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8 years ago
nancybc
Hi Everyone! My family once lived at 2150 Pierce which is now called the Horn House which will soon be on the National Register (Woo Hoo!) THey lived there around 1920. I just found out about this recently and was able to find a image of the house on Flickr. My father told me that the family once lived across the street from a settlement house. Now, 2155 Pierce is a convalescent home called Wins
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8 years ago
nancybc
HI, My grandfather, Joseph Weisz owned an apartment building around 1918 on the north side. Probably near Winona or Carmen but I could be wrong. HOw can I find out? Of couuse there is the possibility he was renting- but assuming he purchased, I sure would liketo find out where it was. I know he owned 1430 Winona in the 30's if that is any help. Thanks for any replies! Nancy
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8 years ago
nancybc
HI, Did either of you ride at the Ambassador Stables with Pops? I have some interior shots at Parkway but no exterior ones. I rode in the indoors shows and the Lincoln Park ones in the 40's. In 1951 my family moved to Foster and Kedzie and I couldn't get to the stables to ride. Saddest time of my life! Good to see you with so many good memories of everyone at Parkway!
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10 years ago
nancybc
Thanks so much, I downloaded it into my Kindle Touch.It came as a free personal document- whatever that is- but there are instructions on how to read and archive it. What a little treasure! Cheers, Nancy
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10 years ago
nancybc
So, PK, In 1932 Joseph Weisz was only at 1258 Winona, my father Harry was at 1230 Carmen and they were both at 1258 Winona after 1934.The year my parents married. Makes sense! The 4945 Winthrop must have been his shop. Google shows it as a residence but perhaps he worked out of one of the apartments. It's really interesting as I had no idea about buying and selling of all those buildings as
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10 years ago
nancybc
OH my gosh! PKDickman and Rustymuscle. Big hugs and bouquets of thanks to you! The 1430 Winona is new to me. I wonder if my grandfather owned two buildings- but I don't remember anything about it- Interesting that he is at 1258 Winona and 4945 Winthrop. Could there be 2 Joseph Weisz's? Both married to a Mary? Unless the Winthrop address was his tailor shop. I remember it on Broadway but p
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10 years ago
nancybc
Hi, My grandparents owned an apartment building on Winona duringthe 30's. His name was Joseph Weisz married to Mary Weisz. I know they also lived on Carmen Avenue but think that building has been torn down.I'd love to find the Winona address as I'm coming to Chicago next month and it would be wonderful to see that building. My parents lived at 1230 Caarmen when I was born and then moved to 125
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10 years ago
nancybc
I just have to weigh in and thank Theraveda for sharing these remarkable photos and Berwyn Frank for making it all come alive by 'rebuilding' the original neighborhood for us. Many thanks!!! Cheers, Nancy
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10 years ago
nancybc
A friend of mine just mentioned Bob Elfman's sandwich shop on State Street in the 50's. Anybody remember that one?
