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6 years ago
davey7
Lead paint is still allowed for exterior uses under certain restricted circumstances, such as metal windows, iirc. Can't remember the actual verbage/wording of the statutes, but it's very rare nonetheless.
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6 years ago
davey7
I've found some digitized via google and google searches but haven't looked for those.
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6 years ago
davey7
Jeff_Weiner Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > davey7 Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > The tracks were exposed on Lake Park heading > south > > from 56th Street this morning for ADA curb & > > crossing work. Quite a lot of scrap metal that > the > > city could be selling to hel
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6 years ago
davey7
Knob & tube? In Chicago? Not much of that. I just ground all the lead paint off my steel windows... I'm sure the EPA would have had a fit if I was a contractor.
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6 years ago
davey7
Almost sounds like she remarried and didn't change her name somewhere (or common law marriage, more common than people realize) or something along those lines.
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6 years ago
davey7
The tracks were exposed on Lake Park heading south from 56th Street this morning for ADA curb & crossing work. Quite a lot of scrap metal that the city could be selling to help pay for the pension short fall they didn't pay when they should have (oh, did I just say that?).
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6 years ago
davey7
Sorry, Hastings Nebraska!
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6 years ago
davey7
Nope, as far as I know all data center/server farm. It would have pretty shitty views looking out on the back of McPlace and the CN tracks. I mean, of course, the RR Donnelly (sp) building at Cermak. I think a big reason for it was the floor structure was built for presses which are very heavy and it has a huge floor plate which would make residential conversion difficult without cutting in a ligh
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6 years ago
davey7
I believe that Tiger Tanaka had one in Tokyo as it was too dangerous for him to walk the streets of Tokyo. Dunning1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have also heard about private streetcars, and rapid transit cars > used on some systems. Actually, Chicago's growth, as a city as well as a retail/shopping destination was, in large part, driven by to
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6 years ago
davey7
My dad hated the "fee" for having a safe car. One of the reasons he didn't have a car for many years.
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6 years ago
davey7
Frederick Townsend sounds familiar, but finding the American Contractor will be trickier.
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6 years ago
davey7
A lot of the development there is actually server farms (the old Lakeside Press Building for instance).
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6 years ago
davey7
Nice blank billboard there!
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6 years ago
davey7
Kool-aid, invented along side the current route of the California Zephyr, in Western Colorado or Eastern Utah.
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6 years ago
davey7
56th Street at Harper is getting new curbs as we speak - have been looking for evidence of tracks, etc, but nothing so far...
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6 years ago
davey7
And then the cities with quadrants and N-S and E-W streets numbered!
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6 years ago
davey7
Somehow I don't see Rahm putting in any new cameras that blatantly right at this juncture.
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6 years ago
davey7
I've been in a lot of places I didn't know existed thanks to OHC! It's well worth it.
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6 years ago
davey7
Thanks for the link to Robert Anderson - I like his commercial art quite a lot. My parents (and a lot of other people in HP-K of their generation) have paintings by a local woman named Hubby (can't remember her first name, might have been Ruth) who usually painted women or birds in three's with shedding layers. She went "nuts" later (I think committed) - don't know exactly what, brea
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6 years ago
davey7
Like when TV people say Devhen instead of De-VON? b.a.hoarder Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Oftentimes they have no clue as to the > areas of Chicago!
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6 years ago
davey7
Did "outside privy" mean outhouse/earth closet/other or a non-in-unit water closet? I was thinking that was somewhat surprising, in comparison to UK standards*, but then again, Chicago was on a, or just beginning a, building boom at that time. *They were ahead in WC provision per dwelling unit, but not inside/indoor plumbing, especially bathrooms. Italian POW's who were billeted with
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6 years ago
davey7
She worked there in the early 40's, so a bit before you did.
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6 years ago
davey7
My colleagues mother worked for CANCO, she was married to a Swede....
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6 years ago
davey7
One thing to keep in mind when doing research is that the Department of Buildings microfilm records were destroyed in a fire in like '59 (could have been a bit earlier or later) so many records are gone or incomplete. The Art Institute also has a lot of useful and interesting documentation, though sometimes only accessible by visiting the library itself.
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6 years ago
davey7
Maps seem to be, unfortunately, going the way of the dodo with smartphones and the like.
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6 years ago
davey7
Wasn't there an Illinois Bell building at 63rd and the Illinois Central tracks too?
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6 years ago
davey7
Well then, I think you should definitely come to/go to the Art Fair! nordsider Wrote: > > Edward Hopper is another favorite of mine; > especially his Nighthawks.
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6 years ago
davey7
Yeah, they are still open. The elevators are still manually operated. It IS going back in time in some ways. Hugh Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You guys haven't seen the Fine Arts Building on > Michigan? It's like walking back into time in that > place. About one hundred years. Whenever I wanted > to get away from everything I would walk arou
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6 years ago
davey7
Wasn't there somebody posting about a similar development here already?
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6 years ago
davey7
There IS a guy who does somewhat similar stuff, though rather more Hopperesque through amber lenses (well, more orange). I think there is another who does something related.
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