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9 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Argo Bowl was at 59th & Harlem, and yes it is torn down. But, on the other hand you can now gas up your AMX on that corner.
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9 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I suppose it was for immediate availability when the need arose. The CTA also had them in different areas, at least into the late '50's. When did salt spreader trucks come into usage? At Byrne School, 53rd & Oak Park on the SW side, I remember a guy driving an old Buick with bags of cinders in the trunk. He'd spread them at the four intersections by the school and then move on. He was not a l
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9 years ago
b.a.hoarder
http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56736 CPD takes delivery of a woodie wagon.
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9 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Ford City was originally a Chrysler Corporation facility called Dodge Chicago during WWII. http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/1/1389/1983/re__ford_city#msg-1983
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9 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Greg, I think this will be a good place to start- http://public.fotki.com/copcardotcom/photographs_of_greg/chicago-police-vehicles/chicago-police-vehi-2/ I grew up in the 8th District, on 54th & Rutherford and I think that beat was 813. Anyway I remember the all black '59 Fords, straight six cylinder, simple radio and a large red light on top. Police cars have come a long way since then.
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9 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I think Peacock Jewelers had the distinction of being the oldest continuously operated retail establishment in Chicago.
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Mr. Hartung, the owner, is now deceased and I don't believe there are any heirs to the property. Lots of Model A Fords and other old cars and like WayOut said, stuff. This guy never saw anything old he didn't like, along with some more current items too. I might go to the auction just to see the spectacle of dispersing of such a huge hoard.I believe the auction is slated for three days.
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Well is suppose rock salt can he hazardous, but I don't think it reaches nuclear potency. Seriously, the only thing that was stored there was salt for snow and ice removal by Streets & San. It was in a huge mound and covered with some large tarps which may have added to the intrigue.
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Wow, thanks for all the support, it's much appreciated. I just saw these posts now and felt my thanks were in order. No Frank, I didn't let him get to me, but of course I was surprised by his actions. All the great people here and the terrific knowledge base they share make this one of the best 'sites bar none. Thanks also to our moderators for bringing us all together.
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Next to that litter container that old man Daley had placed all around the city the item in question looks to be six feet tall. I don't think it's a parking meter, I'm going with a scale, or some type of odd vending machine. On the back you can see a lock and a chain on which to hang said lock, so as not to misplace it.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I called my wife's aunt who had worked at Czerwiec Lumber before the fire to get information on any possible theater along Western, either south or north of Archer and she remembers no theater in the vicinity. The Czerwiec fire was about 1958 give or take a year, and was a big one , a 4 alarm blaze. Walsh purchased the property from Czerwiec. Not only did she work at that location she grew up on 3
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
We visited Grandma's house at 45th & Sawyer often when I was a kid and I clearly remember a fire one Sunday (or Sat.) evening at Czerwick Lumber which from billyfrank's description sounds like it may have occupied the Walsh Construction site before them. The lumber yard might not have been right at 3710, possibly a bit north, but bottom line is that I cannot recall any theater in that vicinity
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
You're right Frank, the shop with the "hand" painted on the window was in Marshall Square. Just like daveg my Dad had to pull me away from that window; for a five year old there was something magical about being able to operate the train that way.BTW, further west on 22nd was Krametbauer (sp) Shoe Store, that place was fun too. They had the x-ray machine that showed how well those new k
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Not a positive ID, but the name of the tavern keeper across from Horejsi's might have been Kalina.
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Frank asked, so I'll start a corner store thread; here's my recollection from 25th & Washtenaw. I lived there until the age of five and for sure I remember Patek's store at 2702 W. 25th. The Patek family ran the kind of store that had just about anything a housewife or homeowner might need. Daily staples for the kitchen? Sure! Maybe dad needs a pair of bib overalls, or a shovel. Ice cream cone
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
OK Chi, I spoke to my mother-in-law and got the scoop on the whole corner. I assume you were referring to the building on the NW corner when you asked. In a previous post Frank told us that the Horejsi family lived there (at 3258) until 1910 when they moved across the street to 3261 and opened their grocery. I don't know what was there right after the 1910 Horejsi move but in later years it was a
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Thanks Rob, that is exactly what I was looking for.
