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8 years ago
davey7
I love that the Third Unitarian is yelp rated... S&E are definitely under studies.
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8 years ago
davey7
I think that a lot of the State Street Corridor projects were built as replacement housing for people displaced by Lake Meadows and Prairie Shores development, hence many families who worked and were really only there temporarily. The other problem, of part of the problems, were various federal mandates for rental rates and funding which gradually cropped up which more or less pushed community lea
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8 years ago
davey7
Isn't that a gas station now? Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There was a Millionaire's Club in Edgewater on the > southwest corner of Granville and Broadway into > the early 70's. Was it related to the other two > spoken of here. Was the Millionaire's Club some > sort of chain or gimmick of some sort?
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8 years ago
davey7
Was Airway Honda related to Airway Lincoln?
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8 years ago
davey7
The photo from the other thread is cool: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shekaago/9443214985 Would love to see a photo of how it looked with the bridge in place.
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8 years ago
davey7
Interesting angled rear building line on the building behind it which fronts onto Ashland which looks like it backed onto RR ROW. It certainly looks like it could have been RR shops of something of that nature. Hopefully somebody who knows will chime in.
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8 years ago
davey7
There's still a theater there, the Chopin in fact, iirc. Went to see a play in the basement a couple of years ago, what was it, oh yeah, Trog, the Musical. Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ther was two white front theaters around the > Polonia Triangle( Milwaukee & Division) 1605 w > Division the Crown and Chopin on Division f
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
davey7
Where, as in what neighborhood, might this have been in? Hyde Park?
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8 years ago
davey7
That's how the apartment I grew up in was too - gas and electricity to every ceiling box. The gas line went right down the middle of the apartment and nice tree branches to each box while the electric conduit went from box to box haphazardly. There had been gas jets in the back bathrooms until the 40's - they had been used for science experiments by college students. You still see the stubs in Vic
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8 years ago
davey7
Not a surprise. In the building I grew up in there was always a fear that some of the gas lines were active. rjmachon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I was working in an very old apartment building > years back (1993) around Sheridan Road and North > Shore installing a ceiling fan in the kitchen and > I found a active gas line in the same junct
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8 years ago
davey7
According to Wiki, closed in '85 consolidated into Bridgeport Catholic Academy. And it was at 911 W. 32nd Place.
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8 years ago
davey7
Yes, that's the name.... I thought the interior was cool, but needed a thorough cleaning, especially the elevator cab roof (hint to anyone from the Brewster reading this).
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8 years ago
davey7
The Brewster was sad inside when I was there for Open House Chicago, not the cleanest and a touch run down. One would have thought that they would have spruced it up a bit for their close up. Friends got married in what may have been one of the sound stages at Essanay, now, what is it, St. Francis' College? That doesn't sound right.
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8 years ago
davey7
The phrase "a-go-go" is not used enough today! trainutlen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Alba Theater became the Alba-A-Go-Go in the > late 1960"s. My best friend lived across the alley > behind it and on Saturday nights when we had to > babysit his younger sister, the noise was > deafening. But a good place to meet gir
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8 years ago
davey7
Oh, absolutely! I'm sure there are dozens, but probably hundreds then before poaching, fishing, hunting, global warming and pollution hurt their populations! nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Well, who can say there were no sea monsters > lurking in the waters near Chicago in 1931? ;-)
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8 years ago
davey7
Their website doesn't say, but I tend to think not. Or else it'd be a side of financial advice rather than fries...
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8 years ago
davey7
There are huge areas of similar townhouses along Ridge, Howard and around Milwaukee/Golf (all over Niles) from the 50's. The one's along Touhy were probably built to be walking distance to Shul. Granville Gardens, Win-Hood et al (Lunt-Lake Apartments, Parkway Gardens, Sherman Gardens and so on) were developed by a Mutual Homes cooperative trust model and all were designed by Holsman, Holsman, K
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8 years ago
davey7
Mandy Patinkin went to Kenwood, not sure that Suze did (in fact, pretty sure she didn't).
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8 years ago
davey7
I've got some old Soviet era model cars myself. Ah, yes, used to drive by the Monogram factory sometimes on my way to work. Used to love building model cars! Dunning1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have to confess that I really haven't grown up, > and still collect model cars. I have a sizable > collection of 1:18 of diecast cars today, and
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8 years ago
davey7
That's a nice space, too bad it's not still a bar regularly open to the public. EricV Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here's info from their site-scroll down to Tip Top > TapWarwick Allerton page > for pics-not sure which are the most up to date, > at one point it was called the Renaissance > Ballroom: > Renaissance Ballroom > and t
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8 years ago
davey7
I hadn't realized that it was so early.... Thanks.
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8 years ago
davey7
I would have thought that the el was totally separated as a circuit since the current would have had to travel through the pillars down through the ground to the streetcar tracks (or through the embankments or up from the tunnels). My suspicion was it was just cheaper to leave the tracks in place...
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8 years ago
davey7
I think Morry's is doing pretty well. They actually even have a website, and you heard it here, PBS financial guru Suze Orman's dad founded it (she's a south shore gal rather than Hyde Park iirc)! I'll ask - my boss grew up in HP and has mentioned a deli in HP.
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8 years ago
davey7
I think Wesley's Shoe Corral in the Hyde Park Shopping Center has been in business for 50+ years. The current owner inherited it from his father and he in turn purchased it from a neighbor (or something along those lines).
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8 years ago
davey7
When did natural gas replace town gas? I'm assuming sometime in the 60's in earnest since that's when the bulk of old coal heating switched to gas (partially pushed by pollution laws partially but easier operation, i.e. no stoking). My building was built with oil heat and town gas ranges in the mid-20's - there is an abandoned flue for the ranges in the kitchen wall.
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
davey7
Apparently, the Friends of the White City are offering walking tours... http://www.friendsofthewhitecity.org/
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
davey7
I remember going to something called Kings Castle once when I was a kid, can't remember where it was, probably close to Cicero Avenue. Surprised nobody has mentioned Tropical Hut or Morton's (started in Hyde Park).
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
davey7
How would they act as returns for the el? Jeff_Weiner Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You'll find those tracks under a lot of streets. > They we left in place as they act as a current > return for the el system, so traction current > doesn't cause corrosion of water and gas mains.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
davey7
rjmachon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That Chrysler Plymouth dealer turned into a U-Haul > dealer after that. > > Here is a picture of Fergus Ford from 1964 that I > found from the Skokie Historical Society. The > dealership was at Niles Center Road and Skokie > Boulevard. > > http://www.skokiehistory.info/gallery/aerialv
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8 years ago
davey7
I wouldn't have thought that something that old would still be on the surface. I wonder where the stone came from.
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