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10 years ago
murphman
Growing up in Lakeview in the seventies, I recall a young woman who rode a horse around the neighborhood. Was a strange sight. She was very friendly and allowed us kids to pet the horse. Also I seem to remember she rode bareback. Doubt if you would see that today!
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10 years ago
murphman
Found my guy! There is a listing in 1900 Chicago directory for Frank PETGES at 1050 argyle. There is a small "h" after the name, as are a lot of names. Does this mean house? Also after carefully examining the bottle there is a small notch at the bottom of the "c' making it a G. Rinsing the bottle off really helped LOL! Now to find out what was in the bottle!
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10 years ago
murphman
Grew up around Lincoln Belmont and Ashland. Goldblatt's,Wieboldts, Hirsch, Lerner's Thom McAnn, Kotz shoes, Jupiter, L. Fish, Nelson Bros. Robert Hall, Saxons, Woolworths, Fannie Mae, Record roost, Rose records, Double dog, and a few dozen others I cant think of right now. Who needed malls?
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10 years ago
murphman
The mystery deepens. Checked the address renumbering. No new 1050, but an old one, which was changed to 1310. So I would guess that 1050 didn't exist prior to 1909. 1310 is a house. Across the street is a factory. Essanay! Hardly a bottling co. Thanks Rusty for the info. Great site! I checked and like you found nothing under Petces. But did find a listing under Petges in Libertyville. "Typo&q
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10 years ago
murphman
Go to Chicago historical society website. Online resources. And take it from there. Takes a while to load on my 1968 computer but is an endless source of fascination. The 1929 version is online. Seems to me there may be one more in the seventies but not sure.
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10 years ago
murphman
Thanks Richard, I'm getting the feeling this little mystery won't be solved. Like I said it's a very old bottle, so it may have been before the renumbering of the streets. Hard to say, but my research has dead ended. Just would like to get some info to add to my collection of "useless knowledge". such trivial things have always amused me. That's why I love this forum!!!
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10 years ago
murphman
Found an old bottle years ago. Front reads Frank Petces 1050 Argyle. Just wondering if anyone has any info. Bottle is very old so it could have been made before the renumbering of the streets. Also it is clear which makes me think it's not a beer bottle, although it could be. Thanks.
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10 years ago
murphman
Rusty, It was Adam Heyer, aka Frank Snyder. The address is 2024 W Farragut second floor. The wake was also held there according to his obit.
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10 years ago
murphman
Remember the commercial but the name escapes me. We had plastic covers on the couch from the advertiser. Mohawk? Burned a hole in the couch arm with my Chesterfield when I was ten. Tough kid! Blamed it on my father LOL! Seriously I think it was Mohawk carpet.
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10 years ago
murphman
Passed by it today like I have a hundred times in the last year. Never knew what it was. Thankfully it wasn't destroyed like many buildings which could have served another purpose. Developers should visit this great site before they raze more properties that could serve another purpose, and still remain standing as a testament to our great city and its history. After that speech I think Ill add an
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10 years ago
murphman
The reason the garden apartments are below sidewalk level is they were built before the grade of the streets were raised. You see a lot of this in that area, particularly Bucktown. I believe the Polk directory lists residents from top to bottom. That is three flats, third floor residents listed first and so on down the line. Polk directory is fascinating. Found out I lived in the same apt as one o
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10 years ago
murphman
There is a nice pic of the sign at craigslostchicago.com. Heard stories of relocation but I don't believe it happened. Wouldn't have been the same anyhow.
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10 years ago
murphman
Byron was what I meant Lance. Always got the two confused for some unknown reason. Five letters maybe? Wardell I remember the structure you referred to and was always curious as to what it was. Now I'm really curious. Went to Gordon Tech and heard movies were shot at that location. Just assumed it was Essannay as I wasn't even aware of Selig until recently. Thanks guys, every day you learn somethi
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10 years ago
murphman
Thanks Wardell, I owe you a beer!
