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7 years ago
liz
Noble Horse Stable The Noble Horse Theatre is located in Chicago 's last remaining Riding Hall. This historic site was built in 1871 after the Great Chicago Fire. The facility stabled as many as 60 coach and riding horses as well as hansom cabs and carriages for local Chicagoans when horses were still a necessity for everyday life. In 1922, major renovations took places transforming the facil
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7 years ago
liz
was the cemetery archer woods cemetery in willow springs From December 1970 through December 1979, Archer Woods Cemetery (now known as Mt. Glenwood West) on Kean Avenue in Willow Springs served as the County Potter's Field.
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8 years ago
liz
I remember my mom visiting some old doctor that you had to climb some long staircase.did that doctor tell people use herbs and herbal teas.
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9 years ago
liz
Goldblatt's sold those vanilla sugar wafers,devil food cookies and the chocolate covered graham crackers.my mom always bought those . they never lasted long. I also remember the marble loaf cake you got there.
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9 years ago
liz
who remembers when you could extra butter on your popcorn at the movies.the drink from the vending machine when the cup fell over and the liquid didn't get in your cup.ice cream you ate with a wooden spoon. the vending machine with the root beer barrel candy.then you would go up to the balcony before they roped it off.we would go to the uptown and the riviera in the old days.
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9 years ago
liz
I remember those gum vending machines.they looked old and gross.my friend did put money in once and nothing came out.
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9 years ago
liz
this house was there in the 60s the house was on the north side of the street it may have been on oakley and before you got to leavitt. it was a old big black wooden house on the corner it looked haunted.
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9 years ago
liz
does anyone remember that scary old wooden house on lawrence avenue.it was near the walgreens on lawrence and lincoln. when I was a teenager I went with my friends to see who lived in the creepy place.we went up the stairs and rang the bell. this tall creepy guy comes to the door he was wearing some heavy makeup . we pretended we were selling something but he was not interested. another time w
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9 years ago
liz
my grandparents and my dad is buried there.there are steps that go down to the graves and you slip trying to get down there. in the sixties they never let you put flowers or wreaths on the grave. you can put them on now never saw a ghost. The Church at St. James Sag is the second oldest Catholic Church in Northern Illinois and dates back to 1833. It was originally a mission and was the site
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9 years ago
liz
After the Meal is Over comes the washing . of dishes, and the cleaning of greasy, dirty pots and pans. The preparation of the meal is usually a pleasure; the clearing up, dis- agreeable. Why not ** let the Gold Dust Twins do your work"? GOLD DUST WASHING POWDER is the quickest dish-washer ever invented. It is a vegetable-oil soap ground into a smooth, golden powder,
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9 years ago
liz
'Have you a little * Fairy' in your home?" There is no sting in Fairy Soap to worry tender skins; no dyes or high perfumes are used to hide adulterations. Fairy Soap is so pure and neutral that it will not harm even the skin of a babe. Fairy Soap is white and stays white. It yields a rich, profuse lather, easily rinsed off; it comes in a convenient oval cake, just fi
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9 years ago
liz
Lighten the Labor of Wash-day by using Sunny Monday Laundry Soap A Quick Dirt- Starter Sunny Monday possesses re- markable dirt- startii^ qual- ities. It makes the dirt fairly fly before it. It saves rubbing, wear and tear on clothes, and will en- able you to get your wash out in half the usual time. Will Hot Sonny Monday will .wash woolens and
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9 years ago
liz
when I was a kid you could buy kayo in a glass bottle it was sold in vending machines.
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9 years ago
liz
Remember the old phone booths when you could make a call for a dime or a quarter. I also remember the old brown phone booths when you came off the Western L at western and Eastwood and going past them to go to the restaurant that had a back door to get in.
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9 years ago
liz
another favorite german restaurant was the brown bear on clark st.I think there was a stuffed bear outside in the 60s anyone remember that.the singing waiters sang the schnitzelbank song it was the last song of the evening .
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9 years ago
liz
anyone remember the old ladies who ran the junk store on wilson avenue near leavitt they lived in a house by the alley.the junk store was in bottom of house .they lived upstairs. piles of junk everywhere dishes, books,clothes,a shelf with jars of buttons.I once found a pair of mens old spats there. they ran the place in the 60s who has a crazy old lady/man junk store story.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
9 years ago
liz
Does anyone remember the apple orchard .I remember in the 60s my mother took us there to pick your own apples.there was also a shop there where you could buy the apples and caramel apples.don't remember where it was located. any information on it.
