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9 years ago
chuck
OK, I said "just", but it was a few weeks back. Could have sworn it was gone. Maybe I had the wrong block. Or they refurbished it!
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9 years ago
chuck
I just noticed that the La Salle Flowers neon sign is gone on the corner of LaSalle & Superior! Does anyone know if it was saved?
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9 years ago
chuck
It also had it's own railroad. As of a few days ago the roundhouse and two original locomotives were there. However the locomotives are being scrapped on site and the roundhouse is next. All three should have been saved...
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12 years ago
chuck
Didn't The Hall of 1000 Bargains burn down after it closed? Seem to remember seeing pictures of it.
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12 years ago
chuck
Ok, I found something, but don't think this is what I originally read, and possibly, I am thinking back to the Tucker movie!!! http://www.economicthinking.org/Americanhistory/tucker-greg.html Go down to the "Government by decree" section.
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12 years ago
chuck
I'll have to keep digging! Carl Strandlund was from Chicago and worked for Chicago Vitreous Enamel Company. http://www.lustronpreservation.org/meet-the-lustrons/lustron-history No idea where I read the Ford City connection. I could be confusing the two...
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12 years ago
chuck
Is there anything left of Riverview these days? I thought I remember reading that the base of the water ride was still out there.
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12 years ago
chuck
Lustron was supposed to get the plant, but it was then handed over to Tucker instead. I don't remember the details, but I read it on a Lustron page a few years back.
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12 years ago
chuck
Does anyone have a list of all the Sanitariums, Asylums and Orphanages that were in Chicago and what their current status is? I know there is an Orphanage on South King Drive. Dunning/Chicago Reed is pretty much gone. What was the name of the sanitarium at Peterson park? Just wondering what was here, and what is left. Thanks, Chuck
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13 years ago
chuck
There is always eBay!!! How much are you willing to spend? http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTHENTIC-CHICAGO-STREET-ROAD-SIGNS-STATE-MADISON_W0QQitemZ220264971744QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116 As JSK said, probably hard to find specific streets.
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13 years ago
chuck
A friend of mine lives in this building. Does anyone know the history of it?
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13 years ago
chuck
Brookfield Cock Robin is still standing. However it has been closed for about two years, and is for sale. Cock Robin History: http://www.positivelynaperville.com/crobin.html
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13 years ago
chuck
Where did I get North Ave.?? Thanks!! Yes Serhii, old signs go to a big warehouse in Hollywood!!!
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13 years ago
chuck
That is the real Biograph Theatre on North Avenue, not a set. Not sure if it is still set up.
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13 years ago
chuck
This is a bit off topic, but I think some may find it entertaining!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157605215748005/
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14 years ago
chuck
I think I was thinking of the Cock Robin. Wasn't that close to that BK?
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14 years ago
chuck
Wasn't that something before BK?
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14 years ago
chuck
The structure right on the corner is not really a building. It's kind of a gazebo/water fountain.
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14 years ago
chuck
The bar scenes were shot at Cactus on south Wells.
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14 years ago
chuck
Not sure if this one will be covered in future parts... Anyone know the history of the stockyards firehouse?
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14 years ago
chuck
The Brickyard photos are up on my old site... http://www.chucksphotospot.com/originalsite/brick01.html
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14 years ago
chuck
My photos in this thread http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/read.php?2,173 are inside this clock tower. JonnyOYeah Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Don't know if you saw this one, on the SW Side, > Damen at Pershing/39th street has a real sweet > tower for the moribund Central Manufacturing > District.
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14 years ago
chuck
Streetcar tracks are all over the city. Most were never pulled up, which I always found odd. This is the time of the year to see them, just look in the potholes!! Next time you see a crew tearing up a main street, take a peek. They actually dig up around the trolley tracks. There was a large rail breaking through at Wacker and Madison up until a few months ago.
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14 years ago
chuck
I was never aware of this until I started poking around abadoned buildings!! This one is on the south side...
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14 years ago
chuck
Ed Thelen has a lot of info on former Nike sites. http://ed-thelen.org/loc-i.html#Illinois
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14 years ago
chuck
Hmmm... My picture link didn't show up, let me try again:
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14 years ago
chuck
This appears to be the switch to the terminal, however no platform. Must have been a very odd site!!
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14 years ago
chuck
This is a link to the Chicago-L page for the North Water Street terminal. http://www.chicago-l.org/stations/north_water.html Is this not it?
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