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6 years ago
Rustymuscle
Calumet412 is good, but there are thousands of great photos elsewhere. LOC, IDOT and the Parker collection come to mind.
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6 years ago
Rustymuscle
Dig a bit through the older posts, you will find a lot of research with photos of most ALL the M Squad Chicago film locations.
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6 years ago
Rustymuscle
Whatcha need?
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6 years ago
Rustymuscle
7601 was the Windsor Park Hotel in the mid 1950s.
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6 years ago
Rustymuscle
There are still two 1950s booths at Iwan Ries on Wabash.
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6 years ago
Rustymuscle
Send me a private message. Happy to be of service!
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7 years ago
Rustymuscle
772 would have been SPaulding 2. S=7. P=7.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
In addition to the Chicago Daily News photos, another place where many of these old Chicago photos reside is the Library of Congress. Also on line is the IDOT collection. Thousands of old Chicago photos from these two sites. And don't forget the Cushman Collection. GREAT color photos from the 1940s and 1950s. Lastly, there are sellers of Chicago news photos on Ebay. While these are now wate
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
The IDOT collection has a couple photos of that intersection. Black and white of course, but very nice high resolution.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
The Pinnacle was the revolving restaurant atop the Holiday Inn on LSD.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
I went over to the FC group on Facebook in 2011 as this forum seemed to slip. The FC group on Facebook was actually quite good for a while. However, last year a big blow up caused several excellent researchers to leave. There were times I would spend a weekend researching cool Chicago history, not anymore. It's been on the decline since and in fact, now it's just a shell of it's former self. Ad
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
I used to post here a lot as well but stopped and went over to the FC group on Facebook. It's much easier to post photos there than here.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Could be Z Frank. Just north of Peterson on Western. Think the address was 6060 N. Western.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Stark's had a few locations....and probably moved, too!
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Wayupnorth, check the 1929 Polk directory online for a complete list of businesses by address. I have a 1957 Reverse directory, if I have a chance will check. But let me know what exact address range you would like.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Qlassique, My "research" department is in my loft...Illinois Bell directories, etc etc etc. I did a search through phone books for this same discussion over at the Forgotten Chicago Face Book site. Next time, just ask, happy to travel "upstairs" to do the search! RM
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Here is a file at FC on Facebook regarding street and number changes. http://www.facebook.com/groups/forgottenchicago/doc/10150284152279520/
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Jason, I shared your nice photo at the FC Facebook site...gave you credit! There were two other stores, one on Chicago, one on Western. Offices was on north Broadway. Interestingly, found no information about the Ashland site.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Some of the chase scenes were filmed in Griffith Park, CA., too.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
The Facebook Forgotten Chicago archives has several photos of the tank hit by the B-24....crash and pre-crash photos.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
The Racine police station--731 N. Racine--was the setting for Lee Marvin's 1950s M Squad TV show. I am quite sure a couple of us "discovered" it here 3 or 4 years ago. The thread is still available, a great read. I believe the show is still available on METV. Many B roll shots of Marvin driving to and from the station. Screen grabs are also in the thread I just mentioned. Additionally
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Chicago Granitine was at 3224-3230 S. Shields. Here is a photo of their main product, laundry tubs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8503985742/ Here is the source, some interesting reading. http://books.google.com/books?id=untNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA899&lpg=PA899&dq=Chicago+Granitine+Manufacturing+Co&source=bl&ots=ShRdVaYsU3&sig=nDUcF-os_X-a_A_HUxbkT_6JofU&hl=
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
Here is a photo of one posted at FC on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200574948238854&set=o.17220794519&type=1&theater
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
This one was at Cicero and Monroe. In fact I recall the plane pointed almost directly down Monroe. There was a restaurant with a sign shaped like an airplane at about 55th and Cicero, but that restaurant was not an airplane.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
The FC Facebook archives has amassed hundreds of Chicago photos. Check em out!
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
West Town, in the 1957 reverse, a Kaczynski is listed at 1829 W. Huron with that MO 6-4912 phone number. Two Joseph's in the 1951 directory but not on Huron or Haddon. Richard, nothing in the 1951 phone book or 1957 reverse. It was a cursory search, LOTS of Petersons!
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
A Louis Marino is listed in the 1951 Chicago directory at 4849 N. Troy, phone number JU nipr 8-4005.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
JoAnne, Would love to see those interior photos if you would like to post!
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
This group has some amazing Chicago historians who love a mystery. I like the History Detective angle....as long as you look to some of the knowledgeable people right here.
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8 years ago
Rustymuscle
To the point of bars all over Chicago by ambrosiomario, if we look at a early classified phone books we will find hundreds if not thousands of "saloons" all across Chicago. It's amazing how it's changed.
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