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4 years ago
daveg
My uncle graduated from Tilden in the late 40s. Now here's a quiz: There was a basketball scoring record set at Tilden that stood for decades. Players name and points scored.
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4 years ago
daveg
I talked to the FC folks last weekend. The SPAM has gotten so bad, they are moving to another platform. When? Dunno. Apparently, something in the forum software has been compromised. Was no where near as bad in the past. For those here that think the FC folks don't know (or don't care) -- they do.
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4 years ago
daveg
Another great FC tour on a beautiful late summer day. https://flic.kr/s/aHskkaxZwY
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4 years ago
daveg
SWEDE Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There was a TB Sanitorium next to Loyola Hospital > and the VA Hospital on La Grange Road. I believe > it was on LaGrange Rd. Loyola and the Hines VA hospital are just south of Roosevelt and First Ave in Maywood. On that intersection is the Madden Mental Health Clinic. Don't recall a TB Sanitorium in that vici
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4 years ago
daveg
Thanks for stoppin' by Mark. I'm on the hunt for a photo or any image of Eli. On my next visit to the Chicago History Museum research library, I'll ask.
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4 years ago
daveg
Wonder if the Chicago History Museum or Newberry Library might have a photo of Eli Bates, if one exists. And BTW, he donated the money (40K) for the Abraham Lincoln: The Man (aka Standing Lincoln) statue in Lincoln Park, unveiled in 1887. He lived on Dearborn Parkway a bit south of North Ave. My guess is he could see the statue from his home. There's a Eli Bates fountain in Lincoln Park as w
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5 years ago
daveg
Here's a detailed FC written article on the Bloomindale Line. There was a FC walking tour of the Line a while back given by the author. Excellent. http://forgottenchicago.com/features/the-bloomingdale-line/ My Flickr album of the tour: https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157635547756005/
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5 years ago
daveg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157651461588784
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5 years ago
daveg
To many it was/is Nick and Vito's and yes I know what the sign says. It has a better ring to it.
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5 years ago
daveg
I have volunteered for this event for the past 3 years and will porbalby do it again this year. Here is my Flickr album from the 2014 event. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157648439114028/
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5 years ago
daveg
If you look at the map linked below, the Southwest side is defined (in blue) by 12 Communities. Scrool down for the 12 Community names and map numbers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_areas_in_Chicago The source of the map is labeled: City of Chicago Data Portal, which can be considered "official" I guess.
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5 years ago
daveg
First memory for this baby boomer is the Toman Branch Library located at 28th (ish) and Pulaski. The building I remember is gone, but I distinctly remember it "smelled" like a library. We walked there from more than a few blocks away. Hope kids are walking to the new library.
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5 years ago
daveg
You might want to try the research library at the Chicago History Museum and/or the Newberry and/or the CPL.
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5 years ago
daveg
I suspect the Chicago History Museum might have an answer to the "earliest photos" question.
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5 years ago
daveg
To answer the question in one word: there sure is
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5 years ago
daveg
Flickr album of FC's first tour of 2015. Learned a lot about Chicago's beer industry dating back to 1833, before Chiacgo was Chicago. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157649837910930/ And the website of our beer historian, Elizabeth Garibay. She *really* knew her stuff. http://www.tavernhistory.com/ Several great articles about this subject can be found on this web site t
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5 years ago
daveg
For those interested: Michael Reese article right here at FC. http://forgottenchicago.com/features/michael-reese-hospital/
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5 years ago
daveg
Flickr album of the Chicago History Museum sponsored tour of the Loop "L" on 11/16/2014. Our tour guide was Greg Borzo, friend of FC and author of The Chicago "L" book. Great tour with several "I didn't know that" moments. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157649329490755/
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5 years ago
daveg
Growing up, bottle refunds got us our, to name a few: baseball cards rubber balls for fast pitchin' comics
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5 years ago
daveg
Here's my Flick album of the event. It's really an amazing 2 days. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157648439114028/
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5 years ago
daveg
My parents.
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5 years ago
daveg
Here's a mix of old and new from a quick Bing search. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Ogden+ave+chicago&FORM=HDRSC2
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5 years ago
daveg
Not exactly sure what you mean by "Trophy Shop" but I recall a hobby shop named Linka's which may or may not have sold trophies ( sports, etc). It was located about a block or so east of the Atlantic theater (aka show).
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5 years ago
daveg
Flickr album of the FC Albany Park walking tour 9/7/2014 https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157647335281131/
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5 years ago
daveg
Today for the first time I was able to take some interior photos. They are at the bottom of the Flickr album. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157627114661800/
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5 years ago
daveg
Touch photos for captions. Click for more info (links, etc)
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5 years ago
daveg
Touch photos for captions. Click for more info (links, etc) https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157646160148048/
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5 years ago
daveg
Another interesting FC tour. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157646343347654/
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6 years ago
daveg
Cue the Sgt. Schultz tag line. :-) http://www.hark.com/clips/stcglgpcfd-i-know-nothing
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6 years ago
daveg
nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > daveg, > > Your photographs are always interesting, I am sure > I passed some of the buildings many times as a > passenger on an Archer Avenue bus in the 50s, and > not aware their history. Thank you and I'm always amazed about what I learn on these tours. My gage is how many times I say (to
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