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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: HOLTANEK (209.51.184.---)
Date: April 06, 2012 07:06PM

And no, I havent been in contact with anyone from that area since I graduated grade school in "67. We just drifted our own ways.

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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: Mary Rosz (---.tampfl.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 06, 2013 04:00PM

Holtanek, I went to Northwest also. What year did you graduate?

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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: Mary Rosz (---.tampfl.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 06, 2013 04:08PM

Went over to Northwest school last year and it is turned into a day care center only, run by the pastors wife. Bless her, I would have choked a few
all by myself, LOL.

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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: Mary Rosz (---.tampfl.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 02, 2013 02:02AM

I grew up on the 3800 block of Pontiac and remember playing around the Quonset huts. In the summer they sprayed the huts with water to cool them down.

Holtanek, when did you go to NWL in Elmwood Park? I went back there in 2011 and it is a nursery pre-school now.

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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: Bruce Kelleher (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: August 12, 2013 01:49PM

Hey Mary..you mentioned playing near the Quonsets. Were you there visiting friends? If so, what might their names be? Trying to locate former residents. Was it on the east or west end? Pensacola, Cullom, Pittsburgh, Pontiac, Plainfield. Recently got some new names of folks....Striker, Elliott, Birchman, Shackleton. Greg Russell, if you read this vcould you look them up in one of your phonebooks????

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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: Bruce Kelleher (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 11, 2014 03:59PM

Still looking for former residents of the Thatcher Homes Veterans Village that was at Montrose & Cumberland in the late 40s/early 50s. Anyone know someone who lived there? Consisted of Quonset Huts and Barracks bldgs. made of corrugated metal. Most of us 'kids' are in our late 60s so we need to work fast. LOL. It's turned into a historical group. Many never knew ever existed

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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 11, 2014 10:09PM

Hi Bruce,
Question for you - there used to be a bowling alley on Cumberland between Lawrence and Montrose on the east side of the street. I remember that it had a curved roof, maybe bow-truss, but maybe old quonset hut. Was this a remnant of the Veterans Village?

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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 13, 2014 09:04AM

That was was Corral Lanes WayOutWardell on Cumberland.

https://bowlinghistory.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/corral-lanes-norridge-chicago-bowling-alley/

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Re: Temporary WWII Veterans housing - Thatcher Homes
Posted by: davey7 (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: December 15, 2014 07:25PM

The Ford House out in Aurora is also built out of Quonset Hut ribs.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1388396133/in/set-72157602035167523

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