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8 years ago
Vern H
Back in the 70's, every Friday night there was drag racing on Forest Preserve Dr going west from Cumberland. This was of course weather permitting. I believe it was approximately 1/4 mile till the curve. We used to be partying in the woods and could hear them clearly. I also remember before they widened Forest Preserve Dr and added the curve, there would be cars that ended up in the Des Plaine
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8 years ago
Vern H
I have seen Jesse Jackson sr at St Joseph's hospital several times.
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9 years ago
Vern H
That is an excellent film! My wife and I watched it earlier and loved it. If you're even somewhat familiar with the areas, it's a must see.
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9 years ago
Vern H
I saw this on the FC flicker page, any connection to the other buildings here? link
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9 years ago
Vern H
John T Thank you VERY much, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for.
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9 years ago
Vern H
I noticed recently they're building a new section of Irving Park Rd just east of York Rd. It looks like it'll curve down near the train tracks and eventually meet the existing roadway just east of Taft av. I saw a set of traffic signals on this section but have no idea what they might be for. I have searched for hours but can not find a map of this, does anyone know of one?
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9 years ago
Vern H
Yes, it ran from 1896 to 1951. Scroll down to route # 58 here.link
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9 years ago
Vern H
I go through this intersection on my way home from work and have a question. They finally built an overpass for the railroad, anyone familiar with this intersection knows it's long overdue. The thing I don't understand is I haven't seen the railroad using it. My brother told me they don't use it because it's too steep for the freight trains to climb. Is this true?
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9 years ago
Vern H
Didn't he own a farm in the Burr Ridge area? My uncle worked for Denemark Cadillac and he was keeping an eye on the farm till it sold. I vaglely remember a big barn for horses. This would have been late 60's.
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9 years ago
Vern H
Around 1967 or so, my father took me to some tropical fish auctions somewhere on Elston av. I looked on Google street view and I think the building was at Elston & Kennicott. This is between Montrose & Lawrence, I seem to remember it being some sort of ethnic hall. I remember we went in the side door which was on the side street and there was a small auditorium type thing inside. These auc
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9 years ago
Vern H
Could be.... My wife thought the same thing. Thanks for replying.
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9 years ago
Vern H
I was looking for the Bertrand Goldberg homes that were supposed to have been built in Maywood. I didn't find them but I found these instead. They are on the corner of Legion & Orchard, a block east of 1st av and a block south of Madison. They face away from the street facing the walkway between them, there are 2 rows of 3. According to the real estate listing, these houses are 400 sq ft altho
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9 years ago
Vern H
Thanks again for the map, I did a Google street view and was able to take a peek at one. I'll be driving by very soon. I got interested in this as my brother lives in a very small house in Stone Park. I was wondering if his was one of these homes but his is even smaller. His has one bedroom and is listed at 544 sq ft. I guess I'm wrong though, I did some research and it says his house was built in
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9 years ago
Vern H
Done! I can't believe how close I was!
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9 years ago
Vern H
Well, I was 10 in 1965 and I live (still) around 8100w on Belmont.
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9 years ago
Vern H
Can anyone tell me where these homes are located? I did some searching and a home at 1523 N 23rd av claimed to be one of these. I drove by today and it's a typical 50's brick ranch. Since the tour is sold out, maybe someone can enlighten me? Thanks!
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9 years ago
Vern H
I remember Bob-O-Rinos, great sub sandwiches! It was at Belmont & Pontiac, right before Cumberland. Bob-O's is still on Irving park amd BTW has great beefs. Ther were featured on Channel 7 a few months back. The wife and I went there and the beefs were excellent!
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9 years ago
Vern H
I have lived in the Dunning area my entire life and cannot place this beef stand. Are you sure it was on the south side of the street?
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9 years ago
Vern H
Does anyone remember a weatherman who would either tear away part of the background or "paint" it away and it would show pictures and/or video? This would have been late 60's, maybe early 70's? Thanks!
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9 years ago
Vern H
Isn't there something similar a block north of Albion av between Milwaukee and Newcastle?
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10 years ago
Vern H
Have you looked on historicaerials.com ? I know for a fact there are images of the Quonset huts there.
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10 years ago
Vern H
I do. Very elaborate old ice cream parlor is what I remember, ice cream was out of this world! My father took is there in the 70's, it was a special treat.
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10 years ago
Vern H
There was an Aladdin's Castle at the HIP too. There was an arcade at Harlem & Foster in the shopping center, I can't remember the name. This was back in the late 70's and early 80's. There was one on Western just north of Belmont that always had the newest pinball games. I believe that was because of the Bally factory that was nearby.
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10 years ago
Vern H
There are still a few left near where I live. (Belmont Heights) One is on Grand av in River Grove, just east of the river. Another is in Franklin Park at Pacific & Ruby. My brother in law rented the River Grove one a few years ago for a family thing.
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10 years ago
Vern H
Probably a dumb question but did you see "remnants of the "L" on this site? Lots of great stuff there!
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10 years ago
Vern H
If it's in the side or back, it's a catch basin. This is basically a very large grease trap. The "mustard yellow-black play-dough looking stuff" stuff was big chunks of grease. The grease is supposed to settle to the bottom and the rest flows to the sewer in the street. I remember years ago there was a guy who would go door to door offering to clean it out. If it's in the front yard,
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10 years ago
Vern H
nvaughn Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > If you like historicaerials.com, you'll love this. > Or at least like it a lot. A great resource, or a > great way to waste time on the internet. You > decide. > How about both? ;-) This is WAY cool, thanks!
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10 years ago
Vern H
Is that the building?
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10 years ago
Vern H
Can't say for sure but it reminds me of the n side of Belmont just e of Central.
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10 years ago
Vern H
What's the story on the street names around Golf & Elmhurst rd in Mt. Prospect? I'm referring to some such as: Hi-Lusi av, We-Go Trail, Na Wa Ta av, etc.... Are these Indian names or what?
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