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4 years ago
PKDickman
Jeff_Weiner Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They'll regret tearing that overpass down, since > it also helps traffic to/from Clybourn. But what > dos an old traffic engineer know? What they really want to do is turn Western into a class II truck route. Right now it it ends at that overpass. The width is too narrow for 4 truck lanes, So they either
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Back To Top It is shorthand for when someone appends a essentially blank post to move an on topic thread above the sea of spam posts
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5 years ago
PKDickman
SWEDE Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What about the smell when the cattle trucks would > come in at night for the morning slaughter. We all > remember that..... My father used to tell a story. Back in the thirties, when he was courting my mother, he had just bought a new straw hat that he thought made him look very dapper and he hopped the Ashland
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5 years ago
PKDickman
mari392 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I grew up on 65th pl between blackstone and Stoney > island across from Jackson park in the 1940s does > anyone know the name of the large apartment bldg > there I cannot remember it There were 2 apt buildings on that stretch. he Woodlawn Terrace Apts and the Golf View Apts
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The scout motto. Remember the scout law? A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent, Troop 161 Thatcher Woods Area Council
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Dunning1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I was actually down on North Avenue yesterday. My > dentist moved about a year ago to a new building > on North just east of Harlem. I remember the > restaurant you are talking about, on the north > side of North just west of Oak Park. Our second > dentist had his office over it probably back in
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5 years ago
PKDickman
It's been gone at least since 1980, when they built the Fullerton Court apts. Was at the SE corner of Fullerton and Ashland.
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Goldblatt's had the best ginger snaps in the world. They were actually spicy with ginger. I still miss them. When I was a kid, my mother (a mopar fanatic til the day she died) would take our Dodge Coronet station wagon to the dealership at Grand and Harlem for servicing. We would tag along and make a day of it. Usually we would catch the Grand and Nordica bus and go downtown. Navy Pier (when
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5 years ago
PKDickman
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5 years ago
PKDickman
p,s. Don't reply to them! They are not reading and it could possibly help them by adding page views. Personally, I scan each forum for actual messages, read those and mark the forum read without opening the spam messages. I don't know if it hurts their process, but it can't possible help them.
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5 years ago
PKDickman
I am not sure how much we can do without becoming super restrictive or having big brother approve each message. The purpose of the things is to plaster their link in as many places as possible to move that site higher in the search engine rankings. I can't imagine there could possibly enough money in this to pay for manual entry, but apparantly they get past the antispam signup code. Mayb
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5 years ago
PKDickman
How long ago are you talking about? Early on in Circle line planning, using Western was one of the options. As far as I can tell, even back then, the fix was in to use Ashland. It still continues with the BRT plans. Up here in my section, we argued hard that a route from the Armitage station, past Clybourn station and down Western was a more effective option, The only shortcoming would be t
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5 years ago
PKDickman
the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > that the old Humboldt park branch line may > possibly have been extended, eventually, had it > even been kept (past 1953) is interesting > speculation. certainly it would take years for > the CTA to realize the need for it (but today > anyway I'd say the need is obvious, but we can't > extend a
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5 years ago
PKDickman
HOLTANEK Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 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 s
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5 years ago
PKDickman
HOLTANEK Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 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 >
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5 years ago
PKDickman
gman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > SWEDE Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Anyone remember the Currency Exchange centers. > > They charge you a fee to cash your payroll > checks > > or your electric bill etc. You could get free > > light bulbs back in the 50's. > > >
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5 years ago
PKDickman
It's more than buzz, the factory was pretty much gone when I drove by it Thurts morning. It was a handsome art deco building designed by Harold Zook (Pickwick Theater, Park Ridge) around 1935. It was rated "Orange" in the historical resources survey. Although it was not made a city landmark, this should have instituted a 90 day delay on demolition permits The real buzz is that i
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5 years ago
PKDickman
the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes Strombecker & TootsieToys were essentially the > same, just south of the (new) Rezin Orr CPS. A > lot of zinc die-casting going on there. I knew Myron Shure (who ran tootsie for dogs years). I met him through Intuit, the outsider art group, and we would bump into each other every now and then.
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5 years ago
PKDickman
There was a wooded area extending east from the firehouse down Roscoe. It could've been a picnic grove. It was there up til the eighties, now it is a truck parking lot.
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Dunning1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Affy Tapples was been gone from Belmont Avenue for > years. Affy tapple was at Clark and Touhy, they moved to Niles fifteen years ago. You guys are thinking of Andrew's Caramel Apples they were at 5001 west Belmont. But they moved too. Now they are at Dakin and Normandy
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Here's a picture.
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5 years ago
PKDickman
The building is still there, but I can't tell you much about the school except what I have gleaned from the internet. S.A. Hoffman was a lawyer. He started the school in 09,by one account it was for legal, pre-dental and pre-medical training, although one of his ads mention trade schools. It appears to be for the most part a night school type of operation. He ran the school til 1928 or '29
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5 years ago
PKDickman
the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > some real estate agents will insist there could be > (new) lead paint on chicago area houses as late as > 1978, though I agree with the 1960 finale figure > previously mentioned. from memory I never knew > house paint with lead in it to be more expensive > back then. but bring me back linseed oil
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5 years ago
PKDickman
rjmachon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I use to paint cars and as late as 1995 Dupont > Paint still used a red paint for a 1989 Chevrolet > truck that contain lead! Some manufacturers may still use some lead in auto paint. I don't know for sure, the technology on auto paint has changed so much in recent years, but the ban exempted auto, marine and
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5 years ago
PKDickman
nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Considering the danger of lead paint and lead > paint dust, especially for young children in their > homes, what do you estimate its presence in old > Chicago homes? > > http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/s > upp_info/food_environ/childhood_lead_poisoningprev > entionandhealth
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Mr Downtown Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Has anyone ever heard of a "neighborhood name" > specifically for the Italian settlement along > Grand Avenue in this area? That was just part of "The Patch" when I was a kid. Now "The Patch" seems to have dwindled to the little triangle between Grand, Chicago and Western.
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5 years ago
PKDickman
It took some digging, but it was the Van Schaack Bros Chemical plant at 3430 W Henderson. A good synopsis is here: Fire Service Institute It's the record of the death of one of the firemen.
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Mr Downtown Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The 1896 Sanborn's map shows 134 Johnston Ave. as > a vacant lot (south side of Lyndale, third lot > west of Sacramento Ave.) > > There also was a Johnston St., now Marshfield > Ave. > > Also realize that street numbering was a little flexible back then. I researched a parcel on Le
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5 years ago
PKDickman
Here's a photo of St. George, while being demolished. Trib shot St. Geo demo
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5 years ago
PKDickman
billyfrank Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > thanks so much, the archietect Adolphus Druiding > is very well known but of the 4 built in Chicago > only 1 has photos, sad to say... > > Illinois > St. Hyacinth Church Chicago, IL (first church > constructed in 1895 and replaced by much larger > church by Worthmann and Steinbach) >
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