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6 years ago
amybizzarri
Can anyone direct me to a photograph of the Blackstone mansion that stood where the Blackstone Hotel/Meryl Reskin Theater stands today? Thanks in advance!
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
Thanks for your reply. I'm still searching high and low for something - I'll post here if I dig up anything!
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
I'm looking for a photo of Eli Bates - once a lighthouse keeper at North Point Lighthouse in Milwaukee then a lumber buyer/trader in Chicago. Email me at [email protected] "Eli Bates, a former school teacher, was the keeper of the lighthouse, and he supplemented his $300 annual salary by running a gingerbread and small beer stand in part of the whitewashed brick keeper's dwelling. Ea
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
I know all the usual favorites (Deep Dish Pizza, Italian beef...), but what are your favorite Off the radar, only in Chicago dishes/desserts/drinks? Any dishes/desserts/drinks that are no longer around?
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
I know all the usual favorites (Deep Dish Pizza, Italian beef...), but what are your favorite Off the radar, only in Chicago dishes/desserts/drinks? Any dishes/desserts/drinks that are no longer around?
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
yes...meant to say William Wrigley Jr.'s Ada
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
I'd love to learn more about the wife of Phillip Wrigley, Ada Elizabeth Foote. Can anyone point me to some info?
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
For more info: http://discoveringvintagechicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/tour-chicagos-historic-congress-theater.html
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
Here's what I've been able to dig up so far: http://discoveringvintagechicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-unsolved-disappearance-of-my.html
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
I'm looking for info on Trudy Lee - a Burlesque dancer who performed with my missing great aunt in the '30's. Here's what I've been able to dig up so far (not very much!): http://discoveringvintagechicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-unsolved-disappearance-of-my.html
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6 years ago
amybizzarri
I'm looking for info on my grandma's older sister, Anna Duch. Allegedly she was a "torch singer" who sang under the name Myra Harms. Born about 1915 in Chicago. She left home at about 19 years old never to be seen again.
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7 years ago
amybizzarri
How did people light their homes in Chicago in the 1800's??? Gas lighting for the rich?? Lanterns for the poor? Would love to see some examples of typical Chicago light fixtures/lanterns. Can anyone point me to a resource on this?
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7 years ago
amybizzarri
Does anyone have any fun stories to share about the Artist's Cafe on Michigan Ave.? Any celeb sightings from back in the day??
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7 years ago
amybizzarri
Does anyone know when Queen Bee Lounge (since closed) opened? 60's or 70's? Or can anyone point me to a place where I can find out??
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7 years ago
amybizzarri
7 years ago
amybizzarri
Does anyone know anything about the Victorian mansion that houses Pizzeria Uno??
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7 years ago
amybizzarri
Does anyone have a clue as to where the first neon sign appeared in Chicago?
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7 years ago
amybizzarri
I'm looking to find Chicago stores/boutiques that are still in operation today and were 50+ years ago...I'm thinking of smaller stores. Does anyone have a beloved Chicago store that is still a favorite after years and years?
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7 years ago
amybizzarri
I'm looking to find Chicago stores/boutiques that are still in operation today and were 50+ years ago...I'm thinking of smaller stores. Does anyone have a beloved Chicago store that is still a favorite after years and years?
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