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6 years ago
locoengineer
Is anyone familiar with the Erie Lackawanna railroad yard that was located at 51st & Normal in the mid-1960's? If so, what was the name of the grain elevator or malting house located here? When was it demolished? Any help is appreciated.......
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6 years ago
locoengineer
Eric F Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does anyone remember a huge set of RR tracks that > crossed South Western Avenue somewhere between > 74th and 87th. There may have been as many as 20 > sets of tracks along with a small tower. Think > they were around till maybe 1964 or 1965. Might > have been just north of 79th St. For some reason, &
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6 years ago
locoengineer
My wife's father worked at Leo's part time----not sure what years however...
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6 years ago
locoengineer
Another second floor bowling alley comes to mind-----Archer-Kedzie Bowl at 4300 S Kedzie.....
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6 years ago
locoengineer
My dad bought his Chevy's from Ferrel-Hicks on 53rd & Ashland...
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6 years ago
locoengineer
On the corner of 51st & Damen was Brabec's Dept Store. The first floor was the store and the bowling alley (about 12 lanes) was on the second floor. Also, a small corner of the building had a small "greasy spoon" type restaurant------it may have been named Gus' Grill.......
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6 years ago
locoengineer
Yes, the water tank had the Kool-Aid smiley face on it! The plant was located at 75th & Rockwell. The sugar was brought in daily by railcars via the Belt Railway Co. of Chicago (BRC)...
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6 years ago
locoengineer
I grew up near the Kool-Aid factory----what a sweet smell when the wind blew a certain way! Otherwise we were stuck with the aromas of Nabisco......
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7 years ago
locoengineer
WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There was once a similar sign over a pizzeria near > Marquette Park that simply read PIZZA PIE. Can't > remember exactly, still might be there. You're thinking of Onesti Pizza on 71st & California...
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7 years ago
locoengineer
They also had a store on 79th & Oakley until the mid 1970's....
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8 years ago
locoengineer
TurnStyle also had a store in Ford City (76 & Cicero). It was also adjacent to a Jewel store and later was occupied by Venture and then Sears. My mother worked for Turnstyle for many years and I believe they were a good employer---at least she thought so!
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9 years ago
locoengineer
The best? Palermo's on 63rd & Hamlin! Unfortunately due to relocating to the suburbs I haven't had theirs in 13 years! They've had some of their relatives open locations in the various SW suburbs but by far the original owners of 63rd made the best!!!
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9 years ago
locoengineer
Santucci's at 62nd & Cicero in Chicago-----rectangle-shaped pizza!!!
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9 years ago
locoengineer
Chipast Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What WAS that supermarket at 48th nr > Ashland?????????. A&P had a store on 48th between Ashland and Marshfield...
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