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10 years ago
backwardk4501
Bellarosa's (sp?)....It was on the corner of Long and Irving (SE side). You entered from the side of the building on Long. I know there was some sort of small store in the front facing Irving Park. It was not there that long, but it had the best tasting sauce that I can remember...I was just a kid, but can still "taste" it when I think about it. We also went to a dine-in pizza place..
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10 years ago
backwardk4501
I do have a good photo of the Beatrice sign that I have found on the net..how do I post a photo?
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10 years ago
backwardk4501
I always heard about some old guy who had a junk shop/small yard on 35th and Normal....on the NE corner,just west of the overpass...(where one of the White Sox parking lots is now). My dad was a just a kid when he went there with his siblings and parents for shoes or odds and ends....they referred to the guy who ran it as Joe the Junker....that is all they knew him (and his place) by when he was a
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10 years ago
backwardk4501
Thanks for the responses. I did try the Cincinnati Library and they could only get a few beginning lines from the stories. However, with their help, I was able to get the info I needed to get the full articles. Very interesting information...still a lot of questions that may never be answered though. But I did find out that my late uncle, whom I never met (murdered well before I was born)had one t
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10 years ago
backwardk4501
I do have a photo I found of the net of the building in the 50's or 60's....Chipast is dead on. I have 1000's of saved photos, so I will need to look for it.
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
I do not fully understand why it is these buildings. There are several others nearby or behind these structures. If these are being knocked down for safety reasons, what's to stop them from fully destroying even more buildings and property around Midway.
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeusofhollywood/3374341727/ Here is a photo of those places including Mammy's + a bunch of other awesome photos. I'm sure some of you have seen these.
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
Was that photo on a car related website a couple of months back? I see, to remember someone finding it with a bunch of other stuff and the finder was unsure what it was all about (until someone chimed in and told him what CTA stood for).....then I saw it on Ebay, but forgot to bid on it before it went off. Sorry I can't help any further...I'll go through my photos to see if I can at least find
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
This may have been posted before...but if not this site is worth checking out....I typed in Chicago and found all kinds of interesting clips. http://www.criticalpast.com/ I can't get the link to work from here...maybe someone can...if not, just type that into Google....the site has 1000's of old clips/newsreels/home movies etc...
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
Eyesores? PLEASE. Eyesores are all those condos that have gone up.
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
So, does smelt season bring out hoardes of people these days?
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
If you enlarge it, and look to the left of the tower, above the very back end of the little track speedster, you can make out the backward "k"on the long tall skinny smokestack looking structure. When I saw the photo the first time that backward k stood out. Now these tracks ran right near the dealership, and the photo was taken in May 71...so Nickey was still around. This is why I ha
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
I seem to remember this restaurant on the NE corner of some intersection (I don't remember the cross street) but it was DEFINITLEY on Irving Park Road. Once someone mentioned Belmont I thought I was imaging the place.....I was a geeky kid (I guess I am still a geek)and liked looking at all the cool neon signs...this one I remember when we lived not too far away in the 70's...and whenever we took t
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11 years ago
backwardk4501
There was a candy factory around 25th/26th & Princeton.....what was the name of this place? I have no clue or recollection on it, I am inquiring for my father. They moved from the neighborhood in the early 50's and it was there at this time. I am not sure how long it was there after that.
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
I will try the main branch of the Cincinnati Library for the info. I do have an exact date, name, location etc...everything I need for a hopefully quick find. Thank you both for the info! It is quite a bit of intersting, yet very sad bit of family history.
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
Is there a way to find an old newspaper story w/o joining an archives site? I do not want to sound like a cheap-a$$, but I do not want to pay what they are asking for a 3-month minimum subscription, for one article or two. PLease let me know. BTW...I do not live in the Chicago area anymore, so I cannot hit the local Chicago library branch. Thank You..Dennis Madia
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
Berwyn Frank Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > backwardK4501, do you have any association with > Nickey Chevrolet? No I do not....BUT...I am a "car guy" and lived not too far away from this place...I am too young to remember the Nickey Dealership (born in 71), but I do remember Keystone Chevrolet when Nickey folded.
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
I would like to know as well.
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
Thank you Bowler...I have no recollection of the place, my dad and his sister were trying to remember it (they lived at 65th/Honore)...I guess my father was close to correct...he had the Queen part, and knew there was something more to the name besides that. Thanks again!!
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
There used to be a bowling alley on Ashland between 62nd and 63rd. What was the name of this place?
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
I'm younger than most on this board, but I do remember the knife sharpening guy coming around....his distinctive call, yelling out that he was around...and the fruit and vegetable guy driving down the alley. We lived on the north side; Byron and Lockwood...moved away in November of 79. And that Good Humor man....and are you ever right about the annoying ice cream trucks today...and usually i
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
Rustymuscle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I haven't seen Northside in a couple years, but > made a wild guess about the tanks when I started > watching M Squad. > > BTW, I too had been nosing around trying to find > the Honore Street sight....no luck. Thought I was > the only "goofy" one around that liked this stuff! R
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
Was there ever a 31 flavors at the SW corner of Irving Park and Central? Or close to the corner?
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
Thank you for clearing that up. I knew someone would have the answer.
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
I would love to find a photo of the original Budweiser sign...Luckily on a few train sites I have found there pictures of the old Coca-Cola sign, the Beatrice sign and the Switzers sign....the last one was not a permanent one (at least I do not think it was) but I sure remember it being there for a while. But no Budweiser sign.
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
captain54 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm not sure where you are seeing CES in the color > picture. The marquee says "ISBELL'S".... In the > black and white "Goldstein" picture, there are a > few letters missing, and apparently only the > "ISBE.." is lit up, so maybe that's what you're > referring to. Mar
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12 years ago
backwardk4501
I just went to FuzzyMemories.TV (I'm sure most here have been to that site)and found a LOOP FM 98 Commercial. It shows a short, and I mean short, clip of this section of street...in front of the Banquet On A Bun. Is this the same Banquet on a Bun? The sign in the background to the left I can only see the letters 'CES", so it is not the ISBELLS sign I am seeing (maybe a name change at som
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