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10 years ago
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Here's an old map, probably only in the planning stages, showing Logan Blvd extending all the way east to the lakefront as Humbolt Blvd. http://www.patsabin.com/illinois/map.html
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10 years ago
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That curve spared The Villas neighborhood (where many judges lived at the time). Another factor may have been needing to shift the Kennedy to the east side of the RR tracks in order to facilitate the Edens junction.
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10 years ago
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Here's a great blog that features many of Uptown's old hotels. http://uptownhistory.compassrose.org/
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11 years ago
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My son did a History Fair project on the construction of the Kennedy Expressway. There are Chicago Tribune articles dating from the late '30's through 1958. Other articles from the Chicago American (?) Newspaper were found through the Chicago History Museum's research room. The most notable church that was saved was St. Stanislaus near Divison St. The church was originally slated for demolit
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13 years ago
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This is an interesting link to the history of many of Chicago's hospitals with several photos. It only lists Garfield Park Hospital in name only at the end of the page. http://genealogytrails.com/ill/cook/hospitals.html
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13 years ago
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The building is being rehabbed to house dozens of small businesses selling "green" products for home construction and remodeling.
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13 years ago
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Station Street was a 2-block long residential diagonal street that was in the path of the Kennedy Expressway between Fullerton and Western Avenues. Does anyone remember it?
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13 years ago
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The first poster was right. Geoffrey Baer explained it on Chicago Tonight last week.
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