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8 years ago
davey7
Isn't the gas station on the northwest corner?
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8 years ago
davey7
The one that's totally hidden at the NE corner in streetview?
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8 years ago
davey7
Interesting they chose the iconic Mies buildings, like 860-880 LSD, 2400 Lakeview and the ones on Diversey/Sheridan.
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8 years ago
davey7
Doesn't hemp grow naturally in the midwest? As I understand (or understood if I'm wrong) there are multiple species some of which are native to the Midwest.
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8 years ago
davey7
Jeff_Weiner Wrote: > Interesting. It seems like in the past few years, > and Dominick's store that was closed was torn > down, until Safeway exited the Chicago area last > year. Their newest store in the area, at Pulaski > and Lawrence, was shuttered a few years back, then > torn doe and replaced with a strip mall of smaller > stores. The same thing happened to the st
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8 years ago
davey7
Lennart sure sounds svenskt to me.
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8 years ago
davey7
Some people would patronize one and others would go to what each might have been better or cheaper at, i.e. one butcher might get better spring lamb but another might have better veal. WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > While looking at a business map of 63rd Street > from Cottage Grove to Stony Island in the 30s, I > counted fifteen sho
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8 years ago
davey7
tberten Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Anybody remember Hyde Park High School? My cousins went to Hyde Park High. Some of their teachers (and classmates as teachers) ended up at my high school.
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8 years ago
davey7
Developers - not so different from today, just on a much smaller scale and more fragmented, i.e. land was sold to builders rather than one entity doing both (oversimplified of course, but general idea). Investors bought the houses and rented them out, people with cash saved bought (the modern mortgage came much later).
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8 years ago
davey7
I think the recent "hysteria" was the heroin epidemic in the early 70's, but that was largely perception, like the crack hysteria. I went to a CPS HS in the late 80's and, like Richard, drugs were a non-issue.
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8 years ago
davey7
I believe that there are several studies, even a book (or mention within a book) on the phenomenon - the small corner store in the center of a primarily residential neighborhood. I don't think it's limited to Chicago, but is more noticeable here than in some other places (probably because there were residential income units above the stores -"living above the shop" sort of thing- whereas
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8 years ago
davey7
Weren't they also the Mercedes importer for a time?
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8 years ago
davey7
Wimpy's, of course, being an international chain.
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9 years ago
davey7
I think Evanston had like 11 people during the 90's, partially to make sure signals were synchronized and met current traffic needs. So, thanks, you pretty much confirmed what I heard.
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9 years ago
davey7
Hmm, looks like I forgot to upload that picture of the Brewsters elevator.
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9 years ago
davey7
Mmmm, fried carp! All the diversions were easy to do because the Continental Divide (not the famous one, but the Gulf of Mexico vs. Atlantic ) is not far from the city. The watershed for the lake is actually pretty small on the west side of the lake.
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9 years ago
davey7
Isn't the park more for the old factory than the "town"? Though of course, the Hotel should certainly be part of that, as well as the Market Building (one of the coolest urban spaces in Chicago, if not the midwest).
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9 years ago
davey7
Jeff - I remember hearing that the CoC had a smaller traffic department than Evanston in the 90's. Is that a true statement?
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9 years ago
davey7
I somehow seem to remember that it was a renovation to start with but I could be wrong. Actually, I used to work for the firm who did the Urban Outfitters renovation (before I was there).
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9 years ago
davey7
I love that they call the new road an "extension" of Lake Shore Drive, when it just a boulevard street with the same name that is connected via S. South Shore Drive. The proposals for the site have been getting a lot of press and if they are built in anything close to them will be quite impressive.
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9 years ago
davey7
Just guessing, but then portions of King Drive would counted as three. Interesting...
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9 years ago
davey7
This seems to be a question for like Trainorders or one of the other rail fan sites where this will have been observed and documented. And then there is Metra Electric where each car pair is bi-directional! And no exhaust problems either!
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9 years ago
davey7
I didn't even know that there was a Chicago Maritime Museum! Thanks!
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9 years ago
davey7
The good old days in construction weren't always. Lots of buildings in Chicago have poor foundations or subsidence. It's a matter of how much one can live with. Isn't there a shop further east on Addison (like between SoPo and Clark) which leans like nobody's business?
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9 years ago
davey7
Probably the color of aggregate used in the asphalt.
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9 years ago
davey7
How are some of the boulevards counted? Like say the ones with central express lanes and side access/frontage roads?
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9 years ago
davey7
G. O. Mancer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In Edgewater, at Bryn Mawr and Glenwood, there is > an apartment building with a cornerstone that > reads "Bryn Mawr" and something that has been > filled in with cement years ago. If you look > closely, you can see it said "Southport Ave.", > Southport and Glenwood both 1400
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9 years ago
davey7
I wish I lived in Connecticut. -Cuddles Kovinsky
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9 years ago
davey7
That was published in several places in the 80's, it was very hip. There are tons of "off street" garages/mechanics in Chicago in buildings that never had street frontage.
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9 years ago
davey7
Domino's pizza guy? Used to be into FLW and was building that modern subdivision outside Ann Arbor. Actually, there is plenty of land around Washington Park for a "house zoo". Or we could just sell them off cheap and give loans to rehabbers or something. Lots of ideas which will never work (unfortunately). Paul Petraitis Wrote: ---------------------------------------------------
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