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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
222psm Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You got to go inside! I wish I could have taged > along! I just love to go into places like that, > it's a shame the place can not be saved, but it > looks like it's beyond repair. Or it would take a > boat load of money to restore, thanks to you and > Mr Casalino for the pictures. On a side note the
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I went and took better pictures of one of my favorite little buildings that has been almost completely forgotten in North Lawndale. This building, now a single family home, is located at 1525 S. Kedvale in the middle of a residential street. The building started life as Frantisek Palacky Bohemian school in 1909. I posted pictures of it in the very first page and post of this thread. The buildi
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Here are some more pics from North Lawndale. This is a corner store building that is located on the S.W. corner of 16th & Pulaski (1600 S. Pulaski). It was (Bohemian) John Chmellr meats in 1929. Perry Casalino Photos 2012 Here is the store directly across the street (N.W. corner) at 1556 S. Pulaski. It was (Bohemian) Rudolph Klicka resturant in 1929. Close up of corner
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
So my friend Perry Casalino and I made a trip to shoot Shepherds Temple/Anshe Kanesses Israel, and other buildings in North Lawndale before they are torn down. What an adventure we had! Here are some of Perry's amazing photos. Perry Casalino Photos 2012
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
This Sunoco sign was still at 27th & Lawndale as of a couple years ago. It's now gone. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2800+s+central+park&hl=en&ll=41.842535,-87.717172&spn=0.000016,0.016469&sll=41.849107,-87.73117&sspn=0.007592,0.016469&vpsrc=6&hnear=2800+S+Central+Park+Ave,+Chicago,+Illinois+60623&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.842529,-87.717349&pa
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
The lack of 17th St. extends from Western Ave. (2400 W.) all the way to Harlem Ave. (7200 W.) in Berwyn. I never really found out the true reason.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Looks like they still got the signs! (see top of the image) trainfan, thanks for the heads up about this store. I just spent about an hour looking through all of their inventory. I will have to check this place out in person! http://www.2xaroundantiques.com/
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
1971 Tribune Photo On E-bay http://www.ebay.com/itm/CT-PHOTO-abn-107-Shakespeare-Avenue-Police-Station-Chicago-Illinois-1971-/260918065999?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item3cbfedbb4f
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
More stores. 1404 S. Oak Park Ave. This one was a bakery for a long time. 1422 S. Oak Park Ave. This one was once a barber shop. 1426 S. Oak Park Ave. This one was ABC Upholstry Shop in the 1930s. 1500 S. Oak Park Ave. This one was a grocery and dairy. It has operated as a hair salon for at least a couple of decades. 1300 S. Euclid Ave. This o
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Moving east here they are: (Click to enlarge all photos.) 1400 S. Wenonah One of my childhood friends lived in this one when we were kids. This ad from when the store was a grocery is from the 1915 Bohemian directory. The store was later called Nemlaha's from about the 1930s until it closed in I believe the 1960s. 1446 S. Wenonah This one was a grocery store in th
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I posted this info awhile back on a different site but thought that it would fit nicely into this thread. I felt like starting a thread to document the old neighborhood stores of North Berwyn. I wanted to concentrate on the smaller "inner neighborhood" stores and not ones on the main drags like Roosevelt Rd., Cermak, Harlem, or 16th St. This thread is for the small mom & pop stor
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Very sad news for Lawndale this morning. It appears the city is going to demolish the Shepherds Temple/Anshe Kanesses Israel at 3411 W. Douglas Blvd. This historic Synagogue is one of the largest in the neighborhood and seated 3,500 in it's prime. I will see if I can get some photos of the demolition when it occurs. Here is the article in todays Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
It was. I also have a couple of photos of the resulting riot that had destroyed stores on Pulaski. If I remember correctly, another issue the area residents had was that there were no black fireman in that engine co. I think some were asssigned there right after the incident.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I just wanted to add a bit more about 4054 W. Adams. As you can see in the 2008 photo, it was once quite the building. The front and side were all yellow face brick with the "graystone" front porch and columns. There was a very neat "balcony" on the side of the building and one of the most interesting things about the building was the "garage" that was in back. I
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I think he would remember the firehouse. Here is a pic of it in 1965. I also have another photo of it in about 1908-1909 when the building on the left was still the original frame fire house that was originally there before they built on the brick addition to the newer house on the right. I know he definitely remembers the police station which was on Pulaski & Fillmore. (torn down).
