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local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: October 26, 2010 04:53PM

Does anyone remember the name of the tavern that used to be located on 26th and south Kildare Avenue that had a hole in the floor that you could actually go fishing?

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: Berwyn Frank ()
Date: October 26, 2010 08:24PM

The Kildare Lounge was at 26th & Kildare. Is this the building? If so I never heard of a hole for fishing.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: daveg ()
Date: October 26, 2010 09:32PM

Humm. My wife told me that her uncle once owned a tavern right around that area. I'll have to check about exactly where it was located. Could be 26th and Kildare. Could be.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: captain54 ()
Date: October 27, 2010 03:17AM

Matchbook Cover from the Cushman Collection..probably 50's or 60's..doesn't say anything about a fishing hole on the matchbook..unless the girl on the cover is
a mermaid

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5119974776/" title="KILDARE LOUNGE - 4300 WEST 26TH STREET - MATCHBOOK by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1145/5119974776_78b33d6ba9.jpg" width="119" height="305" alt="KILDARE LOUNGE - 4300 WEST 26TH STREET - MATCHBOOK" /></a>

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: Berwyn Frank ()
Date: October 27, 2010 03:36AM

Capt. I have the identical matchbook.

My neighborhood "grandma" an 85 year old Bohemian woman that grew up in the old neighborhood told me her and her husband used to go there after baseball games they played with their athletic social club. She never mentioned a fishing hole story to me.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: October 27, 2010 04:18PM

The tavern was located on the northwest corner if that helps. It had to be late 50's early 60's when the fishing hole was there.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: daveg ()
Date: November 10, 2010 03:50PM

My wife's uncle owned a tavern on 26th a few blocks west of Pulaski years ago.

He passed away some time ago but her younger uncle remembers a place a block or two away called the fishing hole. He said there was a (tiny) lake in the middle of the floor.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 12, 2010 02:40PM

Sounds like the same place. Finally! What was the name of the tavern? I grew up on 27th and Keeler.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 12, 2010 02:41PM

Sounds like the same place. Finally! What was the name of the tavern in your wife's family? I grew up on 27th and Keeler.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: Berwyn Frank ()
Date: November 12, 2010 06:07PM

Loriane, my father grew up on 27th & Tripp. My grandmother owned the house from 1962-1991.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 15, 2010 01:21PM

More than likely I knew him. Small world. Did he go to public or parochial school?

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: Berwyn Frank ()
Date: November 15, 2010 02:48PM

When he first moved there he went to Whitney, then to Good Shepherd, then to Farragut.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 16, 2010 09:54AM

I went to Grace Lutheran

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 16, 2010 09:58AM

What year did he graduate from Good Shepherd?

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: Berwyn Frank ()
Date: November 16, 2010 02:46PM

63-64?

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 16, 2010 04:32PM

Was your dad's brother George?

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 16, 2010 08:37PM

And John?

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: Berwyn Frank ()
Date: November 17, 2010 12:31AM

YES!

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 17, 2010 03:02PM

Small world! My married name was Appleby.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: lorianej ()
Date: November 17, 2010 03:51PM

I finally figured it all out. After reading about your book, I now know who your parents are. I knew both of them. John Appleby was my brother-in-law and best friends with your dad.

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: Berwyn Frank ()
Date: November 17, 2010 05:34PM

Wow, i had a nice chat with Lori offline. Isn't it amazing what pops up on Forgotten Chicago!? >:D<

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Re: local tavern with fishing hole
Posted by: majbuzz ()
Date: October 13, 2011 03:12PM

lorianej Wrote:
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> Does anyone remember the name of the tavern that
> used to be located on 26th and south Kildare
> Avenue that had a hole in the floor that you could
> actually go fishing?

I am 55 and lived near 27th and Drake from about 1960 to 1966. I'm pretty sure that my dad (or maybe my uncle) took me there. May have even been before 1960. For some reason, I'm thinking that the place was called Jay's or J's. My dad and uncle have both passed away, however some of their friends from back then are still around in the Chicago area. If I can find out the name of the place from them, I'll post it here.

I'm really glad that I found this forum. I thought I might have been dreaming about the tavern. I've searched the Internet for years looking for info about it and this forum is the only place that I've ever read about it.

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