Old building at 63rd and Central


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Old building at 63rd and Central
Posted by: Luddite (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 15, 2015 07:59PM

Not the one just torn down, this one was on the northeast corner of 63rd and Central.
does anyone remember what occupied the corner building where the tavern was
on the side facing Central and north of 63rd? I recall seeing some kind of diner there
when my parents took a ride to see the planes land at Midway. this would be between 1958-61.

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Re: Old building at 63rd and Central
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: March 16, 2015 05:41PM

There were a group of buildings on that corner which were removed in the early 60's, including a laundramat. Here are several photos of that corner at various dates:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809280566/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809534623/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809416354/

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Re: Old building at 63rd and Central
Posted by: Luddite (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 18, 2015 08:05PM

Thanks for those links. the view of the Central avenue side is what I was looking for.

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Re: Old building at 63rd and Central
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 18, 2015 11:54PM

[b]There was also a school building on the southewst side on airport property. I don't think the building was ever used. To dangerous I suppose.[/b]

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Re: Old building at 63rd and Central
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: March 21, 2015 03:50PM

The school building on the corner of the airport was called Hale School and was there from 1926 until it was closed in 1953. It was a full service school with a healthy enrollment but finally closed due to the increasing air traffic and eventually was moved to 61st and Melvina. Here is a shot of the school on the airport property:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809413114/

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