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10 years ago
murphman
Also went to GT 79-83 Bowers ink was directly across from horner park west of the river. What a lot of folks don't know is this was part of a large dump centering at Western and Grace .Ran along the river. I don't know how far this extended but due to the "hilly" landscape that this area has I would guess it ran at least as far as California on the west and perhaps eastwood on the north.
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10 years ago
murphman
IS Berlin took up the entire area from the Kennedy to Kimball along Belmont north to where the Kennedy exists now. Remember it well, HUGE plant with blue neon IS BERLIN PRESS emblazoned across Belmont. Check out historicaerials.com for overhead view. Also as a footnote Marshall Berlin was suspected and aquitted of tossing his galpal out of the 90something floor of the Hancock bldg. in the early se
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10 years ago
murphman
Remember that and several others notably the Wooden Nickel on Wilson.Crazy ass places. Have many stories about various places in that area in the eighties. Not being PC but the fire water was flowin big time and the natives were restless!!!
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10 years ago
murphman
Always went to the one on Western and Addison. Now occupied by Popeyes. Always had the tacos which were fantastic, at least to a ten year old. Also loved the "steak" sandwich. whatever the hell that was! Also, after reading these posts I have to wonder why any one would get nasty. I think this is about Forgotten Chicago and things and places that no longer exist. Memories and reminiscing
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10 years ago
murphman
Raise a row of seats left field to right you got a GA seat next day. Hell they didn't open the upper deck for about five years so it wasn't a big deal for ole PK. Getting into the upper deck was like the Holy grail, we always wanted to see what it was like! Andy Frains would stop you if you tried to get up there which only made it more attractive. First time I got up there was 1977 when there was
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10 years ago
murphman
Wow another forgotten memory. I love this! Remember them well. were utilized for the people who didn't buy salt. Come to think of it no one did, you got it for free at the salt box. Da Mare was a great man!!!!
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10 years ago
murphman
Wow thanks, Have forgotten these neon behemouths. Beatrice was unbelievable for its time. Still cant believe the powers that be removed the Magikist sign after I believe gained some sort of landmark status. Dads was visible from the IHOP at diversey and California. Used to stare at it while scarfing apple pancakes. The Delta airline sign at the Ohio on ramp should be mentioned as well. If they wer
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10 years ago
murphman
The Hideout. Tavern on Marmora half a block south of Diversey. Enter at your own risk lol!!!!!
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10 years ago
murphman
Cant help you with a Photo but part of what is now the cubby bear was Standard condenser up until the late seventies. This would comprise the section west of the corner. Visited my grandfather there many times at work. Lot next to Browns was employee parking. My gramps HATED the Cubs for this reason. It was hell for him to get to work during baseball season. Also railroad tracks ran through the lo
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10 years ago
murphman
Grecian tavern was and maybe still there on the east side of the street. Seems to me there was an optometrist across the street with an orange awning. also a small pizza joint I hung out in once in a while called, Mike's I think with an old RC cola sign out front. This was in the early eighties. Saw pictures online awhile ago either on flickr or great American memories. Ill try to find and post I
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10 years ago
murphman
At Racine and Wellington we had two on opposite sides of the street. First was Joe's, sawdust on the floors, great meat counter and popsicles as big as your fist. Joe always gave you a sample of the meat you wanted. Probably could have made a sandwich. Now appears to be a private residence. Across the street was Benny's where baseball cards were bought by the fistfuls at a dime a pack. Both went
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10 years ago
murphman
There is construction ongoing there. Condo? The only story I have of that place would coincide with everyone else's who lived around there. THE SMELL! Oh lord it was something you wouldn't forget. Actually at times you can still catch a whiff. The shrimp joint was on Cortland about two blocks away. Joes Fisheries right on the river. Open 24hrs Good stuff! Sorely missed!
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10 years ago
murphman
The old Henry's on Western still stands as an office for a car lot. I stop for a beer next door and gaze upon it while smoking in the rear. It was still open in the mid seventies if I remember correctly. Couldn't miss the neon coming over the bridge. Even still has the original sign frame now advertising the car lot. Could be wrong but I think there was one on Belmont just west of Central on the w
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10 years ago
murphman
Used to work @ 332 S Michigan. Mostly running the freight elevator by hand with a lever. This thing had no ceiling and I was splattered by water on occasion which was a mystery to me until I was told by the building engineer that it was hydro powered. Water held your fate! Discussed this with several Otis employees over the years and was informed this was one of about three left in the city. This
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10 years ago
murphman
Have, or used to have, have to look, pictures of me and ma and pa at Santa's Village. Question, Where was it?
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10 years ago
murphman
I could NEVER figure out what flavor it was, I just liked the color!
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10 years ago
murphman
Have a Servel in my basement. They were very common and economical. Most people never heard of one and thought I was nuts! Use it now to store art supplies! They were used in large apartment buildings when natural gas was cheap. Boy things have changed.
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10 years ago
murphman
I live in one in Cicero. Actually the bedrooms are incredibly small.I would guess they were built as starter homes or in my case perhaps worker cottages for western electric personnel. Also one bedroom does not have a door and a very high arched entry way. I would guess it was originally intended as a sitting room or parlor of sorts. Which would make it a one bedroom. The place is extremely origi
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10 years ago
murphman
Logalbos under the tracks on Southport. Remember the grease running down your arm as you held a slice. Good stuff! Changed the name to Red Tomato. Heard the same family owns it, just changed the name to satisfy the yuppie element.Also I believe the original Leonas on the NW corner of Belmont and Sheffield. Next to the Pullman Inn, which deserves its own place in infamy. Just south on Sheffield was
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