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7 years ago
rjmachon
That was Amundsen High School on Damen Ave. and Foster Ave. Go Vikings!
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7 years ago
rjmachon
@Elf, North Center was torn down years ago. I believe condos are there now. Here is an old picture of North Center Recreation. https://bowlinghistory.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/north-center-recreation-chicago-bowling-alley/
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7 years ago
rjmachon
More on the Mars Theater from Cinema Treasures. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4262
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I can remember that hot dog stand from the 1970's as well. Cragin, your not going to believe this, according to Cook County records, that building was built around 1901! The address is 7955 W Forest Preserve BLVD, Chicago, Illinois per Cook County records. I was looking at the HistoricAerial Photo of this location and and I really can't see a building there in the 1939 Photo. I can see one in th
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Was this a am or fm station? I can remember the building being there in 1974 but can't remember the call letters. That building was there as early as 1939. You can see it on the HistoricAerial Photo. I believe the address to this property was 7188 West Irving Park Road. Was this building was just the transmitter for the radio station, WOPA-AM? The call letters WOPA stood for The Oak Park Arms, a
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Marina City Bowl is still there but some lanes were taken out and the the alley was renamed to the 10pin Bowling Lounge.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
There is an ad on this site that mentions Star Pontiac from 1967. It is towards the bottom John. Your friend should contact this website, maybe they might have some info on Star Pontiac. http://www.oneownercollectorcar.com/index.php/dealerships/80-illinois-chicagoland-dealers
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Moga we were both wrong. The snow storm was April 2-3, 1975! You were right on the total, 9.8 inches at O'Hare. This seems like it was yesterday. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2006-04-02/news/0604020405_1_wet-snow-frank-wachowski-wgn
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Mogra, I remember that day! It was Tuesday, April 2. I think we had around 14-16 inches of snow that day! That was my first year of doing snow removal.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Cragin, It was the Phoenix Restaurant before the The Blossom Café in Norridge.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
For your info, the Polk Directory for 1928-29 shows 1537 N. Robey as being vacant.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
The Coach and Six takes me back to the mid 1970's eating there. Found this online from EveryBlock 5/18/2012 - B Duggan, the owners of Vosnos had been looking to sell for a long time, and the guy who was operating it was ill at the end. I think his son tried to run it for a while, but he had other businesses to deal with. The place used to be quite good when the Vosnos family ran it. They op
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7 years ago
rjmachon
We called it "Pinners" in Logan Square around 1966.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I remember a stone masonry, for headstones in that area as well.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I do not remember a 'Jack In the Box being at Pulaski and Fullerton either. I could be wrong.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
222 here's the link! Empty parking lot west side of Lane Tech Stadium? http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/5/6178/15859/re__empty_parking_lot_west_side_of_lane_tech_stadium_#msg-15859
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I have been by that bar but I can't remember that name as well. I remember the gas station being built around 1972.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
John, I think that was a Edmar's Food store back in the early 2000. City News for the address 2413 Chicago Ave. and the property just west of that has a building being built in 1974. I couldn't find a 2413-23 Chicago Ave. listing. Could Star Pontiac have closed around 1974 or opened around 1974 and then closed around 1987 after he died?
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7 years ago
rjmachon
The Pie Pan on the southwest corner of Peterson and Cicero, 5950 North Cicero had to close before 1974 because that’s when the new office building was built. I believe that Skill Power Tools own it first then became the Edens Office Plaza as of now. I remember that the Pie Pan had a white fence around the property. Best of all, you could play the jukebox using the control boxes at every booth whic
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Saint John's Lutheran Parrish on Montrose Ave. had bowling four lanes in the basement of the church. Last of the church alleys in Chicago. Empire Bowl on Milwaukee Ave. was a second floor house. Monte Clare Lanes on Harlem Ave. was built over the parking garage. They just closed in April. North Center Recreation on Lincoln Ave. was a second floor house as well built over the Alan Electronics stor
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7 years ago
rjmachon
They had judging contest on them to see which one was the best. The house on Chicago Ave. east of Michigan was still being decorated back in the mid 2000's.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
The building was built around 1884.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I know it was a bridal shop but I can't recall the name. My ex was in there looking at dresses back then!
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7 years ago
rjmachon
No problem zorchvalve!
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7 years ago
rjmachon
The band Styx has been around since the mid 1960's. There were called Tradewinds, then TW4 in 1966, They changed their name in 1972 to Styx. They use play alot in the mid 1960's and early 1970's doing gigs at high schools and frat parties. I saw them at Loyola University in 1975. That was the first time I heard the song "Lorelei" and "Lady". Lorelei/ https://www.youtube.c
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7 years ago
rjmachon
It was a bridal shop in the mid 1980's as well Dunning. Margie's Bridal I think. I can remember a Kaufman's store in Logan Square across from Goldblatts in the mid 1960's.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
The Mill Run was on the very northeast end of the mall WayOut. Didn't the Millionaires Club take over Tiffany's in the 1970's?
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Moga, if you were drinking before you went to the store to return the bottles, I sure that you might have had a problem. Years back I installed a beer tap in the kitchen of my house so I wouldn't have to deal with cans and bottles! LOL Those barrels were a pain in the butt though!
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I wonder how much lead is in me after sanding cars for twenty years! GM was a lot of lacquer paint in the 70's. Fords and Dodges mostly enamel. I loved spraying lacquer paint but I hated the buffing though. Spraying Dupont Emron was the worst. Very durable but very dangerous to spray! Even back in the mid 1970's the cans of paint had huge warning labels on them in red letters. "MUST USE AIR
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7 years ago
rjmachon
There is a Conrad R Montalto (age 94) at 1560 Clark St. per PeopleByName.
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