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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Check this out from Calumet 412 : "Sheffield, north of Waveland, Wrigleyville, 1907, Chicago" http://calumet412.com/post/41950122265/sheffield-north-of-waveland-wrigleyville-1907
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Wrigley is Clark @ Addison, (Not Belmont.)
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Sounds good if they're titled properly. Else they can be a major waste of time. Eg. Good: Dr. Lester Fisher discussing the growth of Lincoln Park Zoo during the 1960s. Bad: This Week's Podcast
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
A hard to read map (probably a 'fax') of Cicero Flying field.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Berwyn Frank Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This is a page from a book from my collection that > was put out for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair > which lists every Czechoslovak organization in the > country at that time. The long list on this page > shows just the A's through H's of building and > loan organizations in the area. There
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Knew I saw something recently... Here's a great shot that was blogged by Calumet 412 on 10/08/2012
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
jak378 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is Polk's online? Where does one find it? I keep hearing about Polks' reverse address lookup too. Wish I could find it! So far I've found this site: http://georgekrejci.com/ with several links to various resources and address Directories.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
the only thing remotely 'scary' perhaps was Ripleys panel of images on the outside? They showcased an ugly head with a fleshy horn bent backwards.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
murphman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I know it was on Irving and Western in the early > 20th century. My question is what corner and how > large of an area did it comprise? A friend who > lives in the area believes the corner of Western > and Hoyne was the location. Im guessing due to its > proximity to the river,it at least extended th
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
I think they were originally intended as drop-off points for community use. One on Wrightwood @ Ashland outside the Streets & Sanitation garage was always filled fresh. Sometime in the mid '70s they put a lock on the outside. It finally got broke apart by a car.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
I was always intrigued by a house & yard trapped in a triangle of alleys on the North side: Bounded by; Wrightwood-Altgelt, and Marshfield-Terra Cotta Place. Incidently, theres a long, brick, Horse-Stable building that once served the Terra Cotta factory nearby, on the South side of the East-West Alley behind Wrightwood.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The description of this photograph (1940s-50s) is > given as: "Possibly Chicago", showing a street > sign "Union St". If this is a photograph of a > Chicago location, where in Chicago? There is a > Union Avenue 700 W, from 630 N to 12937 S . . . > and where would the pedestrian b
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Recipe for a mischievous kids' Cannon: We connected 5-9 empty soup cans with electrical tape, making an open-ended tin tube with the top open; leaving the bottom end intact. So a tennis ball would roll through to the bottom... Take the 'cannon' out to the alley, poke a tiny hole in the center of the bottom... squirt some lighter fluid in the hole, swirl the cannon around to spread the fluid
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Here's Two fairly recent Forgotten Chicago articles on Yellow Street Signs: Yellow Street Signs Disconnected Yellow Signs
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Chicago Past recently blogged an IDOT image of Ferdinand @ Oakley from 1939: http://chicagopast.com/post/38080228634 and what do I see in the distance going over the bridge?
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Most likely went condo/s. But did it occupy the corner & possibly use the other street address/es?
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Don't know the actors' name--He plays the big/taller brother on Everybody Loves Raymond Spotted him on Lincoln @ Webster talking with someone on the NW corner. Also on Lincoln, further north, at Southport & Wellington: David Schwimmerer (sp?) first time he was looking for someone through the windows of S & G Restaurant & waiting for them outside. then ~ a week later outside th
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Northsiders... Dinkels on Lincoln Ave. is alive and strong. See them on Facebook for specials and sales too!
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Chipast Wrote: > You mean John Coleman????. I meant the Coleman weather guy on ABC who often tried to be funny. (But I'm not sayin' he wasn't) He went out of his way to show the audience how a Green-Screen functioned.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
While we're briefly on the topic of Madison; What stetch was known for harboring (& enabling) alcolohic, "street Bums" in the mid '60's? I'm told its how & where a relative spent the last dacade of his life before freezing to death 2 weeks before the Blizzard of 1967. Only know, his Nickname was 'Red', 'Booger', or "Booger Red"
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Me too! That area was the south edge of my extended back yard as a kid. No doubt there's probably a dead Railroad spur & loading platform nearby. Too bad Google Street View cruisers only shot it from Elston.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Another ? Fun-Zone ? was on Western across from Waveland Bowl. I recall it was strictly tokens--No quarters.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Great photos! She could have / might have been quite a painted lady in her day.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
with that enclosed porch job, I wonder if the front of the building was to the right (Facing East) ??
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Gave them a try last summer but they couldn't figure out how to sell a slice. jd Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Home Run Inn on 31st St. on the West Side. Still > there. Been there forever.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Our family favorite was Logalbo's! Right next to the Southport Ravenswood (Brown Line) El Stop. In recent years it became the Red Tomato and lost its appeal.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Reminds of my Great-Grandmother's Hardware store at 2741 + 2743 N. Southport (off the alley S of Diversey) She died in 1962 and the store got sealed off and used for storage by her children for years. Eventually the 2741 bldg was sold, but the stuff inside the main store off the alley stayed untouched until the latter half of the '70s.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
If This forum / thread had a "Like" button it would be worn out! :-D
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Caught this by Chicao Past through a Twitter feed Recently: Clark @ Belmont @ Halsted looking NNW toward Addison from 1955
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Hi, Spike. Was there a Dance Hall above or Below the Bowling Alley? I seem to recall seeing something on a fire there in a discussion group fairly recently.
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