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8 years ago
coops4
I may of found a bit of info on this dairy/depot. Thanks to shekaago, I Google searched 'Matusik dairy' and came up with an article from the Daily News from 22 May 2010. The Matusik named was shortened from Matuskiewicz, Polish immigrants who had a southside dairy in Chicago. Joe Matusik and his wife may have run/owned a milk depot which was supplied by their farm. My guess is that the article t
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9 years ago
coops4
Character Inn was on 46th and Marshfield.
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9 years ago
coops4
There was a community at 55th and Cicero with dirt bike hills in the back. There was also one at 47th and Halsted before it became Zayre (might of been Venture before that).
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9 years ago
coops4
I live in the area and drive by Harlem and Archer everyday. Never would of thought...also I will look for those pillars on Melvina.
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9 years ago
coops4
Peoples, Colony, Marquette and Brighton...
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9 years ago
coops4
Yes, these are about 4ft. high although the brass plates are missing and unfortunately probably taken to a scrap yard at one time.
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9 years ago
coops4
I was around Division and Keystone,Karlov,Kildare (not for bad reasons for this is not a safe area) and noticed that some blocks still have these concrete pillars at each end of the street and sometimes on the sidewalk. You can see that at one time there was either a gate or chain for some metal parts are still intact. Someone who grew up in the area in the 70's told me that he had heard back t
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10 years ago
coops4
I have an old 7 oz. bottle of Kayo Drink. The back only states: bottled under authority of Chocolate Products, Chicago.
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10 years ago
coops4
Wow...you're good. That is a very interesting piece you dug up. Thanks.
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10 years ago
coops4
That is great. That 4631 S. Laflin building is one I was talking about. I looked into old dairy bottles from the Chicago area. There must be some old embossed bottles if it was a milk depot,... unless it sold milk to independent distributors. Thanks.
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10 years ago
coops4
Richard, a friend of mine married his (Roger) daughter. They are now living up near the Chain of Lakes. I remember that bar as we played basketball across the street on the cement courts.
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10 years ago
coops4
Rich, do you recall the name of the bar?
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10 years ago
coops4
Thanks for all the information guys. I am still searching for information. My late father-in-law was a vintage bottle collector and probably could of gave me some insight. Richard I looked too and the sign is covered by a tree on the parkway. THe building is just north of the McDonalds on google street view. Next time I'm over there I might just knock on the door. Many times the property's ow
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10 years ago
coops4
I drove through the Back of Yards today and noticed a building with "Town of Lake Dairy' etched in the concrete on the face of the building. I know the area was annexed in 1889 but couldn't find any further info. The building was at approx. 4637 S. Laflin (I couldn't get the actual address). Anybody have any info on this place?
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10 years ago
coops4
Sorry to see that. It's pretty cool how the wrought iron on the neighboring front porch survived all these years. I wonder if your dad remembered what I think was a firehouse at Pulaski and Wilcox or the building on Pulaski and Jackson. I always wonder what that could've been. I don't see any obvious clues. There are so many interesting buildings in that area that tend to get unnoticed. I'm gl
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10 years ago
coops4
Thanks for the cool pictures Frank. It's very sad because the neighborhood looks the same today, especially the one with the ice cream truck.
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10 years ago
coops4
I remember going to a Chevrolet dealer with my dad at or around 53rd and Ashland in the early 70's. I think it was Beckert?
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10 years ago
coops4
If that funeral home was on the southwest corner of Chicago Ave. and Springfield, it is no longer active. I recall it being active to about 8 years ago, but under a different name. I have no other information other than the building is there but no longer is a funeral home.
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10 years ago
coops4
My mistake: the Wooley's was between California and Mozart. When I lived in the area, there was a 2nd floor dentist office closer to Fairfield across from Grocerland and next to a Jon's bakery and the meat market. There was also a barber shop around the corner on Fairfield.
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10 years ago
coops4
Crowamonghens, the Wooley's you are talking about was on the southside of 55th., between California and Fairfield. I remember in back of the store the owner/manager? would watch your every move from a second floor office window. It is currently a laundromat. There was also a small dime store east of there called Pixie's.
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10 years ago
coops4
John S.....I correct myself: Character Inn was at 46th and Marshfield across from the gas station. I was told the one at 48th and Marshfield had small boarding rooms upstairs too..maybe it was a tavern that only serviced the tenants? I also found out from a relative that the bowling alley you are talking about on 48th Honore had a weird spiral staircase and kids had to set your pins. Is that true
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10 years ago
coops4
Yes..sir. I vaguely remember it, for I was in there once as a kid.
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10 years ago
coops4
Guyon's hotel is still on Washington and Pulaski ...solid building but vacant.
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10 years ago
coops4
That is a great area Frank. I am very familiar with the area and how unsafe it is..Two things: what can you tell me about the building on the NW corner of Odgen and Central Park. (i think it is dated 1883) and, What is the history behind the 3500 block of Adams..There are some huge buildings on that block.
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10 years ago
coops4
I wonder if you are confusing it with the Julia's that was near 45th and Western. It was like an old diner with tables and counter seating. It was Eastern European food. Very tasty....
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10 years ago
coops4
Richard S., my uncle bartended on a 2nd floor tavern on 48 Marshfield.
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10 years ago
coops4
As a kid, I remember the one at 47th and Ashland sold baby Alligators for $2.00. I believe the pet department was in the basement and you had to navigate the aisles which had bins full of stuff.
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