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Old Clearing building
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 23, 2014 09:33PM

I first noticed this building at 6462 S. Central, at the NW corner of 65th Central; in an a 1923 aerial photo that bowler had posted on an earlier Clearing topic.

bowler wrote: "Where the rail yard tracks all meet is about Central Ave. (5600 West), 65th St begins in the lower right of the photo."

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8642997359/in/photostream

Here is a Google Map view of the building:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=65th+%26+central,+chicago&hl=en&ll=41.77432,-87.761579&spn=0.009346,0.021715&sll=39.739318,-89.266507&sspn=9.863297,22.236328&t=h&hnear=W+65th+St+%26+S+Central+Ave,+Chicago,+Illinois&z=16&layer=c&cbll=41.774419,-87.761574&panoid=sGwrjFGLfkjuPNBMO83hpg&cbp=12,313.42,,0,0

The Google photo also shows the Central avenue street sign, with the Honorary Street Name of "George Hill Drive," from 65th to 63rd; (Robert M. Hill the Clearing historian), which includes the George Hill Co. Hardware at 6314 S. Central of the past.

The building in this photo is presently the Twisted Shamrock Pub, and research revealed a customer's comment on a web-site, that it has been "remodeled from its Vaughn's days."

Polk's 1928-29 Directory, for this address, shows, " Peter Regus . . . soft drinks" ; which is understandable, since the date is during the depths of Prohibiition.

An interesting building from the past; and maybe built in the late 19th century.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/24/2014 10:40AM by nordsider.

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Re: Old Clearing building
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 24, 2014 12:15AM

[b]Most of the old saloons were listed as soft drinks but served liquer in back or under the counter. [/b]

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Re: Old Clearing building
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: December 26, 2014 07:39PM

According to Robert Hill's book "A Little Known Story of a Land Called Clearing" regarding the tavern on the "NW corner of 65th and Central" in 1917, it was owned by Lambert Bere (who started the Clearing Bank in 1913) It was said to have been operated 24 hours a day and to have catered almost exclusively to the railroaders.

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Re: Old Clearing building
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 26, 2014 10:06PM

bowler,
Thank you for the information; and reminds me that I should reread my copy of Bob Hill's book.

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Re: Old Clearing building
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: December 27, 2014 02:02PM

According to the Cook County Assessor's website the building is 101 years old. This date is + or - 5 years so that puts the date of the building between 1909 and 1919.

http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Captcha/VerificationPage.aspx?pin=19202150440000

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Re: Old Clearing building
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 27, 2014 04:09PM

City News Chicago listed this building being built in 1909.

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Re: Old Clearing building
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 27, 2014 08:03PM

bowler and rjmachon,

Thank you both for the information. It is surprising that the building still exists, considering that many buildings have been demolished around it.

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