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7 years ago
KCgeno
Gage Park Bowl? No. The building is no longer standing, as of 1979. It collapsed during (or shortly after) the big blizzard that January. The cable office was built partly on that site, and if I remember right, the other part is on the site of the big car dealership that used to be there.
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8 years ago
KCgeno
I grew up in the '60s - '70s across the street from what is now Iroquois Products, at 56th and Oakley. When I was a kid, this three-story red brick industrial building was home to the Chicago Daily News, one of the city's afternoon papers. As an adult, I have tried to find out what, exactly, went on there. I know the paper's actual headquarters and offices were downtown. And I know that the
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8 years ago
KCgeno
I grew up at 55th and Oakley. We got our milk delivered to the door by Angelo Lordis, in his Seeley Dairy van. I remember in the late '60s (early '70s?) that Seeley was bought-out by Wanzer. I also remember my mom and I walking past the Seeley plant at 48th and Seeley when I was pretty small. We shouted "Hi Angie!" to Mr. Lordis. I found an obit in the Tribune a couple of years
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
9 years ago
KCgeno
I'd be interested in reading your memories of the unique and creative local programming that aired on WSNS, Channel 44, from 1970 through '73 or '74.
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9 years ago
KCgeno
Actually, the entire roof at Gage Park Bowl collapsed, during or shortly after the 1979 blizzard, and the remaining walls were soon torn down. The cable company lives in what used to be the big car dealership to the south. My older brother and I practically lived at Gage Park Lanes for a few years. I often staffed the concession counter and shoe rental at the north end, and later, worked on t
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