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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Thanks for posting and thanks to everyone who was able to join us on a beautiful fall day!
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
That is an awesome photo - thanks for posting. We will included it in the book we pass around on Sunday's bus tour.
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Skokie boomed in the Roaring Twenties, but the bust was even bigger. By 1948 there was a staggering 30,000 "dead lots" in the village - lots where utilities had been laid but no buildings constructed, some sitting vacant for more than 20 years. Join Forgotten Chicago this Sunday for a tour examining the overlooked built environment of the north suburbs, including a drive past the ruins o
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Great photos - thanks for posting. It was interesting to examine the former Bloomingdale Line so closely prior to any construction for the new park.
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
This is definitely news to me - I can remember back in the day when this building housed a Butera. This is a really great discovery - thanks for posting!
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
This is a fascinating park; FC visited this during our Bridgeport walking tour in October 2012. Well worth a visit.
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Thanks for posting these great photos!
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
If you aren't able to join us for our Bloomingdale Trail walking tour, you may want to check out the annual Edgewater Historical Society's Home Tour on Sunday, September 15; more information may be found here: http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/tours/home-tour-preview
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Homer Pennock, at last remembered! Thanks for posting these great photos.
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Thanks for posting these photos - a fascinating afternoon exploring the heart and surrounding areas of Chinatown!
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
I was able to ride the last run to Forest Park (renamed as "Desplaines" with a wink for the day) and then the last run to O'Hare as far as Division. Lots of fun and interesting people, along with commuters who got a kick out of the vintage maps and ads in all the cars. The CTA did a great job all around.
Forum: General Discussion
9 years ago
QlassiQue
We've had a busy few weeks at FC - thanks for all the guests who've joined us for tours and events! We recently updated our 2013 tour schedule page with lots of new images, including our Indiana Harbor Canal boat tour, Cicero & Berwyn walking tour and Shoreline Motel presentation: http://forgottenchicago.com/events/2013-tour-schedule/
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Awesome photos! Thanks for joining us and thanks for posting these!
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
FYI, since our April Shoreline Motels presentation was full at the Edgewater Historical Society (standing room only and about 25 people turned away), we are offering an encore of this presentation this Saturday, July 20 at 1:00 PM at the new Edgewater Public Library. We hope to see lots of FC fans there - get there early!
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Wow, great find and photos!
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Interesting - thanks! It's too bad none of his works are on display in Chicago.
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Intriguing painting - I had not seen his work before. Are there any of his works on display locally?
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Nearly a year after it began, Forgotten Chicago is proud to conclude our Shoreline Motel series with our fourth and final article. Our final installment takes us from Hyde Park to the South Shore community, exploring four little-known motels, three of which are now demolished. Featuring over 35 photos, many not seen in decades, this article also examines two lakefront hotels – the Shoreland a
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
WBEZ's Robin Amer posted a story on cable car remnants; the FC crew went out with Robin last weekend to see what we could find of a system that ceased operating when Teddy Roosevelt was president. The article may be read here: http://www.wbez.org/series/dynamic-range/search-chicago’s-abandoned-cable-car-tunnels-107715
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
These crazy and unbuilt schemes seemed to be especially prominent in the 1950s, which also thought that wholesale clearance of entire neighborhoods were a benefit to the city as a whole (see the area around UIC and Hyde Park as clearance projects that were completed). Wildly expensive and impractical transportation projects were also mentioned often. We've found other bizarre proposals, includi
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
9 years ago
QlassiQue
Until we get the resources to digitize them, we encourage Forum readers to keep coming on our tours and attending our presentations. FYI, we are repeating our popular Shoreline Motel presentation on Saturday, July 20 and the brand new Edgewater Public Library, 6000 North Broadway.
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Sorry, I haven't posted the photo - can't find my Flickr login info. Anyway, the concrete structure can be clearly be seen on Google Street View and aerial views - it's in the concrete protrusion in the grass just to the right (east) of the driveway to the Kinzie Park condos. Again, not sure if this is the time capsule or not. Thoughts?
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Last weekend, the FC crew checked out the area and we may have found this time capsule - an oddly shaped rectangular concrete above-ground structure just to the right of the entrance to the condominiums north of Kedzie and west of the river. The shape and sizes of both look remarkably similar.
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Thanks for posting these photos! We've done a recap of the Jefferson Park tour and featured one of the photos - check out 2013 events page . . .
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Apologies for not discussing this project more during the tour – there was a lot to cover! This image was taken from the November 8, 1958 issue of Realty & Building, which is available in the stacks of the Harold Washington Library Center. This scheme is only mentioned in this issue. The article states that the project would extend from the Outer Drive at 79th Street (soon to be the site
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Be sure to check this out if you're available - Greg's presentations are fascinating, with lots of rarely seen images and great stories!
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Thanks for posting Dave! Great photos as always -
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9 years ago
QlassiQue
Great photos - thanks for posting!
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