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10 years ago
shekaago
I grew up in Schorsch Village on the NW Side and I also remember the scissor/knife sharpener man pushing the cart down our street with the bell ding, ding, dong, dinging! Here's a little article on the subject... Article
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10 years ago
shekaago
Thanks for the info on this, bowler. Very interesting subject! Will try to make it out on the 15th.
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10 years ago
shekaago
TomB: Thanks so much for the info on the Milwaukee Road book/publication!
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10 years ago
shekaago
Hope everyone had a nice holiday! CrazyIvan25: I have a CPL Card and can access the Sanborn Maps and I'd be happy to try to somehow save the map images of our neighborhood in particular and email them to you. Just PM me and give me your email address and I'll work on it! StrayKitten and Randoymwords: I suspect bodies may have been delivered by train but I don't know for sure. Mount Olive is
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10 years ago
shekaago
Thanks for the filling station info, Tomcat630. That makes a lot of sense!
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10 years ago
shekaago
What an awesome photo, 222! Thanks for posting it and is interesting to know the railroad was aware of cars "catching air" over the tracks. And thanks, CrazyIvan, for the info on the proposed subway lines. Having a subway station at Belmont and Oak Park certainly would make my morning commute a whole lot faster! Your question about the gas station at Neenah and Addison prompted me to
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10 years ago
shekaago
Chris, Hey, thanks! That would be awesome! Dunning1, The house I grew up in was built in 1960 by Peterson Builders but a lot of my childhood friends lived in those lovely Schorsch Homes. That's really interesting about the proposed subway line! I'll have to see if I can dig up anything on that. Anyway, here's an article on the Schorsch Homes. I'm sorry it's difficult to read. Zooming in seem
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10 years ago
shekaago
The article about "The Central Avenue Jog" also mentions the abandoned cemetery underneath Oak Park Avenue (see page 9). Jefferson Park Historical Society Newsletter - January 2007
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10 years ago
shekaago
BTW... I also moved back into the house my parents bought in 1960. I grew up there, moved away, and have now moved back!
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10 years ago
shekaago
Dunning 1, thank you so much for your interesting post and for mentioning all the great memories you have of the old Dunning line. Some of the old Sanborn Fire Maps show that siding you mention that ran behind the gas station that once stood on the South side of Addison where the empty lot is now. I had read somewhere (I'll try to dig up the article) that, that stretch of Oak Park Avenue you had m
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10 years ago
shekaago
Here are a couple of links to historic Chicago maps from the University of Chicago's online database showing the location of Dunning Station at approximately 6600 West Irving Park on the South side of the street. Unfortunately, you'll have to zoom way in to see the details but I'm just so happy these maps even exist! 1897 Map 1910 Map
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10 years ago
shekaago
CrazyIvan, Yes, there actually was a Dunning Station! I just wish I could find an old photo of it. Back in the 80's we (the neighborhood kids of driving age) used to drive really fast down Roscoe and Cornelia to try to "catch air" over the bumps in the pavement where the tracks ran. :) That's so great that the engineer of that train let your family climb aboard. What a wonderful memo
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10 years ago
shekaago
Ivan, I'm so, so sorry... But glad you had seen that older thread! I wish I had taken photos before they tore out the old tracks. I've been looking and researching and haven't found much information let alone photos of that line. I'm also interested to find photos of the old Dunning Train Station that once existed. All I've managed to dig up are old newspaper articles and some timetables but, unfo
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10 years ago
shekaago
Here's a link to an earlier post covering the Kimbell Candy Company and a couple of photos taken before they pulled up the old tracks. Forum Post on Kimbell Candy Company and Old Dunning Spur Photos
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10 years ago
shekaago
I've been looking for info on the old Dunning Line for ages and haven't really found much but I will look through some old posts here on FC because there were just a few photos. I grew up just a block away from the old tracks and remember the "wild" right-of-way too!
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10 years ago
shekaago
It makes me really sad and angry when I hear stories of residents and businesses having their homes, their property, ripped out from under them like this. There must be a way to ensure airline safety while preserving the integrity of the neighborhood, afterall, Midway and the surrounding neighborhood have co-existed for a very, very long time.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
10 years ago
shekaago
The building on Bryn Mawr dates from 1930. Just a warning... The link listed below takes a while to download but you will find a photo and a blurb about the building on page 30 of the PDF file. http://bigshouldersrealty.com/components/pdf/tours/albany_park.pdf
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10 years ago
shekaago
The architect of both the Belmont Ave. and Bryn Mawr buildings was Edward P. Steinberg. I can't find the exact date the Bryn Mawr building was built but the Belmont building (the old Dayan's store) was built in 1929. Mr. Steinberg also designed a few movie theaters in the Chicago area. EP Steinberg Movie Theaters Here's another building, built in 1929 by Edward P. Steinberg in downtown Hinsd
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10 years ago
shekaago
Here's an exerpt from an October 1938 Tribune article mentioning the Madison and Karlov Neisner's location. Coutesy of... Chase, Al Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963); Oct 16, 1938; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1987) pg. 20.
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10 years ago
shekaago
Thanks for the link, Kchi! I've just looked through the "restaurants" section of postcards... What great memories!
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10 years ago
shekaago
My grandfather loved Buffalo! He took me there when I was a kid. The ice cream was great and I loved their chocolate phosphates. Here are a few articles about Buffalo. 1978 photo from "What Was There?" site... Buffalo's origins 1902 at Sedgwick and Division (scroll down on page link to view postcard)... Chuckman's Postcard Collection - Buffalo Ice Cream Obituary of Co-Founder
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10 years ago
shekaago
Thanks for sharing two more great finds, Kchi!
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10 years ago
shekaago
Hi Ron! I'll do some more digging and researching and see what more I can find for you. Love the story of the bonfire and, you're right, no way that would ever be allowed these days.
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10 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, Kchi! Great information and very informative site!
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10 years ago
shekaago
Hi Ron, Welcome to Forgotten Chicago! My mom lived at 845 N. Pulaski but many, many years ago when Pulaski was called Crawford Avenue. I'm sure I can dig through family photos and find a few from that neighborhood for you. The thing that struck me about your forum message was your mention of Maggio's store, My family used to visit a dentist, Dr. Maggio, who's office was located on Chicago Avenue a
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, davey7, you are right! Here's a link to a Wikipedia entry... Lerner Newspapers
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10 years ago
shekaago
Great photos and interesting article! I worked at 160 E. Illinois Street many, many years ago when it was just an old, 6-story brick building and there was a wood-block alley running along the north side of the building. I wish I had thought to take some pictures of it way back when. The old building is now long gone, replaced by a highrise of condos but the alley is still there and the wood block
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
10 years ago
shekaago
Such great memories, everyone! At the northeast corner of Belmont and Oak Park there was a Dwyer's Pharmacy and on the southwest corner, if my memory is correct, there was a Rexall Drugstore. Another Rexall was located on the nothwest corner of Belmont and Austin. I also remember the name "Muskett & Hendrickson" but don't know exactly where it was located.
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10 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, Jazzman, for great clues to these past lines and for lots of questions answered!
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10 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, 222! Very interesting article and pictures. I haven't been on FC in a while and am catching up on reading the Forums. Many thanks for the great find!
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