Thanks. I didn't realize at the time there were 3 dog tracks in the area. I did find one site with a ticket to the track. I am just completely fascinated by anything to do with 1920's Chicago. I think primarily because I live near Mount Carmel Cemetery. Lots of rivals in life and neighbors in death.
Wow, what track is that? It's interestingly close to the the Outfit-run Sahara Inn on Mannheim. There was another motel directly across the street from it, too, the name of which escapes me. I think it housed a Japanese restaurant before it was torn down.
So, was that O'Hare Stadium? Looks like another super-short oval track.
Check out the Nickey '57 Chevy at the rear:
You are correct on the Japanese restaurant and motel across the street. I can't remember the name as well. Could it have been a Japanese motel as well?
That has to be O'Hare Stadium from what I read about the track.
O' Hare Stadium, Chicago, Ill. - 1/4 mile paved oval. Opened in 1956 and torn down in 1968. NASCAR star Fred Lorenzen was track champion in 1958. The site is now an industrial park located south of O'Hare Int'l Airport.
Getting back to dog tracks for lursa1967, I can see the track I believe on the historicaerials website in the year 1939. It is just northeast of the old O'Hare Raxce Track found by Adgorn above here. I don't know anything about dog tracks but this track looks pretty big to me compared to the O'Hare Race Track which is only a 1/4 mile oval.
I'd bet that's the Fairview track, or its remnants anyway. Illinois made dog racing illegal in 1930, so it's possible that it was never rebuilt after the fire. If you zoom in, notice that there doesn't seem to be any grandstands surrounding it. The oval is visible in the 1951 photo but is gone by 1960.