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8 years ago
Pestromy
My grandma work there during the early 30's. She always talked about it being the worst job she ever had due to the horrible and dangerous working conditions. But, she always pointed out that she was just glad to have a job during the worst parts of the depression.
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10 years ago
Pestromy
Fun fact for you Mr. Damien: Chicago (once being the 2nd largest Swedish city in the world for almost a century) used to have its very own snus manufacturer. It was called Svenska Snusmagasinet (literally The Swedish Snus Magazine) that produced Chicago's very own Anchor Brand Snus! I believe production lasted either until the early 50's or 60's. The Snusmagasin itself was located near the interse
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
10 years ago
Pestromy
Cinematreasures.org is always a great place to find info and photos on old theaters. The Holiday Ballroom was once the Times Theatre. Here is a link to Cinema treasures and one for a photo of the Holiday Ballroom. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/5395 http://americanclassicimages.com/Default.aspx?tabid=141&txtSearch=illinois&catpageindex=10&catpagesize=25&ProductID=26265
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
Pestromy
It's not the one that I remember seeing. But it's still cool! Thanks for posting it! Also, Snell woods might have actually been named for Amos Snell's disabled brother. Snell's brother was sent to live with him from England, but according to the North Mayfair Neighborhood history books, instead of putting him up in his mansion, Amos had a cabin built in the remote woods near one of his toll boo
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10 years ago
Pestromy
The Edens definitely took over some of the western parts of the LaBagh Forest Preserve. That's where the original on-ramp was before the Northwest/Kennedy expressway was built. Snell Woods was named after Amos J. Snell who owned the Upper and Lower Plank Toll Roads that later became Milwaukee and Elston. You can read more about him in the book "Challenging Chicago." He is probably one
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14 years ago
Pestromy
El-mont Liquors number is MUL-1666 (which I think is "Mulligan"-1666), if anyone wants to call ahead for a quart of Schlitz, the bar and liquor store are still there!
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
14 years ago
Pestromy
If you ever pass by the Elston and Montrose intersection you'll see an old neon sign for the Elmont Bar, with it's old number on there. I'll try and grab a picture of it and post it later this week. PS- if you're in the area keep going west on montrose and eat at Suzie's, one of the best drive in's on the northwest side!
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