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6 years ago
rjmachon
No davidson's on devon ave. Mornac, it has been too long for me! Maybe it is the one on Granville I remember! i have had there products and they are pretty good!
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6 years ago
rjmachon
@ swede, any toboggan slides left?
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6 years ago
rjmachon
@ jpitt, Per Kchi from an earlier post, The ballroom was at 4847 Milwaukee. As late as 1986, I found a ad for dancing lessons. By 1988 another article for a savings and loan mentions that the building was demolished. The earliest mention I could find was a 1957 ad. I also found a ad in Feb 1956 where the Times Theater buildinng was being auction. So my best guess that the ballroom operated betw
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6 years ago
rjmachon
I remember a Davidson's Bakery on Devon Ave. This was one of the bakeries of the chain of them!
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6 years ago
rjmachon
@zorchvalve, was this the place you are talking about, Vine Gardens at 614 West North Avenue? Here is a postcard with a picture of the insides. https://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/postcard-chicago-vine-gardens-restaurant-614-w-north-ave-2-images-c1940s/
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6 years ago
rjmachon
@ avers2102, there was a children's orphanage on the southwest corner of Foster Ave. and California Ave. here in Chicago. Kids with no parents lived at this facility. They were open as late as 1973. The place is long gone now. It was called Chapin Hall Orphanage Chicago Il. Alumni Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2F57465919078%2F (N
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6 years ago
rjmachon
I never heard of this either, "brother fox what time is it". Nothing in the search engines on this as well.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
@jpitt, that was Empire Bowl around Milwaukee and Montrose was on the second floor. Leo Schueneman and his son-in-law Jim Flynn managed the bowling alley. Here is a link with a picture of the inside of the bowling alley per Dr. Jake's Bowling History. https://bowlinghistory.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/empire-bowl-chicago-bowling-alley-2/
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6 years ago
rjmachon
I was watching Match Game 78' and it was funny to them smoking on public TV. This would be Robert Dawson of Family Feud and Charles Nelson Reilly smoking his pipe.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
I saw that. Another one bites the dust!
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6 years ago
rjmachon
Does anyone watch Buzzer TV? Channel 50.4 over the air waves and on Comcast, 364. They show old TV game shows like Let's Make A Deal, What's My Line, Super Password, they have a lot of old commercials showing the products that paid for the show! Like Anacin aspirin, Record-A-Call answering machine. I still like Match Game with Gene Rayburn.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
Back in the late 1960's I remember the Fizzies drink tablets that you added to water to make a flavored drink.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
Great pictures Dave. I worked and lived in that area for years. You even showed a picture of my old hangout, a condo on Sheridan Road. Nice! Thanks again.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
There is still one at Chicago and Rush on the northwest corner! I don't think light bulbs though! LOL I know they use to exchange different foreign currency as well. Not sure now.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
My friend worked there for years at Engine Company #70 on Rosemont!
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6 years ago
rjmachon
I use to play pinners at Darwin School in Logan Square in the 60"s!
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6 years ago
rjmachon
This is "Filming Locations of Chicago and Los Angeles" I posted the link here for Chicago PD. There is all lot of TV and movie info here on stuff film here in Chicago. http://www.itsfilmedthere.com/2014/01/chicago-pd.html
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6 years ago
rjmachon
HIP was a pig farm prior to becoming a shopping center.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
Bally Manufacturing Corp was in Bensenville on Irving Park Road and O'Leary Drive until 1990 when they sold the building and moved out. Bally, which manufactures pinball and slot machines at the site, is moving its manufacturing operations to Las Vegas.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
Raceway Park was in Blue Island, IL. The track held its last race in 2000 and was torn down the following year. Here is a website I forgot to post about Raceway Park. I haven't had a chance to look thru it yet. http://www.racewayparkhistory.com/
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6 years ago
rjmachon
Here's a picture of it before it was torn down! Talman/LaSalle
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6 years ago
rjmachon
Was it American Savings Bank or something named Keystone, Dunning?
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6 years ago
rjmachon
You can see the entrance ramp to the lower level from Harlem. It looks like the new stores were built over the old Talman/LaSalle building which would leave the lower level of the old building intact as well. That bank was pretty new. It was built around 1978 with wide open floors. I guess if you would have put stores in it on the upper levels that they wouldn't do very well.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
A couple of other bakeries was the Signe Carlson Bakery at Foster Avenue near Clark Street and Thompson's Bakeries in Norridge on Irving Park Road and Park Ridge on Touhy.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
My father was a union baker and worked for Burny Bros. Bakery on 4600 West Chicago Avenue in the 1960's and 1970's until the close of the company. Here is a website showing the plant and the products they made. http://burnybros.blogspot.com/ Burny Bakers was the wholesale division of the bakery located in Northlake on North Avenue. Beatrice Food first own Burny Brothers and sold the Burny
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6 years ago
rjmachon
The bank, Talman/LaSalle is now gone but the underground parking was salvaged.
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6 years ago
rjmachon
Here is an old picture of Paterno's at Grand and Western. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13894786064/
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6 years ago
rjmachon
@shoreline, here is a picture of Markay Bowl, 7221 N. Western Ave. from Dr. Jakes Bowling Blog, it appears to be all on the first level. https://bowlinghistory.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/markay-recreation-chicago-bowling-alley/#comments I think there was another bowling alley around there on the second floor. Wasn't it on the n/w corner of Western and Touhy?
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Richard, is this your old shop at 4344 South Archer? https://www.flickr.com/photos/yochicago1/390252223
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Back in 1976 the hospital at Central and Addison was called Northwest Hospital. After being in the ER there, they sent me home and then called me back because they misdiagnosed my condition. No I didn't stay there. Before the hospital in the 1950's the Jolly Club sat here on Addison and Central. This is WhatWasThere posted for that corner, http://www.whatwasthere.com/browse.aspx#!/ll/41.9
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