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12 years ago
greatzambo
The holding tank at North Shop at Milwaukee, Kilpatrick, and Irving Park went down in the mid '70's.
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12 years ago
greatzambo
The boys were threatened with Montefiore and the girls with Lucy Flower. The residence home for "juvenile delinquents" was The Audy Home.
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12 years ago
greatzambo
They gated off Newark back in the '70's or end of the '60's because punks used it as a drag strip. People living there as well as the families going in and out of St. Adalbert's Cemetery were fed up with the noise and the danger.
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12 years ago
greatzambo
There was indeed a Garfield Park Hospital on Washington Blvd. I do not know the year of its closing, but it was operational in the mid 1970's.
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12 years ago
greatzambo
The functions of ISPI likely shifted into the soon to be demolished Prentice Bldg. on the Northwestern campus between Superior and Huron, east of Fairbanks. The Superior side was for the obstetrical and gynecologic tower and the lower block for psych was entered off of Huron. That structure opened in the Spring of 1976, my senior year as a med student. All my classmates who were accepted for resid
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12 years ago
greatzambo
It was in the Jacques' Bldg., now all displaced by the new 900 N. Michigan structure with Bloomingdale's in it. Sherlock's entry was off of Walton St. You could sit in elegant wing chairs and have a drink, a free clay pipe, and use the ample jars of Iwan Ries tobaccos which were placed there. It was meant to give the illusion of a London Mens' Club like The Drones in the Jeeves stories. It was pri
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12 years ago
greatzambo
There were two for-profit hospitals in Chicago that I can recall. One was Northwest Hospital at Addison and Central and the other was Von Solbrig. The former to the best of my knowledge was built by a contractor with dubious business ties. Von Solbrig, on the other hand, was owned by a surgeon. Indeed, reports of very sketchy care circulated in the 70's and it was closed. It is possible that the
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12 years ago
greatzambo
Not to nitpick, but the restaurants in Wieboldt's were The Men's Grill and The Travertine Room and The Tartan Tray Cafeteria was in Carson's. Steinberg Baum was a northwest side fixture. Community, who brought us Flash Gordon on Sunday mornings on Channel 7, was at Milwaukee and Central and is now a Family Dollar. Greed, drugs, and idiocy brought down Goldblatt's and Polk Brothers. Polk City
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12 years ago
greatzambo
The most vivd memory was the stench of the place. I'm not sure if it was the use for circus event and livestock shows or just the lovely air wafting in from the Stock Yards next to it. I competed there in Science Fairs in 1966 and 1967. The last I can recall of regular events would be wrestling matches, held there routinely.
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12 years ago
greatzambo
There was Tynan's on Madison; the chain of B/G cafeterias, one was across from the Art Institute on Michigan Ave.; King Arthur's Pub at Adams and Wells - my personal favorite from 45 years ago; a Hungarian place The Epicurean, on Wabash across from Lyon and Healy; Diamond Jim's was kiddycorner from Daley Center; Harding's for corned beef and cabbage was on Wabash by Iwan Ries pipe shop and the big
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