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7 years ago
Chistorian51
"Cheat you fair" is another documentary about Maxwell St detailing its rise and fall. Narrated by Joe Mategna its a good watch.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Spectacular! Awesome stuff, thanks gentelmen
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
I'm restoring a greystone and would like to give it a "classic" exterior. I have been having a hard time finding historical pictures with any greystones in the background to use as a reference. Sadly most of these homes have been changed over the years and it is very rare to see one with original fixtures, doors, etc. Any ideas?
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Hey Wayout, are there any remnants of the old Washington Park Track still around? Its amazing how much a landscape can change in a few decades.On another note kudos on the DNA INFO article, its a righteous thing that your doing.After the holidays I will try to contribute a donation.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Based on the map above the intersection in question would have been the northwest corner of camp ground, I am assuming that the street outlined in bold that goes through the Ill. Central tracks is denoting the Elevated line and is 63rd St??
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
The handrail is also what is throwing me off. I do believe that this was her actual tent/living quarters while on tour. It seems that Buffalo Bill set up his show in proximity to the fair to cash in on the crowds, but was not officially a fair attraction so that might throw a wrench in the Hunters camp theory. I found a map of the show grounds the link is below.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
I came across this picture and Ive been trying to match the current day location of where it was taken but I am having a little difficulty as the current street view does not match up with the background in the picture. Anybody have any ideas, I dont think the location that the website lists is exact. Here are the 2 links http://www.whatwasthere.com/browse.aspx#!/ll/41.782846,-87.589224/id/42895/
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Thanks guys there are indeed the Rosenwald apartments. Found these great pictures https://www.flickr.com/photos/25165196@N08/4358680312/in/set-72157623430832304
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Anybody have any info on this property? Looking at the old aerials it has been there since atleast 1938. Hospital? Housing? Factory? https://maps.google.com/maps?biw=1617&bih=1065&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.81828268,d.cGU&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=us&ftid=0x880e2eac2670efcd:0x7edca557674c2379&q=4700+S+Michigan+Ave,+Chicago,+IL+60615&sa=X&ei=ff2OVKmeGdi2yASA
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Do you have any info on the old long closed movie theater that is at Oakwood Blvd and King Dr, its sits next to the old Oakwood Line.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Yes I remember the Corey Brooks incident, awesome stuff. I love how he mentions that he refused to book Blues musicians underscoring the rivalry that existed between blues and jazz clubs at the time. He also mentions how 43rd St was the only strip on the Southside that was known as a blues alley. The city incorrectly named 47th St as the blues district when historically 47th st was nothing but jaz
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/herman-roberts-show-lounge-club-south-side-motel-500-room/Content?oid=15781283
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Was there a rivalry back then between Cards fans and Bears fans like the Sox and the Cubs? The Cards played here for over 50 yrs so I assume that there were generational fans, did Cardinal fans despise the Bears and vice versa?
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Are there any forum members who were Chicago Cardinal fans, or ever attended any of their games?
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29821940@N00/5476927335/in/photostream/ Here is a great picture of the "castle" credit to Wayout Wardell, for his amazing flikr collection.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Hmm, the building in the 1904 picture looks similiar to the one in the 1909 pic, however there are a few differences between the two. I wonder if the 1904 building was renovated and elongated and is the same one in the 1909 picture.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Anyone remember this old hospital? It was located at the corner of 60th and Vernon. I cant seem to find too much info Ive only found a few postcards etc. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ds.02367/ http://www.ebay.com/itm/1917-Postcard-Washington-Park-Hospital-Park-Chicago-Illinois-IL-/371047752059 http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/lakecou02z/id/1222
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Theres use to be one on 44th and Western, it had a cannon on the side lawn. I attended a couple wedding receptions there , it was a nice hall not your typical VFW hall. It is now a church.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
They have an extensive collection of old pictures of the old 26th st. in Bridgeport before the I55 overpass was built.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Thats awesome PKdickman! Was this a backyard find?
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Yeah def. seems like a stretch seeing as how there were about a dozen other homes between the "Castle" and the intersection in question. Its more likely that the rubble was used as fill to build up the embankment. Still curious though as to how that particular stone ended up there.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
The structure is visible in the 1938 aerial http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=2000&lon=-87.58975893259&lat=41.806903257966&year=2007
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Came acrosss this article today http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141124/kenwood/lost-castle-kenwood-residents-wonder-if-remnants-buried-near-bus-stop
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Thanks Shekaago! It would be awesome if this sign could be bought and restored, it is a cool relic of Chicago's past
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
I would say that your right about that Richard. Woodlawn was developed for the higher middle class over time it became working class and ultimately a slum. In its heyday Professors, Doctors, Politicians, Entertainment figures all called Woodlawn home. Woodlawn is littered with greystones on double lots and mini mansions much like Bronzeville. A stark contrast to the housing that was developed aro
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
That makes more sense, the church looked a bit small. So the store used to stand east of the parking lot where the sign is located. You can still see the remnants of the building on street view.
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
Check out some old aerials of the neighborhood, you can see the dramatic change from 1960 to 1970. http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=2000&lon=-87.649322509766&lat=41.922103881836&year=2007
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
The sign in in the parking lot the side facing the parking lot says "High Low Parking". I'm guessing the church at 953 W. 63rd was the store location. Can anybody verify? https://maps.google.com/maps?biw=1429&bih=970&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.79908130,d.aWw&wrapid=tljp141631844193320&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=953+W+63rd+st,+Chicago,+IL&layer=c&z=17&
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
The Accadia has been long gone since the 70's I think. On another note The Harper Theater in Hyde Park has gone a complete renovation and brought back to life. It is very small in comparison to the modern theaters but it has a nice small town feel. http://www.harpertheater.com/the-harper-past-present/
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7 years ago
Chistorian51
I came across an old High-Low grocery store ghost sign this weekend, I cant seem to post the picture though. Can I even post a pic via the mobile site?
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