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8 years ago
barsntone
Blues Brothers film buffs, you will appreciate this. The actual location of the fictional St Helen of the Blessed Shroud Orphanage, Calumet City, was not in Cal City but at 18th & Normal in Chicago. http://imgur.com/phd9PMu Top, in the film. Bottom, shot today. Offices (left) and later built power plant (right) of Peter Schoenhofen Brewing Co. Brewed Edelweiss Beer among others. Renov
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9 years ago
barsntone
There was not. Most certainly not.
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9 years ago
barsntone
Anyone see this in the Trib the other day about the long forgotten Ski area at the ole Brickyard? http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-03-11/site/ct-per-flash-readersremember-0311-20120311_1_ski-circus-parades-reader-response Anyone have pics?
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
9 years ago
barsntone
A Parichy Stadium in Forest Park is mentioned in this cute article in the Forest Park review. http://www.forestparkreview.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=38&ArticleID=6298 Anyone ever heard of it / have any pics?
Forum: General Discussion
9 years ago
barsntone
What would've made this entire post somewhat moot is at one point the Cook Cty Highway dept wanted to build 294, from about 55 all the way up to O'Hare Field, along the 1st Ave/Cumberland right-of-way. Thankfully that didn't happen.
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9 years ago
barsntone
Anyone out there have the rough boundaries of the original Oak Park Country Club? It is of course currently in (not so aptly) Elmwood Park, but supposedly used to be located in present-day South Oak Park, in and around Jackson Blvd (hence the two "jogs) said street.
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10 years ago
barsntone
No doubt others will reply with deets on Western's complex per se, but Western's true "contribution" if you want to call it that, is the (in)famous Eastland disaster: http://www.eastlanddisaster.org/summary.htm
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
barsntone
Anyone know the boundaries of the original Oak Park Country club...located roughly in South Oak Park? Supposedly said club is the reason that Jackson Blvd. jogs twice in Oak Park proper.
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10 years ago
barsntone
Chicago Now blogger <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/unknown-chicago/2011/03/big-lies-on-the-dan-ryan.html">John Schmidt has noticed a funny thing about an exit sign on the Ryan</a> <BR> Gotta say having driven this stretch hundreds of times never noticed this. What’s interesting, too, if you’re on 294 heading south they have the big exit sign for Cermak
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10 years ago
barsntone
Nice info...BTW *THE* definitive site on anything Chicago expressway-related is: <br> <a href="http://www.cookexpressways.com">CookExpressways.com</a><br> Beware it's a time suck but a freakin' awesome time suck.
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10 years ago
barsntone
No, not directly on the NW corner, but a block west on North Ave, sort of in and adjacent to the tall condo building there. The Mercury used to be one of 3 theatres that served the Oak Park-River Forest-Elmwood Park-Galewood area, including the defunct Lamar theatre on 100 S. Marion in OP and the still-with-us Lake Theatre on 1000 W. Lake (7000 in Chi Street numbers) in Oak Park.
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