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8 years ago
deepstblu2
"Sixty-five-oh-one Sixty-five-oh-one Sixty-five-oh-one North WESTERN! That's the home of Nortown Olds!" From a radio jingle. They moved to Skokie in the late '70s, and Brown's AMC moved into the building from the other side of the street in the next block. Evanston had a real auto row along Chicago Avenue--Pat McCarville Chevrolet (previously Humphrey Chevrolet, I think), Perry
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8 years ago
deepstblu2
The Willow Service Station was a little Texaco that used to be visible from the north side 'L'; I think it was at Willow and Bissell, neither one exactly an expressway.
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8 years ago
deepstblu2
Whatever happened to O'Connor & Goldberg shoe stores? They show up often in photos of Chicago retail districts, sometimes occupying interesting-looking buildings.
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11 years ago
deepstblu2
WEDC was a shared-time station--it had to take turns on its frequency (1240 AM) with two other stations, WCRW (operated out of an apartment at Pine Grove and Diversey) and WSBC (originally located at Madison and Western, later around Belmont and Cicero; the owners were the original owners of WXRT). The three stations coexisted (sometimes uneasily) from the late 1920s until the 1990s when WSBC boug
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11 years ago
deepstblu2
Kchi Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The latest reference that I could find for Tauber > Ford in the Tribune, was in 1957. The address > listed was at 6035 Broadway and the phone number > was > Longbeach 1-0860. They were selling a 1954 Ford > Tudor for $395. > > In the 60s ad 70s the ads for a dealer at that > location were
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11 years ago
deepstblu2
It was definitely two stories, and I think you had to take an escalator to the second floor and an elevator back down. They may have rearranged things over time but as I recall it from the late '70s the second floor was all budget-line and cutout albums while the main stock was on the first floor. The records were arranged by label and catalog number, and since most people didn't have those memori
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