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7 years ago
adgorn
Per Historic Aerials topo, this location was called Byrneville at least until 1946. The next topo is 1955, where it became Palisades.
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7 years ago
adgorn
Yep, "Byrneville" is the corrected spelling. I found a number of articles in the Trib archives from 1905 mentioning this town and The Stockade. I'll do some more digging and report back. Excellent sleuthing all - thak you!
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7 years ago
adgorn
In the book "Organized Crime in Chicago" by Robert Lombardo, on page 42 it mentions a "Birneyville, IL, 18 miles west of Chicago along the Santa Fe rail line in DuPage County", where there was a gambling joint called the Stockade in 1904. Here's a link to the book: http://books.google.com/books?id=JpC8T1r8ZSUC&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42&dq=birneyville,+il&source=bl&am
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7 years ago
adgorn
Still have one in Western Springs, at least as of a few years ago: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FSCcAR68Ulcb_YrT4eieVflSWuu61mLqhRg7BVpTH-E?feat=directlink
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8 years ago
adgorn
http://www.koenigstrey.com/108405151/654-W-HUTCHINSON-ST-CHICAGO-IL-60613/resultOKknpV2OKknpVSHM mentions this. I grew up on Buena, around the corner.
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8 years ago
adgorn
I checked historicaerials.com. They weren't there in 1938 but were there in 1951.
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8 years ago
adgorn
The Bowlium at Sheridan & Montrose in Uptown. It opened at Christmastime 1941. Also attached was Helsing's Vodvil Lounge, where Georgie Gobel got his start. Torn down in the 70's - now a Jewel store and lot.
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8 years ago
adgorn
Here's a mention of New Parkway Stables linked to Palos Hills Riding Stables: http://www.phrsinc.com/WIAM1883/history.htm Wasn't this or a similar stable on the site of the old Ivanhoe Theater? Mobster "Nails" Morton went riding from a northside stable on May 13, 1923. His horse threw him and he died from the injuries. His mob pals blasted the horse for revenge. The episode is
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8 years ago
adgorn
Interesting topic, thanks for bringin it up! I dug into the Trib Archives and found these articles: 1925 0109 MICHELSON'S TEST UPHOLDS ENSTEIN IDEA 1925 0109 Scientist Proves Einstein Theory Is Sound 1926 1108 SPEED OF LIGHT, DR. MICHELSON'S LIFE WORK 1927 0603 RACING OF LIGHT BEAMS 1979 0227 Tempo Einstein A legend in his own time and space The last article described the 1924 experim
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8 years ago
adgorn
Do you mean "The Cottages" at Marine and Montrose? I went there for first grade before Brenneman was built, in the early 60's.
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8 years ago
adgorn
Went there for my birthday way back when.
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8 years ago
adgorn
Clarendon Park along the north lakefront. Used to stop in to Cuneo Hospital on the way back to buy little heated up spaghettis from a vending machine.
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8 years ago
adgorn
I thought this Lawndale photo link might be of interest: http://calumet412.tumblr.com/post/30874669374/boys-lined-up-on-the-first-day-of-school-in-the Alan
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9 years ago
adgorn
Ideas for you - Book to read: Manufacturing the Future by Stephen Adams http://www.chsmedia.org:8081/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=J1367707242C3.1048&menu=search&aspect=subtab114&npp=10&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=public&ri=&index=.GW&term=western+electric&matchopt=2|0&oper=and&aspect=subtab114&index=.TW&term=&matchopt=0|0&oper=and&ind
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9 years ago
adgorn
Is this of what you speak? http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=0.000115203154646253&lat=41.955214&lon=-87.888308&year=1962
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9 years ago
adgorn
I watched “Call Northside 777” recently and, like all of you, am interested in the filming locations. I took a number of screen shots of the movie on TV (see album at https://picasaweb.google.com/adgorn/CallNorthside777ScreenShots?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCM-W-oG1rovcGQ) and am interested in definitively ID’ing the locations. FYI - Here’s a quote from the Trib article dated 1995 0109 enti
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9 years ago
adgorn
FYI I posted numerous waymarks for interesting features in Bohemian National. See http://www.google.com/search?q=waymarking+"bohemian+national"+adgorn for a list of links.
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9 years ago
adgorn
I found this old autographed photo of LBJ greeting someone. The date was Sept 21, 1964. I checked with the LBJ Library and learned that LBJ had a reception on that date in the White House for leaders of fraternal organizations. They sent me the list of the attendees which is rather lengthy. Many are from the Chicago area, for example the Polish National Alliance, the Catholic Order of Fo
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9 years ago
adgorn
I have access to the Tribune Archives. What would you like to look up? Also you cantry: news.google.com/archivesearch Alan
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9 years ago
adgorn
Here's an interesting youtube on Lawndale with National Guard troops in 1966: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G4PVmYUCD0E
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9 years ago
adgorn
Actually that was my point. Kroger was in Chicago back in the 20s and into the 70s as Elaine said. I found this from an ad in the Tribune Feb 21, 1968. I remember the Marine Drive location.
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9 years ago
adgorn
Your article at http://forgottenchicago.com/articles/disused-fire-stations-part-1-19th-century/ says that 1244 N. Wells is the oldest firehouse. But this Trib article at http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-02-07/news/ct-x-c-fire-house-art-center-20110202_1_firehouse-art-center-police-stations says that the station at 1123 W. Roosevelt was the oldest. So which is it??
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9 years ago
adgorn
My home town (Western Springs) is contributing the tree this year.
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10 years ago
adgorn
I'd like to get on your list too. Look forward to next presentation. Alan
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10 years ago
adgorn
Very interesting. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Alan
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10 years ago
adgorn
Long gone John Crerar Library across from Public Library at NW corner of Randolph & Michigan: At 3950 LSD, with Immaculata High School in background: Alan
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10 years ago
adgorn
I think this is a new view: Looking west at Wrigley Bldg before the plaza on the east side of Michigan Ave was built. Alan
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10 years ago
adgorn
I recently went to the Czechoslovak Heritage Museum in Oak Brook for their event honoring Mayor Cermak. See: http://triblocal.com/oak-brook/community/stories/2011/04/czechoslovak-heritage-museum-event-honoring-former-chicago-mayor-anton-cermak/ Otto Kerner's son was there. I believe Otto Kerner married Cermak's daughter. More about the museum here: http://www.csafraternallife.org/
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10 years ago
adgorn
The Morton College Museum is here: http://www.morton.edu/museum/?nav_id=a2 and http://www.morton.edu/museum/index.html This is also interesting: http://www.porticus.org/bell/bell.htm Plus the book entitled "Manufacturing the Future: A History of Western Electric" by Stephen B. Adams is very good. Alan
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10 years ago
adgorn
I just finished a book about Wentworth called "Chicago Giant." Chapter 13 had good info on his estate including a map. See the link below for this excerpt as pdf: http://www.scribd.com/full/52957382?access_key=key-c7bry9xs984xi3ovf9j He eventually owned quite a few acres, all the way to Midway. Alan
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