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6 years ago
gman
cact25 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is Sulzer the new name for the Hild library? Not so much the new name as the library that replaced Hild. Hild was sold to the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Sulzer branch was the replacement library.
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6 years ago
gman
At Golf and Milwaukee in Niles.
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6 years ago
gman
I believe the developer (Ernest Klode) sold only the lots, so there is not likely a single architect.
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6 years ago
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the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > that old Moo Juice product just mentioned reminds > me of another in a jar called PDQ, an egg-nog > (flavored) mix (these products seem to've stemmed > from the then new marketing of freeze-dried mixes, > like instant coffee). I liked it then, just as I > also liked Anna Banana soda. When invited
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6 years ago
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rjmachon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Back in the late 1960's I remember the Fizzies > drink tablets that you added to water to make a > flavored drink. Still around: http://www.fizzies.com/
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6 years ago
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jd6716 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Jim Moran died a year or two ago was almost a > billionaire and had a ton of dealerships According to Wikipedia, he died in 2007 and was ranked 390 on the Forbes 400. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Moran_(automotive)
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6 years ago
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SWEDE Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Anyone remember the Currency Exchange centers. > They charge you a fee to cash your payroll checks > or your electric bill etc. You could get free > light bulbs back in the 50's. The light bulbs were from ComEd and you could get them at all bill payment locations. Currency exchanges can still be found arou
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6 years ago
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According to Lane's history page they had 7,000 students by 1930 (and although there's a reference to 9,000 by 1934, it's unclear as to whether those were enrolled students): http://www.lanetech.org/history.php
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6 years ago
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G. O. Mancer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Coleman's star rose because he was the only > weatherman who predicted more than a couple of > inches in '67. He continued to play this tune for > years. It did get him to a gig on "Good Morning > America". Coleman started The Weather Channel and did very well for himself.
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6 years ago
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Dunning1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > And again, you're missing the point. There were > numerous portrayals of good role models on the old > Amos and Andy series and you are totally ignoring > their contribution. You're taking this way too personally. I wasn't even born then. I'm not making judgments. These were the criticisms leveled agai
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6 years ago
gman
Dunning1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Also, some people are forgetting that the > buffoonish Andy and Kingfish were played off a > whole series of more serious characters who > portrayed good values. I think the values > portrayed in Amos and Andy were a lot better than > those portrayed in "Good Times," based on a pretty >
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6 years ago
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Dunning1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You know, that's not really true. Admittedly Andy > and the Kingfish were portrayed as buffoons, but > Andy, the cab driver, was portrayed as an > intelligent, sensitive, wise character. I have > heard black people mention a Christmas Eve episode > where he adopted an orphan as one of the most >
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6 years ago
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Mikey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In re: Amos & Andy on TV: Wonderful show, with > seasoned actors. Problem was that some leaders of > the African-American community pulled the plug on > the show around 1965 because they believed that it > portrayed African-Americans in a "bad light" and > made them look like idiots or som
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6 years ago
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the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > if you asked the average joe to meet you at the > intersection of peterson & caldwell, they'd either > a) pause and think before saying "hey, they're the > same streets aren't they", or b) think you were > pulling their leg with a trick type location. for > the purpose of locating a r
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6 years ago
gman
rjmachon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I remember a stone masonry, for headstones in that > area as well. Patek & Sons is still there, across from the cemetery on Milwaukee (a few blocks north of Devon).
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6 years ago
gman
rjmachon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I remember a stone masonry, for headstones in that > area as well. Patek & Sons is still there, across from the cemetery on Milwaukee (a few blocks north of Devon).
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6 years ago
gman
the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > would you also say someplace was at Kimball & > Homan? I don't think so Totally different. It's not as if someone re-named Peterson, Caldwell is a different road. Peterson becomes discontinuous at that point but it continues again west of the forest. The only continuity between Peterson and Caldwell is Ro
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6 years ago
gman
the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Peterson AND Caldwell? Peterson IS Caldwell and > vice versa. Unless you mean the intersection > where they undergo name transformation, at Cicero. It was at Peterson and Cicero, so "Peterson and Caldwell," while inelegant, is technically correct.
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6 years ago
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Kchi Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thank You Nickvet419 for the aerial reference. > If you go to the bottom and click on T1981, it > still shows the two bridges across the river from > the back of once was the clubhouse area. When you > click on T1993 the bridges are gone. My wife and I walk our dogs around there and often follow the
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6 years ago
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Bud Schaibly's on Devon, between Western and California was a second-floor bowling alley. Very popular for grammar school birthday parties back in the day.
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6 years ago
gman
the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > a northside TB sanitorium was on pulaski rd > somewhere around foster, i remember my buddy Dave > W. got a job there in the late '60s As referenced above, it's now part of Peterson Park (bounded by Bryn Mawr to the south, Peterson to the north, between Pulaski and Central park. It's now home to a nature ce
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6 years ago
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southwestsiderlaredo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > WHen we went shopping, lunch was always at > Carson's basement Tartan Tray cafeteria, with the > scottish plaid trays (anyone remember?), also, in > the early 1950's Henrici's with the mini cream > glass bottles for the coffee, where the Civic > Center is. OF course lunch at Berghoff's af
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6 years ago
gman
After having visited lots of small towns in Europe I think their claim to "World's Smallest" title might have been a reach.
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6 years ago
gman
Did I miss a memo somewhere? Libraries are still active centers of the community in Chicago. The one I grew up visiting has certainly modernized, but my 1960's self would still feel at home there.
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6 years ago
gman
Still a bunch of active leagues around: http://www.16inchsoftballchicago.com/
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6 years ago
gman
Dunning1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I noticed someone mentioned Fox's Pub at 99th and > Western. Wasn't that once owned by Al Capone's > sister Mafalda Senese and her husband? According to this article it was a different place at the same location: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:T0cUMvlOANgJ:articles.chicagotribune.com
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6 years ago
gman
Tumble Togs makes sense as it refers to clothes.
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6 years ago
gman
This article places it at 2716 N. Paulina (just South of Diversey). http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1993-11-03/business/9311030070_1_outlet-store-annual-warehouse-sale-accessories
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6 years ago
gman
Lasser's (in Lincoln Park near DePaul) was one of the last holdouts (for local brands, that is). They closed in the mid-late 80's.
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