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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Recalls Horse riders on the Bridle path weren't uncommon in the 60s
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
our group used to walk there along the Lakewood Train tracks from Diversey. Never got in for free, but the Ushers never said a word if we sat in an unused Box seat.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
I think the Topic Name was Czech Chicago that you've been posting in. The Forum software says it was moved, and throws a redirect.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Wow! Thanks all, for painting a picture of the floor plan & vacinity! B)
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Great picture, daveg! The type I've seen on the northside are small square posts one could wrap two hands around.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
noticed the raised street (and sunken garden apartments going down the street.) Perhaps its swamp gas building up?
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Similar 'pillars' can still be seen on the North & Far north side too. The ones I've seen had old metal (brass?) plates on them with the street names in raised letters. Not high enough to read from a passing automobile--about 4 feet high and 3-4 inch square, Like a bygone motiff for marking streets for pedestrians?
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Welby Clock...was that the factory just east of > the river on the north side of Fullerton, where > the shopping center is now? Bingo! (tu) Between the River and the Tracks. And from Fullerton north to about where the True Value campus began Welby maintained about 12 acres of beautifuly manicured lawn
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
All I can recall is any lot in the area was fair game to access the tracks in the alley, so we could get to the Welby Clock factory campus on the other side.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
off the top of my head, PKDickman, I think that's Animal Kingdom on Milwaukee. (Famous home of Ray Rayners' Chelston the Duck?)
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
As a kid helping on uncles & fathers' Plumbing & Electrician jobs, we'd often see out of service gas lines. Usually black and made of iron. As to horses & alleys; I still see garages that were converted from stables. Easy to spot with windows wide enough for horses to stick their heads out.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
The pre-condo industrial area bound by: . . . . Belmont Ashland . . . Racine . . . . Webster As kids we knew every nook and cranny.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
Lived on Wrightwood near Kelly's on the Green, on Greenview... It's precursor, a smallish tavern, served the many local factories, shops & warehouses that sprung up in the area during and after WWII to whet their whistles at lunch & after closing time.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
dunno if its your man but when Green Screen/Chroma Key/Genlocks first came out, ABC's Jim Coleman played Green Screen tricks & antics for a solid week. To show the audience how it all worked, he wore the same color tie.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
recalls seeing empty Lassers wooden crates stacked on Grandma's back porch for a delivery guy to swap at the next delivery.
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10 years ago
Lance Grey
I was curiously riding a 10-speed through that section of trees a few years ago. Yes. They were DIY dirt trail humps But the low spots are more interesting as you realize its the Riverview Fairway pavement.
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