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14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
I remember the last movie to ever be shown here was 101 Dalmations. At Xmas each year they used to have holiday cartoons and every one would get a plastic stocking filled with hard candy and coloring books. After it closed it became the "Brighton Center or the Performing Arts", but I think it may have only hosted one or two ranchero shows before shutting down again. Oddly enough,
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
Crap. go here (northshoreline.com) and go to stations. Look under "Merchandise Mart".
Forum: General Discussion
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
mikegold Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ...they built a rather > unique movable platform across the tracks that > could be pulled up whenever they needed to shuttle > trains from the lay-up tracks into operation... > > ...I would kill (so to speak) for any leads to > photographs of the terminal and, even more so, > that movable pl
Forum: General Discussion
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
Nice one, Joy. Know of any other cool Wabash points of interest? I love the Fields store's Wabash side a few blocks north and a lot of people don't catch that the south east corner of the store is a completely different architectural style from the rest of the structure. Burhman and Co came up with this design prior to the 1893 world's fair, and it is a wild pile of different stylistic regist
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14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
chuck Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Brickyard photos are up on my old site... > > http://www.chucksphotospot.com/originalsite/brick0 > 1.html Sweet. Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
Another good clock tower -- PULLMAN. The state was just able to rebuild it almost as it looked prior to the two main fires in the 1990s. When I started work at the site nothing remained beyond the upper brick work (see for the Built in America photo from before the fires, sorry, can't add an embedded image for some reason). Remnants of the original clock faces that didn't melt down to slag
Forum: General Discussion
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
OMG! When I first saw them a few weeks ago on your site I was so secretly hoping that they were taken there. (Side note, Chuck, when are you going to have the Brickyard photos up?) chuck Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My photos in this thread > http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/read.php?2,173 > are inside this clock tower.
Forum: General Discussion
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
Brighton. I got like 3 or 4 bricks in my little artifact "morgue".
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
Got one more for you that I found the other day -- 48th and Kedzie. Its now an auto repair shop and amateur boxing school (you can find it in StreetView). This site was replaced by the "Elsdon Postoffice" on 47th and Troy.
Forum: General Discussion
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
Not a horse head, but 47th street West of Kedzie and before Archer used to have a nice stone cow's head for a dairy distributor. Building is now a mechanic's shop. Horse heads are still barely present at the former Pullman Stables on Cottage Grove and 111th Place "bowing down to face Florence." Site is also a mechanic's shop now. Go figure.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
Don't know if you saw this one, on the SW Side, Damen at Pershing/39th street has a real sweet tower for the moribund Central Manufacturing District.
Forum: General Discussion
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
In Brighton Park (60632) there is a two block remnant of Montgomery, that is referenced on a few pre-fire/pre-annexation maps as connecting to the current Archer/Campbell/38th Street intersection. One block away there is also Brighton Ave, also about 2 blocks long. Both connect Rockwell to Archer.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
There's about 3 feet of trackage with a guard rail coming up on the southbound side of Clybourn, under the Metra viaduct (north of Fullerton), and when 47th and Western were resurfaced a year and a half ago you could even see remnants of a frog and switch!
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
14 years ago
JonnyOYeah
I still have some of the bricks that braced the truss beam located stage right. Last movie I saw there was Ghostbusters II!
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