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7 years ago
daveg
There was talk of relocation I seem to remember but nothing came of it. It was a unique place with more than one Chicago connection.
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7 years ago
daveg
murphman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Did not know the alleys were unlit till 66. My > main recollections of the alleys in the seventies > are the almost infinite piles of dog waste. Even > on a clear day it was tough to avoid stepping in > one. Of course in the summer months , it was > easier due to the thousands of flies they > att
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7 years ago
daveg
tomcat630 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Just some things to point out: > > Piggly Wiggly has a store in Grayslake IL. Also, > some of the stores were just renamed, not out of > business, like Galyans is now Dicks. SS Kresge is > now K Mart. > > And, Food 4 Less is a branch of Kroger, selling > Kroger badged merchandise. U
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7 years ago
daveg
Walgreens did a great job preserving the interior of this building. If you're in the area, stop by and check it out. Here's a sample: http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/8237269171/
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7 years ago
daveg
[email protected] Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would liketo see Al Capones cars. If you can > please put them on. TY simply click on the link in the first note of this thread.
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7 years ago
daveg
Actually there were and still are Confederate soldiers buried in Lincoln Park, likely under the baseball diamonds on the south east end of the park. See this detailed study of the subject here: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu/home.html And I believe burials in Lincoln Park stopped well before the Chicago Fire in 1871. By then, Graceland, Rosehill, Oakwoods and other cemeteries had t
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7 years ago
daveg
No offense, but all UPPER CASE (means shouting) and RED (not sure what that means) is not how text is normally entered for replies here.
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7 years ago
daveg
Some photos and a great article right here (on this site): http://forgottenchicago.com/columns/northwest/olson-waterfall/
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7 years ago
daveg
Western Electric had a facility in the Clearing Industial Park as well. ESS switching frames were made there. I don't recall the exact location.
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7 years ago
daveg
jak378 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Going bac to the 50's, there was a pizzaria at > about 5640 S. Ashland, called Nck and Vito's until > one of them sold out to the other guy and then it > just had the one name, and I cannot remember which > one it was. > > The all arund best pizza in the world was, and > still is, at Vito and
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7 years ago
daveg
jak378 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In a way, I suppose one could say that points, > miles, rebates and other credit card reward > systems is sort of the modern equivilant of > trading stamps, and so much easier. Yea but pasting stamps in a book was often a family activity, like playing Monopoly as well as the trip to the redemption center.
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7 years ago
daveg
Lance Grey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If This forum / thread had a "Like" button it > would be worn out! :-D I agree !! Way to go Frank.
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7 years ago
daveg
This was quite an event. Close to 200 sites across the city were open on Oct 13-14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157631676126269/detail/
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7 years ago
daveg
http://chicagoist.com/2012/10/08/city_to_use_unspent_nato_funds_on_n.php
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7 years ago
daveg
Photo set from the FC Bridgeport walking tour, the final for 2012. Another great tour season. This time we got an inside look at the Benton Settlement house and its gym. They moved the furnishings of the Ramova Grill to this facility. It appears to be in good hands now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157631717307491/detail/
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7 years ago
daveg
Actually there was a L line that ran to Mannheim and 22nd in Westchester which lasted until 1951 and started at the current Blue Line DesPlaines station area. I wouldn't call that close to the zoo though. http://www.chicago-l.org/operations/lines/westchester.html
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7 years ago
daveg
Just a quick note. Frank's book is **not** one of those "that leave a lot to be desired." Highly recommended IMO.
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7 years ago
daveg
Was there ever an "L" line that ran to Brookfield Zoo? I don't mean the train that runs from Union and has for years, I mean the "L". I looked at Chicago-L.org and nothing there. No luck w/other searches. I think there wasn't an "L" line that ran to the zoo. But someone else said yes there was. One of us is wrong. Question: which one?
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7 years ago
daveg
Curious/interesting.... wonder *why* the name change? Family lived on St. Louis (south side) back in the 50s. First I've heard of the street name Ballou.
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7 years ago
daveg
Thanks for the Viet Nam photo Frank. I read in the caption that the street signs were located in An Khe in the Central Highlands. I spent 15 months ('68-'69) in Pleiku, a bit west of An Khe, but never made it to that area. It would have been neat to see those signs.
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8 years ago
daveg
Chipast Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wasn't there an Oldsmobile dealer on W.Ogden with > a large neon sign displaying an airplane flying > up????????. Midway????????. And a Ben Geller > dealership too??????????. I think it was a rocket which looked like it was lifting off at night. Olds had an engine name of "Rocket V8" back then.
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8 years ago
daveg
For a start, look here: http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/1/3084/north_lawndale I cannot speak for Frank on the issue of permission to use his photos.
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8 years ago
daveg
Photos from the FC 6 Corners tour. We got an inside look at the Portage Theater, Klee Building and the currently being rehab'd Straus and Schram building. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157631552749320/detail/ Another great tour.
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8 years ago
daveg
janusfanning - wonderful story. Thanks for posting.
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8 years ago
daveg
Here's a photo of the concrete pillar described above: http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/7172182739/in/set-72157630094073686
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8 years ago
daveg
Added 5 new photos today. They're at the bottom of the set found at the above flickr link.
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8 years ago
daveg
Photos from yesterday's Bridgeport book launch party along with some of the neighborhood. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k9jdk/sets/72157631460170102/detail/ Book details here: http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738577302/Bridgeport
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8 years ago
daveg
Ahh that explains things. We rarely, if ever, needed to go west of Pulaski on 26th. Linka's, our hobby shop, was east.
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8 years ago
daveg
Something related to Stern Pinball found today: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120905/business/709059857
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8 years ago
daveg
Don't have photos but do have a question. Where was the B&C located exactly? I grew up in the 26th street area in the 50s and the only hobby shop I recall was Linka's which was close to the Atlantic. Perhaps it was opened after our family moved from the area. A frequent visitor here, Frank Magallon might be able to help. BTW, he's the author of an excellent reference of the Lawndale are
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