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11 years ago
bwalsh
There used to be one at the corner of Chicago and Michigan (NE corner). I thought it was still there, but I haven't walked by there in a while.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Bruce, There was a property along there, I thought it was right at County Line Rd, where the people had llamas. I remember seeing them every day when I was driving home from work. This would have been between 1991-93. Would that have been just west of the property in question? I seem to remember seeing a house - sort of a ranch style set back from the road and down, probably along the ravine. It
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11 years ago
bwalsh
I went to the Axle in Countryside a few times. It was on Joliet Rd across from where the Quarry mall is now.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
The milk man! Although you can still get that delivered by Oberweis. The knife sharpener guy still came around with his red and green cart until just a few years ago - I definitely miss him! When I was really really little, I vaguely remember a truck that came around that sold bread and another one with fresh produce. This was in the southwest corner of Chicago, bordering on Hometown, Oak Lawn
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11 years ago
bwalsh
In 1958, there was a "Brittany Limited" a clothing store located at 7104.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
MSD = Metropolitan Sanitary District
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Steve B., that's the way I remember it too.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
I'm not certain on this, but it seems to me that the sign was rather bland in color. I seem to remember it being maybe brown letters on a beige background. Either that or white/goldish lighted letters on a brown background. It's strange as I can picture it in my mind, but cannot really remember specifics. It was for sure known as not the hospital to be sent to if you wanted to come out alive. I ha
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11 years ago
bwalsh
WooHoo!! I found the answer! See the men's wear store on the right hand side a few doors up from where the woman is standing? That was Saper's Men's Wear located at 2104 E. 71st St. in Chicago. Found an ad in the Chicago Tribune historical Archives from 1949 for the store. In the ad, it claims it is in "the heart of the South Shore".
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Maybe it's to designate exactly where the pipe is that is coming from the building to the sewer in case it ever needs to be dug up and worked on or replaced? It is odd though. I don't recall ever seeing one like that before, unless I just didn't notice.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune on Nov 3, 1959. pg 1 "These sharp turns gave the Illinois Central Railroad additional street frontage for development of air rights building sites." This article was about some repair work being done on the link bridge between the Outer Drive and Lake Shore Drive. An interesting sidenote - when the bridge was first dedicated in 1937,
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11 years ago
bwalsh
I just re-read your original message and saw the Railway Exchange Building. I used to work in that building - the Santa Fe Building! Loved it there - the building anyway, my job not so much. Even the elevators were exciting to look at - not just a boring rectangle of metal. That's where Daniel Burnham's Offices were as I'm sure you know. My office was on the 4th floor . It was a scrap metal haulin
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11 years ago
bwalsh
These 3 came up when I did a search in the Chgo History Museum Building Permit Index: http://www.chsmedia.org/househistory/1898-1912permits/architect_response.asp I did not check the addresses to see if these buildings are still standing though. Beth
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Chicago Municipal Airport was renamed Midway in 1949 in honor of the Battle of Midway, which was the turning point of the War (WW II). So, it must have been painted about that time when Midway was the busiest airport.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Found this too: http://chuckmancollectionvolume16.blogspot.com/2009/11/chicago-photo-minor-dunn-hamburger-shop.html 1732 E. 79th St. in Chicago I also read that there was a location at 123rd and Ashland in Cal Park.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
For a very short time, there was a Minor Dunn location at about 104th and Cicero in Oak Lawn. It's a Huck Finn now. I want to say that was maybe mid to late 90s when it was Minor Dunn. I think way back (before my time) there was another location somewhere on the south side. I remember my parents and my aunt mentioning them.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Love your pictures adgorn! I have been meaning to drive over that way for the longest time to take pictures and just never get around to it. No excuse either, as I live all of 5 minutes from there. I have kicked myself repeatedly for not taking pictures inside and out of the old Johnson and Johnson factory that stood on 65th St about where the Marriott is now. I used to work there when it was offi
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11 years ago
bwalsh
very very cool Frank! Pilsen is an area that I really have no knowledge of at all aside from driving through it once in awhile. I like to try and figure out old photos also, but I know I am not in your league at all! In fact I have one myself that I would LOVE to find out where it was, but I fear that it might not be possible. I see no clues that could help in identification although I was told i
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11 years ago
bwalsh
So, Berwyn Frank, was it the 26th st location or where was it located?
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Sorry, Captain54, I addessed it to the wrong person.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Captain, was it the 26th St address or where was it located?
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11 years ago
bwalsh
We had Fairways at 83rd and Pulaski. They were a Certified Grocery. The building is still there, though it is Family Dollar now and previously was a tile store. At one time in my square mile neighborhood, we had 6 grocery stores. Plus a handful just across the neighborhood 'boundary' lines. Now we have none. Have to go outside the neighborhood to shop, unless one wants to go to CVS - we have 2 of
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Would it have been Don Roth's Blackhawk Restaurant? The originator of the Spinning Salad. It was on Wabash at Randolph.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
I just drove down Archer through Willow Springs this morning and really took note of the buildings. Actually I drive that way frequently but don't really "look" at the buildings. I only noticed one business type building that appears to be at all old and that one is located on the NE corner of Archer and Charleton. There are still some homes that are older and the Billiard Club and Hard
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Rita, There is a group that I belong to on Yahoo Groups, called Chicago memories. You could try posting this on there or I could post it for you if you like. Beth PS - I'm not trying to promote another group over this one, just trying to help find the right venue for this request.
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Btw, my great-grandfather's family was originally from England. One of the brothers had a tiling business, which would have worked in tandem with the fireplaces. Either he or the ones that made the fireplaces also worked with marble (mantels, for ex.) His showroom was in the middle building there - the one between Doolins and the taller original building. Being that it involved tile, I wonder if t
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11 years ago
bwalsh
I'd love to see more pictures of this area. That taller building on the right hand side on Halsted, just north of Doolin's, with the windows, was built by my great-grandfather's brothers in 1880. The business eventually closed up after my great-uncle died in 1919 and probate continued until the early 1920s. Their name is still visible above the main door (Dawson Bros). It was a factory where they
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11 years ago
bwalsh
I took a look at that article from 1897 that adgorn mentioned above. It states that the fire had seized in buildings at Wentworth and Archer. Archer is and I believe always was the 'main' street in Willow Springs, but I don't know where Wentworth would have come in. The article also states that they razed a small one-story building to keep the fire from spreading to the town's hotel. The hotel was
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11 years ago
bwalsh
Okay, here's the scoop from A History of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicagov. 2 1980, p.1645-48: St. Columbkille was established as a mission of St. Patrick Church at Adams and Desplaines; formally organized as a parish in 1859 with the original church built as a frame structure at Owen st. (later Indiana st and that became Grand av.); predominantly Irish congregation. 1868 - parish rect
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11 years ago
bwalsh
There is a directory - I've used it. Actually, if anyone ever goes to a LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormons) Library they have a directory with maps of Chicago during different time periods. If you know your address you can pinpoint it on the map and see what parishes were nearby. I've used it many times when doing family research and looking for my relatives. At least the
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