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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
What is Btt ?
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6 years ago
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Trosky, NICE 72 !!! From one old fart to another, I'll try the photobucket thing.
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6 years ago
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Wayoutwardell, I was gonna give it a try, but all this spam is total B.S. I wont be visiting much anymore.,
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
WayOut, please be sure to come back. Your posts have always been interesting and enlightening.
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6 years ago
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It would seem to me that the aforementioned buildings were simply in such a bad state that they were worthless and torn down either by the city or landlords. In the early 30s these buildings were vacated by the white owners, afraid of the blacks moving in. The landlords would take a single apartment and divvy it up to house 4-5 or more families, and charge exhorbitant rents. Complaints about repai
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
Does anyone know when the city of Chicago demolished hundreds of buildings in this area? 55th to 63rd, MLK west to State. All I can figure is according to NETR online there was a drastic change sometime in the 70s. Now the area consists of entire blocks of vacant lots but just west on Michigan there are many original buildings.
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
Does anyone know when the city of Chicago demolished hundreds of buildings in this area? 55th to 63rd, MLK west to State. All I can figure is according to NETR online there was a drastic change sometime in the 70s. Now the area consists of entire blocks of vacant lots but just west on Michigan there are many original buildings.
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6 years ago
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
Can anyone give me advice as to how to add photos to a post? When I try it asks for the url, but have the pic on my desktop. Thanks all
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
Who the F*CK cares?!?!?
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
WTF is this coming to ?? Moderators, nail these a-holes!!~!
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
GREAT!!! One less lawyer!!!
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
Remco Movieland drive In playset
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
Why were you asking?
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6 years ago
HOLTANEK
had my wedding reception there in 1976. Now its some kinda sports bar. Don't know why they closed
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7 years ago
HOLTANEK
I remember Advance sales on Milwaukee south of North ave. At the time it was where you went to buy appliances, clothes, pretty much everything. They were referred to as "Wholesale Houses" and there were a few around Belmont and central.
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7 years ago
HOLTANEK
hey Mikey from Feb 13th, Yep, that's it! I don't recall anything else but her flying in that chair, sitting on the sofa watching our small Motorola TV.
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7 years ago
HOLTANEK
I was trying to remember a show from my childhood but no one seems to remember it. This would have been in the late 50s, and I remember a woman sitting in a chair that started to hover then fly. That's all that I remember.
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7 years ago
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walt, yeah, good ol R&S !! Bought tons of albums there. I remember when they had 2 prices on albums, Mono and Stereo.
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8 years ago
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I recently was driving thru the South side/west Washington park area and saw a number of houses with a Red X sign. I found out that this designates houses to be demolished. Heck, the area just west of Washington park has had hundreds of buildings demolished over the years and now resembles a wasteland.
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9 years ago
HOLTANEK
Thanks. Not a bad movie either.
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9 years ago
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I recently watched the 1930s movie "In Old Chicago" which takes place before and during the Chicago fire. Although so much of the scenarios and names in the mov ie were totally fabricated, there was mention of a saloon called "The Hub", on Madison. I started doing research and could find nothing on it other than a comment that the guys that tried stealing Abraham Lincolns body
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9 years ago
HOLTANEK
ITS THE BY PRODUCT OF THEIR CULTURE AND WILL NEVER CHANGE AND WILL ONLY GET WORSE.
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9 years ago
HOLTANEK
At one time there was the Community at Harlem and Lawrence and another one right across the street from the harlem Irving Plaza. We went there all the time, these being some of the first "general merchandise" stores, long before KMart and walmarts. There was another store called Zayre at Cumberland and belmont and a number of Turnstyles.
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9 years ago
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Of course for mystery, Devil in the White City.
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9 years ago
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OK, my list of the best Chicago History books,(in my opinion). Chicago-A Biography by Dominic Pacyga- right up there with City of the Century. A well reseached history of Chicago. Smouldering City by Karen Sawislak - Sometimes a tough read, but the definitive telling of all aspects of the Chicago fire. a real gem. Urban Disorder and the shape of belief by Carl Smith - Extensively covers t
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9 years ago
HOLTANEK
Check out my previous posts regarding 58th and Prairie and James Farrell.
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9 years ago
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nordesider, it's passe only to those who cant imagine or appreciate this citys amazing history. I'm a real Chicago history fan/admirer/researcher, touring thru the city in search of whats survived, disappeared, or evolved. Theres one book that I read thats probably one of the best dealing with everyday life and the challenges and struggles. I dont have it now, but will get it and let you know. Als
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9 years ago
HOLTANEK
Music Works (or Werks) was on the North side of Forest preserve drive about a block east of Harlem. If you were heading east on FPD from Harlem, it was the first left turn you could make into the stores that replaced the long gone Harlem Outdoor. There's another business there now but I dont know or couldnt care less. They gave Rolling Stone a slight run for their $, but eventually closed due to
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9 years ago
HOLTANEK
Craig,very,very, VERY COOL!!! Lotta memories!!
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