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6 years ago
daveg
See the main FC page for details of this tour. It was excellent. So was the lunch. Will finish adding captions soon. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157637535840123/
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6 years ago
daveg
Yep, there were long OHC lines to get into the Tribune building on both days of the event.
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6 years ago
daveg
Great event. Great weather. Hats off to the CAF and sponsors. I enjoyed volunteering. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157636778707153/
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6 years ago
daveg
One thing we learned on the tour was that it used to be a 2 story building. Horse stable on the top floor with cable cars below. Two sets of cars - winter and summer - were kept there. Greg's book is well worth getting as it covers Chicago's cable car history in detail.
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6 years ago
daveg
Here's a Flickr set of the recent Cable Car tour taken with Greg Borzo, author of the Chicago Cable Car book and the FC crew. The building mentioned above is a few rows down in the set. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157635229830631/
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6 years ago
daveg
Photos from Sunday's FC bus tour. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157636030515196/
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6 years ago
daveg
Here's a photo of what was said to be the Crane Company's first building, taken while on a Chicago Labor History tour in 2012. It was built in the 1860s. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/7000767038/in/set-72157629974779871
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7 years ago
daveg
Photo set of today's walking tour. It rained most of the day but the tour was fun and very informative. Read Terry Banich's article here for the history of the Bloomingdale Line, now named the 606. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157635547756005/ Information on the 606 can be found here: http://the606.org/
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7 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the compliment nordsider. I try to tell the story of the tours I attend in photo sets, but there is no substitute for actually being there IMO. I have NEVER been disappointed with any of the FC tours I've been on.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
daveg
Photo set of FC's Cable Car Tour. Our guide was Greg Borzo, author of the Chicago Cable Car book. Great tour. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157635229830631/
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7 years ago
daveg
Frank, Have to agree with you. And when you "try" to explain what that site is about, arguments break out, sabers are drawn and arrows are removed from their quivers. I'm waiting for boiling oil next. There are now >9K "members" on the FC FB site. I suspect a large percentage of those folks don't "get it". In closing, there are 3 things I've tried to te
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7 years ago
daveg
Thanks to all. And thanks for the Street Name link PKDickman. Bookmarked.
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7 years ago
daveg
b.a.hoarder Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Strictly a shot in the dark Dave, but here goes. > In the 1800's the northern city limit of Chicago > was North Ave. Homan Ave. was named for a builder > sometime after 1873 and Kimball was named for an > early banker, who was a charter officer of what > was Chicago's first bank in 1835. Did both
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
daveg
At North Ave there is a street name change. To the south it's Homan, to the north Kimball. Why? I know there are other street name changes but let's start with this one, just for grins. Please no others. TIA
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7 years ago
daveg
Another great tour. FC double header weekend. Learning about Homer Pennock was interesting. Turns out he was a snake oil salesman, amoungst other things. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157635033470750/
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7 years ago
daveg
In cooperation with the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157635012729141/
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7 years ago
daveg
Tom B Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I grew up at 22nd/23rd and Drake in the late late > 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. I found this thread > AMAZING!!! I know I have some photos of the old > neighborhood. If I recall early in the thread > there was mention of a book being published. Can > someone tell me if it was and if it was, where I > could
Forum: General Discussion
7 years ago
daveg
smoss53 There have been a few threads related to Lewis Memorial here. One linked here and others available with the search option. Might help. http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/5/3593/3611/re__lewis_memorial_maternity_hospital#msg-3611
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7 years ago
daveg
Photos of another great tour, including an inside look at Klas Restaurant, the oldest Czech restaurant in the country. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157634837520458/
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7 years ago
daveg
I think Geoffrey Baer (forget what program) mentioned there is a public bathroom building that was built for the fair still standing in Jackson Park.
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7 years ago
daveg
Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > daveg Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Wonder if LA Fitness will keep the look of the > > original building. Hope so. > > --Well...um...actually: > Wasn't aware that the LA Fitness facility was completed in their motif style. Oh well, at least
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7 years ago
daveg
Wonder if LA Fitness will keep the look of the original building. Hope so.
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7 years ago
daveg
Not too forgotten, but an amazing set of photos of our home town. http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.com/chi-130403-chicago-from-above-pictures/
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7 years ago
daveg
10 new photos added to the Flickr set yesterday. Here's the link to the new. There are many others prior to yesterday. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/9059286174/in/set-72157627114661800/
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7 years ago
daveg
Interesting article with FC mentioned. http://www.wbez.org/series/dynamic-range/search-chicago%E2%80%99s-abandoned-cable-car-tunnels-107715
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7 years ago
daveg
To answer your "was it" question above. Nope.
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7 years ago
daveg
Another great FC event. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/9002059372/in/set-72157634036731672
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7 years ago
daveg
First walking tour of 2013 and as usual a very good one. Partnered with Paul Durica of Pocket Guide to Hell. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/8755972846/in/set-72157633538386048
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7 years ago
daveg
Ooops, here's the one I meant to post: http://www.flickr.com/photos/agilitynut/3841904942/
Forum: General Discussion
7 years ago
daveg
Industrial Might and Architectural Surprises Bus Tour: http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157633300423352/detail/ Great start to the 2013 FC tour season
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