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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Thank you both for the good information. As exploring Roseland I heard and read about all the closed churches and many converted into a Baptist Church or been demolished. Holy Rosary now closed still stands on 113th St. & King Drive. As you go a bit a south at 11357 S King Dr on the corner is another old big church. The cornerstone has been scratched out. Over the main entrance of the church i
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
@Swede, Are you speaking about a former firehouse on 53rd and Western? There is a Chicago Fire Dept. location at 2215 W 51st St. Also there was a former firehouse now gone that closed in the 1970's at 6041 South Western Ave. About decorating the best I've seen lately is the firehouse at 3401 N Elston Ave.
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
This church at 11625 S State St to me looks like a former Catholic Church. I've searched and came up with many former Catholic Churches in West Pullman but can't find anything on this church. Maybe it wasn't Catholic? But searched other options also including the address. Does anyone know? Would very much appreciate your help. Thanks
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Well said, keep reporting!
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
This advertising is getting out of hand and very annoying. If someone is new to this site and sees all this advertising crap they may have 2nd thoughts about this site.
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
....Funny Face Drink Mix. Very popular in the 1960's and early 70's. Goofy Grape, Loudmouth Lime. Choo Choo Cherry and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujip5DxwGQw
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Not to get away from the "Forgotten * topic. But this was brought up since I was a kid with my dad and uncles.Now I hear it come up now in conversation. "What is the biggest Chicago Public High School in square footage? Whether it be open or closed. What comes to mind is Lane, Senn,Chicago Vocational, Carter Harrison, Gage Park, Tilden and I'm sure there are more that are big I'm not loo
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Anybody remember a firehouse (Now Gone) at 6041 South Western Ave.?
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
Cragin Spring
The Loop family owned restaurants are sadly fading away. I remember Mayor Daley about 10 years ago didn't want chain restaurants in the Loop because they started popping up and he could forecast the future of the Loop. I stopped for lunch not long ago at Beef N Brandy at 127 S. State Street. I spoke to a gentleman who has been at the restaurant for a long time. I asked him about family owned Loo
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
As a kid when driving with my dad down Milwaukee avenue going south when approaching Hubbard Street he would point at the wall on Hubbard saying the WGN traffic copter crashed there in 1960. My dad told me how horrible it was that Officer Baldy who was very well known had to lose his life like that. My question after searching this topic, did the helicopter crash on Hubbard Street or up above in t
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Okay that is the picture I took and glad it's the correct building. Thank you both for helping me out on that.
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Thanks for correcting me on that. I still am confused where the Lincoln Log building was? When I look at street view I don't see anything looking like a old factory in the vicinity of that intersection. I am not doubting anyone but just don't see it.
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
There was a Dog N Suds in Wheeling on Route 83 just south of Dundee Road. The drive in still stands but has a new owner and name. Just north of Dundee Road on Route 83 in Wheeling there was a Henry's Hamburgers that closed in the early 1980s.
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Something I don't remember about the Forum Restaurant Fire. http://www.firefighternation.com/article/line-duty/chicago-s-forum-cafeteria-fire
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
@mogra, The Lincoln Log Company was started by Frank Lloyd Wright's father John Wright. The plant was just south of Cortland at 1750 N. Lawndale Avenue. Later in 1948 Playschool bought the building and took over Lincoln Logs.
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Thanks all for the answers to my question and links that were added. About the Ekco company I know they had 2 more newer plants in the burbs that were running when the plant was still operating on Armitage & Cicero. One in Franklin Park and the other in Wheeling Il. I believe both now are closed in those locations but the buildings still stand with new tenants. About the corner of Fullerton &a
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
The intersection of Addison and Central on the southwest side sits Resurrection Medical Center which this hospital had so many different names through the years. The hospitals before Resurrection always had a bad reputation. Kitty corner where now the CVS pharmacy sits was Dominick's for a long time. Before in that location was a Mayflower Supermarket. I remember all the billboards lining up the p
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
This wasn't that long ago. But in the 1990's in the loop there was a small chain that sold subs and sandwiches. It was called "New York Deli". There was one located near the Rookery Building. Actually for a chain, the place had good food and quite a few customers. All the locations just vanished. On family style restaurants downtown they have become few and far between. So many have c
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
As a youngster this is what I remember most about Chicago Television. W.G.N.- Bozo Circus with Oliver O Oliver and Sandy. Ray Rayner Show with his duck and Cuddley Duddley. Garfield Goose with the series "Journey to the Beginning of Time" Garfield Goose at Christmas always played Susie Snowflake and Hardrock Cocoa and Joe. Creature Features on Saturday nights after the 10:
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
There was a hamburger joint on Cicero Ave. just south of Belmont on the east side of the street. The building is now gone. But the place was very small with maybe 6 stools along the counter. It use to be open 24/7 and outside the sign just said "Hamburgers". The former owner of the Bel-Park deli told me way back the place was there for many years and attracted some people who just left t
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Dunning1, I can't remember Forest Preserve Dr. being just a double lane. I had family that lived on Overhill just a few houses south of Forest Preserve Drive. I can think back to the early 1960's around there but can't remember details. rjmachon, that sure is strange and I looked up the address also and came up with being built in 1898. http://commercial-real-estate.findthedata.com/l/3683972/7955
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
On a island between 3 streets. Addison, Forest Preserve Drive and N. Pacific Drive sits Chucho's Maxwell Street now. As long as I remember that hot dog stand has been there and I'm going back in the 1960's. Does anybody recall who occupied that building after it was built? I do know it was a hot dog fast food joint.
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Thank you rjmachon. Dunning1 I do remember that incident with the pilot. He took off from Palwaukee Airport and was in dangerous airspace. I believe he finally landed was arrested and went in the hospital for evaluation.
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Your exactly right about these family style restaurants disappearing. The main reason is the younger generation are attracted to chains. These family style restaurants are mostly owned by Greeks where you could get a good meal for a decent price with a big menu selection. I know of some but they are much more scattered in Chicago and the burbs. You mentioned around Rosemont and others replied
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
My dad always told me stories about bowling alleys in Chicago that he remembers being in the basement of a building or on the second floor. I know there is still Lincoln Square Lanes that is located on the second floor. Are there anymore existing in Chicago? Or does anyone recall former alleys in Chicago that were basements or second floors? I did come across some in Wisconsin. Thanks
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
We use to play Pinners behind the school. Throw a rubber ball at a high wall behind the school and others tried to catch it on a fly.If you caught the ball on a fly it would be one out.If caught on one bounce the thrower would get a single etc..
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Coach & Six does sound familiar. Thanks for your response.
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
...I was wondering if anybody remembers the name of the restaurant on the southwest corner of Elston & Montrose? The building is now painted pink and has been abandoned for quite some time. I remember it being a Greek owned restaurant that was open 24/7. Thanks
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
Kchi, The soda industry has changed a lot in the last 20 years. In the Chicago area Coke, Pepsi, R.C., Canfield's and 7up always had side loaders with bay doors. Every route had a driver and helper. The helper usually when getting to a store would get the empty bottles, sort them then put them on the truck.The helper when at big chain stores may spend a hour getting all the empty bottles thrown ba
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6 years ago
Cragin Spring
May I add 59 East Van Buren has some old elevators as well as the Chicago Athletic Club. I have been in many old freight elevators in the Loop with elevator operators. There are no buttons to get to certain floors. The elevator operators move a handle to go up or down. Inside the elevators you are surrounded by gates and can see the elevator shaft as your going up.
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