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9 years ago
tomz
Just ran across a much clearer version of the pic above.
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9 years ago
tomz
Interesting stuff. Thanks. I appreciate the responses.
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9 years ago
tomz
When I was a kid, my dad used to refer to garden apartments in Chicago as "Bohemian Apartments." He wasn't referring to artists. Instead--he explained--it was because the Bohemians (aka Czechs) were the only ones who'd rent them. Yes, I know he was being a paragon of Chicago's legendary intolerance for people of another culture or race, but I was wondering if anyone else had ever hea
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9 years ago
tomz
Check out this aerial photo from 1938. It probably features all the tanks you're talking about. Note especially the tank just to the west of Goose Island: Chicago Municipal Airport: 10 miles -- thataway. Here's the link to the rest of the maps in the series: http://ilaerialphotos.com/photos.php?county=Cook
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9 years ago
tomz
In case you were wondering what the old Atlas Brewery on Blue Island looked like, slap your lamps on this.
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9 years ago
tomz
That's a very interesting explanation. I remember the A and B trains back when all the train lines went by their names instead of colors. The train on the way to the Airport was the O'Hare line, and then the other ends were the Congress and Douglas lines. Congress was A and Douglas (now the Pink Line) was the B. So are you saying the A train stopped at one end of the platform and the B stoppe
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9 years ago
tomz
As someone who lives off the Spaulding St. entrance of the Logan Square subway stop on the Blue Line, I routinely curse the designers of its lengthy platform as I hustle to catch the train. The curses are followed by the same question every time: Why the f*** did they make it so long? The Belmont platform--one stop away--isn't nearly as lengthy. Then again, it only has one entrance. I sus
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10 years ago
tomz
Wow. Thanks a lot!
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10 years ago
tomz
There used to a Milwaukee Avenue Bridge at the south end of the street. Look at the upper-left-hand corner of this 1937 aerial photo: http://ilaerialphotos.com/images/counties/Cook/images/0bwq08050.jpg and you can see where the ramp started at Kinzie up to the Bridge and over the railyard before it went down to Fulton that picks up again for that last little stretch before terminating a
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