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8 years ago
shekaago
Interesting topic! Below is a link to a map from 1897 which shows the location of the Forest Glen Branch School on Caldwell. You'll need to zoom in on the far NW area on the map to see it more clearly. I have looked at other maps in the U. of C. Collection from the early 1900's and I don't find any school located at Peterson and 40th (now Pulaski). All I can find at that location is a Peterson's N
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8 years ago
shekaago
Hi Lois. You are most welcome! If you would like the Trib article on The Cottage Restaurant from 1964, just send me a PM. I'd be more than happy to email you a copy.
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8 years ago
shekaago
The Cottage Restaurant was located at 3174 N. Clark. It was owned by former ball player, Fred Hattenberger. There is a May 3rd, 1964 Chicago Tribune article on The Cottage. There was another Cottage Restaurant in Bellwood which I don't believe was related to the Clark Street location.
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8 years ago
shekaago
Great topic, Kchi! I attended Locke (K thru 8) back in the late 60's, early 70's. I walked a mile each way to school and back. I wasn't forced to go to Locke, though. It just so happened that I lived half way between Locke and Bridge and for some reason, my parents chose Locke. My mom packed a lunch for me every day as there was no time for me to walk home and back to school during lunch hour and
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8 years ago
shekaago
Thanks so much, Mr. Downtown, for this very helpful guide!
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8 years ago
shekaago
Anytime! :-)
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8 years ago
shekaago
Thanks so much Bowler. Awesome photos!
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8 years ago
shekaago
Hi CrazyIvan25, The way I access the Sanborn Maps is through the Chicago Public Library site. There is a link to the "Index" which lists Chicago Community Areas with the corresponding date and Volume number (or) letter. Once you find the area you are interested in, you can then go to the Sanborn Maps Site and search the fire maps. It sounds a bit complicated but once you work with the
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8 years ago
shekaago
Coops4, very interesting find!
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8 years ago
shekaago
Dunning1, How interesting about St. Priscilla and about the rectory being moved. I didn't go there (went to Locke) but did have friends who attended school there and then they grew up and got married at the church. I remember the Quonset hut! The school that was at Narragansett & Addison was Branch #1 of the O. A, Thorp School which is at Austin & Grace.
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8 years ago
shekaago
Nordsider & Arno, I found a Tribune article on the 1959 fire at the Arnold School. If you or anyone else wants a copy of the article, just send me a PM and I'll email it to you. In the article, the Fire Commissioner at the time, Robert J. Quinn, stated that the fire was definitely of "incendiary origin."
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8 years ago
shekaago
Excellent blog site you have there, some great photos too. Welcome to FC!
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8 years ago
shekaago
There were several mid-1950's annexations to the city around the old Big Oaks Golf Club area. I found a few Trib articles about the various annexations with their boundaries noted. This particular article, see link below, seems to include that area you are referring to although the question of why the streets don't line up isn't exactly addressed. Oak Park and New England line back up again south
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
shekaago
You are welcome, Mercer52, anytime! And, davem60612, you are correct! On the Sanborn Map you can see where the tracks crossed over 16th from the main line and on into the Otis wareyard. And if you go to Google Street View you can still actually see where the tracks once ran. Where the old tracks crossed over 16th
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8 years ago
shekaago
Otis Elevator Foundry - 1914 Sanborn Map Volume 8
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8 years ago
shekaago
The Sanborn Fire Map, Volume 8 from 1914, shows this building as the Otis Elevator Co. Foundry.
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8 years ago
shekaago
I'm still here! :-) Just have had more hours at my job lately. I've been wondering about Artista too.
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9 years ago
shekaago
While researching another topic "Town of Lake Dairy" I found an S. E. Gross Subdivision marked on a 1903 Map of Chicago which was bounded by the Stockyards on the East, 47th St. on the South, 45th St. on the North and Ashland Ave. on the West. With present day S. Mc Dowell Ave. bisecting it diagonally. You have to click on the lower left corner section of the map to zoom in. 1903 Mitc
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9 years ago
shekaago
Some interesting old photos of the Norridge and Harwood Heights area, including the HIP, from Eisenhower Public Library's Flickr photostream... Photo of The "Old" HIP - Eisenhower Public Library's Flickr Photostream
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9 years ago
shekaago
I found a few maps of Riverview and it looks like the Main Entrance is just north of School on Western. Below is a link to one of the maps... Map of Riverview
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9 years ago
shekaago
Murphman and anyone who would like copies of articles on Mount Olive... Just PM me with an email address and I'd be happy to send them to you. Many of my relatives are buried there including my mom and dad and when I go, I'll be in there too! :-) And you are correct, Murphman, about Mount Olive being the resting place for many of Chicago's Scandinavians, my family being among them. At the time o
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9 years ago
shekaago
Postcard image of Mount Olive Cemetery from 1908.
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9 years ago
shekaago
Great find, Kchi! Thanks for posting.
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9 years ago
shekaago
CTA Tokens
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9 years ago
shekaago
Hugh, Yes, the "Y" design was on the old CTA tokens. I'll take a photo of one that I have saved and post it here as soon as I can.
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9 years ago
shekaago
I've discovered another E.P. Steinberg Building in Park Ridge... Woolworth's once occupied the building. It is located at approximately 27 S. Prospect Ave..
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9 years ago
shekaago
I had ice skated at Portage, Shabbona and Riis Parks as a youngster and most recently, as an oldster, have skated at Millennium Park. I learned to skate at Michael Kirby's school in Park Ridge. My skating instructor's name was Kitty. Below is an old video I found on You Tube... You Tube Video - Michael Kirby in Park Ridge
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9 years ago
shekaago
Dunning 1 --- Dr. Fisher was my doctor at one time. Small world!
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9 years ago
shekaago
Below are the links to the items I had mentioned in my previous post. See... "Fell Into the Water While Asleep" Sanborn Fire Map - 1914
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9 years ago
shekaago
Don't know if this will help or not.... I was able to find, from the Sanborn Fire Map (Vol. 5 - 1914), that the 1500 block of N. Elston was mostly residential at that time (there was, however, a bake shop located at 1538 N. Elston). Before the street numbers had changed circa 1909, 1520 N. Elston was 459 Elston. I found one Tribune article which was dated August 15, 1891 which mentions a P
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