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7 years ago
daveg
gone2222 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm a 40 year veteran of Vito and Nicks, or, as we > called it locally Nick and Vito's. > > I've gone back several time in the last two years, > and it ain't the same since the old man passed. > They don't seem to use fresh ingredients anymore, > and I even got a soggy thin crust there once. I
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7 years ago
daveg
Chuck D Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Daveg , did you go to De La Salle, and graduate in > 1965 ? Yep
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
7 years ago
daveg
Here's a photo of Chicago's (now gone) Kentile Floor sign. There are hundreds more on Flickr, most from Brooklyn. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elmcityminusone/8081278565/
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7 years ago
daveg
Here's an article on the Kentile Floor sign in Brooklyn. Looks about the same as the one that's now gone in Chicago. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/nyregion/kentile-floors-sign-in-brooklyn-endures-rumor-of-its-demise.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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7 years ago
daveg
Nice write-up Diogenes (aka Mycroft?)
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7 years ago
daveg
shekaago Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > http://www.flickr.com/photos/shekaago/8521939168/i > n/set-72157625911377182CTA Tokens Nice photo -- thanks for posting the link.
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7 years ago
daveg
Hugh Manatee Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Little Eddies had the greatest sandwich...The > SUPER DOG ! A Mary Ann Poppyseed bun,a TOM TOM > TAMALE split lengthwise, an all Beef Vienna Hot > Dog in the tamale, Squeese Cheese, Chili, and > topped with onions and Tomato. BURRRP..GOOOD ! YES !!!!!!
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7 years ago
daveg
Inner Prop Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > daveg Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > FC = Forgotten Chicago. When I go on their > > (excellent) walking tours, I take photos and > post > > them on Flickr for others to see. > > > DUH! After posting that I realized what a gaf I
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
7 years ago
daveg
bob1060 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My grandparents used to take me to Little Eddie's, > a great little corner joint around 59th & Pulaski. > It was always a highlight for me...chiliburger, > fries, and a chocolate shake. The location is > still there, last I saw, but is now a taco place > (which I've heard has great food, as well
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7 years ago
daveg
In case you missed it, here's a great article on the Bloomingdale Line from this very site: http://forgottenchicago.com/features/the-bloomingdale-line/
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7 years ago
daveg
59th ahd Kedzie ---- Gertie's Gertie's is now part of Lindy's Chili: http://lindyschili.com/
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7 years ago
daveg
Chipast Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I don't think the place was at 102 S.Cicero. It > was more like 5500-5900 S. All the references I've seen to its location have been on Cicero and about Monroe and I recall seeing it a few times on family outings back in the 60s. I don't recall an airplane type / shaped restaurant near Midway.
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7 years ago
daveg
FC = Forgotten Chicago. When I go on their (excellent) walking tours, I take photos and post them on Flickr for others to see.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
7 years ago
daveg
Hugh Manatee Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Right Next door to the Midget club was Ed's Pizza. > My sister waitressed there in 1966 and would > deliver pizzas next door. She met little oscar > there. His weiner mobile was parked out front. The > owners were The Parnells, both were i the Wizzard > of Oz. Mr Parnell drove a big buick with a
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7 years ago
daveg
Nice find Kchi.
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7 years ago
daveg
Most of our family lived in that area. My mom and dad were married at St. Joseph after WW II. My dad's parents lived close to the yards on Marshfield and if the wind was right during a visit, we'd wish we were back home. I remember ja-ja always asking with a smile if we kids wanted a shot. We never did. My brother and I found an old rusty sword in their shed on one visit. That was a neat t
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7 years ago
daveg
Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hey! Look at this: > > http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6fjvbXc8s1rodbn > so1_1280.jpg I've seen that photo and if it said "all the way to the zoo" well.... that would be a horse of another color. I think one could take the "L" to the end of the line then hop on some other sort of
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7 years ago
daveg
Nice summary Chuck D. I wasn't aware that Hawthorne didn't need/use CE power. Thanks
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7 years ago
daveg
randoymwords Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The writer Eugene Field is buried beyond the > Church of The Holy Comforter in Kenilworth: > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/randoymwords/84492726 > 48/ > > I also recommend the Daggit family cemetery in > Highland Park. It's on Lake/Cook road just east of > the Metra line: > htt
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7 years ago
daveg
Chicago Fire site sponsored by the Chicago History Museum and Northwestern University. http://greatchicagofire.org/
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
7 years ago
daveg
Here's a link to the factors that contributed to moving the cemetery: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu/factors.html And one on the effects of the Chicago Fire: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu/lincoln_park/chicago_fire/fire_naratives.html
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7 years ago
daveg
I too like the podcast idea. Here's a sample of one that is FC related on Lincoln Park's cemetery history by Pamela Bannos. http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu/podcasts.html This was no small project as you will see on your visit to the link. Grab your favorite MP3 player with the podcasts loaded and wander around Lincoln Park looking for the markers and listen to the fascinating stories
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7 years ago
daveg
fleurblue Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I found this site re the origin of the "show > globe" displayed in pharmacy windows. > > http://waring.library.musc.edu/exhibits/showglobes > /Definition.php Interesting site. Thanks
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7 years ago
daveg
Check out the FC article in the A&E section on page 3.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
7 years ago
daveg
fleurblue Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There was a drug store on the corner of Belmont > and Central Park (SW corner) when I lived in that > area. I don't remember the name. It had the > typical giant glass containers of colored water in > the windows. > I've wondered about those giant glass containers. Anyone know the story beh
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7 years ago
daveg
While not in Chicago, this bakery is (well) worth a mention. Located in the Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, run by an order of French nuns. http://www.strogerabbey.org/ All profits go to help the poor. I brought some of their bakery to work where a raised in Paris friend of mine said "it reminds me of being a kid in France". That was enough for me. They now have a regular custom
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7 years ago
daveg
An Art Institute photo described the location as the SW corner of Canal and Kinzie. http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mqc/id/25558/rec/6
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7 years ago
daveg
Greg's book is a great read. Amazing part of Chicago's transit history. He gave a wonderful presentation last night along with the others mentioned above. He passed around a sample piece of cable. Center core of hemp encircled with 6 stranded steel cables about 1" in diameter. There were miles and tons of this moving under our streets for about 25 years. Electric powered trolley cars
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7 years ago
daveg
Welcome back Artista.
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7 years ago
daveg
This should answer your questions regarding the Lincoln Park cemeteries. There were 4 of them BTW. http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu/home.html This site contains >120 pages on the subject. It is quite a fascinating body of work.
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