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6 years ago
Lance Grey
Elf Odin Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There was a Bulko on the southwest corner of > Ashland and Wellington. From 1959 until 1963, I > lived just down the street at 2858 North Ashland > (my house was on the spot that is now occupied by > the Pier One). > > On a slightly related topic, the Jewel/Osco on > that block used to be on
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6 years ago
Lance Grey
Dad used to Bowl Pro or Semi-pro (I don't know for sure.) And I recall being in the audience at a televised Tournament about 1964. I also watched him from home for other Tournaments on UHF channels back then. Dad's approaching 80 and hard to jog his memory these days, and I'd like to locate Tournament rosters of some of the players making the Chicagoland circuit from the Mid-50s through the '6
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7 years ago
Lance Grey
Wayne-Wright Post 1052 1258 W. Wrightwood Ave
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
I'm a couple blocks away but the mystery acronym 'AMD' has me stumped.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Jeff_Weiner Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- Does anyone remember the art project, started back in the 1960's, to repaint all the roof water tanks in bright colors, and number them consecutively? I remember some were done in/around Old Town, but wonder if any have survived. ------------------------------------------------------- Hehe I'm reminded of grandios Po
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Re: McInerney When I started as a Mechanic doing Parts Running & Tow Truck Driver for a small shop I pronounced it, "Mick Eye nernee" but the boss said "Mack 'N Ernie" Can't recall anyone at the Dealer or a commercial settling it.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
I think the spelling was traditional but hyphenated: Bazaar-Bazaar
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
William H. Prescott School. 1632 W. Wrightwood (at Ashland & Marshfield) survives.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Speaking of Aerials ... Calumet 412 blogged this one today: Looking west along the river, 1957, Chicago.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Artesian wells rise up to ground level on their own like a Spring. And they often feed into Rivers & Creeks. Our family Farm in Wisconsin had several artesians along the Wisconsin River. Aerial images of the area show hundreds of "V" shaped feeds that go to the River. -- Great Muskie hiding spots at the Rivers' edge! Most wells are dug or tapped into a natural cistern or undergr
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
tom12ga Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does anyone have any information on the house and > other property that is land-locked between three > alleys just south of Wrightwood between Ashland > and Clybourn? It does not have frontage on any > street. Altgeld, Marshfield and Wrightwood are the > three nearest streets; the alley directly behi
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
My gut feeling about the extension: Someone routed the Rain gutter downspout (or two in a " Y " junction) for the catch basin to receive excess rainwater with the lid removed.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Anyone remember the name of "Your singing Ford dealer"? I think its Bert Weinman Ford. But the Pitchman who did the singing was a different personality from the Dealer himself.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This may be of interest: A fine close-up photograph of physicist Albert A. Michelson in Clearing, 1924. He is shown sitting in a trench > and peering into the eyepiece of a science apparatus scope. The negative number is DN-0076242 and is in the Chicago History Museum archive of Chicago Daily News negatives. &
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Sox games on 44... Whenever Dick Allen was at the plate Caray exclaimed,"Here's 'Big Dick' Allen" I don't know how he got away with the Euphemisms he used at the microphone.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Racine / Diversey / Lincoln has two Flatirons. The less significant one shows up in Whatwasthere too.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Here's a short correspondance I had with Anthony Zagone of Zagone Studios You might cull info from for your site. > Dear Lance, > Yes, my uncle owned the store , that's how we got into the Halloween business. > Have a great Halloween, > Tony Zagone > -----Original Message----- > From: Lance G. Grey > Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 9:18 PM > To: [email protected]
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
I recall taking aluminum cans to a newer Recycling Center in this area back in the '80s. They were using the raised Track structure as a retaining wall.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
I need to sit down with Louie Barlock at Ewalds to check records on a Grandfathers funeral / burial info. Ewald's handled way too many funerals for my family & frends.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
It was a loose Brontosaurus that took out many of Chicagos huge, factory complexes. ..Everyone knows Brontosaurus were Plant Eaters. :P
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Here's a shot from Cortlant at Mendell looking West toward Elston September 1952 http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/getimage.exe?CISOROOT=/uic_pic&CISOPTR=1233&DMSCALE=100.00000&DMWIDTH=1500&DMHEIGHT=1200&DMX=620&DMY=193&DMTEXT=%20Southport&REC=4&DMTHUMB=0&DMROTATE=0
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Last time I was in the Zoo section (a block West of Western) was 2003. I recall they had North/west American Prairie & game animals: Deer, Elk, and a few others. Maybe Wolves?
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Somene Recently spotted & Posted a link to Goose Island in the FC Facebook Group featuring Two, count 'em, Two Gasometers. um. er.. There's a deflated tank to the right of the top one.-- Make that THREE in one shot. Link to source / page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tedkoston/3839144520/
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Another Northside favorite was Colonial Ice Cream, on the SW corner of Southport @ Fullerton. Kiddie-corner from the huge Milwaukee Road office bldg. Colonial's address was probably 1401 W. Fullerton. Its been demolished and replaced by a Burger King.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Its timely to have this carli URL I've recently been working out: 04-23-1953 Aerial shows barge traffic at the Belmont Bridge looking slightly S/E Copelin Commercial / James S. Parker collection Here's the link: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/getimage.exe?CISOROOT=/uic_pic&CISOPTR=6579&DMSCALE=100.00000&DMWIDTH=1750&DMHEIGHT=2000&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTE
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Artista Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Another good shot Shekaago..In the Spring it will > be much more enjoyable to hunt these 'oddities' > down... Ha! Just hurry before Hot, summer days bring the stuff inside back to life!
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
I live close & been back there a few times. The best access is from Menard's Parking Lot on Cicero. : A guard sometimes parks nearby half-heartedly watching and he'll give you the No-Go signal if you make eye contact, Tell him you're a local Railfan shooting the Roundhouse, and he'll agree. Or ... you can walk the long way along an access road West of the tracks at Cermak which go
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
I recall Apple Carts on Southport. Late '60s. -- The same kind seen in film from the Depression era. Then it progressed to people selling Watermellons out the back of Car trunks or the back end of Straight-job trucks.
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
PKDickman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sometime between 2008 and 2009, it was turned into > a vacant lot. > I gleebed this photo from Google earth's old > street > views.http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/54689033 > 19_2ff9dafd39_o.jpg > Hawthorne Works by pkdickman, on Flickr Google Earth has historical street views to some ex
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8 years ago
Lance Grey
Here's an interesting view dated 07/19/1935
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