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12 years ago
Berwyn Frank
My friend Doris has these in her Berwyn backyard.
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12 years ago
Berwyn Frank
12 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Another one for sale on e-bay. E. 74th St. over 2 days left to bid and up to $76.00. E. 74th St.
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12 years ago
Berwyn Frank
As I was taking my usual stroll through the neighborhood via google maps I came across a very cool old neighborhood tavern building in Hegewisch located in the middle of a residential block at 10350 S. Avenue M. What a cool building. I can only link it from Cook County Assessor. According to tax records I looked up, the owner has owned it for a while. The building was built in 1895. If someone
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12 years ago
Berwyn Frank
In my collection I have a 1908-1910 era real photo post card of a Bohemian funeral taking place in front of this building. Unfortunately the vantage point was on that side of the street so you cannot see this particular building, but the view captures across the street.
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12 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Corner grocery stores are one of the neatest Chicago oddities. I grew up on the far north end of Berwyn and in my neighborhood there was one on every corner, although they were all bricked over by my day. The only one still in operation in Berwyn was on my corner at 1400 S. Kenilworth. When I was a kid (1980s) the then owner had the display case full of candy and a round glass jar of individual
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12 years ago
Berwyn Frank
There have been some old yellow Chicago street signs that have sold on e-bay within the last month. North Meade Ave. for $118.48 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120498178282&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT North Moody Ave. for $128.50 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120498181709&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT How about a pair. State & Ma
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12 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Jacob, I have one more inactive firehouse that I bet very few people know about. I have a 1910 era real photo postcard showing Engine Co. 49 at 47th & Marshfield. I know there was a newer house at 45th & Marshfield (inactive) listed as Truck Co. 33. The old frame Engine 49 building still stands at 4712 S. Marshfield. Here is a link to it. http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Propert
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13 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Bruce, here is the image caption from Doug's book. "This 1912 postcard shows the tragic crash of aviator Howard Gill at the Cicero Flying Field. George Mestach collided into Gill's machine as thousands of onlookers watched in horor. Gill's back was broken; he died in route to the hospital. Mestach crash-landed but escaped injury."
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13 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Bruce, Do you see a photo that I posted? I can't see any. I tried but it is not showing for me. As far as Mestach's crash, the postcard I have from 1912 states on the printed caption "Howard Gill and Geo. Mestach in Collision at Cicero Flying field Sept. 14th 1912." Doug Deuchler also stated in his book that I believe one of them died in the crash after breaking his back.
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13 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Here is an image of Klas ca. 1960s. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3449481988/
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13 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Hi Bruce, yes that image is on Klas Bohemian Restaurant on Cermak Rd. The location was significantly enlarged by the 1950s. Aldof Klas was a Bohemian Jew which was pretty rare in Czech Chicago. He owned it till the 1960s or 1970s I believe. There was another owner after that and now another owner. The place is an absolute time capsule and I recommend everybody to go and take a look at it. It i
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13 years ago
Berwyn Frank
How do you post photo's within posts?
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13 years ago
Berwyn Frank
In the 1970s the City of Chicago had an ad in one of the large papers advertising the yellow signs that were removed for sale. A lady that I am friends with in my neighborhood called the number and they sent her a post card that she had to fill out with the ones that she wanted. The called her a few weeks later and told her to pick them up somewhere in the city. She got the signs for the street
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13 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Is anybody interested in these areas? There were several Czech/Bohemian communities in Chicago, the most notable being Pilsen and Little Village (formerly Lawndale-Crawford or South Lawndale). There was also a section surrounding the vicinity of 47th & Ashland called Town of Lake. One of the most unknown Czech areas was actually in Noth Lawndale. The area is always associated with Jewish Ch
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13 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I am new to the board and have been reading for a few days now. Great site! I am from Berwyn and have been concentrating on Berwyn and Cicero history for a few years now. I have done much work researching those areas and collecting memorabilia from them. I have also worked on numerous historical projects relating to Berwyn & Cicero history for the community and other authors. The past cou
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