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12 years ago
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The fb pages reminded me of a place in Old Town that I had long forgotten called Like Young. In addition, I remember seeing John Prine at a no liquor establishment in the early 70s known as the Main in Evanston at Main St and Chicago Ave. Haven't found the name of The Harlem Ave club as yet.
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12 years ago
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Fleurblue, The place you're thinking of next to the Loyola L station is "Its Here". The few blocks along Sheridan near Loyola was a corridor of activity. Also, we had the "No Exit Cafe" a bit further north at Lunt and Glenwood Aves as well. You're correct, a huge number existed during the 70s.I think these places had both folk and rock bands. You were lucky to see Steve Goodma
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12 years ago
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Frank, Maybe you can help me with a question regarding S. Lawndale. My father lived at 21st and Harding during the late 1920s and 30s. What were the ethnic boundaries in that era?
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12 years ago
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I was always under the impression that the Belushi skit was patterned after the Billy Goat.
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12 years ago
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According to Google Books they were held at Stagg Field on the University of Chicago campus from July 28 - August 1, 1932.
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12 years ago
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Tim Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Shoreline...I remember Beefy 19, but where exactly > was it? I remember Henry's on the NW corner of > Foster and Western. Tim, I checked it out and Beefy 19 was at Berwyn and Western. Great memory on Henry's location at Foster. At first , I could only recall their other nearby site on Lincoln north of Devon.
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12 years ago
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If you like the lake, Lee Street Beach in Evanston is a nearby location for a picnic.
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12 years ago
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Great work on all the skyline pics. I had almost the identical take on the photo as bwalsh in finding Marina Towers lost in the crowd. I imagine that more than a couple of members out here had to the opportunity to visit the Prudential Bldg observation deck ( The Top of the Rock) after the structure was built in the 50s over IC air rights. About 45 stories in height it was tallest in the city. The
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12 years ago
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Will my Toyota work?
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12 years ago
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I wish that I could say that I saw the Doors and Hendrix at the Coliseum. What I did catch was the Chicago Packers pro basketball team and The Bay City Bombers Roller Derby squad. The staged fighting on skates was great entertainment.
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12 years ago
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Liz, Thanks for the excellent background info on Green River and its connection to music history.I knew nothing about Eddie Kantor beyond what I was told by my grandparents, but CCR was my generation. My favorite cut off the album was Bad Moon Risin. As kids we would buy the drink in cups from a vending machine in the Randolph - State subway station.( We didn't know about the high fructose corn
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12 years ago
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Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Also street cars that you could stand on the > outside step or hang on the back like we did going > to school. I remember riding the street car on Clark St during their last days in about 1956. Many of them were housed in a long defunct "car barn" located just north of Devon near the pre
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12 years ago
shoreline
I may have ridden on those L cars when picking up the Evanston Express. The trains had cane seats and could have survived in service into the 60s.
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12 years ago
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Are you talking about Ronny's Steak House on Randolph west of State? You probably went across the street to the Treasure Chest afterwards as we did. On the north side we would refer to it as "cuttting class."
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12 years ago
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shekaago Wrote: ------ > everything! I miss all those stores that I > remember from my younger days such as Goldblatt's, > Steinberg Baum, E. J. Korvette's, Turn Style, > Zayre, Community and does anyone remember Polk > Brothers? Thanks for the memories! I remember Polk Bros very well. They were hugely successful in appliance retailing with several stores. It was the kind o
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12 years ago
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222psm Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I find it interesting that the north-south streets > names are not the same as south of Greenwood and > north of Church. In other words, do not follow the > grid names from Chicago. I also googled around, > thats a cool looking place. It does look like a > "Dick Van Dyke" neighborhood. For
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12 years ago
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Great history on Wieboldts. I had not remembered that the store at Lincoln Village was initially a Mandel Bros operation, In the original LV configuration, Wieboldts was the largest store in the center. During recent years the entire mall has been completely redeveloped.The family took me to all their northside locations including Lincoln- Belmont and downtown Evanston.
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12 years ago
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During the 50s I remember that a number of families living in my Westridge neighborhood made the move to Timber Ridge. When built it was probably the most upscale sub in Skokie and a major life style advancement from the bungalows and ranch homes in Rogers Pk/ Albany Pk. Based on conversations I recall from the era, the "Dick Van Dyke Show" analogy is on target.
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12 years ago
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I remember an independent store known as Charles Variety on Morse Ave about a block west of the L station during the late 50s or early 60s. I think they had occupied the former site of a store front A&P or a National and doubt they had other locations.
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12 years ago
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In the early 70s the second balcony of the stadium may have the most exciting place to watch a sports event in the city. The area was filled with a totally rabid and raucous fan base for all 'Hawks games. Cigarette smoke and the smell of adult beverages permeated the stadium. Years before the media found the bleachers at Wrigley, the stadium and specifically the second balcony were the hot ticket.
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12 years ago
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That would have been Lockwood Castle at the northwest corner of Devon and Central. If you were able to eat the beast they put your photo on the wall.
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12 years ago
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I believe many migrated out to northwest side neighborhoods like Jefferson and Edison PK. Still more settled a bit farther out in the numerous northwest suburbs. As early as the 1972 many German restaurants near Lincoln and Lawrence were replaced by Greek places that formed what was then known as "Greek Town North".
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12 years ago
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I'm thinking that Van's was on the 6600 -6700 block of Northwest Hwy on the east side of the street. This would go back to the early 70s.
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13 years ago
shoreline
The pics are available at historicaerials.com. The address for the club was 3201 W Peterson. Hope this is helpful.
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13 years ago
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I remember the swim club as immediately west of the channel on Peterson Ave adjacent to the Mc Donalds. According to aerial photos it was gone by 1972 and is now park land. Tower was extremely popular in the early 60, but I have no recollection of the interior.
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13 years ago
shoreline
I remember making the trip downtown to the Mike Todd to see Scent of Mystery in Smell o Vision. The technology was a bit Disney -like, but the theater was both upscale and innovative in its day.
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13 years ago
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These parks are now long gone, but I remember a kiddieland on the south side in Jeffrey Manor at 95th St near Jeffrey Bl and another in Skokie near Golf Rd and Skokie Blvd. Does anybody have a recollection of visiting the venues?
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13 years ago
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I saw hockey great Bobby Hull, formerly of the Blackhawks, make his return to Chicago playing for the Winnepeg Jets take on the Chicago Cougars in 1972. The whole world saw that arena during the '68 convention debacle.
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13 years ago
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Hollywood Kiddieland was hugely popular during the late 50s into the 60s. The park offered a 'fire truck'home pick up to neighborhood kids attending birthday parties on the grounds. They had an ample assortment of rides for the younger set - small roller coaster, merry go round, and train ride. It was also a regular stop for teens in the area, Adjacent to the park were the popular batting cages a
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13 years ago
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Tim, The tanks on that plaza north of Devon between Ashland and Clark have been gone for many years. I could be wrong on this, but they may have been removed during the 70s.
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