in CHicago or was this just a coincidence that both of the ones I went by are closed?
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11 years ago
ChiTownJim
Does anyone know what happened to the viking ship that was located in the Lincoln Park zoo? I believe it sailed from Norway to Chicago during the Columbian Exposition. It was removed in the late 80s or 90s and I think I remember someone saying it was 'in storage'. I was just wondering if it was ever relocated. I live in Rockford now and my family visited the zoo a few weeks ago and I got to think
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11 years ago
ChiTownJim
Does anyone remember a small 'zoo' located in a park on the far north side of Chicago? I believe it was on Western and maybe Devon or Touhy. I remember visiting it maybe once or twice in the early 80's with my family.
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
I looked in the 1928 criss cross directory and found a 'Leles and Sons' store on that corner. Would that have been the same store in the 50s and 60s? It didn't say what kind of store it was. I was talking to my mom and she said she remembers an National Guard (or Army Reserve) armory on Wisconsin and Larrabee. She also said there was a bar called Marty's in that area also.I guess my grandfather k
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
I also remember the colored strips on the Toy's R Us on North Ave and I think they had the same "Bargain Town' sign. I also remember the Toy's R Us on Milwaukee Ave near Armitage. It had a main level and then a basement level where they had the bikes. I think it closed about 1981 when the one opened on Western Ave near Belmont.
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
I remember my mom always calling Toys R Us stores 'Bargain Town' but I don't remamber if it was just the one on North Ave or if it was all of them. Could you tell me if all the Toys R Us stores were once 'Bargain Towns' or if it was just that one and about when they started to change their names.
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
While I was born about 12 years after the fire, I remember the first time I heard about it. When I was in fifth or sixth grade,we had a fire drill and none of us took it seriously, we were all laughing and joking during the drill. When we came back in the room, we were all still goofing off until the teacher came in and slammed the door. She then went off on us and warned us if we ever acted like
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
Thanks for the info. I just heard Vincent Price the other night in 'Thriller".:)
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
Does anyone have any info or pictures of the National Candy Company on Orleans and Superior? My Great-Grandfather and one of his sons worked there in the '20s and 30's. I know it was founded by Vincent Price's father and it was sold around 1946, but I can't find any other information about it.
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
I was in Boy Scouts in the early '80s and I remember going to Fort Dearborn for a few Scout functions such as helping out with Day Camp. I don't seem to recall any cabins. I also remember Camp Hoover and Kiwanis where we used to hike to the Little Red Schoolhouse and hike the trails.
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
I seem to remember a show that came on late Saturday/ early Sunday morning called 'Monsters of the Mat'.I only caught it about two or three times around 1987 or '88 and then couldn't find it again. I think it came on WFLD-32 or one of the UHF channels. I do not remember the name of the promotion or any of the names. I remember the old AWA that came on Sunday morning around 10:30 or 11:00.My dad
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
I don't know if this would help, but check out The Municipal Control of Tuberculosis in Chicago, written by Dr Theodore Sachs and the Municpal Tuberculosis Sanitarium. It is on Google Books and is a free read. It is written in 1915, and gives information such as floor plans of the various buildings. I haven't read it all, but I plan to.There are also other Books you can look at if you search 'Mun
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
Thank you Captain 54 for that article. I found it very interesting. I am researching my family and from what I have gathered,someone from my family lived on Armitage from the 1860s, when it was called Center St until the 1960s when their building was grabbed by the city to build the fire station. So I am very interested in what was around there.
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12 years ago
ChiTownJim
Does anyone remember the name of the appliance store on the corner of Armitage and Larabee? A fire station is in its place now.
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