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5 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Back to the top one time, and then I'm out of here.
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5 years ago
b.a.hoarder
What used to be a fun, informative and most of all civil website has degenerated into what???, actually I don't know how to describe what has transpired here. I'm leaving for a while, don't even plan to lurk; maybe I'll check in some day and see if the situation has improved. Thanks to all for the vast knowledge, refreshed memories of things past and most of all the comradery we enjoyed here.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Swede, I guess we had a similar TV. Dad had a crystal set at eight years of age in 1920, saw TV exhibited at the Century of Progress in '33-'34 and knew then that he wanted one. Stations started to come on line in the late '40's and he bought an RCA in February of '49 the month before I was born. We had the second one in the old neighborhood at 25th & Washtenaw. Our TV was a red mahogany conso
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Wyler's, now there's a name from the past. Seems like they started with lemonade and then branched out into other flavors if I remember correctly.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Swede, yes, the bar was on the west side of the street, the east side of the parkway would be Western Blvd. We went there in the late '60's to the early '70's and if it had a name I never knew it. With the Foxhead 400 sign hanging outside to us it just became "Hey, lets go to Foxhead."Joe and Anita ran the place, I don't recall eating a sausage sandwich in there but sometimes Anita would
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Hamm's beer, "From the land of sky blue waters." Do they still make Hamm's? Old Style, "Pure brewed from God's country." I'm pretty sure Old Style left Wisconsin years ago. How about these slogans- The Friendly Beer, this one is/was? common in Minnesota but I did find it on tap in Berwyn once. Another- Brewed With World Famous Waukesha Water, we used to go to a small
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Forty-five years ago Chuck Olin and Joel Katz went to Garfield Ridge and filmed interviews from the "silent majority". A couple of years ago the Chicago Film Archives found a copy and restored it; all these years later it seems little has changed. To me the film stands as a commentary on the real people that make Chicago and the country work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ElNsuIO
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Morrie Stark for Stark's Warehouse- Tell 'em Morrie sent you, and get a free gift. When you're out of Schlitz, you're out of beer! BTW, I used to frequent a bar many years ago and they had one of my favorite signs there, printed in Polish, Nie mam Schlitza, nie mam piwa! I don't speak Polish, but the message was clear. Two Ton Baker for Riverview- Riverview, where you can laugh your troubl
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Sounds as though the fix was in, someone that has a guy who knows a guy wanted that parcel for another purpose.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
OK, I'll take a wild stab at it. Was the name Beaubien? I always thought Beaubien settled much further south than you describe, but then again there is a Beaubien Elementary school at 5025 N. Laramie.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Thank you Dunning1. The big surprise here for me was 4270, the Sam Santo Sport Shop, as I remember there being one a couple doors just west of California on the south side of the street. Sam lived on our block and he died young, I wonder if the family got out of the location I recall after he passed away and moved a bit west. I guess I just never knew about that location.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Thanks to bowler, a very good and resourceful friend and member here I have the address for the Brighton Pharmacy. It was located at 4280 S. Archer just as I remembered it, about a block and a half east of Kedzie. Thanks again to Rob, AKA bowler.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Seems unlikely that someone would have a listing by an individual's name rather than the business, but who knows. Would you mind checking the 4200 block also?