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10 years ago
nancybc
HI Peony 71, Pops Konyot went on to work for Arthur Godfrey who was a big radio star in the 50's.He trained Godfrey in dressage for a number of years and then, I think retired after that. He also wrote or co-wrote a book called The White Rider. HIs grand daughter, Tina is still a performer and trainer. Fascinating family! Cheers, Nancy
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10 years ago
nancybc
HI, mmberry! It was the Ambassador Stables that Pops owned. What year did you ride in the Sun Times. I rode in the 1949 and 1950 shows. Glad to see another person that knew Pops. I rode from the North Side- Carmen and Broadway each week to ride as well. Great memories, aren't they? Cheers, Nancy
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10 years ago
nancybc
Ahh, MOllyGo, We have the same memories but you have great recall for the details and the people at the New Parkway. I rode in those Sun Times Shows and still have one of the programs. I learned to like coffee at the show in the fall because it was always so darn cold waiting outside until your event that my father bought me coffee to keep warm. Thanks for sharing that wonderful time in our liv
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11 years ago
nancybc
Of Course it was! Thanks, jak378 for getting it right! Cheers, nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
I remember there was a really nice coffee shop or restaurant in the old Palmer House. I think the entrance was on Wabash.I can't quite remember what the specialty was- chowder or a soup of some kind- hope someone remembers. There was a Mayflower donut shop with a long bar that went from front to back and the motto " As you travel on through life, brother, keep you eye upon the donut not
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11 years ago
nancybc
Here are two links that have some restaurants listed and discussed. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/110365 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6205628/fine_dining_exploring_some_of_chicagos.html?cat=7 HOpe you find one you like! Cheers, nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
Wow, That's a surprise! Wonder what the connection was? Hope you enjoyed the book, tim62b. Thanks so much for the missing piece of the puzzle. Cheers, Nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
The Commercial Club responded and it is not their publication.Perhaps it was to promote Chicago tourism and or commerce. Nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
Bowler! You are sooo good! I did not think to check Amazon and am very grateful you did. The book does not include the 'World's Greatest Young City" anywhere and it does not look as though a front page has been torn out. THe next piece of the puzzle is if it was published by the Commercial Club. I have a question in to them and hope they respond. It really is a little treasure. Who knows i
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11 years ago
nancybc
HI, I have just purchased a wonderful book on ebay that appears to have been published around 1930-1931. It is simply titled 'Chicago'. It presents various aspects of the city-Art- Literature- Science-Education- Industry Commerce-Transportation- Finance- Athletics and a special section on the upcoming Chicago Centennial in 1933. The contributors include:Col.Robert McCormack, James Simpson,
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11 years ago
nancybc
NIce going, guys! You did us proud! Cheers, nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
Great. Hope we attract more nice folks to our site! Cheers, Nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
Thanks, Captain 54. I was waay off! But the buildings do look similar. It could be the Bridewell at another angle. Cheers, Nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
My Guess is that is the old Chicago Armory Building. I believe that maybe where many horse shows were held until the 50's as I remember going to the 'Armory" but was too young to know exactly where it was. There may have been several existing Armories in the 50's- but that is another topic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Regiment_Armory_%28Chicago%29 Nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
Frank, I have tears in my eyes. How wonderful that the building is still so well maintained, that the items survived all these years and that you are now their caretaker. Thanks so much for posting this! Cheers, Nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
It just gets better! The people, history, architecture- heck, sounds like a mini-series to me! Hugs, Nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
Frank, I'm glad you are giving a book a second thought. I think your reading audience would be much bigger. Lawndale is the story of a certain neighborhood and it's people over a long span of time. Anyone who is interested in Chicago, the middle European migration to the Midwest, the human stories that are humorous, touching and show the resilience of people during good and hard times would be i
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11 years ago
nancybc
Thanks, for a wonderful storytelling topic. Just great! Cheers, nancy
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11 years ago
nancybc
Thanks,Judy. What is so great about this website is that it's like a jig saw puzzle. The website has provided the four sides that form the frame and it is up to us to fill in the pieces. Some of us have more pieces- some less but as we place them where they belong, the entire picture becomes clearer and more recognizable. We see more of ourselves in it as each piece invites the next one to fit
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11 years ago
nancybc
Thanks, Richard. You contribute so much to this forum that's it's nice to find something you enjoy! The prize for me was to see the Calo on Clark Street. It was a second run theater during the 40's and we only went there when there was nothing of interest at the Uptown. We saw a lot of great serials there- shoot 'em ups, fantasies and adventures.They were always cliffhangers to keep you hooke
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11 years ago
nancybc
While looking for the name of the all news all the time theater that was on State Street( The Loop!) I found this site that lists most of the old movie theaters in Chicago along with some neat photos of tickets, ads, the theaters themselves and some historical factoids. Enjoy! http://www.scribd.com/doc/23753403/Chicago-movie-theatres Nancy
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