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9 years ago
tom12ga
You may also find this article of some interest to you, especially if you had the same principal (Mr. Thomas Farrell) during your time at Arnold. Btw. I would also be interested in seeing the old photograph of the school if you can still put your hands on it. Thanks, Tom.
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9 years ago
tom12ga
nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My old elementary/grammar school Isaac Newton > Arnold, was located at Armitage and Burling in the > Lincoln Park neighborhood. It was built in 1884, > and unfortunately, I understand that it was > destroyed by fire in 1959. In the late 40s, kids > threw rocks at its windows. I imagine Chicago has
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9 years ago
tom12ga
@Lance, Thanks for tying in the Terracotta Factory (and Terracotta Pl.) with the stables. It is very helpful.
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9 years ago
tom12ga
I thought that the following update and photos might be of some interest to the group: Walgreens has restored (and modified) the interior of the bank and there is a link to Chicago Architecture blog's article above.
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9 years ago
tom12ga
I know it is a few years since the original posting, but I also wanted to weigh in on the structure. As said above, a catch basin takes water from your sinks, bath tubs, laundry and utility sinks. (This structure should never take human waste.) There should be a minimum of two pipes that are visible in a catch basin, although we owned a home in the 1200 block of W. Oakdale that also had a second
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9 years ago
tom12ga
I knew Mayfair Construction had a location on Elston and W.E. O'Neil had a shop and yard south of Diversey on Clybourn. Lindahl started with 2 trucks and a crawler over on North Avenue west of Cicero, but I cannot recall them being on Clybourn in my time.
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9 years ago
tom12ga
I have a suspicion that the place you are thinking of was Tom Thumb in Evanston. Tom Thumb had 6 or 7 tracks at one time, and was probably the biggest in the Chicago area Here is a video from a man who worked there since 1969. According to the interview, birthdays were a popular occurrence. I also recall going there one time.
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9 years ago
tom12ga
When Daniel O'Brien (a retired judge) was rehabbing the former Peter Schoenhofen Brewing Company at 18th and Canalport Avenue an old artesian well was re-discovered. Here is an article (on page 2) Here is the ordinance that was passed by the Chicago City Council as part of a licensing agreement: ORDINANCE WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a duly constituted home rule unit
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9 years ago
tom12ga
Does anyone have any information on the house and other property that is land-locked between three alleys just south of Wrightwood between Ashland and Clybourn? It does not have frontage on any street. Altgeld, Marshfield and Wrightwood are the three nearest streets; the alley directly behind each street creates a triangular piece of land that has two structures, one house and one more industrial
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9 years ago
tom12ga
Artlover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As a child I was confined to a Municipal > Tuberculosis Sanitarium at 31st and California in > 1955-56. The buildings are still there and used by > the Sheriff's Department. Also, before becoming part of the Sheriff's Campus, it was known as the Chicago Alcoholic Treatment Center (CATC).
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9 years ago
tom12ga
I'd like to see if we can compile a list of buildings that are surrounded by alleys. The most impressive structures located south of Wrightwood Ave @ about 1700 West. There is a much smaller structure around Wellington and Clybourn. Both are viewable with Google Maps. These insular buildings are usually only found very near to diagonal streets.
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9 years ago
tom12ga
Howard Pontiac In 1978, the “Howard’s Mother Loves You” television campaign debuted; which started the tradition of giving customers chocolate chip cookies when they purchased a car. You can even find a few of the old commercials on Youtube.
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