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11 years ago
kgamb
Hi Rustymuscle; yes, this is it. Thanks for finding it. Darn. Maybe someone else can take a look?
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11 years ago
kgamb
I recently saw a postcard on eBay of the intersection of Clark and Armitage in the 40's, which had a building in background with a sign, "The Chandelier" (at least, that's what I thought it read). Does anyone know what this is? Unfortunately, I cannot find it again on eBay - must have sold. I believe the view was looking southeast from the intersection of Clark and Armitage. Thanks ev
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11 years ago
kgamb
Hi Alan, Thanks for posting these incredible photos. Very haunting images when the zoom feature is used! So amazing to see such detail in clothing, cars, and faces! What a great find. Kelley
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11 years ago
kgamb
davey7, This thread is really interesting.. I was researching the history of the rink/arena and stumbled across this snippet (read the comments under the article - one of the posters discusses the findings and also gives a lot of other references). Kelley
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11 years ago
kgamb
Wow, jasontinkey! This site is exactly what I've been waiting for! I love the fade feature. What a great site. Thanks for posting! Kelley
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11 years ago
kgamb
Rickett's was at 103 East Chicago. Fellow Forgotten Chicago forum member, Captain54, posted a few screen grabs from "M Squad" which features stills of Rickett's. See the thread here. I'm not sure about another department store (are you talking about the South side of Michigan Avenue, or near the fountain across from Water Tower?
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11 years ago
kgamb
Wow, thanks WayOutWardell and bwalsh. Here's a photo of I Magnin when it was Bonwit Teller (courtesy of PatricksMercy).
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11 years ago
kgamb
Wow, Berwyn Frank! I just found this thread and am now fascinated with North Lawndale because of your great background. I especially enjoyed seeing the old photo (and new one from your car) of the school Frantisek Palacky. How sad to see it through an old gate and trees in dire need of trimming. I'd give anything to see the inside of that place! Thanks again!
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11 years ago
kgamb
Here's a great video of downtown Chicago in 1986 (courtesy of asdTubeU and YouTube.com). Can anyone name the business that appears where Border's on Michigan Avenue was at around 4:28 in the video? If you can't, it's still a great video to watch! Kelley
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11 years ago
kgamb
Chipast, forgot to mention that I contacted Colonial (the outfit that's been in Chicago for 100 years) to ask them if they had a presence downtown or if they knew of another Colonial that existed at Fullerton and Southport. You may have already figured it out, but I enjoy the hunt anyway B) Kelley
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11 years ago
kgamb
Here is a great thread on ice cream in Chicago. I started reading through it to help you figure out if it was Colonial or another name, but thought I'd pass it along in hopes it might help you remember. In any case, it's a fun read!
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11 years ago
kgamb
Nancy, you've got me on a roll now. All of this is quite fascinating to me - for example the negative attitude toward circus equestrians such as your "Pops." I have been researching New Park Riding Stables and found out that the original, three-story Lincoln Park location closed in 1967 and the owners relocated to Palos Hills. Here is their website, which gives a good synopsis of the his
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11 years ago
kgamb
Dear Nancy, I'm so glad I had it right! It makes me happy to know my obsessive research habits actually helped another person feel better! A great feeling. Thanks also for the images from your time at the stables and commuting via the streetcar! It is funny how you remembered so many other details and not the name of the stables. I can empathize! All the best! Kelley
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11 years ago
kgamb
FranCarmen, Darn. I was hoping C.C. was the place you were trying to recall. I looked up Halsted Street Fish Market and it looks like Lucky Jeans has taken its place. Sad. It's also a shame that Blue Mesa is gone. I think it was a Don Juan after 2000. Interesting that the father of the owner of Blue Mesa also owned Mr. Kelly's. Now Halsted is just block after block of Italian. Thanks for the
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11 years ago
kgamb
fleurblue, ha ha. Yes, luckily my father was able to extinguish it before it destroyed anything else. Unlike the neighborhood kid you mention, I've thankfully moved beyond my leaf-burning fiasco to more exciting fires (namely, the "poots" which frequently escape my toddler's bum). Unfortunately, the new fires don't quite have the same fall scent.
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11 years ago
kgamb
I have a leaf-burning story for you: Growing up, I was the oldest of four girls and we would all compete for my father's attention by trying to do outdoor chores. When I was about 12, my parents asked me to rake some leaves in the back yard (we had a few weeping willows, so there were plenty). After raking them, I thought I'd "help" my father by burning them too. I made a huge pile (a
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11 years ago
kgamb
Hi Nancy, I found this article and it mentions a few, including The New Parkway Stables in LPl Hope it helps! Kelley
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11 years ago
kgamb
FranCarmen - I forgot to mention ... Was the fish place you mention, The Canoe Club? I happened to see it mentioned in an article on HighBeam (didn't pull down the whole thing, but saw the name).
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11 years ago
kgamb
WayOutWardell - Oh my. I haven't had that much pleasure in a long time (ha). Wow - What a great photo of the old Sam's! Thanks! Hey, where did your aunt live on Burling?? Please tell me you have some photos. I'd love to see it as it was before all the new construction, 8-lot mansions. Daveg - Thanks for the tip and welcome! Yes, I will be joining you guys on the walking tours for sure. FranC
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11 years ago
kgamb
And I thought I was the only one who liked to talk about what used to be at "X address!" What a great board. This is going to be bad for my marriage, I can tell! Captain54 - Good ole King Crab! I took my Italian in-laws to that place and they about had a heart attack, they loved it so much! I love the 70's pics, thanks! WayOutWardell - Did Sam's occupy just the lower floor? When d
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11 years ago
kgamb
Thanks, chipast. That's funny about the Elvis shrine. If you remember anything else in the general area or have photos, please post!
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11 years ago
kgamb
Thanks, chipast! Wish the Y was still there instead of the expensive, crappy gyms around that area!
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11 years ago
kgamb
Hi again, Seems like my former question requires a bit more investigation, so I'm posting another one. I'm curious what people remember of N Halsted (between North Ave and Fullerton) in the 80's - restaurants, bars, photos, etc.? Was the meat market still there (and I don't mean Tilli's!)? What else was around besides Manhole? All memories and stories are appreciated. Thanks!
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11 years ago
kgamb
Hi everyone, I'm so glad I stumbled across this amazing site! Glad to be here. I have two questions I'm hoping you can answer (two for *now* - I have so many!): 1. Does anyone have photos of Burling Street pre-1990? There is a corner location that's now condos, but the storefront is still there. It's at the far North end of Burling Street, just short of North Avenue. I heard it was a bar
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