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5 years ago
shekaago
The old Albert Schiewe coal yard was on Station Street.
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5 years ago
shekaago
I can't speak for all women... but I love driving big cars! :-) I've even owned a few full-size pick-ups. My dad first let me drive his 1960 Ford Galaxie 500 on a road in Fox Lake when I was 10. But getting back on topic... My first car was a soft-top, 1977 Jeep CJ-5 with a 3-speed manual transmission, no power steering and manual hubs you had to get out and lock whenever you wanted to drive it in
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6 years ago
shekaago
So glad the SPAM issue is being worked on too! FC is a great site with some really great folks here.
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6 years ago
shekaago
Great find Dunning1!
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6 years ago
shekaago
Update... I have just found an April 9, 1937 Tribune Article with a black and white newspaper photo (not great quality) of the building housing WQPC. I don't know if I will have success posting it, but I will try.
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6 years ago
shekaago
Awesome topic! Great research, Dunning1! I'm renewing my HAM license this year so, as you can see, I am a radio buff as well and I do remember the yellow brick building, actually situated on Harlem between Irving and FPD, even though the address was 7188 Irving Park Road. I found two Tribune articles, one from April 10, 1937 and one from October 31, 1955 with information on WQPC. If anyone wants a
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6 years ago
shekaago
Interesting topic. I was especially intrigued by the 6821 W. Addison property... Thanks Dunning1! The number on that alley-facing house is 6821. I dug around and found two Tribune articles, one from September 16, 1957 and one from March 26, 1961. A Joseph Latino is mentioned in one article as living at 6821 Addison. He developed a hybrid grape variety that he was growing on his property. The other
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6 years ago
shekaago
I took a look at Sanborn Fire Maps and the round building, mentioned above, was indeed the Galewood Shops roundhouse for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific R. R. The Sanborn Maps also show the old Grigsby-Grunow radio tube plant.
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7 years ago
shekaago
Some great photos, rjmachon. Thanks!
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7 years ago
shekaago
Sure thing! Glad to help. Great ghost sign find, Chistorian51! If you want a PDF of the 1959 ad, rjmachon, just PM me with your email address and I'll send you a copy.
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7 years ago
shekaago
According to a Tribune ad from December 29, 1959 for High-Low Foods, there is a location listed at 937 W. 63rd.
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7 years ago
shekaago
How interesting! I'm embarrassed to say I had never heard of the "handprint story" until now. :-)
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7 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, Chistorian51! I also found, on Google Street View, a ghost sign on the side of the building on Leavitt, just south of 13th. Standard Oil Ghost Sign on building on Leavitt, just south of 13th
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7 years ago
shekaago
Building was also used as a filming location for Chicago PD - Season 2, Episode 1, scroll down to (0:34)
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7 years ago
shekaago
And here's a bit more information on that building...ICECF Awards Nearly $1 Million to Support IMD Expansion
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7 years ago
shekaago
Map of Illinois Medical District - See Building 20 (Non-Profits & Businesses)
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7 years ago
shekaago
On the Sanborn Fire Map - Chicago 1905-1951 vol.7, 1917, Sheet 98 - it shows that Standard Oil occupied nearly that whole parcel of land from the tracks, north to 13th Street and between Leavitt and S. Irving (now called Hamilton).
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7 years ago
shekaago
Thanks again! Here's another site with a few more historic Chicago maps... University of Chicago Library Map Collection
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7 years ago
shekaago
Thanks for posting. Great site and resource for historic maps!
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7 years ago
shekaago
In the 1887 Lakeside Directory of the City of Chicago (Google Books) Page 693, there is a reference to an Aldolph Hasterlik (one of the Hasterlik Brothers) having a saloon at 120 W. Indiana Street (now 833 Grand Avenue). Also in a 1915 Chicago Liquor Commission Report there is an A. Siraguska at that address listed as having a liquor license revoked and then later restored.
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7 years ago
shekaago
According to a 1962 Tribune Article, this house was painted with polka dots in 1961. Another article from 1966 shows that it was still painted with polka dots until that time. If you would like PDF copies of the Trib Articles about this house, please PM me and I'd be happy to email them to you!
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7 years ago
shekaago
I also remember the "Polka Dot House." It was located at 3554 N. Natoma.
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7 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, nordsider! Fascinating information and video on urban archeology. I share your same wish. :-) WayOutWardell... The thread you mentioned, I remember well! It has some great old photos of that area. It is in the Questions and Answers part of the Forum and the subject title is "Early Italian District... Grand/Milwaukee/Halsted.
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7 years ago
shekaago
Here's a bit more info on that Milwaukee/Green/Grand Triangle... The most recent tenant in the Milwaukee/Grand/Green triangle was Royal Industries Restaurant Supplies which has moved to a location near Pulaski and Bryn Mawr. Here's a link to a development that is planned for that triangle. Grand/Milwaukee/Green Triangle And here's a link to the request for zoning reclassification of that parce
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7 years ago
shekaago
It may very well have been a chipping station! Here's a link to a map showing the locations of some known Indian trails, villages, mounds, signal & chipping stations, etc. Albert Scharf 1900/1901 Map
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7 years ago
shekaago
Thank you for posting this, WOW. So happy that the memory of Letritia Kandle has been kept alive.
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7 years ago
shekaago
Cathyg: Here is a link to a photo of the old Kars sign from a post on dime stores from a while back in the Forgotten Chicago Sightings Forum. Kars was located on the east side of Central, just south of Montrose. Kars Dimestore - Central South of Montrose
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7 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, Bowler!
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7 years ago
shekaago
Below is a link to a page on the "Chicagology" site which covers some of Chicago's street name changes. It seems that Crawford Avenue changed to 40th Avenue then back to Crawford and then to Pulaski Road. Street Name Changes
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7 years ago
shekaago
EHSresearch, I believe your hunch about the location is correct. In The Directory of The Public Schools of the City of Chicago 1905 - 1906 (free in Google Books) it lists Belding Branch 2 located at "N. Fortieth av., 1/4 block south of Peterson av.". So the school was located either where the bus turn around is now or perhaps just a bit south of there.
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