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13 years ago
shoreline
I remember eating at the Beefy 19 at Foster/ Western. The hamburgers may have been slightly larger than White Castle and about as good as Mc Ds. I can't remember a Wimpys in the vicinity of Foster and Lincoln. However, there was a Red Barn on Lincoln a block north of Foster that had pretty good burgers. All of the before mentioned seemed to meet my demanding taste standards back in the day.
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13 years ago
shoreline
teals, You have an amazing memory for details. Thanks for the great catch,I had not known that both Kaufmans and Ada's were located on Montrose some years ago. My memories of Montrose are poor, but i can recall much of the activity along Lawrence west of the river during the 60s. Grossingers Pontiac was on Lawrence and Sac,the cigar store (?) was at Kimball across from the L terminal, a few doors
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13 years ago
shoreline
y.> > To move a bit west...is there anyone here who > recalls a onetime West Side institution called > Little Jack's? It was a favorite of the west side > political crowd and area Jewish community. Some > recent research makes me wonder if it may have > moved after its location became undesirable in the > early 1960s. My Dad, now in his 80s and his buddies from
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13 years ago
shoreline
I believe that the screen doors and push plates were to be found back in the '50s at stores I visited as a young child. Along Glenwood Ave, north of Morse Ave adjacent to the Red Line were both a butcher shop and a fish guy.These specialty stores thrived throughout the neighborhood.
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13 years ago
shoreline
Although not a Cub fan I recall occasionally going to Wrigley on the L or Clark St bus from Rogers Park in the 50s and early 60s. Following the game kids could obtain a pass for a future date if they would raise the seats in the grandstand area. Ticket prices were under a buck, but weekday crowds would generally fill only the lower deck. Much different from recent years.
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13 years ago
shoreline
I may have another great postcard site for your viewing pleasure. It's known as the Chuckman Collection. The author, a former southsider, offers a few hundred vintage images from the entire city, but leans toward Hyde Park and South Shore.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
13 years ago
shoreline
Does anyone remember the "Little Corporal" restaurant on Wacker near Wabash? I remember it from the 70s as a bit of a late night eatery with a French influence.
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13 years ago
shoreline
A good mens clothing store named Karoll's was located in the Reliance building on the west side of State during the 50s. This business offered lively competition to Baskins, ML Rothschilds and others.
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13 years ago
shoreline
I remember Skip's from that time. In fact, nearly the entire length of Harlem Ave through the northwest side, was a scene out of the movie "American Graffiti". The activity went as far north as Supedawg at 6300 Milwaukee. Each and every light was a new racing contest.
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13 years ago
shoreline
I believe that during the mid 60s the street name Cumberland was in place in Park Ridge, but after traveling south crossing the Kennedy expressway into Chicago (approx 5600 N ) the Pueblo signs appeared.
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13 years ago
shoreline
Prior to 1970 there was a PO at what is the today the site of an international grocery 2636 W. Devon Ave. Street views reveal that the facade along Devon has been completely re-bricked, but on the Talman Ave side the original loading docks remain in place.
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13 years ago
shoreline
If you need an incentive to go to Gibson's Steakhouse, in addtion to the great food, they have several interior and exterior Mr Kelly's photos on display.
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13 years ago
shoreline
From a 1961 photo in "Downtown Chicago in Transition" by Bronsky it appears that we lost Hoe Sai Gai, Sunny Italy, and the Round the Clock coffee shop. All of these were on the block with Henrici's along Randolph St prior to the demolition.
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13 years ago
shoreline
Davidson's had bakeries that were near the L on both Howard and Morse Ave. On Devon, in addition to the 2 you mentioned was Leonard's,a bakery still in operation in Northbrook.
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