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6 years ago
daveg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157645755993736/
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6 years ago
daveg
Thanks for posting these photos Rob.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
6 years ago
daveg
Flickr album of another great FC tour. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157645260344076/
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6 years ago
daveg
Eric F Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They're long gone, and if my memory is correct, > there were even more tracks than there were around > 55th and St Louis. While I never counted them, there were a lot of tracks at grade level at that location. Looks like there's maybe one left these days. I don't recall a lot of tracks on Western at grade,
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6 years ago
daveg
PKDickman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > WayOutWardell Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Great photos, thanks! > > > > I was told once that the iron port with flap > cover > > is a type of floor drain outlet. They're on a > lot > > of factories of the era - Schoenhofen
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6 years ago
daveg
nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > daveg, > Thank you for the interesting photos. The photo of > the Eugene Dietzgen Co building, reminds me of my > late 1940s winter ice skating days, at the tennis > courts across Fullerton at Sheffield; now occupied > by a Dominick's grocery. The Dominick's is gone but a sign on the front of t
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
daveg
Flickr album of today's great FC tour of Industrial Lincoln Park. I was (very) surprised by what I learned of this area. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157645070117252/
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6 years ago
daveg
Another great FC tour on a beautiful Chicago spring day. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157644380101374/
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6 years ago
daveg
Flickr album of the FC West Town history presentation at the West Town CPL located at Chicago Ave and Marshfield. The building was the site of the first Goldblatt's department store. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157644087496448/
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6 years ago
daveg
A Flickr album of FC's first tour of 2014. Learned a log about the history of the west side, especially the Lawndale area. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157644380101374/
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
daveg
Some photos of FC's first event of the year. It was held in a one time firehouse across the street from Harpo Studios at 114 N. Aberdeen. Subject of the presentation was how and what resources FC uses to conduct its research and tours. As usual it was very well done. https://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157643354270234/
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6 years ago
daveg
badikian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does anyone remember or know any stories from > working at the Clearing plant of Western Electric > in the early 70s? Please email me: > [email protected] Do you recall the address of this facility? I briefly worked there in the 70s and can't remember exactly where it was. TIA
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
daveg
Very nice explanation Brian. Thank you.
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6 years ago
daveg
Very interesting nordsider. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
daveg
For those interested, there's an exhibit at the Harold Washington Library entitled "Official and Unofficial Photographs" from both the 1893 and 1933 Chicago World's Fairs. It's located in the Special Collections Exhibit Hall on the 9th floor and runs through March 2, 2014. The CPL has an extensive collection of World's Fair material with over 2,000 photos of the 1983 Exposition. I visite
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
daveg
Great article. Thanks for the link.
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6 years ago
daveg
Found this great article on the history of the area in and around today's MCA by Pamela Bannos. She also wrote the article on Lincoln Park's cemeteries entitled Hidden Truths. Warning -- get ready for a long but fascinating read. http://shifting-grounds.net/
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
daveg
Nice article. http://www.history.com/news/7-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-1893-chicago-worlds-fair
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6 years ago
daveg
Lucky to get a signed copy at Janik's on Divison this past Saturday before the Back of the Yards FC presentation. Met the author, nice guy. Included with the book was a clothes pin and a card. Nice touch. Finished the book in one sitting during the snowfall yesterday. It was a good read.
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
daveg
A few photos of today's FC presentation at the new BoY Library on 47th and Hoyne. Very nice library, opened on August 23, 2013 and a great presentation. The library and the also new BoY High School are in the same building. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/11260294194/in/set-72157638456015124/lightbox/
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
daveg
Visited the Field Museum today to take in the Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair exhibit. Very interesting. Picked up a book while there: Chicago By Day and Night edited by Paul Durica and Bill Savage, both friends of FC. The entire FC crew was mentioned in the Acknowledgments on page 276. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/11161772453/in/set-72157638261464405/lightbox/
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6 years ago
daveg
bowler Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mr. Downtown, I found a lot of the same maps at > this site: > > http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states > /illinois/Chicago.htm Good catch Rob. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
daveg
The title of my post was "Great (as in real good) Central Station article by Lee Bey of WBEZ. I'll guess you took "Great" as "Grand".
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6 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the Sanborn Guide, Mr. Downtown (aka Dennis?) It's gonna help my future dives into that pool.
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6 years ago
daveg
http://tinyurl.com/lr8jwl4
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6 years ago
daveg
sonny72 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm looking for any 1st hand info about Goose > Island--located near Division St & Elston Ave. Your favorite search engine is your friend: (here's one of many Goose Island articles) http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/8755978576/in/set-72157633538386048
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6 years ago
daveg
Paul Petraitis Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Geologically it may be that Goose Island at one > time WAS an island in the North Branch possibly > formed by a particularly violet spring freshet > (thaw) caused the Des Plaines to rage UP the south > branch and poceed up the North creating a separate > path in the river bed of the North Branc
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
6 years ago
daveg
bowler Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Speaking of famous people, I see the elusive > photographer in one of the photos. :)-D A classic "action" shot !! ;-)
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
daveg
This tour made it to page 5 in today's Trib. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-bus-tour-rediscovers-obamas-chicago-haunts-20131110,0,4580116.story
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