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5 years ago
222psm
Boy that brings back memories, my dad had a 72 just like that but it was yellow. I wish I could have kept that car.
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5 years ago
222psm
Wow, great information, I always wondered about the history of those tracks.
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5 years ago
222psm
Very cool indeed! Hopefully they'll end up in a museum so the public can see them.
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5 years ago
222psm
Me too, I had stopped checking in daily because of the spam. And had missed the great folks here.
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5 years ago
222psm
I'm so glad they got this site fixed, Glad to be back.
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6 years ago
222psm
A friend of my dad worked at this factory back in the 70's and us kids would love when he came over to visit, he always had shopping bags full of cookies. and not just the butter ones. It's a shame though that these beautiful art deco can't be converted to another use, but I guess they all can't be saved since some are in crappy areas or are to far gone to save.
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6 years ago
222psm
I remember this railroad very well, I lived near Horner Park. Some time in 79 or 80 was the last time I saw a train crossing California, it was a diesel loco with a single flat car with some type of large piece of equipment, I remember my dad was driving north bound on California and stopped because a flagman was standing on the track. I asked him what he was doing, and he said a train was coming
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6 years ago
222psm
the_mogra Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I google-map the 1750 n. Lawndale address and > voila! 3-story long old brown brick factory > building with red windows, on the west side of the > street of course immediately south of the > bloomingdale (606 trail) track viaduct. It > appears in fine shape (I'll drive by it sometime > soon to
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6 years ago
222psm
I also remember that April snow storm we did not have school for a few days or a week.
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6 years ago
222psm
Thanks rjmachon!
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6 years ago
222psm
Don't know anything about the golf course, but I also heard that Horner Park to the Northwest of the area your taking about. Was also a clay pit and brick making area, and latter a garbage dump before they turned it to the park. There is a thread on here that mentions the golf course, but I believe someone said it was a driving range? If I can find it again I will post the link.
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6 years ago
222psm
Artista Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello everyone,, > (its been a while since last time I was active > here. > Ill try to stay busy again..) > > There were twoChicago area 'Jack In the Box' > restaurants that I use to go to... > the one on North Ave. and Belleforte Ave. approx 1 > block east of Harlem Ave. > and the on
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6 years ago
222psm
I'm no electrician, but I did work as a electrician helper out of high school and as they say electricity takes the path of least resistance. Sound plausible to me, makes sense.
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6 years ago
222psm
If I'm reading this correctly the DuPage and Kane county officials did not support attempts to convince the state legislature to subsidize it. supposedly these efforts were intertwined with trying to save the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin interurban. , from the Trolley Dodger; "The CTA rapid transit system had contracted about 25% by the mid-1950s, and wanted to extend service through the
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6 years ago
222psm
Would be nice if they restore it back to working condition.
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6 years ago
222psm
I went to see a few games back in the early 80's even though I am a Cubs fan ;) great old park, sad to see it go.
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6 years ago
222psm
There are several on the north side of the 1300 block of W 19th st. My uncle lived across the street, and a good friend of my uncle and dad lived in one of these alley buildings with his family. I got to sleep in it, one day when my dad had a few too many drinks to drive all the way back to the north side, and my dad's friend and his wife convinced him to stay in their spare bed room. to get to th
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6 years ago
222psm
Awesome that you're restoring the sign, it's part of Chicago's history. Keep us up to date on how it goes.
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6 years ago
222psm
According to Google maps there is a small stub of the road left that leads to a parking lot, and indeed named Bachelors Grove Rd (at least according to Google) <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d745.5276504618428!2d-87.78624869999997!3d41.6317407!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x880e3e97f3fed79d%3A0xfa8b3cec6a59d30!2sBachelor+Grove+Rd%2
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6 years ago
222psm
Correct me if I'm wrong but I grew up near Horner park and I seem to remember the old (what seemed to be abandoned) boat houses as late as the mid to late 70's in the exact spot you're talking about. Then one day they were gone, I all ways wondered who would live in such deplorable conditions.
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6 years ago
222psm
Jeff_Weiner Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > rjmachon Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Where was the Jack In The Box on Irving Park > Road? > > Was it near Kedzie? > > Southeast corner of Kedzie and Irving Park. Later, > it was Duks. I lived in the area from 1968 to 1988 and i don
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7 years ago
222psm
Sad to see these cool old buildings go.
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7 years ago
222psm
Rod Blagojevich lived 2 or 3 blocks north of where I grew up. on N Richmond
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7 years ago
222psm
Very cool, thank you for sharing.
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7 years ago
222psm
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How do I post pictures on this site? Richard, you have to have your pictures on Flickr then what you do is hit the Flickr button (blue/red dot) where you type in your posts. the first time you do it, it will ask if you want to authorize the module to access your flickr account. There is a link, the word &
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7 years ago
222psm
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks 222 I was from that area but never nptices > that. I see it now. Bell is a private street also. > Thanks again. Your welcome Richard.
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7 years ago
222psm
It's here <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=pershing+road+and+bell+ave++chicago+il&amp;aq=&amp;sll=41.823237,-87.65222&amp;sspn=0.004493,0.010568&amp;ie=
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7 years ago
222psm
davey7 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Who actually owns the land now - the city or the > CTA? I wouldn't think the alderman would really > care. I wounder that myself, I read some where that CSX was the last rail road to run trains on it.
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7 years ago
222psm
Good luck! post the pics!
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7 years ago
222psm
Yea, I don't think you'll get official permission. Urban explorers just do it covertly, that's the way we did it.
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