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7 years ago
shoreline
Markay Bowl existed druing the 50s/60s on the second floor of a commercial building located along Western Ave a few doors north of Touhy. The lanes harken back to the days of "pin boys". Almost directly across the street was the more modern Sunset Bowl opened after the advent of automatic pin setters. Both are long gone.
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7 years ago
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Hugh/rjmcahon, The Jack at Ridge and Clark was a favorite fast food spot and across the street prior to Carsons was the very popular Town and Country restaurant.
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8 years ago
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davey7 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mandy Patinkin went to Kenwood, not sure that Suze > did (in fact, pretty sure she didn't). My neighbor was a classmate of the financial guru at South Shore HS during the late 60s.
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8 years ago
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Way Out, There are many buildings throughout the Rogers Pk area that are identical to those on the 2500 W Touhy block. During the 1950s I had friends in a few of the apartments and learned that these were co-op buildings constructed aroung 1950.
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8 years ago
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Those of us from Rogers Park back in the 50s and 60s probably remember Kenmac Records on Devon Ave a bit west of Western Ave. All of the lastest 45s and LPs were available for your listening pleasure.
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9 years ago
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The library on the 6400 block of N California, constructed around 1962, is of a similar vintage as the demolished bulding in Albany Park. The current library replaced a storefront facility which was located on Devon a few doors west of Washtenaw.
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9 years ago
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@mornac, Musket and Henrikson was one of the few 24 hour pharmacies up north during the 60s/70s. It was located at the northeast corner of Main and Crawford in Skokie until at least the 1980s.Like all the others it was probably killed off by the chains.
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9 years ago
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During the 60s/early 70s Giggios did hand tossed pizza in the front window of their store on the north side of Devon Ave a few doors east of California. I also remember seeing pizza delivery vehicles in the neighborhood every evening from Lauries at Foster and Broadway. A third local pizza option was IL Forno. The name still survives, but under different ownership.
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10 years ago
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fleurblue Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Shoreline, I don't remember the Pie Pan but I just > thought of the Magic Pan creperie in Old Orchard > and in Chicago. Also the Jojo's chain which is > now occupied by Baker's Square. The Rusty Scupper > had a location in Lincoln Park and near River Rd. > on the Northest side. It was an interest
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10 years ago
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729 Brompton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I remember it! Riding with my bro and his friends. > Fricking cold but fun. wasn't it near Superdawg?? Brompton, Superdawg is across the street from the fromer slide location. Great fun and remember going there when it was a nippy minus 10 degrees.
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10 years ago
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Fleurblue, loved Gullivers incredible pizza on Howard east of California back in the mid 60s. Do you remember the fabulous Pie Pan restaurant on Cicero ave at Peterson?
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11 years ago
shoreline
I also remember the Standard sign on the west side of Sheridan and north of Juneway at the curve. The Mexican place you mentioned was known as La Choza. It was on a block with a great rib restaurant called Talbots.The Pickle Barrel at Howard and Western and Gullivers located on Howard immediately east of California were neighborhood favorites from the early 60s.Thinking of the Pickle Barrel makes
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11 years ago
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I stopped into a Jack in the Box south of Los Angeles a few years ago. Little has changed from my recollection of the fare served at the location at Ridge and Clark just west of Senn HIgh School in the 1970s.
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11 years ago
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tseals, You are probably thinking of Biddy Mulligans located on Sheridan Rd back in the 70s. The club was hugely popular and did a lot of radio advertising on stations like WXRT.
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11 years ago
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Way Out, The large department store at Dempster and Waukegan Rd was EJ Korvette. It occupied nearly all of the space in the strip mall. The company was a mid sized discounter based in Philadelphia named for Eight Jewish Korean War Veterans. The prime years for the operation were the 1960s.
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12 years ago
shoreline
I can remember a few of the restaurants mentioned - DiLeos was the classic Italian American place with an extensive menu and a large banquet business. Large windows provided diners with a great view of Elston Ave. Elliots was at the corner of Skokie Bl (Cicero Ave) and Howard St until the 80s. It was demolished to make way for condos. The restaurant had a hunting lodge appearance with a room lar
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12 years ago
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We shopped at the both Lawrence and Broadway (Racine) and the Lincoln and Belmont locations. All of the Goldblatts stores were downscale in terms of interior decor.They were however very price competitive when compared to Fields and Carsons, etc. The current tenant at the Uptown locations is a bookseller.
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12 years ago
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Tim Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Those were the days when my parents gave me $0.40 > for a trip to the movies. $0.25 for admission > (two movies) and $0.15 for an un-buttered > popcorn. > > As you know Liz, it was usually meant walking to > the Uptown or Riviera. Sometimes the Nortown at > Devon and Broadway. I assume the the
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12 years ago
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The bowling alleys I remember from the 50s and 60s were: Devlin - Devon and Lincoln Hartnett's- 6700 N Lincoln Nortown (Bud Shabley's)- Devon and Maplewood - 2nd floor Theater- Pratt at Western Sunset - 7300 N Western Markay- Touhy at Western- 2nd Floor Morse - 1400 W Morse " " Both Devlin and the lanes on Morse Ave had "pin boys" during the 50s. Other th
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12 years ago
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The Maloney and Weinstein Funeral homes on the 1300 block of Devon reflect the former ethnic make up of the Edgewater/ Rogers Park area. Both remain family owned businesses.
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12 years ago
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Davey, Yes, it's been Warren Park since the '70s. Before the 20s/30s the club was located further east.
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12 years ago
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Does anybody know the original location of the Edgewater Golf club? It was located at Pratt and Ridge Ave as far back as I can recall, but I know that their first course was near to Devon and Broadway. Thanks
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12 years ago
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Steve B. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Standard became Amoco. There was a Standard > station on 45th and Ashland that had a car wash > for $1.00 and as many free road maps you could > carry! Plus they would check your oil and fluids > and put air in your tires when gas was 30 cents > per gallon - plus they gave S&H Green Stamps. &g
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12 years ago
shoreline
The far north side holder was at 6600 N, and east of Kedzie. At the time, few people worried about risk of explosion.
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12 years ago
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According to Google the orchard was located in Barrington and is now a residential subdivsion.
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12 years ago
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There was a Hi-Lo Foods at Devon and Mozart Ave during the 50s and 60s on the south side of the street. The low concrete wall bordering the parking lot along Devon allowed for the seating of several people. The building has been recently used as a Croatian- American meeting hall.
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12 years ago
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I remember a small local grocery on Devon about one block west of McCormick called the Milk Pail. They had all the basics and some ethnic foods as well.
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12 years ago
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captain54 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > around 2:44 (toward the end) is a view of the > Ogden/Grand area. I'm trying to find some vintage > views. > > > > "Mobsters such as Salvatore "Sam" Giancana, Jackie > "The Lackey" Cerone, Gus Alex and Francesco Nitti > ("Frank the Enforcer") regular
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12 years ago
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daveg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I recall an Oldsmobile dealer on Ogden. It was on > the north side of the street, I forget the > intersection, but I think it might have been east > of Central Park. It had a rather tall rocket ship > sign that flashed in a sequence making the rocket > appear to be taking off. > > Big stuff f
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12 years ago
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captain54 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > . > > there's a place with the address "426" @ :42, > which leads me to believe some of the joints > weren't necessarily in and around Rush Street. > There's no address corresponding to "426" in that > area, to the best of my knowledge. > Amazing Rush St pics. This is
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