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7 years ago
Bill_Baar
There were some pretty good lookin guys at the Blue Dahlia, http://queermusicheritage.com/fem-blue.html
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7 years ago
Bill_Baar
Zientek's still around. I've never been there but it's on the list. http://cprailmmsub.blogspot.com/2014/05/zienteks-model-trains-and-formerly.html
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8 years ago
Bill_Baar
Never heard of him before but very interested....there's a bit on the net on him too. Here's an interview as part of an oral history project http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-aaron-bohrod-12310
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8 years ago
Bill_Baar
Check the interior of the bowling alley accross the street. http://ilforeclosurehomes.com/PropertyDetails?pid=08211272&ls=MLSNI&presented_by=yes&use_close=true&show_address=yes&show_description=yes&show_virtual_tour=yes
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8 years ago
Bill_Baar
It's still there and for sale. http://www.loopnet.com/Property-Record/4800-S-Honore-Street-Chicago-IL-60609/DEF6LgA4w/
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8 years ago
Bill_Baar
It's still there... one big empty building I guess https://maps.google.com/maps?q=4800+S+Honore+Chicago&ll=41.806712,-87.670852&spn=0.000553,0.000871&oe=UTF-8&hnear=4800+S+Honore+St,+Chicago,+Cook,+Illinois+60609&gl=us&t=h&z=21&layer=c&cbll=41.806712,-87.670852&panoid=c_5rFvl-c0bzMCMQc1YFdQ&cbp=12,247.42,,0,-1.25
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8 years ago
Bill_Baar
Richard, what's that massive building on the NW corner of 48th and HONORE? It's pretty big for a residential neigborhood!
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8 years ago
Bill_Baar
Here's a link to the book on their 75th Anniversary in 1963. http://www.worldcat.org/title/sokol-town-of-lake-seventy-fifth-anniversary-1888-1963/oclc/173277176 You'll have to Cedar Rapids Ia and the National Czech and Slovak museum to find a copy. I google mapped 4800 S Honore and there are two buidlings that are candidates. The big one looks too Industrial though and I'm not sure what to mak
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8 years ago
Bill_Baar
I've alwasy been fond of the Garden City Laundry smokestake at 3333 W. Harrison. Never looked like much of a Garden but I always knew I was close to home when I saw it. http://goo.gl/maps/aSwU7
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
And from the NLRB in the 90s.. http://openjurist.org/957/f2d/1467/national-labor-relations-board-v-augusta-bakery-corporation
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Chow Hound has some info http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/609541
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
The Hyde Park Herald is online. You might want to look at some of the old issues http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives/?p_product=HA-ILHPH&p_theme=histpaper&p_nbid=&p_action=keyword&f_editSearch=yes&p_queryname=2
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Here's the Trib from 1996 http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-05-12/business/9605120089_1_six-units-woodburning-fireplaces-level I think this was a Polish Church. It was one of the first Church to Condo conversions I think.
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
I took a tour of Dunning Hospital in the 1970's as part of an Urban Studies High School Summer class at Oak Park River Forest HS. History teacher Tom Ferguson taught it. We took one or two field trips each week throughout Chicago including a tour of Dunning. We visited patients in one of the Cottages and I recall one guy reading my fortune in my palm. The vivid memory though is of the court an
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Somewhere I have a picture of this Street Car. Oddly I can't find any online at the moment. Via http://www.abandonedasylum.com/dunning1.html One of the more interesting facets of Chicago State Hospital was Cook County Car No. 1. From 1918 to 1939, this 60,000-pound interurban type car made weekly trips, carrying mentally ill patients from the Cook County Hospital to Dunning Hospital. For many
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
There was a Dunning to offer up his name. Via Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning,_Chicago Following the Civil War, Andrew Dunning purchased 120 acres just south of the county property to start a nursery and lay the groundwork for a village. He set aside 40 acres for the settlement, but proximity to the insane hospital kept settlers away. Initially transportation links were poo
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
This is interesting http://chicagotelevision.com/edmorris.htm But here was a station unlike any before it. In an attempt to carve its own niche in the viewing public's eye and in typical Chicago UHF boldness, the station offered no announcers, performers, or programming...instead a alpha-numeric news ticker (similar to teletext reports you see on your local government cable channel today) appea
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
A pretty remarkable building (and location) https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2666+E+73rd+Chicago&ll=41.764477,-87.559769&spn=0.012468,0.027874&oe=UTF-8&hnear=2666+E+73rd+St,+Chicago,+Cook,+Illinois+60649&gl=us&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=41.764477,-87.559769&panoid=-_JNGk-2PRxkaez5HuiHcg&cbp=12,350.59,,0,-13.16 It was one of Chicago's first CO OP buildings pe
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Milwaukee Road Historical Association Special Publication #6, The Milwaukee Road in Chicago. by Tom Burke with Art Danz and Ted Pannkoke 2007 Nine pages devoted to the Bloomingdale Line including old ariel photographs and details on industries served.
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Norfolk Southern will kick in some...
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Here's a PDF describing the proposed New ERA Trail along the old Pennsylvania RR Connecting Line in Englewood. http://www.openlands.org/filebin/images/plans_reports/Community_Greening_Projects_New_ERA_Trail_Community_Vision_P.pdf Now that the Norfolk Southern container yard expansion deal is done, I think (hope) we'll start seeing work done here. Next lets home for a similar project with the B&a
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
The Milwaukee Road Historical Society did a special issue on Chicago and the chapter on the Bloomingdale line lists every Industry including Team Track users serverd on the line. I didn't see any issues available on their website. It's really a book quality publication so some libraries may have it. Here's a link to their site http://www.mrha.com/
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
It's the Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal RRs Altenheim subdivision. It started at Rockwell Yard in the East and went west on the embankment past Sears to the the Belt Railway in Cicero and then went north and west alongside the Eisenhower Expressway to Forest Park where the SOO line picked up ownership. Altenheim Old Peoples home is there hence the name I gues. There was also a White Stucco
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
A little more... http://www.projectballpark.org/history/nnl1/alt/pyotts.html and a picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/docmoreau/3084892412/
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Lake and Kilpatrick per "Mills Stadium has 42 Round show Tonight." Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963): 24. Jun 11 1931. ProQuest. Web. 20 Mar. 2013 .
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
The Hamburger: A History by Josh Ozersky describes Snappy Service as a Missouri based White Castle imitator from the 30s. http://books.google.com/books?id=MjP0Jf2DGkEC&lpg=PA41&ots=q2R3mnoxci&dq=Snappy%20Service%20System%20Hamburgers&pg=PA41#v=onepage&q=Snappy%20Service%20System%20Hamburgers&f=false
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Search for "Bucket of Blood" in the Trib archieves and you'll find it's a freqent name. In 1918 there is a "caberet" at 1733 W. Madison, in 1980s the corner of 59th and Wentworth is known as the "Bucket of Blood". The Union League Club in 1939 says their center at2157 W 19th was formerly known as the Bucket of Blood. There is a reference to a brothel in the old Lev
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
re: Also strange is Oak Brook doesn't use 'Cermak Rd', but 22nd St. Whats the attachment to a numbered st? Southsiders used to tell me Northsiders used names because they weren't very good with numbers. fwiw
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Join the Austin West Side Archive on Facebook. She responded to a question and posted a matchbook cover for Ray Foley's Restaurant on West Madison. She says more images coming.
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9 years ago
Bill_Baar
Looks like it moved to the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood. http://achicagosojourn.blogspot.com/2011/10/purple-hotel-on-wane.html
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