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8 years ago
Brule Laker
I worked at 1300 W. Jackson in 1971-1972 in a building owned by Regensteiner Printing. It was knocked down shortly thereafter and the Police Academy was built. There wasn't much in the neighborhood. Being right out of college, I packed a lunch and didn't go out during the day.
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8 years ago
Brule Laker
The contractor taking out the red window frames told me the demolision is scheduled for today.
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8 years ago
Brule Laker
I was at the house today and the contractor who bought the red mouldings told me the house will be demolished tomorrow. Photos can be found on my Flickr site.
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9 years ago
Brule Laker
Don't remember this but did get Chicago Bears glasses from Arco during that same period. Had one that lasted for years before breaking.
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9 years ago
Brule Laker
Ivan/psm: The Chicago-L Web site as a fairly recent photo stating it was probably a freight depot for the old Chicago Junction Railroad. Kenwood line originated just west at Indiana and the first L station, at South Parkway/King Drive, was just to the east.
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9 years ago
Brule Laker
I've shot at all of the north/south streets where there were former stations (and some west of Indiana) during the day and haven't had any problems. I also walked around some the neighborhoods, and people are very friendly. In fact, almost all will either say hello or nod, which is more than I can say about the North Side neighborhoods.
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9 years ago
Brule Laker
I've shot from the street recently at all of the stations. The tracks are still up there but I don't know if there are any entry points. There was talk a few years ago to do what is being done with the Bloomingdale Trail but the city wasn't interested.
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9 years ago
Brule Laker
I remember the day well. My mother had taken us to Evanston to buy new hockey skates when we heard the news on the radio. The fact that many of the children were our age made it even more frightening.
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9 years ago
Brule Laker
My grandmother's brother-in-law and sister owned the Clyde Hotel (in the background of the first photo) but it was on S. Clyde Ave., just north of 71st St. on a residential block. This does not look like that area. Perhaps the photo is not from Chicago.
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9 years ago
Brule Laker
Remember it well. As a youngster, I'd buy newspapers there for my masthead collection (cut them off and put them in a scrapbook). It stayed open for quite a long time, but don't know when it closed.
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9 years ago
Brule Laker
My father used to take it into Chicago from the Hubbard Woods stop because it was cheaper than the Northwestern. One reason was he was a member of the "Harvey Club." Membership was simple; you'd say "Hi, Harvey" when a particular conductor came by and he'd give you a phantom punch on your ticket. You would then reward him with a gift at Christmas (don't know if it was cash or s
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
My father (b. 1917) lived across the street from St. Anselm's at 61st and Michigan. My uncle, who will be 100 in January, started school in the neighborhood. They moved to South Shore in the early 1920s.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
The Playdium was ats 2625 N. Clark. We lived two blocks away on Hampden Ct. and bowled there after getting married in 1973. It was razed shortly therefter and replaced by an ugly high-rise. My cousins bowled in South Shore either at Bryn Mawr Bowl on 71st or at Strikes and Spares on 75th.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
Don't know about the Oak Park station, as we never traveled west when I was a kid. State had a simple logo, white with blue letters, I believe.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
Bulls played their first playoff game there in 1967. As an expansion team, they didn't expect to make the playoffs. The Amphitheatre was booked, Wirtz wouldn't let them play in the Stadium, so they had to play there. I remember seeing the game vs. the St. Louis Hawks on black-and-white TV. They had to put in extra lighting but with the haze from the cigarette smoke, it looked like the game was
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
There was a State gas station (painted white) on Sheridan Road in Evanston just north of Cavalry Cemetary.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
Had them at the Glencoe Theater as a youngster in the '50s. Cup dropped down, syrup and fizz followed.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
I saw a CPS basketball tournament in the late '50s (still stunk from the Stockyards) and the last International Livestock Show in Chicago in 1973.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
The north and south Lake Shore Drives needed to be connected in the '20s (they were built separately). Because of the many buildings in the area, condemnation proceedings would have taken years, and the project was urgent; thus it was built along a route that could be completed ASAP.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
I saw the movie "The Scent of Mystery" with Small-a-Vision (or some variation of that) at a downtown theater in the early 1960s. Odors came from vents under the seats. The one I remembered was the foul smell or donkeys on the trail.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
I've heard the Eisenhower went through several properties owned by policitians who bought up land after finding out the projected route.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
I've heard the Eisenhower went through several properties who bought up land after finding out the projected route.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
Went there once in the early '60s before a Sox night game, when the games started at 8. Food wasn't so great; never made it back.
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10 years ago
Brule Laker
Piser was on Broadway, just north of Foster. My father's funeral was there in 1973. Weinstein is owned by a conglomerate; most of the Jewish funeral homes are.
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