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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
My grandfather lived at 2321 S. Spaulding, not far from that shop. They were there from the teens until the 1950s. The entire 2300 block of S. Spaulding was razed to make way for a Farragut high school expansion.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
There was a Burny Bros. Bakery location in Cicero where some of the family lived.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
mcnessa, did you have something to do with this article in the Reader? If not this is way to obscure of a topic for them to have coincidentally written about. They must read this site! *By the way, the author did make one major mistake. The neighborhood is NOT Little Village but North Lawndale. To be even more specific, it's the old Czech "Novy Tabor" (New Camp) section of North L
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Richard, those things don't look like significant architectural elements to me. They look more modern, probably something from the building that was on the corner before it was torn down? The neighborhood changed over 50 years ago now. To find something significant left over would be surprising.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
When I was a kid (1980s) Toys R Us in the North Riverside mall complex (fronting on Cermak Rd.) had a sign in front that said "Toys R Us Children's Bargain Town" I remember the exterior being decorated with big long vertical "strips" of wood that were painted the colors of tha rainbow.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I went through my collection and dug up some Chicago Czech soccer memorabilia. mcnessa, if you use any of these photos please credit them to The Frank S. Magallon Collection. Here is a neat photo of the Czechoslovak Legionnaires Soccer Team in 1927. I believe this thread unlocked the mystery for me as to where this photo was taken. It looks like the industrial buildings that are in the backg
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Wow, that's funny...... I was the tour guide of a bus tour of the neighborhoods of Czech Chicago yesterday. We were stopped at the corner of Cermak and Kostner and I pointed out what used to be a Czech owned saloon and an elderly lady pointed down the street and said, "that's were Sparta played." I don't know when the "stadium" ceased, but the neighborhood had changed by the
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Well, as I was looking at Forgotten Chicago's flickr feed on the main page I saw that Shepherds Temple from page 7 of this thread is now being torn down. Very sad. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielxmichael/7000467431/in/[email protected]
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Wow George, GREAT pictures! It's sort of rare that the back porch is still not enclosed! Very neat and also a great time to take photos with the clear sky and no leafs on the trees. It almost makes you want to pull out a table and have a card game in the back porch area!
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
A few more sold signs: W. Flournoy St. -$177.50 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=150771871285&nma=true&rt=nc&si=ZUbLUD6w2eU9I47YhvplrbmKzi4%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc N. Central Park Av. -$192.17 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=170799437899&am
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Awesome picture! And as typical Bohemians they play cards with a glass of beer! :)
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Theravada Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Frank, > > Finally got your book about Little Village. Very > good job! I always thought you were one of us old > timers, but you are young as seen from this > YouTube video: > > Frank Magallon YouTube Video Yikes! Is that really me??? lol. George, glad that you like the book
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
George, the area your grandfather lived in North Lawndale had turned almost competely Jewish by 1925, you can see that reflected in the surnames of the people listed where he lived on Millard Ave. The area west of Pulaski in North Lawndale ("Merigold") was still somewhat Bohemian until the 1950s. The entire area south of Cermak which was known as Lawndale-Crawford, then Little Village,
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Great pics George. I mentioned a little about this above. I am sure that you noticed on the sign that it says Owned and Operated by Sokol Havlicek-Tyrs 2619 S. Lawndale Ave. Chicago, ILL. Was your family members of Sokol Havlicek -Tyrs in the old neighborhood? You grew up in Berwyn right? I have a postcard from Sokol Camp Lidice as they called it. Here is a picture of the Sokol building
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There was a Camp Sokol in willow Springs across > Lake tuma from Camp Kiwanis Boy Scout Camp. > Anybody remember it? That was in the 40's & 50's. Richard, I covered that in the thread linked below. The Sokol camp in Willow Springs was owned by Sokol Town of Lake which was located in your old n
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Another awesome photo! The structure in the back ground is not a chapel, but a horse stable. Your grandfathers house on Millard Ave. (north south street) was one off the alley, his house facing east. Douglas Blvd. (east west street) was the street just north and "across" the side alley from him would have been buildings that faced north on Douglas Blvd. That stable is so elaborate beca
