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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
My friend lives across the street and I just called him he looked out the window and it's still there and is working as we speak.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
wkinzie's story is true! That fire station is in Little Village. I have a picture of the house burned after a fire in the late 70s.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Here is another neat Chicago documentary that a friend of mine sent me about Halsted St. from it's southern most point to its northern most point. It was made in 1994 and you can already see a lot of change in the city since. I recommend you check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HGhZDKfM-k&feature=related
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
A couple more sold.... S. Green St.- $394.00! http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-1950s-Chicago-Street-Sign-S-GREEN-St-Porcelain-Yellow-Black-w-bracket-/261120262727?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&nma=true&si=caVQKoJHdhk5GjiTR%2BFMEt0bP7Y%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc S. Parnell Av.- $157.50 http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-PARNELL-AVE-YELLOW-PORCELAIN-2-side-CHICAG
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Lance, the strech of Madison St. you are refering to was known as "Skid Row." I believe Skid Row went from the river west to Halsted (or maybe a little bit further west).
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
A friend of mine sent me a link to this amazing documentary called Wrapped in Steel about the south east side of Chicago covering the neighborhoods of South Chicago, Hegewisch, South Deering, and Eastside. The footage was shot in 1983 and was released in 1984. It was kind of funny, but when my friend sent me the link he never told me that he and his family were one of those featured in the film,
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Thanks Alan, I saw that one! Cool. I am still amazed at how many hits this thread has gotten, almost 32,000! Here are a few more pics to add. Poster frworksonpaper and I went out one day and shot some photos, the first one is of a building with an old porcelain babrer pole sign on the outside of a building near Roosevelt & Pulaski Rd's. This one on a building at 3935 W. Roo
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Alan, the old Stekly Hardware store building is now an African American store front church. 1529 S. Pulaski
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Brookish, no "secret ins," heads up, secret handshakes, or anything like that. I just keep an eye out at advertisements, word of mouth, etc. The real "heads up" I got about this sale was when I was looking, and the address was finally posted, I said "hmmmmm." I NEVER see estate sales in the impoverished neighborhoods on Chicago's south and west sides, and when I do
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Alan, here are a few more pictures of items I can think of that I own from 15th & Pulaski in the Bohemian "Merigold" section of North Lawndale. The first one is the 1930s era paint catalouge I mentioned from your great-grandfather's hardware store. The next item I bought along time ago, it's a "new old stock" 1953 advertising calendar from Fred's Meat Market a
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Alan, thank you for the nice comments. I was happy to get the items, and yes, they are in a good home. I am happy that you got to see them, maybe you can share this thread with other members of your family. Oh, and I would LOVE to see the photo!
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
cmysli, you should post responses to comments/questions in the original thread you started. It kind of keeps everything together and organized for the purpose of the forum.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Alan, my book isn't about North Lawndale, but about South Lawndale/Little Village. You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Chicagos-Little-Village-Lawndale-Crawford-Publishing/dp/0738577375/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345181761&sr=8-1&keywords=frank+magallon I have some pretty cool items from your great-grandfathers store. The first item, the ink blotter card, I just foud at a
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Holy crap Alan, I have a few items from your great-grandfather's store! Did grandma attend Frantisek Palacky Bohemian school on 15th & Kedvale? You should check out this thread! http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/1/3084/page=1/_subject_
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Wow! Wardell, I didn't even notice your post! Great info, I knew it had to be somewhere around Madison & Pulaski with the photo showing such a vibrant shopping district! frworksonpaper, awesome ghost sign as well! On a sad note it's such a shame what's happened to that area. I will have to show this phto to my father who was living right there at this exact time. His family lived a
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Here are some awesome negatives that came right out of 2024 W. Warren Blvd., purchased by frworksonpaper. The first one is standing right in front of the house looking west on Warren in the mid 1950s. Note that you can see the interesting "lattice" or whatever that funky front porch wood design is on the house next door at 2028. Everything in this view is now sadly gone.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Wardell, how are these people associated with the house? What 1872 Tribune ad?
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I knew it wasn't going to get torn down today. A LOT goes into tearing something down and some "contractor" telling someone something third hand was to far fetched. When somethings going to get torn down you have to get all the utility services terminated, fencing, notices stuck on the front door, etc., etc.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Mornac, the U.S. Marine hospital was located at 4141 North Clarendon Avenue, Chicago. Here is a circa 1908 image of it from the collection of poster frworksonpaper. Here is a picture of the whole cabinet that frworksonpaper removed from the house. The writing about Dr. Bensen is on the back. The cabinet looks pretty old, someone added wheels to the bottom of it.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
We just made Curbed Chicago! http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2012/10/30/2024-w-warren.php
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
More great info Wardell. That makes perfect sense. Mr. Anthony DID own the house next door at 2028 and after his death it has been torn down. Now they are going to tear down the house at 2024 which he also "acquired," making a lot of room for one of those big buildings that sandwich the two old houses.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I thought this was kind of a coincidence. In the thread many have been reading about the pre-fire house at 2024 W. Warren that's going to be demolished, the owner was a amateur photographer. My friend bought a box of negatives from the estate sale held there and among the photos was this image of the tank from the mid 1950s.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Wow! That's more great info, however, I am not sure when the cabinet dates from. It was in the third, or back addition of the house. My friend who bought it said it looked later then the houses vintage.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I did some digging on the owners of the house. In 1929 the house was occupied by Houston & Marian Buckner. In the estate sale write up they talked about the owners Edward V. Anthony Jr. and Lorraine Anthony. About how they were living there during the 1968 riots along Madison St., etc. Someone in the household attended the Tuskege Institute in Alabama in the early to mid 1940s because the
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Here are a couple more pics. The first one is of the boiler which was actually on and working when we were there! There were also those huge tanks in the basement that I think used to hold heating oil or something? The second is of a counter or cabinet that the poster frworksonpaper bought (he might want to add to this comment) along with the original fire place mantle. On the back of this ca
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
"She could have / might have been quite a painted lady in her day." Really Lance? I am not sure about that. I thought a lot of houses like this one from the 1860s and 1870s were painted straight white or "pigeon gray" back in the day.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
AWESOME info Wardell! We think the the middle section of this house is the oldest part. The front was added on and then probably the rear addition. Here are some pics of the house on Warren Blvd.
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > nordsider Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I have read -- in Old Chicago Houses (1941) by > > John Drury -- > > John Drury the news guy? I believe it was his father who was a reporter for the I believe The Chicago Daily News. I have read Old Chic
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9 years ago
Berwyn Frank
YES! That's the porton that we think is circa 1860. If you looked on the other (east) side of that portion you can still make out a window that has intricate mouldings on it. This house is a true gem and should be properly documented before it is demolished.
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