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MSquad-Ukrainian Village 1959
Posted by: captain54 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: August 17, 2010 04:28AM

1959 Tv series "M Squad"..episode showing Lt Ballinger (Lee Marvin) staked out at Leavitt and Thomas in Ukrainian Village. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church seen in the distant. Trees obscure church view in present view of same intersection
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4900518216/" title="MSquad thomas and leavitt NE corner 1959 by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4900518216_36d604f2b6.jpg" width="500" height="377" alt="MSquad thomas and leavitt NE corner 1959" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4899932003/" title="thomas and leavitt NE corner present by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4899932003_e126a2c959.jpg" width="500" height="395" alt="thomas and leavitt NE corner present" /></a>

On the opposite corner, approaching Ballinger, is an ambulance rushing from the Old St Mary of Nazareth Hospital at the NW corner of Leavitt and Thomas
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4899929985/" title="MSquad thomas and leavitt NW corner 1959 by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4899929985_415b8c5e98.jpg" width="500" height="378" alt="MSquad thomas and leavitt NW corner 1959" /></a>

Later, Ballinger enters hospital trying to solve a case (entrance NW corner Leavitt and Thomas)
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4901204553/" title="MSquad St Mary Nazareth hosp entrance 1959 by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4901204553_1086d3174b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="MSquad St Mary Nazareth hosp entrance 1959" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4899935363/" title="Thomas and Leavitt NW corner present by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4899935363_2dbdc6fce5.jpg" width="500" height="394" alt="Thomas and Leavitt NW corner present" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4900618510/" title="Aerial View Thomas and Leavitt 1962 by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4900618510_6b3a774080_b.jpg" width="693" height="399" alt="Aerial View Thomas and Leavitt 1962" /></a>

Here is a bio from the Catholic Guide of 1916 describing St. Mary of Nazareth

"St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital, which is conducted by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, was founded in 1894. It is a massive fireproof structure six stories high. The building and grounds occupy an entire block, bounded by Leavitt and Thomas Streets and Haddou and Oakley Avenues"

"The main building in which all the patients are treated in so far removed from the streets that no dust or noise arising from the traffic can enter it. The surroundings are bright and healthful. Indeed, the hospital is so ideally situated that patients recover more quickly here than in hospitals in the crowded sections of the city."

I'm assuming Resurrection Hospital @ Division and Leavitt replaced St. Mary's, but I never realized what a significant structure and complex the old facility was.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/17/2010 02:32PM by captain54.

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Re: MSquad-Ukrainian Village 1959
Posted by: daveg (130.36.62.---)
Date: August 17, 2010 06:13PM

Thanks captain54.

Small world story follows:

My daughter happens to live a block or so from that location. Also have a neighbor whose 93 year old aunt, who is a nun, started the nursing program at St. Mary's many years ago.

It's quite a trendy area these days.

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Re: MSquad-Ukrainian Village 1959
Posted by: WayOutWardell (63.226.79.---)
Date: August 17, 2010 07:05PM

Great images!

It appears that St. Mary hospital and nearby St. Elizabeth hospital (where my mother worked while attending Tuley HS) were consolidated by Resurrection. The old St. Elizabeth facility is still there.

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Re: MSquad-Ukrainian Village 1959
Posted by: Artista (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: September 23, 2010 01:34PM

Captain,,what a GREAT contribution you made here. Ive been away too long! This is very cool

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