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7 years ago
PHILC
Thank you also for your response. It would be a lot simpler if people in the 19th century didn't make any mistakes, so that looking back at their time could be done more easily and accurately. But I suspect I am making it just as difficult for someone in the 22nd century who may be looking at what I've done in the time I've had.
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7 years ago
PHILC
My great grandparents lived in what is now the middle of Oz Park, so I sort of lament the transition to a park. But I suspect that at the time the area was cleared, it was quite different than the 1870s. I've been at Oz Park and it does not do much for me. With Lincoln Park a few blocks to the east it does not seem like there was an "public p[ark desert" in the area. It seems like i
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7 years ago
PHILC
Thank you very much, may be incorrect in the city directory. I will have to look for other references to this address to see if it is listed differently elsewhere.
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7 years ago
PHILC
A relative is shown as living at 134 Johnston Ave in Chicago in 1888. After looking through the street name change information and the 1909 address change info I am a little confused. Johnston is shown as becoming Lyndale, but the address of 134 does not appear in the renumbering system, only 132 and 136 do. Does anyone have an idea as to where this address may now be located?
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9 years ago
PHILC
My grandmother grew up in this area, born there in 1897 and lived there until about 1912. Their home was about a half block north of grand on Aberdeen and was torn down when the Kennedy Expressway was built. She was there I think as the area was transitioning from Swedish to Italian. Her parents were married at the Lutheran Church in the 1880s that was at May and Huron Streets, until Ogden Ave wa
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9 years ago
PHILC
Has anyone ever heard of an archtiecture firm or company called GROTZ-WAEGELEIN CO. I think they may have had a catalog of homes or home plans. The time period seems to be about 1929 and 1930, but I don't know how far on either side of those dates they may extend.Found that my grandparents home in River GRove was one of theirs. Found one other in Chicago and another in Highland Park. Thanks.
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9 years ago
PHILC
I used to live at Diversey and Neva and it seemed there was always a billboard at Diversey and Harlem with a picture of the park on it advertisiing Olson Rug. This was in the early 1950s.
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9 years ago
PHILC
That is the location of Bancroft School.
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9 years ago
PHILC
There is a photo of Bancroft School. I googled "Bancroft School Chicago" and one of the first things that came up was a list of what look like Chicago post cards one of which is a great veiw of Bancroft School. I also tried to put an 1895 class photo from the school on this board, but I can't figure out how to do it.
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9 years ago
PHILC
Thanks for your repsonse. Pictures I have show a pretty substantial biuilding. The class photos wee taken outside against the wall of the building. Thouogh they were taken in 1895, if you look at the kids faces, they could have been taken yesterday. Has anyone ever had any luck going to the Chicago Public Schools archives? That is I assume they exist.
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9 years ago
PHILC
Does anyone know whatever happened to the Bacnroft School. It was a CPS School locate NW of North Ave and Western. May have been torn down in the 30s or 20s. Any hint as to why? Family graduated from there around 1900 and have some class pictures from the school.
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9 years ago
PHILC
In looking through the photos in the next posting at www.chicagopast.com, at about page 30 I think, there was a photo showing the entrance to Potthast's under the L. Hope you can locate it. The photos at chciagopawst. com are very cool though.
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10 years ago
PHILC
There is a photo of the Kennedy Expressway under construction looking over the ohio street bridge toward the Loop. Grand Ave and Aberdeen would have been beyon the church on the right . Looks like this picture is about 1959? http://archives.archchicago.org/room_iii.htm
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10 years ago
PHILC
This is a pretty interesting photo showing how they built the expressway. Did not relaize they excavated the underpass for the Chciago Avenue bridge before they even started to excavate the raod bed for the expressway. In the foreground at lower left you can still see the remanants of a building 's foundation along the southside of Chciago Ave. demolished because it was in the right of way.
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10 years ago
PHILC
According to Sanborn map Vol 6, 1916 sheet 026 the Slovak Lutheran Church and school was at the northwest corner of Chicago and Noble. In the Sanborn map of "Chicago 1905-1951, Vol 6, 1916-June 1950, sheet 026, it was then the "Japanese Church of Jesus Christ". In old aerial photos it was there in the 1962 aerial, but gone in the 1973 photo. Address of this church was 1400 to 14
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10 years ago
PHILC
Can you post a copy of that photo?
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10 years ago
PHILC
Does anyone know of photos of the area around Grand Avenue and Aberdeen Streets before the Northwest Expressway was built and destroyed much of that area? My grandmother lived about a half block north of Grand on Aberdeen (then known as Curtis) about 1900-1910. I'm sure that years ago I saw a photo of that block at the Chicago History Museum but have been unable to relocate it in recent years.
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10 years ago
PHILC
Does anyone know of photos of the area around Grand Avenue and Aberdeen Streets before the Northwest Expressway was built and destroyed much of that area? My grandmother lived about a half block north of Grand on Aberdeen (then known as Curtis) about 1900-1910. I'm sure that years ago I saw a photo of that block at the Chicago History Museum but have been unable to relocate it in recent years.
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10 years ago
PHILC
Does anyone know of photos of the area around Grand Avenue and Aberdeen Streets before the Northwest Expressway was built and destroyed much of that area? My grandmother lived about a half block north of Grand on Aberdeen (then known as Curtis) about 1900-1910. I'm sure that years ago I saw a photo of that block at the Chicago History Museum but have been unable to relocate it in recent years.
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11 years ago
PHILC
I believe the school in the background was Washington School. My grandmother lived near here before 1912 and attended that school.
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14 years ago
PHILC
Therre is a disconnected railroad bridge over the railroad tracks jst west of Paulina at about 400 North.
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