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9 years ago
liz
Neighborhood deli closes after decades of service March 25, 2010 By CRAIG A. WHITNEY [email protected] After the doors closed for the last time, Elliott's Dairy and Deli in Harwood Heights thanked its loyal customers. One of the owners, Steve Harbin, said the last day of business was March 17. Elliott's Dairy, 4800 Nagle, Harwood Heights, closed March 17 after serving custom
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10 years ago
liz
from the book Summit by Robert Kott Summit Farm,1862 "Long John" Wentworth owned the Summit Farm and visited there almost daily. after retirement Wentworth lived at the estate located at the corner of Archer and Harlem Avenues. The farm offered cattle,milk,turkeys,sheep from english stock and race horses. Cyrus E. Parlin farm foreman and horse breeder bought the Summit Farm from
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10 years ago
liz
from Wikipedia The chain officially closed its doors in 1992 in a grand "going out of business" sale. But the company did not go bankrupt. The assets were rolled over into the Polk Bros. Foundation, today one of the Chicago area's largest charitable organizations. With assets of $385 million, the foundation last year dispensed 350 grants totaling $15.7 million to organizations. The fo
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10 years ago
liz
got this from the H.A.M.B. s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll266/BigNick1959/?...Skips go to google type it in it will take you to where the picture is.
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10 years ago
liz
I think it was on foster or western I was a kid when we went there. did you ever see Saturday night live when John Belushi did the guy behind the counter in the restaurant.he would say cheeseburger cheeseburger no Pepsi.it was just like those guys at Frenchies . do you think John ever ate there?
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10 years ago
liz
From Wikipedia The Chicago Coliseum was a large building in Chicago, Illinois from the 1890s to 1982 that served as a sports arena, convention center, and exhibition hall over the course of its history. It hosted the 1896 Democratic National Convention as well as the 1904–20 Republican National Conventions and the 1912 Progressive Party convention. The first Coliseum was built on a 14-acre
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10 years ago
liz
Hotel Metropole Michigan Avenue at 23rd Street Architect: Clinton J. Warren, 1891 demolished? 1925 Al Capone established his headquarters in the hotel booking five rooms on the fourth floor. Capone later added fifty rooms on two floors and a gymnasium.
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10 years ago
liz
From Wikipedia Green River Green River is a bright green, lime-flavored soft drink originating in Chicago. The drink was developed in 1919 by the Schoenhofen Brewery of Chicago as a non-alcoholic product for the Prohibition era. It was popular for decades as a soda fountain syrup, trailing only Coca-Cola in popularity However, after Prohibition ended in 1933 the Schoenhofen Brewery made
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10 years ago
liz
from wikipedia Schoenhofen (Peter) Brewing Co. Peter Schoenhofen, a Prussian immigrant, was in Chicago working in the brewing trade by the 1850s. In 1861, he started a partnership with Matheus Gottfried; they were soon operating a brewery at Canalport Avenue and 18th Street where, during the early 1860s, they made about 600 barrels of lager beer a year. In 1867, Schoenhofen bought out his par
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10 years ago
liz
encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org Angel Guardian Orphanage Established in 1865 by the five German Roman Catholic parishes of the city to safeguard the German cultural heritage of their dependent children, Angel Guardian Orphanage was one of the largest residential child care homes in Chicago. Initially, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ were recruited from Germany to take charge of the facility
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
10 years ago
liz
The lincoln-Belmont store was on 3217 lincoln. I remember going into this store and the saleslady was so pushy.she asked what I was looking for and the size and then she starts picking out the clothes for me to try on. anyone know if there were other stores and pushy salesladies.
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10 years ago
liz
from Wikipedia.org Wieboldt Stores, Inc., also known as Wieboldt's, did business as a Chicago general retailer between 1883 and 1986. It was founded in 1883 by storekeeper William A. Wieboldt. The flagship location was located on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. In 1961 Wieboldt's enlarged itself by acquiring the failed Mandel Brothers store on State St as well as a smaller branch store in Lincoln
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10 years ago
liz
There is a facebook group.Memories of Hillside Mall.pictures are on that site.
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