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11 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, bwalsh! Love those photos and very interesting history on that building. And, yes, daveg, the FC crew deserves much praise for their excellent articles. I've learned so much about Chicago from this site and am grateful to the staff as well as all the forum posters here.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Happy to help! I had no idea about the FC article either until I started digging a bit further.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Found another article about the Fire Patrol buildings on FC. FC Article on Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol Stations
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11 years ago
shekaago
I did a Polk Directory search and found the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol listed at 100 S. Des Plaines. I hope this helps! Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol
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11 years ago
shekaago
Great find, Nancy! I was thrilled to see that the site included information on, as well as an opening day poster for, the movie theater I mainly went to when I was young, the Will Rogers (1937-1987). So many great memories... Thank you.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Fran, I think Vern H is correct. It looks like the building which housed the old Dayan's Store, which is now a Family Dollar Store. 5546 W. Belmont Ave. A bit about the owner of Dayan's
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11 years ago
shekaago
Hopefully it will be re-opening very soon. Article on Patio Re-Opening
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11 years ago
shekaago
Yes, thanks, Ivan! Very cool site! In an earlier entry on this post I had put in a link to those exact 1980's photos of the Kimbell Candy Company you found on chicagoswitching.com.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Thanks for sharing this link, daveg. It's a great find and for FREE!
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11 years ago
shekaago
Very cool find, adgorn! You might also like...Trolleybusses.net
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11 years ago
shekaago
Nancy, Thanks for mentioning the Maller's Building! My father also worked in the Maller's building back in the 1960's and the old elevator was still in operation then. And, yes, the building currently houses a large number jewelry companies. My dad always came home from work with stories of robberies that occurred in the building which was nicknamed "Den of Thieves."
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11 years ago
shekaago
Thanks 222! Glad to be able to contribute in any way I can.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, Artista! It has been a challenging winter, for sure.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Thanks, fleurblue! I think this can dates from the 1960's and was used until we stopped burning leaves sometime in the 1970s.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Old leaf burning can.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Here's the one I spotted yesterday.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Thanks for the link to WCIU's video series on Dunning, daveg. Very interesting and informative!
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11 years ago
shekaago
Nice photos, Artista! I'm so glad you had luck finding some more in the neighborhood. I found one more bin yesterday and will post that picture by this afternoon.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Thanks for the interesting find. Here's a photo of the building on Damen and Patterson you mentioned, jeffgrunewald.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Thanks so much! And I though I was the only one who got excited over such things... :-) There are still a few of these trash bins around in the alleys of Schorsch Village (SV), Artista. I can give you the exact locations if you want to go have a look at them. I'll keep an eye out for these bins in other neighborhoods as well. The bins I found in SV are on the yard side of the chain link fences w
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11 years ago
shekaago
Sorry about the poor quality of these phone-taken photos but here a couple of those old garbage bins I found in my neighborhood. One of them shows it was made by the Chicago Granitine Manufacturing Co. That company also made stationary laundry tubs. Bin 1 Bin 2 Bin 2 close up
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11 years ago
shekaago
Here are a few things I found on that old Lakewood bridge over Montrose, 222psm. I know this is way off topic but wanted to try to answer at least a part of your question as I love this kind of rail history stuff. The old Lakewood track right-of-way between the eastern wall of Graceland Cemetery and the CTA Red Line tracks and on the south side of Montrose is now Challenger Park inside of which
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11 years ago
shekaago
Awesome photo! What a great find, bowler. I wonder if this is the old Jewel/Osco that was at 6209 W. North Avenue which is now a "Fresh Market."
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11 years ago
shekaago
I'm in too. Sounds like it could be a fun FC "field trip" and a great way to document sites and buildings that may not be around much longer.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Very cool old Pic, Artista! I bet someone out there will be able to solve the mystery of that "Rug Mart" company. Just wanted to mention to other ghost sign seekers that, as I was riding the L the other day, I noticed there are a bunch of ghost signs on buildings along the north side CTA Red Line from about Lawrence to the Loyola station. One of these days I'll try to get to the Edge
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11 years ago
shekaago
Welcome back, Artista! It's great to see you on FC again. Looking forward to reading your new posts.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Many, many thanks, captain54! I could not, for the life of me, remember the name.
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11 years ago
shekaago
Here's a fairly recent Google Earth photo of the corner of Narragansett and Irving with the current A's Restaurant. The Chinese restaurant you mentioned, HOLTANEK, was "Ho Ho Chop Suey" which is gone and another Asian restaurant has taken its place. Irving Park and Narragansett My question now is, does anyone remember what the name of the restaurant on the corner of Belmont and Nar
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11 years ago
shekaago
I'm so sorry to hear about Vienna's baker. How sad. I know the bakery was still open for business as late as 2003 or 2004. I can't recall exactly when they closed their doors. Here's a photo I snapped back in 2003 or so.
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11 years ago
shekaago
I would not have remembered the "Lets go to the Races" either! Thank you, Kchi! My parents would sit in front of the TV with their game card for the race. We never won anything, though. I also have those plastic presidents somewhere. If I come across them, I'll post a photo. Thanks so much for the memory jog!
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