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12 years ago
Chipast
According to some 1972 aerial of 55th & Pulaski. The 40-foot sign was on the SE corner of that intersection. A tall & wide sign apparently.
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12 years ago
Chipast
I do believe that place is still some sort of fashion or clothes shop. But it looked like a record shop or music store at one time, What was that place long ago?. If anyone knows?.
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12 years ago
Chipast
Not too helpful. But I would believe that place was either a barber shop, beauty salon, etc. But rather unusual, Since it was obviously the only business on that block, When the rest were more private residences. Certainly on many side streets you had taverns, grocery stores, factories, schools, churches.
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12 years ago
Chipast
WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yeah, the Budweiser bowtie sign was far superior > to the one that's there now. There was a Clark > Bar sign near the Beatrice behemoth, and one > advertising honey around there too. > > Olson Rug had a great sign with a huge telephone > on Diversey west of the Kennedy, and the FOP had &g
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12 years ago
Chipast
backwardk4501 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 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 > i
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12 years ago
Chipast
The correct spelled name was Kars, And it WAS a great old-line variety store. It was also kind of like going into an antique store, Sort of say. Like seeing a 1968 Dating Game home board game, Late 1960's Colgate 100 mouthwash, 1940's Tintex Dye & so on. The place unfortunately closed in 1983.
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12 years ago
Chipast
Around 1200 W.North, The Stevenson Expy, The Chicago Skyway there were huge tanks filled with something. What was their purpose?. They existed until the early 1970's.
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12 years ago
Chipast
There's a building on that block which had some sort of small business. If anybody remembers, What was that place?
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12 years ago
Chipast
I believe the Rush St at dusk postcard was 1968, Not 1963.
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12 years ago
Chipast
That was not Olson Rug, That was Walton Rug (circa 1963). The Honey sign you're probably referring to was just north of Foster for Lake Shore Honey.
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12 years ago
Chipast
Yes, I remember that place. It closed during the 1970's. But the building, Along with the whole block was demolished in 1990.
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12 years ago
Chipast
The place is long gone & I believe it had a fire during the 1980's, Along with a few other buildings. What was that place?, Because it had an interesting neon sign outside, I believe in 2-dimensional lettering.
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12 years ago
Chipast
I somehow remember this place existing some over 35 years ago. What was the name if anybody remembers?.
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12 years ago
Chipast
On S.Kildare there was once a place which had an 1960's S&H Green Stamps plastic neon sign, What was that place?. Plus was there an old-line gas station on 2800 S. St.Louis?.
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12 years ago
Chipast
Until about 1968 or 69, I had a vague memory of an Atlas Insurance Building at the SE corner of Chicago & Paulina. I don't remember how tall the building was. From what I know the building had a fire & was demolished & replaced by 3 one story stores. Burton's Shoes, Ace Discount Center & Tic-Toc Shop. The original Atlas Insurance sign is now at Deitch's Prescriptions. Redone as it'
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12 years ago
Chipast
Many years ago at 55th & Pulaski there was a Gas City flagship station. They boasted that the had the "largest sign in Chicago", 40 feet tall. If anyone can remember that sign. Describe how the 40 foot sign stood? I remember a Gas City station in that vicinity. But don't remember the large 40 foot sign.
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12 years ago
Chipast
They demolished that half because another more extensive fire damaged the Brown & Koppel Restaurant main partition in early 1976. There was a fire there once, The second time was more extensive I guess. Yes, It was pretty unwise to demolish the western half, IMO.
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