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11 years ago
tseals
Wasnt the Castaways in cal city of off 145st a roller rink. I know it was a club that many bands used to play at in the 60-70's.
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11 years ago
tseals
Jack In the Box had one at the N/E corner of California & Montrose. I liked the breakfast jack sandwich.
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11 years ago
tseals
Thanks Fleurblue. Interesting link.
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11 years ago
tseals
Please Disregard:
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11 years ago
tseals
I know this has been discussed before but, just saw a " Y" on a building at appx. 5208 N. Clark St. Was this an old city of chicago building?
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11 years ago
tseals
I know this has been discussed before, but What did the "Y" on the buildings mean. Was it a City of Chicago building or what? Just saw one on a building at appx. 5208 N. Clark.
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11 years ago
tseals
How about "Chic-a-go-go" on cable access. Pretty unusual and entertaining. with the " L-Train" line dance.
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11 years ago
tseals
Yes; It's currently refered to as the 'Jungle" Up until about ten years ago it was still pretty wild with drug dealing, shootings and murders. Two prominent gangs still cultivate the area along with Triangle park. Not as bad as it use to be... but still not that good. "Welcome to the jungle" -Guns & Roses. ( no association with G & R.)
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11 years ago
tseals
I remember back in the 70's it was either the ' clown' or 'carnival' resturant. something like that.
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11 years ago
tseals
Posted by: operafan () Date: March 04, 2011 08:07PM i think some of this is related to the UIC expansion or as a jaded friend of mine says"more land grab". probably when the housing market was hot developers cast an eye towards this area. i have been around this area a great part of my life and am amazed by what changes there are. sometimes i go down roosevelt road going east a
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11 years ago
tseals
Francarmen I think you'r right. Probably closer to Kedzie (west) on the north side of the street. They use to have huge books with the songs & bands(artists) names, along with rows of records (45's) However, I can not remember if they had albums. This was in the mid-to late 60's and very early 70's. WOW.
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11 years ago
tseals
Don't forget the Tap Root on Willow.
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11 years ago
tseals
Thanks Captain. Brings back Foggy memories.
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11 years ago
tseals
Blackhawk! GO! Troop 920// Cub scout pack 3920. Those were the daze..Also YORKVILLE
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11 years ago
tseals
Does anyone remember "Little AL's record store on Lawrence & Kimball. I remember ordering older records (45's) in the late 60's early 70's. They had a large inventory of records back then/
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11 years ago
tseals
I also remember burning the leaves, in the Ravenswood manor area. My dad always told me to be careful and not get it to close to the cars- or they would catch on fire and explode.??? I remember the fires always would be too close to the parked cars. But the smell when everyone on the block was burning them was a great memory
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11 years ago
tseals
Great photos by your dad. There is one with one women & two men standing next to each other near a store. The man in the orange shirt appears to a have a gun tucked in his right waistband under his shirt. Great pic. I worked that are in the late 80's thru 2007. Watched the area change. intersting.
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11 years ago
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In the 70's I played there often in bands. I can't rememeber if it was on Lincoln or Halsted. Maybe next to Wise Fools/ or It was the old Kingsten Mines??? Or was it next to???? It was the 70's ALSO the VIBE was south of Fullertn on lincoln- Next to OXFORDS PUB.
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11 years ago
tseals
WAYOUT The valley was on Adams & Monroe West of DAMEN. It was the mid level housing projects that were next to the United Center.
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11 years ago
tseals
A little off the topic- but near Loyola U, there were music clubs_= HUEY's (upstairs) & Minstrels. Further north near Howard St. was a blues /rock club on the N/W corner. I forgot the name. When I was playing in bands, we played all of these clubs. In the late 70's.
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11 years ago
tseals
After "Poltergeist" came out, everytime the National Anthem came on - then went to white snow, It got a little creepy (because of the movie).
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11 years ago
tseals
I rememeber the funeral home & creamatorium (sp?) on Wilson near hermitige (sp?), by the old Ravenswood YMCA. The 'Y' is gone and I believe that the funeral home is now a residential home. It's on the Northside of Wilson just east of hermetige
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11 years ago
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CLYDES Donuts was on Chicago somewhere between Leavitt & Campbell on the northwest corner. Not long ago ,I was still able to get fresh coffe & donuts in the front retail storefront. I remember in the late 80's and early 90's getting coffee & donuts in the early mornings.
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11 years ago
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15 & Ashland was marked for the 12th District Police station; However that was put on hold. Costco wanted that area, weather it will happen or not- it's all politics.
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11 years ago
tseals
The Zepher was on Wilson @ ravenswood. It was still there in 1999. I can't rememeber- some time after, that it closed. It is now an Irish Pub. In the mid-'80's there was a brutal murder there. To the best of my recollection, 3 employees were cleaning up after closing, when some unknown offenders went to Rob the place. They brought three(?) employees into the bathroom and executed them. I can not r
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11 years ago
tseals
The factory on 18th Street is no more. In 1995, the police seized one metric Ton of cannabis, worth over $10 million dollars, from there, delivered from Mexico and disrupted a drug cartel's operations -for a while.
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11 years ago
tseals
Thanks WOW. Not one person that grew up in that neighborhood rememebers it. (but you & me).
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11 years ago
tseals
Does anyone rememeber an Asian diner club on Caldwell, somewhere west of the Edens, across the street from the golf course? I rememeber in the early '70s seeing a green awning coming from the front door, across the sidewalk to the parkway. I have asked numerous residents of the area, but no one rememebers it. They may have torn it down and built two raised ranches in its location.
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11 years ago
tseals
It was on the South side of Montrose in the early-mid 70's. they had a huge nickelodean.
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