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Strictly an approximation, try 4314 S. Archer. I haven't had anything to do with that pharmacy since 1988 when my uncle died and I'm just making a guess here.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I would imagine there was more than one in that neighborhood, but the one I remember was Brighton Pharmacy on the north side of Archer maybe a block, or block and a half east of Kedzie.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I admit it, I've always been a cynic, but..... I do think the 606 is beautiful and will do much to improve quality of life and probably property values in that area too. On the other hand I do question the $95M price tag, seems a bit excessive for a trail that as I understand it is thirty feet wide at most. 2.7 miles X thirty feet = 435,000sq.ft. For $218/sq.ft. think of the high end house I could
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I don't know about that location, but in Countryside on Joliet Road there used to be radio towers and a small building with the call letters WOPA. WOPA was owned and operated by the PNA, the Polish National Alliance and at one time they operated (possibly all through their existence) on a pay to play format. If you secured the advertisers, or just had deep pockets, anyone could book any open air t
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Here's a bit of the commentary from a federal trademark application for Ole's Chili- This is a brand page for the OLE'S trademark by Ole's Food Products Co. in Chicago, , 60657. Write a review about a product or service associated with this OLE'S trademark. Or, contact the owner Ole's Food Products Co. of the OLE'S trademark by filing a request to communicate with the Legal Correspondent for l
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
If anyone is interested the 1937 movie "In Old Chicago" is being shown on Turner Classic Movies tonight at 7:00. It's a fictional account of the 1871 Chicago fire and while it takes many artistic liberties it might prove entertaining. I last saw it on TV probably about 55 years ago.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
locoengineer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I grew up near the Kool-Aid factory----what a > sweet smell when the wind blew a certain way! > Otherwise we were stuck with the aromas of > Nabisco...... Growing up near Archer & Oak Park if the wind was from the SW we had Corn Products malodorous offerings and when it came from the NE the Metrop
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
That's a tall order Rob. I guess we can start things off with the western and southern limits of the city obviously defining two things for us. Would you agree that we can use the Sanitary & Ship Canal as the north boundary for the SW side? If one arbitrarily selects California Ave at 2800W then yes, you would be excluding Morgan Park and placing that into the South Side but raising another qu
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Small world Swede, I had a Monarch too. Maroon in color and it had some other color trim, maybe red or black? It was a 26" boys bike and dad had actually bought it much too early for me but he had a reason. With two older sisters and a tight budget only one bike was bought, they rode it a little but I beat the wheels off that thing! There wasn't a sidewalk, street or alley around for miles th
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I think you will find this of interest- http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/1/5542/5553/re__joe_pod_sidevokiem_#msg-5553
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Don't remember the bazooka, but we always had a Whamo slingshot back then. Balsa gliders were a dime and even now you can get one for under $2.00. Don't recall what it was called but how about the thing made from pot metal that you put caps in and tossed it in the air. It came down with a bang. I don't think you can even buy caps anymore. Rubber balls were pretty cheap too and always good for a ga
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I looked at Historic Aerials website and it was still there in 2002 but the 2005 aerial survey shows an empty lot so it was razed sometime after '02. That corner has a condo development on it now. I was never inside the building but saw it many times from the Archer bus, as I recall the bricks were painted white and signage had been painted right on the brick. I was never inside but had been told
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Where was the Petersen Clasic I think on Archer > ave? It was held at the Archer-35th Recreation lanes just east of Archer on 35th St. They still hold a version of the Classic in Hoffman Estates.
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
SWEDE Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does anyone remember malt pills that came in a > bottle? You could eat them direct or put them in > a glass of milk. Yes I do remember them, Horlick's Malted Milk Tablets. We never did put them in a glass of milk, we just ate them. Seems like they were kinda pricey, at least compared to a big five cent candy
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Galewood was developed by Abram Gale, it was a 320 acre community in what is now the North Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Unfortunately your posted photos are too small to see any detail, but I will assume that your mention of a round building might have been a round house used for the servicing of locomotives. Are you overseas? Google Maps shows German labels when I view your link. You might
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6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Today I was eating a late lunch and while doing so turned a "Bonanza" rerun on, the show is featured on ME TV. The subject matter looked vaguely familiar, it was about a young boy and his interest in higher education. One of the boy's experiments was on the measurement of the speed of light but still, it wasn't until Lorne Green's final comment that the light bulb went on for me (no pun
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I don't know that it was ever officially Bachelors Grove Road but it definitely had a reputation for gentlemen waiting to meet others of a like mind. I'm not sure but I think the Cook County Sheriff PD got tired of policing it and for that reason it was eliminated. Traveling on 135th in the Spring you could see it would often flood so that combined with the bad rep was a no-brainer; get rid of it.
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