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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Theravada (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 14, 2012 05:36PM

It is interesting to see how kids used to dress in the 1910's. Here is one picture where my father is the kid on the right:



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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Theravada (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 14, 2012 05:44PM

Hi Frank,

Finally got your book about Little Village. Very good job! I always thought you were one of us old timers, but you are young as seen from this YouTube video:

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YFFAuZb61M]Frank Magallon YouTube Video[/url]

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 14, 2012 11:02PM

Theravada Wrote:
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> Hi Frank,
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> Finally got your book about Little Village. Very
> good job! I always thought you were one of us old
> timers, but you are young as seen from this
> YouTube video:
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> Frank Magallon YouTube Video

Yikes! Is that really me??? lol.

George, glad that you like the book so far!

By the way, do you have anymore photos with buildings in them? Maybe some that are unidentified?

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Theravada (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 15, 2012 07:18AM

Frank,

Here are 2 more pictures of my father. I do not know if those houses in the background can be identified.

George







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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Theravada (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 16, 2012 11:31AM

I suppose playing cards in the 1910's was a favorite pastime. My grandfather is on the left of this picture.



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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 16, 2012 07:24PM

Awesome picture! And as typical Bohemians they play cards with a glass of beer! :)

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Theravada (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 19, 2012 09:22AM

Hi Frank,

At the request of my sister, yesterday I drove to Chicago and we went to see the house at 1422 S. Millard Ave. You were right, it is the same house my grandfather built. Many thanks for finding it for me. Here is the front and the back view of it. My sister stayed in the car while I was taking these pictures.

George





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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 19, 2012 02:15PM

Wow George, GREAT pictures! It's sort of rare that the back porch is still not enclosed! Very neat and also a great time to take photos with the clear sky and no leafs on the trees. It almost makes you want to pull out a table and have a card game in the back porch area!

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Rustymuscle (---.lightspeed.elgnil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 19, 2012 04:11PM

Love this thread! Great photos, great detective work, BFrank.

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 21, 2012 01:32PM

Well, as I was looking at Forgotten Chicago's flickr feed on the main page I saw that Shepherds Temple from page 7 of this thread is now being torn down. Very sad.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielxmichael/7000467431/in/[email protected]

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: RegularGuy55 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 27, 2012 06:59PM

About 15 years ago, a Brookfield tavern owner tore down the building's existing siding to replace it. Under the siding was a 'ghost' billboard for Monarch Beer. Monarch's brewery was at 21st & Western - it was formerly the Joseph Hladovec Brewing Company, built in 1890 during the period when Czech immigrants moved to the area.

I managed to get some pictures of the old Monarch billboard before the new siding went up. Since then, the original tavern building was demolished and replaced by a neighborhood bank.

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 27, 2012 07:32PM

You mean THIS building?????? >:D<



How freakin cool would it be to find something like this on your building! My uncle took that pic for me at that time.

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 27, 2012 07:40PM

Oh, by the way, 21st & Western would have been the Pilsen neighborhood, different from Little Village. Another clue to that is that Pilsen used the "Canal" telephone exchange. Little Lillage used the "Lawndale," "Bishop," "Rockwell," and "Crawford" exchanges.



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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: RegularGuy55 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 27, 2012 10:55PM

Yep, that's the place. Ogden Avenue is on the right side of the photo. I was driving east on Ogden every morning and saw the sign appear after the siding came down. I think it was the summer of 1995.

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 28, 2012 01:10AM

The building was at Ogden Ave. & Custer in Lyons.

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 15, 2012 02:11PM

Here is something fun. My friend Perry Casalino went out and rephotographed these vintage images from our collections. They are 100% dead on and aligned with the originals. Right click on the photos and save them on to your computer. When you get them both saved click back and forth and see how amazingly aligned they are. What I do is focus on some small architectural detail like a piece of limestone and compare how much the area has changed (or stayed the same) when I keep clicking back and forth.













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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: daveg (---.lightspeed.joltil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 16, 2012 10:40AM

Interesting comparisons Frank - thanks.

Also noticed the old style street lights in the new photos.

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Chipast (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: June 17, 2012 05:04PM

What a waste, Seeing such significant buildings disappear.

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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 17, 2012 06:11PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Chipast, yes, it is a shame what has happened to some neighborhoods in Chicago. These next shocking examples aren't Lawndale, but East & West Garfield Park.

This is Maypole W. of Pulaski (after the street names changed) circa 1908. Remember, save both images then click back and forth.



Wasteland in 2011.



Monroe St. W. of 5th Ave. (after the street names changed) circa 1908.



Shadow of its former self in 2011.



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Re: North Lawndale
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 18, 2012 12:11AM

Great photos as always, Frank.

In the modern Douglas/Spaulding photo, are those newer two-story mansard-roof buildings some sort of infill low-income housing units? I've seen the exact same buildings in other neighborhoods in the city, and one such building replaced the 1880s flat my mother lived in as a kid in Humboldt Park.

Incredible that the turret roof on the Millard house still survives.

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