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6 years ago
cmysli
I think that was the one. It wasn't far from Huck Finn's. Do you recall the pharmacist's name?
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6 years ago
cmysli
Does anyone remember anything about the pharmacy in Brighton Park? I believe the pharmacist's name was Joe? Not sure though. I grew up in Brighton Park, and I used to go there with my grandma. I think it was before Archer and Kedzie.
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8 years ago
cmysli
Does anyone remember the little old lady who ran a diner across from Peace Lutheran School and Church on 47th and California? I grew up in Brighton Park and attended PL for kindergarten and first grade. My grandma would take me to this diner after school. I would get a chili dog. The lady made everything fresh. I went back there with my son in the 1990's, and I expected it to be closed; however, t
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8 years ago
cmysli
There was also a Community on Cicero near Midway Airport. Looking back, it was like Walmart.
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8 years ago
cmysli
We would ice skate outdoors at Kelly High School in Brighton Park. Afterwards we would stop at Zip's Ice Cream or Gerty's.
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9 years ago
cmysli
My grandma's maiden name was Novak (Nowak). She married Edward Myslinski. I am not sure how long they lived in the Lawndale neighborhood.
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9 years ago
cmysli
Does anyone have information on a Boys School for Theives in Chicago? I saw this on an old Chicago map about the Levee or Red Light District. This would have been late 1800's early 1900's.
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9 years ago
cmysli
Hi Frank, I am also trying to find out more information on North Lawndale. My dad lived in this neighborhood as a young man. His mom is Bohemian. Although my dad was Catholic, he had many rich stories to tell about Jewish life and culture. Living in the North Lawndale neighborhood, 16th and Pulaski, affected my dad for the rest of his life. Even on his deathbed, he continued to talk about the w
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9 years ago
cmysli
Is anyone familiar with 16th and Pulaski, the North Lawndale neighborhood, around the 1950's? I understand that a lot of Bohemian people lived in this neighborhood. My dad lived in this neighborhood as a young man; his mother is Bohemian. My dad told me that there was a strong Jewish presence. He loved this neighborhood, and he had many wonderful memories. I would like to learn more about this nei
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10 years ago
cmysli
Does anyone know if the pool hall featured on The Twilight Zone's "The Pool Hall" was based on an actual pool hall. If so, is it still there? I was just wondering why they specified Randolph Street.
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10 years ago
cmysli
I hope someone can help! I grew up in Brighton Park. Does anyone remember Dr. Kraft's office? I believe it was somewhere around 63rd and Kedzie. I could be wrong. My grandma used to take me there when I was a little girl. This would have been in the early to middle 1970's. The doctor's office was in a house, a two flat or an apartment above a store. The living room was the waiting room; the kitch
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10 years ago
cmysli
I hope someone can help! I grew up in Brighton Park. Does anyone remember Dr. Kraft's office? I believe it was somewhere around 63rd and Kedzie. I could be wrong. My grandma used to take me there when I was a little girl. This would have been in the early to middle 1970's. The doctor's office was in a house, a two flat or an apartment above a store. The living room was the waiting room; the kitch
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10 years ago
cmysli
Yes, I can't help but wonder how it managed to stay so clear.
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10 years ago
cmysli
Richard, What grammar school did you attend?
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10 years ago
cmysli
Does anyone remember a little Polish/Lithuanian/Bohemian (I'm not sure which one) restaurant in the Marquette Park neighborhood? The name was Julia's. This old lady had the best home cooking, delicious breads, soups, and much more. I remember going there as a little girl in the 1970's. I would greatly appreciate any pictures.
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10 years ago
cmysli
Yes, Archer Avenue Big Store had a downstairs and basement. My grandma used to get her shoes fixed in the basement. It had that old wooden floor. It's a uniform store now called Zemskis.
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10 years ago
cmysli
Thank you for this information article.
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10 years ago
cmysli
I am not sure that this is the same Golden Bear Restaurant. I believe a department store owned the Golden Bear of the 1970's.
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10 years ago
cmysli
Does anyone have a picture of this sign?
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10 years ago
cmysli
Thank you so much for the information. It was awesome to see pictures of Jakter's Hotel after all these years! And, I finally learned the story behind what my dad was trying to tell me about the telephone connection. He didn't quite know the details though. I can't believe that hotel was that old - it's amazing! It was also great to see the old CTA bus in the photo. My dad retired from C
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10 years ago
cmysli
Does anyone remember the Golden Bear Restaurant? There was one on the southwest side of Chicago near Ford City Shopping Mall. I believe there is a Pizza Hut there now. I loved that place. There was another gem across the street: Farrell's Ice-Cream. They used to come out to the table and bang on a big drum when someone had a birthday - talk about embarrassing! Any information would be gr
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10 years ago
cmysli
Does any remember a creepy, seedy black and red motel on 47th and Kedzie? I believe there is a Dunkin Donuts there now. It was so old; the stairs were below street level. It was still up in the early to mid 1970's. My dad said there was some kind of Thomas Edison connection with that place. Back when kids made fun of other kids' mamas, they would say, "Your mama works at Jacktor's Motel.
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10 years ago
cmysli
Yes, I remember Bargain Town; there was one on the southwest side of Chicago, near Midway Airport. It was a red and white building. My parents used to buy most of our Christmas toys there.
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