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10 years ago
Chipast
According to a 1929 Polk's Directory. There was a florist at 2529 N. Lotus. When I seen the Google maps picture, It showed 3 quasi-modern apt bldgs. On the NETR maps, From 1930's-1962. It seemed as if it was a good-sized greenhouse. Between 1962-72, it seems to have disappeared. Can anyone tell me when that place closed down?.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Yes, I remember that large sign on the Kennedy Expressway, Actually erected in 1967. Plus I remember the Ma Brown sign which was a few yards south, Probably erected in the mid-1960's. And the Lambrecht cheesecake sign on the east wall, Below the huge sign. Towards W. Cortland. Also installed in the 1960's.
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10 years ago
Chipast
The Jumbo Jack I was referring to, Actually.
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10 years ago
Chipast
That was good too, Though the burgers weren't as good.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Yes, I think so.
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10 years ago
Chipast
According to Cinema Treasures. It was at 2443 Union Av in Blue Island. Not Chicago.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Must have been about 1972?.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Yes, During the 1970's we had some Kohl's supermarkets in Chicagoland. They actually bought out Mayflower groceries. And yes, Kohl's spunoff some department stores. The Kohl enterprise is actually a Milwaukee-area based business.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Looks like it had several businesses long ago. Though I believe the cleaners still exists. But they also had a tavern, grocery store, etc. Looks like they had a few more busineses that were rarely known or uncommon down those side streets. Can anybody name a few that existed there in the past?.
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10 years ago
Chipast
davey7 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > When did Courtesy go under? I remember seeing cars > with their stickers maybe into the 80's/90's. That > sign sounds great, but by the 70's neon was going > out of fashion, not just for energy reasons (and > neon is pretty efficient, or can be). About 1976 or 77.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Well, You could also blame the slipshod, thoughtless development of the area, Like many other once thriving areas. Which had some decent shops, places to eat, shows, etc. Which unfortunately many have seemingly vanished & turned into homoginized, bland, dull districts.
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10 years ago
Chipast
What WAS that supermarket at 48th nr Ashland?????????.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Lest we forget, Courtesy Motors (Ford) on Grand nr Central Park. With it's HUGE brown sign, Probably 20-40 ft tall. With the bulbous BIG "C" & bulbous lettering. Plus the FORD sign with embedded moving bulbs & orange neon surrounding the lettering. Which was removed between 1972-74, During the lousy energy crisis.
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10 years ago
Chipast
I wouldn't be entirely surprised if Jack In The Box makes a comeback someday in the Chicago metropolitan area.
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10 years ago
Chipast
According to the CityNews property lookup. 1400 W.Noble (Standard Gas Station) was built in 1964. So therefore, The old church was apparently demolished that year. Now, It's an empty lot again.
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10 years ago
Chipast
No, Not St.Boniface down Chestnut nr Noble. Enlarge the picture, And find a direct pathway West down Chicago Av on the N side of the street. There's some building with a belfry or post-like tower above it. THAT building is LONG gone. Probably vanished in the mid-late 1960's to make way for a Standard Oil gas station.
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10 years ago
Chipast
On ebay, You could type in CT PHOTO-atl 232 John F.Kennedy expressway Illinois.
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10 years ago
Chipast
There was like a lower level arcade of shops in that building, One of them including a hobby shop.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Wasn't there one on W.48th nr Ashland?.
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10 years ago
Chipast
WOW!!!. They should have NEVER demolished many of those hotels. Now much of the homeless & destitute are popping up in areas or locations that they shouldn't use as such.
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10 years ago
Chipast
WOW!!!!!!!, No wonder they didn't last as a business. Altough I do remember some place which also sold paraphenlia like that called Pax International Boutique which was on N.Austin, Just south of North Av in Oak Park. Ten they moved to Belmont nr Clark, Was there until that big fire in early 1978. They may have sold records as well.
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10 years ago
Chipast
In a 1959 photo, When the Northwest (Kennedy) expressway was being built. In the background, Looking west appeared to be a tall building, church?. On the north side of Chicago Av. If anybody knows, What was that building?.
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10 years ago
Chipast
I remember the 1970-ish location
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10 years ago
Chipast
The sign WAS illuminated "Santa Fe......All The Way" But in more modern times, Although still illuminated. But a more dull white plastic neon lighting. It did have the blue/white cross logo to the left side.
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10 years ago
Chipast
Until about 1980, 81 or so. WGN-TV Channel 9 would present a rather unusual late night program called the "All Night Show", Once I discovered that old episodes of the "Twilight Zone" were one of the programs featured for such. Does anybody else know of any other specific shows which were highlighted in that unusual program?.
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11 years ago
Chipast
Tad's Steaks is a pretty good memory, Even if it was a national franchise. But the chopped steak & garlic bread, Though not the crispy type were de-licious!!!. Hoe Kow at E.Lake was another great oriental restaurant. The egg rolls & The Chinese Vermicelli were scrumptious!!!.
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11 years ago
Chipast
jak378 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Chipast Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > it could have been Pure Oil before 1970. As > most > > were in the eastern half of the US. > > > I seem to remember that Pure changed to Union 76 > in 1976 and associated that with the > bi-cente
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11 years ago
Chipast
West Town Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I remember the Hub bakery in the 1700 block of > Chicago Ave. it was next door or one door down > from the Hub Theater. There was another bakery > further east on the south side of Chicago Ave. It > was under where the old El tracks were. both > places had great rye bread and rolls. That place wa
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