1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories


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1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories
Posted by: fab807 ()
Date: June 05, 2012 02:42AM

I am doing extensive genealogical research on family last name[s] of either Colosimo, Burkhardt, or possibly Stroud. In October 1957, an address of 3942 N. Fremont, Chicago, IL, was used. ANY assistance is greatly appreciated!!! PLEASE feel free to contact me email:

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Thank you in advance for any assistance rendered!

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Re: 1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories
Posted by: Elf Odin ()
Date: June 05, 2012 10:27AM

I attended St. Benedict grade school (3900 N. Leavitt) in the '60s. There was a Burkhardt Funeral Home on the southeast corner of Leavitt and Irving Park, across from the church. And I think that one of my classmates was a (Joseph?) Colosimo.

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Re: 1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories
Posted by: fab807 ()
Date: June 09, 2012 11:38PM

Thank you for your response. The "Colosimo" I'm researching would be about 26 years old in 1957. Don't know where your address was in connection to the N. Fremont address(?)

Currently, Chicago shows the N. Fremont address as Apts. Do you know "if" this address was Apts. in 1957?

Any further info is GREATLY appreciated!!

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Re: 1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories
Posted by: zorchvalve ()
Date: June 12, 2012 04:00PM

fab807, The building design at 3942 freemont looks to be prior 1960s. I'd call the city to see hat info they have. Good luck.

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Re: 1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories
Posted by: Rustymuscle ()
Date: June 12, 2012 08:40PM

1957 Chicago reverse directory shows no listings at the 3942 N. Fremont address.

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Re: 1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories
Posted by: Bruce Kelleher ()
Date: June 28, 2012 01:46PM

HistoricAerials.com will give you a bird's eye view. Just type in an address and pick a year...

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Re: 1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories
Posted by: fab807 ()
Date: July 07, 2015 02:50AM

I know the adage of "...better late than never!" is true today! I want to personally thank "zorchvalve," and "Rustymuscle," for the earlier posts and work they did several years ago!!

One last question? I am trying to find a (free) "family tree" (if available) for ole "Big Jim" Colosimo. I'm trying to determine IF "Big Jim" had any relative named "Anthony (Tony) James Colosimo, residing in the Chicago area around 1957. He would be approximately 25-26 yeas old in 1957. A birth certificate of shows he and a "Sharon Elaine Stroud" may have resided on N. Fremont St., Chicago in 1957. ANY information as always, is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!!

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Re: 1956 -- 1960 Chicago Residential Phone Directories
Posted by: Dunning1 ()
Date: July 09, 2015 01:14AM

Looked in my 1971 directory and no listings for that address. Neither of your names shows up on Fremont between 3500-3958.
I was my understanding that Big Jim had no other relatives in this country outside of his father who lived with him on Vernon Ave. There is however a Colosimo excavating or trucking in the O'Hare area. Also did you check with Oak Woods Cemetery? Although his mausoleum is in poor condition they might have a family contact.I'm

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