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Thanks for the comments guys. Yes, Lawndale and West Garfield Park are two of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Chicago, up there with Englewood. The really sad thing is that they both have been continuously deteriorating since the mid 1950s and show NO signs of getting better any time in the distant future. The great recession has been especially devastating to the neighborhoods due to th
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Here is an interesting progression of a North Lawndale street that I wanted to share with Forgotten Chicago's readers. The images below are of the 3300 block of West Douglas Blvd., or Douglas Blvd. West of Spaulding circa 1908, 1959, & 2010. Douglas Blvd. W. from Spaulding Ave. circa 1908. Image Courtesy of Perry Casalino Collection Mansions on the 3300 block of W. Douglas Blvd. 1
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Sold Sign Update W. 94th St.- $100.99 http://www.ebay.com/itm/330649325887?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 N. Kimball Av.- $206.50 http://www.ebay.com/itm/330652421629?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 N. Keeler Av.- $153.68 http://www.ebay.com/itm/330652419093?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 N. Hamlin Av.- $17
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
No problem Dave, it's good to hear from you. Here are a couple of Sokol images. This one is neat. This is the 1941 Chicago Sokol Slet (Meet) at Solider Field where Sokols from all over the world came to compete.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Yes there was. Many of the Czech Sokol gymnastic organizations owned a camp ground for getaways from the crowded city. The one in Willow Springs was owned by Sokol Town of Lake which was located in Back of the Yards near 47th & Honore. Sokol Havlicek-Tyrs on 26th & Lawndale Ave. had a camp called Lidice in Crystal Lake, and Plzensky Sokol on 18th & Ashland also had a camp but I forg
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Coops4, if you are interested or familiar with that area then you should check out my thread here on North Lawndale, I am sure you would appreciate it. http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/1/3084/page=1/_subject_ I have taken notice of the building at Ogden & Central Park but am not familiar with its history. The 3500 block of W. Adams (at St. Louis Ave) is NOT in the Lawndale neighbor
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Yes I did Sal. It was good to hear from you.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
The "family entrance" or "ladies entrance" was not so much to give patrons an easier way into establishment, but because to some people entering through the front door of a saloon or tavern was "unseemly," especially for women. Up until the about the 1950s, it was not proper for a woman to be in a tavern without the company of a man.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
I found this very cool photo on e-bay. These old Chicago street signs were for sale at Salvage 1 when they were on 15th & Peoria in 1985.
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
This is VERY upsetting. When I was a kid my mother owned a business on the south side and we used to pass that building every day to get there. It may have been that very building that got me interested in Chicago's past. I was about 15 years old and used to sit and wonder how it looked when it was built. What a shame...... I have to say, Chicago mayors, ESPECIALLY Richard J. Daley, seem to
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Oh no.......please tell me it isn't the building on the north west corner.......
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
A few sold sign updates. N. Lavergne Av. -$51.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/330627602996?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 S. Michigan Av. -$260.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/330630094397?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 E. Erie St. -$265.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/190592084193?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
The firehouse at 1123 W. Roosevelt does not look like a building that was "built two years after the Great Chicago Fire" like the article states. The building looks more like it could have been built between 1910-1925. Perhaps it got a new facade somewhere along the line?
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Wow, over 20,000 hits. I am amazed at the amount of views this thread has gotten. Well, I will post a couple more photos of North Lawndale to keep it going. This image from my collection of Central Park N. of Ogden was taken sometime circa 1909. Note the graystone 2 flats under construction on the left side of the image. The neighborhood had drastically deteriorated by the late 19
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10 years ago
Berwyn Frank
Sold Street Sign Update S. Damen Av.- $167.30 http://www.ebay.com/itm/400239120261?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 S. Avers Av.- $151.50 http://www.ebay.com/itm/260849519763?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 S. Harlem Av.- $91.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/160652244769?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 S. Oak Park A
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