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5 years ago
Jayg
This is another angle in the 50s. I think it's Ashland avenue on the left, Ogden Avenue on the right and Madison in the background. Or is it Madison on the left, Ashland on the right or Ogden in back? The link goes to Calumet 412.
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5 years ago
Jayg
I have to disagree with those that think only elites fly. I've known several blue collar guys that owned and flew airplanes. When I was a kid it was a thrill to go to 12 street beach and watch the small planes fly in and out. There used to be a helicopter service that flew from Midway to Meigs to O'Hare. I once used that service in 1972, It cost $10 one way. I think it was more elitist (and s
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5 years ago
Jayg
The Fox River Museum also has the articulated 3 car 500 series el. There were only 4 built.
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5 years ago
Jayg
Streetview now shows the building with a sign saying Bennett Day school coming soon.
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5 years ago
Jayg
The Illinois Railway museum hauls out their streetcars yearly. I think around 4th of July weekend. I only remember riding a streetcar once, the Western Avenue Green Hornet, Christmas time 1955. The IRM has a working Green Hornet at the museum. They also have an original el station from somewhere in Cicero. It still smells the same. What was that aroma? Tar? They also have the older streetcars, A
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5 years ago
Jayg
Photo of the Wendell Building 1940s. Calvert Whiskey sign on top.
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5 years ago
Jayg
Dunning 1 Would you point some out, would like to take a look on streetview,
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6 years ago
Jayg
I've used the contact button on the bottom of the page to complain of spam. Maybe they need some volunteers to clean up the boards.
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6 years ago
Jayg
In the August 11 1963 Chicago Tribune Magazine, there is an article of a bookseller trying to save the neighborhood at Ogden, Madison, and Ashland. There are photos of the area taken from the upper floors of the Wendell building. (Referred to as the Flatiron Building.) The online photos are high contrast and hard to see details. The area was fairly dense and lively back then. Chicago Tribune,Oc
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6 years ago
Jayg
There is an article dated Jan 5, 1936, page B10, in the Chicago Tribune regarding Goldblatt's purchase of the 26th street store from Leader Department store. There is a large photo of the store with the article. At the time the store was only 3 stories and a basement. The building was constructed in 1929 at a cost of $1,350,000.00. Also of note, Christiana was known as Turner Avenue at this date.
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6 years ago
Jayg
I found several photos of the Dickenson warehouse at the UIC digital collection http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/search/collection/uic_pic/searchterm/california%20avenue/order/nosort
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6 years ago
Jayg
I found this picture of the 26th st store at UIC digital collections. The year isn't specified. http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/uic_pic/id/30691
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6 years ago
Jayg
Dominick's was still selling returnable bottles in 1986, at least the one in Riverside was,I still have a coke bottle that I forgot to return.
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6 years ago
Jayg
I thought the Lakeside Press building was converted to housing. Is it mixed use?
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6 years ago
Jayg
It was at 2110 Prairie, I don't know the new address. I was there last October showing an out of town guest the sites. This old house was still at it's original location, surrounded by empty lots. People took a chance ,saved and restored the area. Even the old Marshall Field jr. mansion, that sat boarded up for years, has been spiffed up and sold as condos. I'm not against commercial developm
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6 years ago
Jayg
Anyone familiar with Prairie avenue will probably know the Harriet Rees house at 2110 Prairie. For many years it sat alone , one of the few originals left in the area. In recent years the area has been built up ,with new townhouses replicating the past. Of course with all the rebuilding here and McCormack Place the developers came sniffing around ,putting the house in jeopardy of being torn do
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6 years ago
Jayg
Was Washburn an alternative to high school or was it a post high school education ? Did Washburn close or move? I remember there was setto between Harold Washington and the Unions when he tried to pack the school with politico friends.
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6 years ago
Jayg
<I>1967 directory shows B&C at 4047 W. 26th.</I> Rustymuscle. To what directory are you referring?
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6 years ago
Jayg
My Dad worked in the Prudential from the late 60s thru the 80s. He related that one day two guys on an upper floor had a race ,with one guy, the winner apparently, going right through the window. From the Chicago Tribune Archives July 5,1984 Party horseplay proves fatal for lawyer in 39-floor plunge
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6 years ago
Jayg
Try the Chicago History Museum. The have(had) a photo archive by street. I haven't been there for a while.
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6 years ago
Jayg
One Sunday possibly in the sixties,I saw a game show hosted by Don McNeil. I don't remember the premise or the station, but I think they were trying to launch it nation wide. They weren't successful. Other local memories "It's Academic" WMAQ Saturday evenings. Local high schools competed in A College bowl type game show. It was broadcast from the Merchandise Mart. "Passage
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6 years ago
Jayg
Mention Chicago anywhere in the world and it's Al Capone.
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7 years ago
Jayg
Check your local libraries for DVD; "And this is free the life and times of Chicago's legendary Maxwell Street" It is a 50 minute documentary filmed in 1965. Almost every Chicagoland library seems to have a copy.
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7 years ago
Jayg
The other access link is www.chipublic.org http://www.chipublib.org click on browse click on online resources (under more) I thought it was fascinating to be able to browse the whole page and click through the entire edition. I hope one day the Sun Times and Chicago Daily News get a similar archival.
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7 years ago
Jayg
I also remember the 26th street store. For a discount house It had an a real variety of different departments. First floor men's clothes, a tobacco shop, a fairly large candy department plus ,I think, a food department. There was an annex ,between the first and second floor,on the east side of the building that had a men's barber and a ladies beauty salon. Second floor,women's clothe
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7 years ago
Jayg
The Chicago public library has an online link to the Chicago Tribune Archives. I'm not sure if you have to be a library member to access. Here is the link http://search.proquest.com.gatekeeper.chipublib.org/publicationbrowse/9CF64284D344195PQ/19?accountid=303#scrollTo Some are listed under The Chicago Tribune and others as The Chicago Daily Tribune. You can browse specific issues by d
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7 years ago
Jayg
Richard, A photograph of the Radio theater is for sale on Ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1932-original-8-x-10-glass-negative-RADIO-movie-THEATRE-THEATER-Chicago-IL-/271540735058?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item3f3916cc52 Rather pricey. Take a look at his other items, he has a few long gone Chicago movie theaters pictures.
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7 years ago
Jayg
In Chicago,Irv Kupcinet long preceeded me at Harrison High School. Kim Novak lived in one neighborhood to the west. In Riverside, Frank Nitti.
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7 years ago
Jayg
An article on Al Capone's Cadillac at auction with a little info on Emil Denemark's connection. http://www.ibtimes.com/chicago-gangster-al-capones-armored-v8-cadillac-auction-722174
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7 years ago
Jayg
Didn't Zemsky's replace Leader Brothers? I seem to remember people referring to the Cermak store with both names.
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