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6 years ago
hardwareman
Ablin Drugs at Grand and Harlem in Elmwood Park. It's now a Caputo's Food store.
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6 years ago
hardwareman
Madaj Drugs, northwest corner of Addison and Lavergne. closed in the 60's. Bruce & Ken Drugs had 2 locations at Harlem & George St. and Addison & Neva. Marzullo Drugs on Grand Ave and Johnson Drugs at Grand and Thatcher in River Grove. Schmidt Drugs at North Ave. & Austin Ave.
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6 years ago
hardwareman
There was a picnic grove called Harms Park at the northwest corner of Western Ave. & Berteau Ave. There is a car dealer there now and newer homes in back. There was an article about it here on Forgotten Chicago a while back.
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7 years ago
hardwareman
Kaufmans moved to Lawrence & Harlem in Norridge after the Diversey & Kimball store was torn down for the new subway.
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7 years ago
hardwareman
Edgewater Hospital was also the birth place of John Wayne Gacy.
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7 years ago
hardwareman
There was a 'Polk Bros' at Grand & Thatcher in River Grove. It was torn down in 1970 to build an addition to River Grove School. There was also Palm Ace Hardware & Appliances down the street at 8324 W Grand Ave. They had lots of cool neon signs, much like Polk Bros. I wish someone had some early pictures of that area.
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7 years ago
hardwareman
Maurice Lenell Cookies were on Belmont, west of Pulaski from 1942 till they moved to Harlem Ave in 1958
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7 years ago
hardwareman
There was an "Andies Candies" at Belmont & Cicero in the 1960's. I went there for ice cream as a child. It became a Fannie May in the mid 60's. Now it is a currency exchange.
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7 years ago
hardwareman
There was an Illinois Bell Building on the 5600 block on north Broadway. It is now a Public Storage building.
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7 years ago
hardwareman
There was a Steinberg Baum store at Grand & Harlem in Elmwood Park.
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7 years ago
hardwareman
There was a 'Jack In The Box' in Melrose Park at Lake St. and Broadway, (19th Ave).
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7 years ago
hardwareman
Otto's, Grand & River Road
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7 years ago
hardwareman
The Thirsty Whale
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7 years ago
hardwareman
'The Red Steer' Matchbook
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7 years ago
hardwareman
I grew up in River Grove in the 60's and 70's It became the 'Thirsty Whale' in the early 70's. Before that it was called 'The Red Steer'. It had a big fiberglass steer on the canopy over the enterance. I have seen a photo of it in the 1920's, it was then called 'Ottos'.
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