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7 years ago
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tomcat630 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It's still called HIP, on signs too. Oh, I know THEY still called it the HIP, but WE called it the HIM. Boy, we really knew how to stick it to the man back then, on our ten speeds. Actually, now that I think of it I rode a fixed gear (WAAAAAY before it was cool).
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9 years ago
Inner Prop
daveg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > FC = Forgotten Chicago. When I go on their > (excellent) walking tours, I take photos and post > them on Flickr for others to see. DUH! After posting that I realized what a gaf I made. How do we know when there is a walking tour and where it's going? Is that a dumb question too?
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9 years ago
Inner Prop
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.
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9 years ago
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daveg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I too like the podcast idea. Here's a sample of > one that is FC related on Lincoln Park's cemetery > history by Pamela Bannos. > > http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu/podcasts.html > > > This was no small project as you will see on your > visit to the link. Grab your favorite MP3 play
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9 years ago
Inner Prop
What is FC, is that just the Flicker tour thing? I could see that Mayfair stop from the bedroom of the house I grew up in on Kostner and Cullom. I used to work at the Sears at 6 Corners in the Toy Department.
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9 years ago
Inner Prop
This will be useful as we work to revitalize the Chicago Lincoln Avenue Trail. http://lincolnavenuetrail.blogspot.com/
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9 years ago
Inner Prop
On the NE corner of Montrose and Kostner there is a Korean church that was a grocery store when I was young. Just east of it was a butcher shop and they connected to each other inside. I remember my brothers got in trouble stopping into the store walking home for lunch from St. Ed's. They were supposed to walk straight home, but they stopped for candy. When I was very very very small (like
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9 years ago
Inner Prop
I would have shownotes and a bibliography.
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9 years ago
Inner Prop
Does anyone know of good Chicago history podcasts? I know of the Pritzker library series, but they don't always do Chicago history. I also know of a few that were done for the Chicago History museum that were personal stories. What I was kind of looking for was something like THIS, or THIS, or History According to Bob. I'm also thinking of putting together my own history podcast and I want
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9 years ago
Inner Prop
I remember we were outraged that they closed it in and refused to call it the HIP anymore. We called it the HIM (it wasn't a Plaza it was a Mall). We used to ride our bikes from Kostner and Montrose to get our RPG fix or buy records at Rolling Stones nearby. I once found the same LP for 3 different prices in Rolling Stones, in the alphabetical section, in the sale section and in the (someth
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9 years ago
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My grandfather and all my great uncles were firemen at the time, but all my links to them are passed on. I don't even know what houses they worked at or what trucks and/or engines. Does anyone know how to find rosters of who fought the fire there? I know none of them died fighting the fire, but it would be nice to know they were there to help. I think I remember a story about one of my r
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9 years ago
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I grew up on Kostner and Montrose in the early 70s. There was a drug store that we always went to. Most of the store had regular drug store stuff but the pharmacy had a very tall counter (taller than my mom iirc) and the pharmacists always seemed nice by very mysterious behind their "castle" walls. My mom would ask for her perscription and they would disappear somewhere. They had
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9 years ago
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fleurblue Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I remember a small pizza/Italian restaurant called > "Marsi's" on the NE corner of Lawrence and Nagel. > I don't know how long it was there but the pizza > was great. The dinners were excellent. Sorry to > see it go. > > They had two storefront dining rooms, one for > dinners and
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9 years ago
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Dunning Crazy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes, I remember LaScala's on Higgins. We also > used to order from Mangia's on Addison and from > Tony and Lil's on Irving (Six Corners area) We lived off Kostner and Montrose (used to be called Mayfair, but now I think Old Irving Park claims it) and we got pizza from a place nearby, but I can't remember
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