Alley oddities
Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Artista (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 27, 2011 04:03PM



Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Artista (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 27, 2011 04:04PM



Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Artista (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 27, 2011 04:05PM



long gone

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: 222psm (---.br.br.cox.net)
Date: January 28, 2011 11:19AM

Very cool pix Artista, is that string that some one tried to block the hole with?

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: shekaago (---.tmodns.net)
Date: January 28, 2011 03:51PM

Nice photos, Artista! I'm so glad you had luck finding some more in the neighborhood. I found one more bin yesterday and will post that picture by this afternoon.

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: shekaago (---.tmodns.net)
Date: January 28, 2011 04:35PM

Here's the one I spotted yesterday.



Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Artista (---.ual.com)
Date: February 12, 2011 10:06PM

Another good shot Shekaago..In the Spring it will be much more enjoyable to hunt these 'oddities' down...

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: shekaago (---.sub-75-211-113.myvzw.com)
Date: February 13, 2011 05:10PM

Thanks, Artista! It has been a challenging winter, for sure.

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: 222psm (---.br.br.cox.net)
Date: February 13, 2011 10:45PM

Thanks for taking the time to post yet one more wonderful photo shekaago!

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: shekaago (---.sub-69-96-212.myvzw.com)
Date: February 14, 2011 01:36AM

Thanks 222! Glad to be able to contribute in any way I can.

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Clif Brown (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 14, 2012 02:53PM

I was walking in an alley in Wilmette behind 225 Central Street and came across two of the old Granitine units (see picture). I had no idea what they were and I friend discovered this thread - so now I do!

Apparently they were installed outside Chicago, too.



Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: shekaago (70.58.230.---)
Date: November 14, 2012 03:59PM

Great photo, Clif, and a great find!

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Rustymuscle (---.lightspeed.elgnil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 24, 2013 12:12PM

Chicago Granitine was at 3224-3230 S. Shields. Here is a photo of their main product, laundry tubs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8503985742/

Here is the source, some interesting reading.

http://books.google.com/books?id=untNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA899&lpg=PA899&dq=Chicago+Granitine+Manufacturing+Co&source=bl&ots=ShRdVaYsU3&sig=nDUcF-os_X-a_A_HUxbkT_6JofU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6yoqUdbKE-Pm2gWGu4GQAg&ved=0CG4Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Chicago%20Granitine%20Manufacturing%20Co&f=true

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Inner Prop (130.36.62.---)
Date: February 27, 2013 12:50PM

I wonder what these are used for now, or what they could be used for.

I remember family members on Linder over by Belmont and Central having those in their backyards, but I remember their fences not being so carefully cut open to allow access.

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Jeff_Weiner (---.sub-75-207-255.myvzw.com)
Date: March 03, 2013 07:40PM

We had one behind my grandparent's 4-flat at 65th and Mozart. AFAIK nobody used them as incinerators, and when the City decided they would no longer allow us to use them for garbage, a Streets & Sanitation crew came through the neighborhood, busted them up, and hauled away the pieces. After that it was only 55 gal. drums for the garbage, until the City provided carts.

Re: Alley oddities
Posted by: Lance Grey (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 04, 2013 01:57AM

Artista Wrote:
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> Another good shot Shekaago..In the Spring it will
> be much more enjoyable to hunt these 'oddities'
> down...

Ha! Just hurry before Hot, summer days bring the stuff inside back to life!

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