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7 years ago
davey7
There wasn't much private construction during the war, it was mostly big war worker projects. Right after the war construction took a bit to truly get going (not helped by the returning gi's and already extent lack of construction for the previous 15 years, which exacerbated the housing shortage) - especially since materials weren't readily available until a few years after the war (we forgot that
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7 years ago
davey7
You're very welcome. Many, if not most, of the artists are not local. There are some who do paint Chicago street/city scenes (and seem to have the same paintings every year). Check it out if you can, it's a pleasant afternoons outing and a good excuse to explore the area. nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > davey7 Wrote: > -----------------------
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7 years ago
davey7
I'm well aware of that. Elaine W Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Davey--Sinai congregation sold the land to a real > estate developer and moved north, near Newberry > Library and "Bughouse Square."
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7 years ago
davey7
ambrosemario Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It's almost funny now to think back about how my > Dad used to say the Catholic Church was wealthy > because of all the property it owned; churches, > schools, convents, rectories, etc. Now much of > that property is pretty much worthless. Actually, > it’s not funny. I think the land is fair
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7 years ago
davey7
Many times visited, very little purchased. The alternative/community art fair is to the east at Bixler (Playlot). Lot of craft rather than fine arts these days.
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7 years ago
davey7
MisterDrexciya Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sorry for going a bit off-topic here... > > @ davey7: > the majority of outages of new installed lights > are not so much due to fixture faults but due to > old, neglected wiring infrastructure. Early 2011, > I was part of a troubleshoot team to investigate > outages at S. Western and
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7 years ago
davey7
And now a National Historic Landmark/Monument. An official one no less!
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7 years ago
davey7
The sure sign you are a Chicagoan? The way you say P.L.A.Z.A.... (and if you add an "S" after words such as Jewel)
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7 years ago
davey7
The story I heard about the sodium-vapor lighting is that it was installed because they were brighter than other sources, didn't require rewiring the city or installing new poles. People have told me (which I don't think is true, as other cities have them as well) that pilots could always tell Chicago by the orange glow. LSD has the new white one's, the LED source, on the new poles on the sout
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7 years ago
davey7
I don't get out that way much, but apparently the akcent can be heard in the south, south west and some of the inner western burbs. The current north side is heavy on "transplants" or those who's families lost the accent. My dad (who himself has a thick accent) once accused me of having a "midwestern" accent when I was just copying a friend from Beverly.
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8 years ago
davey7
Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > rjmachon Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > The old Edgewater Hospital is starting to be > torn > > down now. > > > --Little known fact: Birthplace of Hillary Clinton Haven't been that way for a while. What got approved for the site? Park an
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8 years ago
davey7
I'm not surprised about the cocktail recipes - there was a lot of activism and agitation for repeal in Chicago (the publisher of the Chicagoan, a shortish lived answer to the New Yorker, as very pro-repeal). I think a lot of the houses in Old Illinois and Midwest Houses still exist. But not all.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
davey7
Now the papers are delivered by adults primarily, at least in my neighborhood. Seems to be the case in other areas too, some of my relatives were doing it while their region hit rock bottom, luckily things improved and they were able to move on to higher paying employment after a while.
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8 years ago
davey7
So what ever happened to the boat? Cut up for scrap?
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8 years ago
davey7
I always felt la Preckwinckle pushed demo too quickly - had fond memories of learning to swim in their pool. It's a prime site, especially if combined with the truck parking. Perfect site for the Barack Lucas - George Obama Museum-Library.
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8 years ago
davey7
Oh man, I miss their pinwheels!
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8 years ago
davey7
Why did I think Rosenwald was further north and east?
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8 years ago
davey7
The Ford House out in Aurora is also built out of Quonset Hut ribs. https://www.flickr.com/photos/45747476@N00/1388396133/in/set-72157602035167523
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8 years ago
davey7
Your dad's map would be a cool document to scan and preserve. lisacalz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My family is from this neighborhood. My dad grew > up there in the 30's and the 40's. His grandfather > owned a grocery on 69th and Wood...and his mother > opened her own store at 70th and Wood. My Uncle > Cal owned CalMars with his wife's
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8 years ago
davey7
I seem to remember having heard something about the cost of demo - the walls were pretty solid - or reuse, but can't for the life of me remember where I'd heard it to confirm. WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > BTW - anyone know why the remnants of the walls > were left standing after the rest of the building > was demolished? Why not f
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8 years ago
davey7
And Maj. Nelson only drove Pontiac's! Jeannie just crashed them. mikbasile Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thats interesting, I didn" t know that Chevrolet > used those shows to showcase there new cars. As a > kid from the sixties, that Bonanza theme song > ,only ment that the weekend was over. Better do > that homework! I remember th
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8 years ago
davey7
It looks rather like the Marshall Field Gardens homes so I would assume it was either public housing or charity subsidized low-income housing from the aesthetic. You might try the public housing museum if nobody else answers it. The design looks very garden city mid-late 30's. I wanna know what this is too!
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8 years ago
davey7
I wonder if people saved money by not listing during the war years, or felt less elite or exclusive during that period. I don't know whether women went to work much in that war, but that's also a possibility, along with many dying and their children not caring enough to renew memberships.
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8 years ago
davey7
Interesting photo. I would love to know about the commuting patterns there, but couldn't find anything with a cursory googling at best.
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8 years ago
davey7
Geoffrey Baer just talked about this on Channel 11. I think they were built or, perhaps more accurately, used as full time housing, during the depression since they were cheap. I can't find a direct link to the program. I don't believe there were any on the south side since that was busier, linking to the canals and rivers to the west and southwest as well as more industrial and polluted. At least
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8 years ago
davey7
Those do sound like boy-girl scout/girl guide names, don't they?
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8 years ago
davey7
Wasn't there a similar home for young ladies on North Avenue which was pulled down for a Latin School addition?
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8 years ago
davey7
Nice assortment of vintage spices there!
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8 years ago
davey7
Yeah, that's quite a way from the station which is visible in the background (that is the Blackstone Branch to the left with the dome). FYI the warming shelter at teh 47th Street station was burned two or so weeks ago. The platform has been rebuilt and is once again fully open (dunno if they are going to rebuild fully, might be ADA issues with doing that or if they will at least build a roof/open
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8 years ago
davey7
That's better than an honorary street sign.
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