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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Eric F Wrote: > > St Philip Benizi. Oak-Cambridge. Outstandingly > beautiful Sicilian Church near the Cabrini-Green > projects.http://blogs.lib.luc.edu/ccic/little-sici > ly-st-philip-benizi-parish-fr-luigi-giambastiani/ Another one near there is headed for demolition, if not gone already - St. Dominic, on the corner of Sedgwick and Locust. > > Resurrection.Au
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Here's what was underneath layers of paint. Untitled by WayOutWardell, on Flickr
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Good list. I'll add: St. John (Old St. John), 18th & Clark, demolished ca. '62 St. Laurence, South Shore St. Columbkille Woodlawn Immanuel Lutheran, 64th & Kenwood Woodlawn Methodist Episcopal, 64th & Woodlawn
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
The building you mention is in the Englewood neighborhood - a search on Google will give you tons of information, historic and recent, about what the neighborhood was like and where it's headed now. If I'm remembering correctly, that building was at one time either an auto parts store or sold tires or both...there was a big tire-shaped neon sign hanging on the corner that disappeared maybe 10
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Interesting - hope you have good luck with your search! Side note: Peter Levent was related to the Kamberos family, who later opened the Treasure Island grocery stores here.
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
It's a shame that most of the damage that the restoration will have to undo only happened in the last 10 years or so. The Congress was in tremendous original condition even up until the early '00s. I went there often in the '90s when movies were still shown (as Cine Mexico) and there was still signage left from Balaban & Katz throughout the place. During the '40s, in an attempt to mod
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
No idea what that place once was but I have seen it in many photos. If I had to guess, I'd say the facade dates from the '40s. There was once a similar sign over a pizzeria near Marquette Park that simply read PIZZA PIE. Can't remember exactly, still might be there.
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Fscott - here's a photo you might like: The Chess warehouse is in the background, with both the WVON and WSDM signs on top. Photo from 1968. ICRR & Chess Warehouse
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Wow! Where was the Sari S moored? I've seen photos of another riverboat, the Dixiana, on the river at Diversey and Logan, but it was in the early '40s and I think disappeared soon after.
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
I got two results from Google for 1935 issues of the Times from Hammond, Indiana that mention Myra Harms singing at a club in Whiting. Good luck with your search!
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
In my travels today I noticed tracks sticking out of the asphalt in the roadway that's just south of 63rd St heading east from King Drive over to Vernon. It looks like that was a turn-around for the streetcar. It must have been a busy transit area when the White City Amusement Park was in full swing.
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
The ICRR tracks were raised above grade starting in 1892 in preparation for the fair, and then the viaducts were rebuilt ca. 1919, so it's possible that the platform in the background is the old version of the ROW and that the brick arch came later. Nordsider, I looked at the first map you linked and noticed the Raymond & Whitcomb Station along 61st St. and Madison (now Dorchester). R&
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
kwes864 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I grew up on the south side and believe there was > a Chevy dealership on Cottage Grove between 45Th > and 47Th would anyone know the name or remember > that dealership? There was Midway Chevrolet, which was around 64th & Cottage...maybe that's the one?
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Rosenwald Apartments, soon headed for redevelopment. Rosenwald
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
BTW - anyone know why the remnants of the walls were left standing after the rest of the building was demolished? Why not finish knocking down the whole thing?
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Hi Bruce, Question for you - there used to be a bowling alley on Cumberland between Lawrence and Montrose on the east side of the street. I remember that it had a curved roof, maybe bow-truss, but maybe old quonset hut. Was this a remnant of the Veterans Village?
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6 years ago
WayOutWardell
Fascinating stuff. I was just going over the book Nordsider mentioned looking for the neighborhood in which I live. Noticed that the unmarried sons and/or daughters at a given house are listed individually even if they live the same address as mom and dad. Also, the house numbers indicate the old, large estate-style houses which would be replaced a only few years later with more housing
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
The music video for Urge Overkill's song 'The Kids Are Insane' has scenes filmed inside the Coliseum remnants. It was shot in '91 so that's probably just before it was torn down completely.
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Yes, it had a number of names but is listed on Cinema Treasures as the Park Theater. Good photos, too: Park Theater
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Yeah, that whole 'Blues District' thing came up when the attempted remaking of 47th & MLK was underway in the '90s. What a joke!
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
A great piece! One of Roberts' motels was across the street from the Show Lounge and was just demolished a year or two ago. It's where Corey Brooks, the pastor of the church now occupying the lounge site, camped on the roof. The 500 was in a really strange location that couldn't have offered much in the way of restful sleep. It was at 63rd & Calumet...the eastern edge of the property b
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
It looks like the 1904 building was renovated and an addition tacked on at some point - the center entrance door is the clue. Interesting to note that the photo from the '30s shows that the addition isn't as tall as the postcard image (probably an artists rendering rather than an actual photograph). The hospital is of some note as it's where Jack Johnson's wife Etta was sent after a severe
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Here it was in the late '30s: Washington Park Hospital
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Well look at that! Thanks Eric!
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Legend has it that Al Capone was such a huge fan of Lord Buckley, he bankrolled a nightclub called 'Chez Buckley'. Aside from that tidbit, and that Buckley worked for Leo Seltzer as an MC for dance marathons at the Coliseum, I can't find any other reference nor an address for Chez Buckley. Any clues?
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Popular disk jockey McKie Fitzhugh opened his Disc Jockey Show Lounge in 1956, in the Strand Hotel at 63rd & Cottage Grove. Among the patrons and performers at his lounge were the likes of Sonny Rollins, BB King, Gene Ammons, John Coltrane, Fontella Bass, Brook Benton, Mike Bloomfield and Sonny Stitt. The club closed in the late '60s as Woodlawn's decline was under way. Fitzhugh died in 1
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
William F. Ludwig - founder and president of the Ludwig Drum Company. He invented a number of items that essentially created the modern drum set as it's known today, and by extension helped elevate percussion as a profession. I would put it on St. Paul Ave. at Damen, where the old Ludwig factory still stands (now loft condos). Mel Torme and Amelia Earhart, in front of Hyde Park High School.
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Chop suey was a huge fad in the '20s...it was exotic and pretty cheap as well. A lot of the cafes serving it weren't Chinese restaurants per se, they just had it on the menu because of those reasons.
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Frank Twitchell ran the concession stands in Jackson Park including the café in the former German Building. Along with the addresses that nordsider mentioned, they also lived at 6242 S. Ellis, in Woodlawn.
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7 years ago
WayOutWardell
Interesting find! Just based on how they look from above they're probably related to sidings which led whatever businesses were there, from the main line. It looks like there were several right along here - there looks to be another remnant between Throop and Ada, too.
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