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10 years ago
murphman
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 that far west. Also there was a city dump at Western and Grace at the time which also extended to the river. Ju
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10 years ago
murphman
It was on Webster, closer to Armitage. The Streets and Sanitation yard is still there off Fullerton and Clybourn.
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10 years ago
murphman
Preston Bradley gave my great grandmothers eulogy in 1971. My fathers side of the family was greatly impressed by this. I believe he had a radio or tv program at some point. He was rather advanced in age at that time so I would guess the show would have been in the fifties. Also where was the Peoples Church? I know Im asking the right group here so thanks in advance for any info.
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10 years ago
murphman
Great site. Cant believe all these places I had forgotten. Some deserve to be forgotten I guess, but brought back the memories! Thanks, keep up the good work there "Ralphie boy"!!!!
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10 years ago
murphman
Read somewhere, probably Moe Howards book on the Three Stooges, that Larry was discovered playing the violin at The Bismarck Gardens, later known as Marigold Gardens. Either way it's cool that there is a Chicago connection to the Stooges!
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10 years ago
murphman
Did not know the alleys were unlit till 66. My main recollections of the alleys in the seventies are the almost infinite piles of dog waste. Even on a clear day it was tough to avoid stepping in one. Of course in the summer months , it was easier due to the thousands of flies they attracted. Imagine being "half in the bag" at night navigating the "boulevards" as my late father
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10 years ago
murphman
How about Jupiter and Robert Hall? Hirsch, Thom McAnn, L.Fish and Libby's, all in the Lincoln Belmont Ashland corridor?
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10 years ago
murphman
Apparently I am related to the "Terrible one" on my fathers side through marriage. Everyone I broached the subject to was suspiciously mum. Except of course his daring escape from CCJ which I don't believe I have to recount here. If memory serves there was an auction in the late nineties of the gallows. Do not recall who the high bidder was, but think it was a museum of some sort. The co
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10 years ago
murphman
Thanks RJ Surprised to see something is still where it was. Was about four or five when I was there so had no idea where it or I was. Do remember Old Chicago in Bolingbrook. First time I saw a Wendys. Had not even opened yet. Wonder if it was the first in the chi-town area? Was in 1976.
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10 years ago
murphman
You are correct RJMACHON. Martins gas on the corner and Friedmans Auto Glass on the site of? The dolphin? "The green" part of the signage has been removed so Im guessing the new incarnation will be "The Dolphin"? I couldn't care less, I wish Friedman was still there. Also always wondered about the partial bridge west of that site. Been that way since the mid seventies. Norween
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10 years ago
murphman
Thanks a lot appreciate you guys solving my little mystery and so quickly. Excellent postcard by the way! Thanks again!!
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10 years ago
murphman
I was born at this hospital and being a "fan" of this site, have no idea where it was. My mother, who at this time is dying of cancer ,informs me it was in the vicinity of her old neighborhood, Humboldt Park. In her best day, she got lost going around a corner, so she isn't the best source of info LOL. If anyone could help I would appreciate it.Thanks
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10 years ago
murphman
Many masonic temples exist as churches bingo halls, what have you. Have one around the corner from me in Cicero @26th and Austin. Several others exist, Damen just south of Irving Park, Lawrence and Leland which is a frame construction with a large frontage. My grandfather was a mason. Don't know for sure but guessing by the many buildings left behind, the membership dwindled down to the point wher
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10 years ago
murphman
Many masonic temples exist as churches bingo halls, what have you. Have one around the corner from me in Cicero @26th and Austin. Several others exist, Damen just south of Irving Park, Lawrence and Leland which is a frame construction with a large frontage. My grandfather was a mason. Don't know for sure but guessing by the many buildings left behind, the membership dwindled down to the point wher
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10 years ago
murphman
Chicagoland laundry is the business in question. Still in business as of 2009 a friend drove for them for about twenty years.
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10 years ago
murphman
Now a Walgreens. What a shock! At least they didn't tear it down.
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