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Having a Polish heritage I remember a saying that go's like this- "Where's Joe?" and the answer is "Joe pod sidevokiem."(sp.) By now you are all thinking that I must have gone daft, but there is a reason for that saying. In looking at the latest posts in the Time Capsule thread I saw that the side yard to the Horejsi property is lower than the sidewalk, street, and alley. In F
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I think you will find this helpful- http://www.censusdiggins.com/prison_camp_douglas.html In particular look at the Roster of Confederate Dead; click on a photo and then click on it again, you will be able to read the names listed quite clearly. By the time of the Civil War Ft. Dearborn had been decommissioned by the Army and was being used by the Harbor Master of Chicago.
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Kchi, I think these are the tracks at 4400 W you are referring to- Re: the building at approx 3262 N. Narragansett ave Posted by: b.a.hoarder (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net) Date: March 05, 2010 07:51PM 222, from the S those tracks near Kenton are part of the Belt Railway of Chicago and they do not terminate at 68th St, they continue ESE to a yard near 95th St. on the E side of the city. Going b
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I contacted the Chicago Dept. of Aviation back in 2003 to inquire about a house that was on airport property at 5700 S. Central. As a youth I rode around Midway many times on my bike and clearly remembered the house but could not find anyone else who did. In reply a Ms. Halinski informed me that in 1934 the Chicago Meadows Golf Course (which I believe was a private club;(my comment, not hers) wen
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Richard, I don't think it's a city anywhere. I'm pretty sure it means "to be damned to Hell". I worked with a guy that rented his Model A Ford 2 door sedan for the local filming and that is how he explained it.
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Big Bill Hill was a favorite of ours on Sunday nights when there was pretty much of a dry spell on Chicago radio in that era. I still remember his call,"broadcasting direct from the parking lot of Whooppie's Drive In at xxxx(?) Roosevelt Road". Another great black DJ from that era was Al Benson, but Hill was my favorite, I think it was his voice and "down home" delivery. Tha
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
There was a shotgun shooting in the '60's at a north side Mercury dealer resulting in at least one death. I think it involved a disgruntled customer and the name may have been Foreman Motors. Anybody remember the details?
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Bruce, if you are still a visitor here can you provide any information concerning a Mrs. White and Fairmount Cemetery in Willow Springs? This incident happened in the early '70's.
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
In '73 I bought a Cutlass S coupe 350, 4 speed and I ordered it at Hollingshead Oldsmobile which was near 5400 S. Western. I think Tony Piet (former Chi White Sox) Pontiac was around 6100, McManus Chev was near 6700, there was a Ford dealer somewhere in the 6000's I think, a Dodge dealer near 7200 S. and probably lots more that I forgot. The Dodge dealer was one to stay out of, a real sleaze bag o
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Piemonte still does his own commercials and he must be pretty long in the tooth by now. Chuck Piano does commercials for his Orland Park Nissan store and I think he started out selling cars for Al Piemonte in Melrose park. Pretty corny stuff, but I guess it works for them. It was Lynn Burton who did the commercials for Bert Weiman. Lynn had "great pipes" which made him a natural pitchma
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10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I do agree that it wasn't one of Daley's better ideas from a PR standpoint, but on the other hand it surely avoided a prolonged and costly court battle had he done things through the legal system.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
I agree davey7. The only real purpose for Meigs Field, at least for the last couple of decades, was only for the elite. The new, long term plan to give Northerly Island back to all the citizens is a much more equitable use for it. Daley pays homage to the views of Montgomery Ward and keeps the lake access available to all.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
10 years ago
b.a.hoarder
Dave, I'm almost positive the name was Clover Club, possibly Clover Club Liquors. I do not know if it was connected to the soda brand in any way. The building would be set back from Archer, on the NW corner at Knox, with parking to the front. Actually it was the first building just across the E-W alley, I remember walking across the alley to get back to my car.
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