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6 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Still looking for former residents of the Thatcher Homes Veterans Village that was at Montrose & Cumberland in the late 40s/early 50s. Anyone know someone who lived there? Consisted of Quonset Huts and Barracks bldgs. made of corrugated metal. Most of us 'kids' are in our late 60s so we need to work fast. LOL. It's turned into a historical group. Many never knew ever existed
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6 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Looking for a reverse directory or someone who can scan some pages from 1950 or so. Interested in the 4200 & 4300 blocks of Pittsburgh, Plainfield & Pontiac as well as the 7700-7900 blocks of Pensacola, Cullom, Robinson, Hutchinson & Berteau. These streets encompass the Thatcher Homes Veterans Village .. a temporary housing for returning WW2 vets. We have a FB group for former resident
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7 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
If any of you are on FB, there's a Remembering Riverview group. Also, I Grew up at Hamlin Park, I went to Lincoln & Belmont before it turned into a ghosttown, Lathrop Homes Alumni Chicago for those who lived around that area.
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7 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Holtanek... that was Susan's show w/ Mr. Pegasus...'take me home flying friend, take me hoe
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7 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
If you want to see what a similar village looked like checkout our Facebook group for one I lived in on the NW side. Thatcher Homes of Norwood Township, IL - temporary WW11 veterans housing Our units were all duplex corrugated metal barracks & Quonset huts.
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7 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
You should checkout this FB link. Maybe there are some old friends here.. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HappyDayTerry/
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Greg, a few more names you might check Morton & Zena Striker/Stryker/Striecher Birchman, Sladek, Reschke/Reshke, Elliott, Shackelton All lived in the NW corner of the complex. So it would be an address on Pontiac, Plainfield (4300s), Pensacola or Cullom (7800s) Thanks!
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Hey Mary..you mentioned playing near the Quonsets. Were you there visiting friends? If so, what might their names be? Trying to locate former residents. Was it on the east or west end? Pensacola, Cullom, Pittsburgh, Pontiac, Plainfield. Recently got some new names of folks....Striker, Elliott, Birchman, Shackleton. Greg Russell, if you read this vcould you look them up in one of your phonebooks???
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Here's the link... https://www.facebook.com/groups/189837317714450/381016035263243#!/groups/HappyDayTerry/
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
If you rode at HD, be advised they have a FB group..Happy Days Stables - Norridge, IL
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
They had another plant too ...I think it was called the Karlov plant???
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Recall as a kid going with my aunt/uncle to a bakery on the northside..I think it was either Petersen or Devon...near Cicero/Central. It was names Johnson's or Johnston's. Had the greatest pies. Line used to be out the door on sundays...
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Not really a pizzaria but Liquor Town on Damen & Diversey across from Lathrop really had great pizza in the 50s...thanks to Ciro. Used to get a kick out of watchin him flippin that dough in the air....
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Was it Round Robin or Red Robin on Diversey west of western...Rockwell maybe.
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Whimpy's on Wabash between Randolph & Lake Sts.
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8 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
My aunt, Bessie Vopatek, worked at WE for 45 years.
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Anyone one else work at CCC in the 60s???
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Worked for a couple years in the mid 60s at Continental Coffee Co. on Clybourn near the river.
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Believe I know a guy from the 2400 block of Clybourn..name is Tom Patterson. Old guy like me. Went to St. Bonnies in the 50s.
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Ft. Dearborn was great because it was so close....went to White Pines only once but loved it. Kiwanis, Harrison were mainstays too. The Crete camp in our day was just a few acres of farmland that the owner allowed the scouts to use. Lots of Poison Ivy as I recall. Not as much as Indiana Dunes tho. We had an instance where the farmer had a horse(pinto) that fell in love with one of our leaders and
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
What Troops were you guys in? We always had a great competition with some Explorers from the Midwest Buddist temple in our day. Ft. dearborn PowWow comes to mind. Have some patches posted on our Troop 64/St. Bonaventure group on facebook. Lots of pics too....
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
HistoricAerials.com will give you a bird's eye view. Just type in an address and pick a year...
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Used to ride that bike p[ath from Waveland Pool at Devon all the way to Dempster...Did they ever continue it further north????
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
There is a group on facebook called Remembering Riverview...
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Are you still in contact with friends from the 'brick homes'? We've broadened our base and have been locating them also...mainly from the early 50s, because they have more than likely the same memories as we and went to the same schools.When did you live on Overhill?
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
@Holtanek...we are also looking for folks who lived at the time in the Georgian homes just south of us...We called them the 'brick homes'. LOL.They were on the 'P' streets from Irving Park to Berteau where our complex began. Have several aboared from Pioneer, Pittsburgh, Plainfield & Pontiac Aves.
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Forget the tacos. It was all about the Breakfast Jack
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Got these names from our olest member..87 Phyllis Jacobs Two more family names come to mind. Ray and Ione Schram and Elizabeth and Roy(?) Curley. Next to Petzold. Not sure his name was Roy but could be.
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
Greg, another request. George Hanns Sr 4:37pm Mar 27 Bruce, check this out my Cousins Gail & Alice Peterson lived on Plainfield and went to Canty in the fifties. and My Grandfather Frank Castre 4007 Oketo was the Constable in Norwood Parke Township. Join our group, Greg. Please.Please. Please. You can be our research guy.
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9 years ago
Bruce Kelleher
The Chicago History Museum says in the webpage that they have a 1950 criss-cross directory
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