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12 years ago
liz
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Chicago Stadium Location 1800 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612 Opened March 28, 1929 Closed 1994 Demolished 1995 The Chicago Stadium was an indoor sports arena and a theater in Chicago, Illinois. The Stadium hosted the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL from 1929–1994 and the Chicago Bulls of the NBA from 1967–1994. My memories are goin
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12 years ago
liz
From Historic66.com Wishing Well Motel on Joliet Road at Brainard Ave., built in 1941. Originally built as 10 cabins, later converted into one building with 19 rooms. There actually is a well in the yard of the motel. Address: 6305 S Brainard Ave.
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12 years ago
liz
What happened to all the germans and the stores and restaurants. When our family moved to leavitt and wilson in 1966 we would go to the the german restaurants.there was a german record store,shoemaker the sweater shop was called Parkway sweater my mom got a sweater there and they gave her an edelweiss. I still have that flower with the name of the store still in the plastic case .there were all
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12 years ago
liz
from wiki.answers.com there was a Gertie's in Brighton park Cinema treasures/Brighton Theater. Gertie's was near there.Brighton Theater was on 4223 S.Archer Ave
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12 years ago
liz
This is from a review I found on yelp.com Next to train tracks, on the fairly busy 63rd Street, this looks like your basic post office. But. The site has a pretty impressive history as the location of some of the most horrific murders in US History. This post office is built in the exact spot where H H Holmes, aka "The Monster of 63rd Street," aka "The Beast of Chicago,&qu
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12 years ago
liz
I remember when my mother took me and my brother there it was classy and people were always dressed up .I remember seeing a lot of the great films mutiny on the bounty and around the world in eighty days.my mother loved going there.
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12 years ago
liz
The Michael Todd Theater, and its twin, Todd's Cinestage, were located on Dearborn street between Randolph and Lake. The Michael Todd was capable of presenting either movies or live theater. The Michael Todd Theater began its life as the Harris Theater, one half of the Harris and Selwyn Theaters at the corner of Dearborn and Lake. Opened in 1922 by New York theatrical producer Sam H. Harris an
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12 years ago
liz
I remember working at a factory when I was 18 that was located in that area.the company was called Ace Fastener and they made staplers.lots of older women worked there but you got some teenagers during the summer.another place was radio materials that made some parts for backs of radios.there was also the cemeteries on Pulaski that were right by there.
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12 years ago
liz
The International Amphitheater was an indoor arena located in Chicago, Illinois between 1934 and 1999. It was located on the west side of Halsted Street at 43rd Street on the city's south side, adjacent to the Union Stock Yards. Did anyone go there and what did you see. I went there with my friends and we sat in the balcony and saw The Beatles in 1966.
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12 years ago
liz
when I was a kid we would go to the german Delicatessen Meyer in lincoln square. the place was always crowded .you would get a ticket and wait in line for quite a while.they had sausages ,breads ,pickles,chocolates ,you name it.closed after forty years.
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12 years ago
liz
There was a place called flo's that was known for its hot pie.what about eddie's place that was right under the l.I remember they had ashtrays that said stolen from eddie's.
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12 years ago
liz
Found this from 2006 Mayor Nowaczy announced that the plans for the funeral home has been submitted. He reported that it will be located on the old Hall of 1000 Bargains site which is just west of Courtright’s Restaurant. He talked about how nice the building looks in the plans.
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12 years ago
liz
Anyone remember the hamburger place that had the dancing can can girl at the top of it. the place was called frenchies.it was run by a couple of guys behind the counter. one guy would take your order and ask you what you wanted. you would say hamburger and then he would yell out hamburger .then the other guy would say hamburger and then grill it up.it was a fun place.
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12 years ago
liz
We went to wagners bakery that was on western near wilson it was always crowded. kids were there in the morning and after school.
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12 years ago
liz
My friend went to a dance school on the second floor I don't know if it is the same one it started with the letter h.she had a old teacher who played the piano and was in the play the wizard of oz. we would go to walgreens when they had the soda fountain and then it had a restaurant.
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12 years ago
liz
We would go to kresge in lincoln square by western ave near the walgreens. when we were in eight grade we would buy the pink and white nail polish they sold for 15 cents. they sold the halloween costumes in boxes that never fit right. you could buy records also.
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12 years ago
liz
I remember that store next to jewel that sold toys.but the other grocery was down western past the american legion at the end of the block.I remember the dolls in boxes at that store. I remember johnny's and he keep his cart in some garage in the alley.
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12 years ago
liz
St James at Sag Bridge is on Archer Ave. there is a polish restaurant near there.The cemetery is on a hill and their is a big gate around the place. There is also a small cemetery called Bachelor's grove on 143rd and justamere road by rubio woods forest preserve. it has about 20 graves and is surrounded by fence.
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12 years ago
liz
What are your memories of going there. The lunch counter where you got a root beer float. the halloween costumes in a box toys 15 cent nail polish plastic flowers evening in paris
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12 years ago
liz
there was a corner grocery store when we lived on Wilson ave.it was right at the end of the apartment building. Another corner store was on western near Montrose.it was a small store we would buy candy there I remember the place sold dolls also.There was a tiny store near there where we would get penny candy that was sold behind a glass counter. Del farm on leavitt we would go to when we were at
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12 years ago
liz
The bug theater was a little theater they tore down in the 60s.I think it was on lincoln ave around the area where Dinkels bakery is.
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12 years ago
liz
Does anyone remember The Bug movie Theater.
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12 years ago
liz
I lived on the third floor on W.Wilson for seven years we had an intercom.we were still using it until 1966.
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