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9 years ago
FranCarmen
I've learn quite a bit more in the past 24 hours. First, rjmachon: yes the bridal path went north between McCormick and the channel. The Christianson Stables were on Lincoln near Kedzie, on the site of what is now Lincoln Village. But there was another stable just a block south, on Lincoln and Peterson. This was the Idle Hour Riding Stables, which was opened in 1933 by a very young Silas Jayne
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9 years ago
FranCarmen
It was Bookseller's Row; however, it was Bookseller's Row second location on Lincoln Avenue. They were first located east side of Lincoln on the 2500 block, one block north. There was a cafe called Periwinkle with an outdoor patio next door. If I recall correctly, Periwinkle closed and Lilly's took over the space and I think they built on, closing off the patio. I may have one or two of those swit
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9 years ago
FranCarmen
Do any of you recall the Christensen Stables that were located at Lincoln and Kedize until the mid/late 40s on the site that later became Lincoln Village Shopping Center? Thanks,
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Deejo, you are right; the Nature Center is the dispensary. I was corrected by someone who was a patient there, but I have been having a problem with my blog. If I edit published pages, feedburner sends out old posts to my subscribers. What I may do is write a new post and update that information about the nature center being the former dispensary. Actually, I plan to soon launch a blog devoted
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
I think you are probably recalling the groundskeeper's cottage, which was located near Ardmore and Central Park. My friends who lived on that block remember that the groundskeeper had a young daughter, but she never played with the neighborhood kids.Over the years I have heard many stories of patients sneaking out, none first hand. We had a teacher at Peterson School (the local elementary school)
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
There was a road around the TB sanitarium, within the fence, where the guards patrolled daily by car. We would see them at least twice a day. The bike path follows that road but I can't tell whether they have modified the path or followed it exactly. It's pretty close. From our house we could easily see the path and the guards driving by. The fence at Peterson and Central Park was originally a
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
I've been doing some research on MTS for the past few years and writing about it on my blog, which is where the photo of the service entrance gate came from. My friend Jennifer Stix is the photographer of the picture. I have never seen another photograph of this sign, so I though it was very lucky to find a friend had shot it. I lived on Central Park, across the street from the MTS, and Jenn
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
The Flip Side chain was owned by Carl and Larry Rosenbaum.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Vern and shekaago, you guys are the best. I'll drive by tomorrow and check it out. Thanks.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
I've been told that there is/was an exact copy somewhere on Belmont of this building, which is located on the north side of the the 3200 block of Bryn Mawr. I don't know exactly when the Bryn Mawr building was built, but the black and white photo was dated 1935 and was identified as located on Bryn Mawr in a book. I am interested in any historical information about the building. Thank you.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Yes! I loved getting those ribbons, but I never made it to the green badge. You must have been good.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
kgamb, I loved the Canoe Club, totally forgot about it. But that was on Halsted, north of Diversey, between the Walgreen's parking lot and the old Steppenwolf theatre building. It was a themed place, like a Wisconsin supper club. Same owner as Blue Mesa, at 1729 N. Halsted. The father of the owner of Blue Mesa owned the London House, a jazz club at the corner of Michigan and Wacker. I'm pretty
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Shopper's World on McCormick between Lincoln and Devon became a Community Discount Store. Later it was a Zayre, and maybe something else before its present tenant Home Depot. There was also a Plaza 3 screen theater in the same space for a few years around 1980 or so, but that's just for memory and I may be off a few years.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Sam's was a mess inside. You had to wonder through narrow aisles lined with packing boxes and dig around to find what you wanted.I remember the conveyor belt inside the store, and boxes were carried down to the sales floor from an upper level. The customers were a mix of street people, people looking for deals and fine wine afficionados. Later they fixed up the exterior and the inside was more org
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Yes, the Tap Root Pub stickers were everywhere.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
In the 1060s, there was a bar/club on Armitage, Lincoln and Sedgwick called La Hacienda del Sol -- that's how far east the Latino community covered Lincoln Park. Of course, Waller High was also predominantly Latino, but I think we've discussed that in a previous topic.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
More: Bob Briggs was the owner from 1969 to 1977. He is pictured in the ad, and he named the restaurant after the character from Midnight Cowboy. After he sold Ratso's he bought the Ivanhoe. It turns out I have a friend whose father cooked at Ratso's.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
During the Holstein's era, I worked across the street at Irish Eyes, 2519 N. Lincoln. I had totally forgotten about Troubles, as we called it. There was another great music bar, Orphan's. Periwinkle cafe next to Lilly's on the east side of the street, Bookseller's Row had two locations, one by Periwinkles and later by the Biograph. There also was book store next to Three Penny for a short time,
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
tseals: I interviewed someone on my blog who remembers Little Al's Radio and Phonograph Store at Lawrence near Spaulding from 1946. Their slogan was "Where the customer is always wrong." The owner was Al Turner, and I can ask Jerry, who I interviewed, whether he knows if it's the same business. I imagine it may have been.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Holstein's in the '80s took over the old Ratso's place -- all the folkies mentioned that at the time, returning to an old space.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
There was a seafood joint, closer to the Glascott's end of the block that had an upper storey with a ship's hull on the exterior, pointing outwards towards Halsted. Can't recall the name, but it was quite good and the owner was a wellknown woman who had other businesses. It was all weathered wood inside, brown paper used for table coverings. There were a number of women's clothing stores, one
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Jessegirl, you will appreciate this memory: the buttons we earned for each skill level, with three or maybe four different color ribbons earned to complete each level. I took lessons there, starting in the small rink around 1965. Loved the place.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
1) we burned leaves on our front curb in Chicago during the '60s. Some people would have park district trash cans with the mesh sides for burning their leaves. 2) Peterson School had coal delivered, and, umm, we figured how to get into the coal chute after hours. Came out covered in coal dust.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Chipast, yes, thanks, you're right about the date.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Flip Side Record Store 3314 W. Foster, circa 1971
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
A blogger found some photos of the Kiddie Town amusement park in Norridge.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
Flip Side on Foster just east of Kimball. My first album was $3.27. I saved my lunch money ($5 total) all week to buy an album. 1970. Still have the albums.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
As kids we went to the one on Addison. They were famous for the foot-long hot dog.
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10 years ago
FranCarmen
I did get a few comments from my blogpost about smelt fishing and someone reported the smelt are apparently gone. However, people still show up for smelt fishing at Montrose harbor because they don't let the lack of smelt get in the way of a good party. just a third-party report, so we need an update this spring.
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11 years ago
FranCarmen
I remember candy machines on the Ravenswood (brown line) el platforms at Belmont and Fullerton, which were the stops where I would change lines, in the late sixties and early seventies. Standing there freezing and hungry they did look tempting, but I do remember thinking the candy bars would have been frozen in the winter.
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