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7 years ago
rjmachon
I think all auto paint is now water base PK. I have been out of the business for a while now.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Tim it is the Wing Hoe Restaurant now on the corner.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I use to paint cars and as late as 1995 Dupont Paint still used a red paint for a 1989 Chevrolet truck that contain lead!
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Check with JR Schmidt of Dr. Jake's Bowling History. https://bowlinghistory.wordpress.com/
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I use to go by the hotel on my way to the beach everyday in the mid 1960's. I think I was in there once.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Some old photo's of the Edgewater Beach Hotel from the Chicago Tribune. http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.com/chi-130404-edgewater-beach-hotel-pictures/
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I can remember this place from 1973. I can remember the green awning as well. I always thought it was a funny place for a restaurant but they seem to be busy on the weekends.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I can remember the drive-in but not Sonny's.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I found this website on Riverview from Fenger High School * Chicago, Illinois June Class Of 1958. http://www.fengerjune1958.com/New-Riverview.htm#ReturnToIndex
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Ok I see now. The golf course was there back in 1952 from what I see on the Historicaerials photo on the north side.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
It was a driving range on the north side of Addison in 1972, not a golf course per say.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
The cars (trains) were salvaged. When the park closed, the trains were, originally sold to a Sherwood Park in Rockford, IL (now gone). Similarly, Adventureland, in Addison,IL (also long gone) bought the Jet Stream, Flash, Fireball and Bobs trains. None of the coasters themselves were sold. (per Stan Barker NAPHA Archivist and Chicago amusement park historian) -- One of the Schmidt Brothers tr
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7 years ago
rjmachon
They were steel pennies Tim. I know that vending machines back then couldn't take them because they were magnetic. I believe they were produced between 1941 and 1944. I had some in my penny collection.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Actually in the book, "Riverview Gone, But Not Forgotten 1904-1967" shows a billboard advertising the the opening day the next year. Riverview had been scheduled to reopen for its 65th season on May 10, 1968. The license had been purchased, the sign erected; but then, Riverview Historian Wlodarczyk says, "A major stockholder died." Between problems with the estate, offers to bu
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Another article I forgot to mention by, (some nice photos of the place as well) The ruins and sundry of Washburne Trade School Posted on September 1, 2014 by repowers2 https://achicagosojourn.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/the-ruins-and-sundry-of-washburne-trade-school/
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7 years ago
rjmachon
@avers2102, That was true. One person was killed on the Bobs from standing up. I think three people had died on Riverview rides during it existence. I know that one person had died when the chains snapped on his ride and the cage that he was in flew into the river and he drowned. I don't recall the name of the ride. It was something like the Strat-O-Stat. I think the third person drowned in the
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I remember that coffee shop Dunning 1. I think it was called Rocky's. I ate there a few times in the early 1970's. It was tore down in the mid 1980's I believe. Some more info and pictures on Kolze's Electric Park, https://books.google.com/books?id=4p2aYsItpT8C&pg=PA29&dq=Kolze%27s+Electric+Park&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Os07VZOYGcm-ggS6iID4BA&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Ko
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7 years ago
rjmachon
That overpass is scheduled to be removed shortly! I think this year.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Didn't you see the pictures and article on this on page two of this thread? Here is the article on this by J.R. Schmidt. http://www.wbez.org/blog/john-r-schmidt/2011-08-12/lost-landmark-grand-avenue-89980
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7 years ago
rjmachon
LaCantina was right next to the McDonalds on Milwaukee. They had a great pizza there. I remember the place well.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
In the 1927 Polk Directory, Boydston Bros. undertakers is listed at that address.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I never heard about him being sick. What happen?
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7 years ago
rjmachon
I agree Eric! Remember disco demolition night?
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Where was Melvin's in Chicago. I heard in was in the SRI hotel. What was that, SRI?
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7 years ago
rjmachon
The building, 4227-4231 S COTTAGE GROVE was built around 1895.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Here's an article on Washburn Trade School from Forgotten Chicago. http://forgottenchicago.com/articles/the-last-days-of-washburne/
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7 years ago
rjmachon
@ Thimmaker, "The original Lane Tech became Cooley High School, and was eventually torn down". I read this in an article by, The world's biggest high school September 17, 2012 By: John R. Schmidt http://www.wbez.org/blogs/john-r-schmidt/2012-09/worlds-biggest-high-school-102301 Cooley High, which sat on Division and Orleans until it was demolished in the 1980s
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Some more info on this from, Why the Kennedy backs up at the Edens junction June 24, 2013 By: John R. Schmidt http://www.wbez.org/blogs/john-r-schmidt/2013-06/why-kennedy-backs-edens-junction-107813
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7 years ago
rjmachon
Merrimac Park where I lived by had a lot of softball leagues back in the 70's.
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7 years ago
rjmachon
This movie is back on TV today, WPWR.
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