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9 years ago
graylander773
Wow... I happened to grab a pic from the vacant lot to the west in August
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11 years ago
graylander773
Here is a link to a specific page of Goose Island photographs on the Daily News site. Fascinating...
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11 years ago
graylander773
That is a very good question. I have not seen pics of old housing there, but would love to. I wonder if there is any residential zoning remaining on Goose Island, allowing private residences? If there was housing on Goose Island currently, I'd imagine it's in/adjacent to the Shrimp House building there on Division - every other single building appears industrial or municipal in nature.
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11 years ago
graylander773
Sounds cool to me!
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12 years ago
graylander773
There is some road work being done in Avondale, on Milwaukee just north of Central Park Ave, and you can clearly see exposed tracks -- very cool!
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12 years ago
graylander773
Thanks and Good job shekaago! I went traipsing around that lovely area a few weeks ago too, it was definitely interesting! I also noticed the grade changes, and there were even railroad ties in the alleys. I am also very interested in the cemetery between Addison/Irving Park, and if any clues/remnants are left standing...cemeteries in general fascinate me...Looking from Google Maps alone, it lo
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12 years ago
graylander773
Hi Helge, the structure is still standing, here is a photo that I took today for you to look at. What I believe is the "beach" is in the foreground. I tried to replicate the original POV from the postcard photo :-)
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12 years ago
graylander773
Thank you, I love that picture and I LOVE those lighting sconces. The School St. doorway looks beautiful and magical at the same time, LOL. I mean, who would design a municipal servicing station in that style nowadays? I wonder what it originally looked like.
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12 years ago
graylander773
Good idea Artista!! :)
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12 years ago
graylander773
Thank you for the feedback, I am really glad you enjoy them. It was fun taking them! I actually had a hard time picking out and detecting "clues" between Diversey and Addison where these tracks once were. Like I said there are the rail ties around Roscoe and the general narrowness of Nashville Ave where the rail right of way could/would have been. I think at Irving Park Rd, where the
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12 years ago
graylander773
Here's a screen shot of the map with alley-houses at 2500W-2540W/9900S-10000S. Strange. What address do these even use?
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12 years ago
graylander773
Not to be redundant since this is on a separate thread re: 3262 N Narragansett, but this link has some photos of old Dunning spur rail lines, where they are still visible at street grade, and what I think are a couple clues where the old right of way has been built over. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48076639@N04/
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12 years ago
graylander773
Re: the Dunning/School St pictures, thanks! I thought the hydrant was cool as well. I couldn't believe that old rail ties were kept around/in use near Nashville Ave. area. I live near Addison and Milwaukee so the NW side is my backyard and I know it has a lot of history. Let me know if there's ever anything up here I can document... :) Re: the Kenton Ave tracks, that would make sens
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12 years ago
graylander773
Hey! Here is the link-- hope you like them. This is a very interesting story about Dunning and I love reading about defunct rail lines in Chicago. The substation is beautiful-- look at that School St. entrance! :-) http://www.flickr.com/photos/48076639@N04/ I've also wondered about the rail line that lies at approx. 4600-4700 West, bordering on Kenton. It spans most of the length of th
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12 years ago
graylander773
Hey guys I have some rough pics of this rail area actually. Will post shortly. *As well as the CTA/ComEd substation details :)
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