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
WOW!!! AMAZING photo! Man, for 1910 era photos, these are all so clear and crisp. Was your grandfather a photographer? His store was right in the heart of the "Merigold" or "Novy Tabor" (Czech for New Camp) section of North Lawndale. I talk about Merigold in the first post in this thread on page 1.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
George, I found the actual house the hard way, I went through each indivdual house photo until I found your grandfathers. The tax records themselves are current owners only with property tax info and basic info on each property. I use blockshopper, here are the tax records for North Lawndale. North Lawndale Tax Records
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I added a couple more pictures to the above post.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Theravada Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My grandfather lived on Millard Ave around 1910. > He left me this picture but no address number. I > do not know if that house is still there. > > > Millard Ave. Chicago George, you just HAD to challenge me! :) I LOVE doing this stuff! Your grandfather lived at 1422 S. Millard Ave. i
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
WOW!!! What an awesome photo! Sokol Slovanska Lipa was located at 515 W. DeKoven St. near Canal. In the old old days the neighborhood was known as "Praha" by the Czechs. By 1955 the entire neighborhood was razed in the name of urban renewal, and the Chicago Fire Academy stands in the spot now. The Sokol Slovanska Lipa building was built in 1869 and closed by 1915. The 500 block of
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
My dad was definitely 10-12 years old. He even remembered the store managers name! He said that they stood in a single file line and when the customers exited the store he asked if they needed help with their groceries. The customers that did would either have the boy take them to their cars and load them up or push the carts to the customer's building in the neighborhood. My father told me he
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
jak378 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The talk about carrying groceries home reminded me > that the A & P store that was in the 5500 block of > south Ashland in the 50's had a delivery service. > Women could shop, and leave the groceries with a > clerk and they would be delivered soon after. I > think mostly by high school kids bring
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
A few more sold street signs. S. Winchester Av.- $143.59 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=330689539537&nma=true&rt=nc&si=9UfvwIQmRyObqisWXKW0KbSomxw%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc W. Sunnyside Av.- $256.09 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=160748439
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I found this obituary while browsing a local news site. 97 year old John Zenk from Willow Springs just died. http://www.themarknewsonline.info/obituaries/3962-zenk-john-f-97.html Zenk, John F. - 97 Obituaries - Obituaries Written by Sandra Anderson Monday, 20 February 2012 15:41 John F. Zenk, born August 14, 1914 in Willow Springs, IL, WWII Army Air Corp. Veteran, age 9
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
A couple of sold street sign updates. W. Rosemont Av. -$237.85 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=130634486091&nma=true&rt=nc&si=7H9U6uH%252FLPkf3lvt%252Bh0MZKiiDKE%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc N. Kirkwood Av.- $212.50 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Hi Abe. Finding old pictures is just luck. I don't know if you have my book on Little Village, but the photos I used (mostly from my own collection) were what I got through the luck of the draw. I used the photos I had and told the story of the neighborhood around them. Great info otherwise. The bank that was just west of Kedzie was the Lawndale State Bank. Unfortunately it was torn down
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Here are photos of the abandoned CFD Engine Co. 77 firehouse that stands at 1222 S. Komensky. The building has been sitting boarded up for at least a few years now. You will notice that there is something missing on the top section of brick. There was a terra cotta medallion of a fire helmet and two crossed axes that has now been chipped out (I am assuming by someone from the engine co. or the
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Here are some better photos of the corner store building at the N.W. corner of 15th & Kedvale that once housed the home and saloon of 23rd Ward alderman Joseph Kacena. Go to page 4 of this thread and scroll down a bit to read the neat story I told about him. Perry Casalino Photo 2012 Alley House
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
This picture is AWESOME! I tried to take a better photo a while back but the block is just WAY to dicey to get out and walk around. Have no fear though! Perry was more then willing to get out of the car and even strike up a conversation with the local open air drug market employees of the 1300 block of S. Karlov. As a result you have this amazing photo of the 1890s ginger bread time capsule co
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