Talking about Ice companies. Growing up in the 40's 50's there were still homes that had actual ice boxes not refrigerators. I remember the ice man would grab a block of ice with his tongs and carry it into the homes or especially taverns. My aunt Kate owned Town Club tavern on 50th & Oalkley.
There was an Ice House on 51st and Levit or Hoyne that we would stop by on a hot summer day and make snow balls from the pile they left by the loading dock.