Show all posts by user


Questions and Answers (Q&A) Forgotten Chicago Forum
Explore Forgotten Chicago
Have a question about a specific element in Chicago's history? Ask Away! 

Pages: Previous12345...LastNext
Current Page: 2 of 7
Results 31 - 60 of 196
7 years ago
bowler
Don't let him fool you, Dave knows everything!
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
7 years ago
bowler
Couldn't find any pictures but this google search revealed a number of people who lived there over the years: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=%222829+calumet%22+ave+chicago&start=0
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
bowler
It seems that currently the building is housing a CPS School, Phillip D. Armour: http://armour.cps.edu/contact.html
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
bowler
Classmates.com has a picture and a list of alumni, not sure this is the same school but based on the dates of the alumni it seems to be: http://www.classmates.com/places/school/St-George-Elementary-School/17875681
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
bowler
By the way I forgot to add that these photos are courtesy of the Chicago Lawn Historical Society.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
bowler
Here are two photos, one a close up of the factory building and another an aerial of the factory: American Can American Can Aerial
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
bowler
There is also this explanation: Q There's a curious street on the West Side called Fifth Avenue, which runs on a weird angle and has no corresponding numbered streets parallel to it. What's the story? A When what is now the East Garfield Park neighborhood became part of the city in 1869, much of the West Side was open prairie. According to Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street N
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
bowler
Barry Point Road was definitely gone and in it's current configuration by 1871 as evidenced by this 1871 map: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10601.html There is also some good info in the book, "Chicago's Highways: Old and New". You can read it online here: https://archive.org/details/chicagoshighways00quairich
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
bowler
Here's another good explanation of the road and other remnants that still exist: The first road, crossing the “dismal Nine-mile Swamp”, went west on Madison St. to Whiskey Point (Western Ave. ), thence southwesterly on the Barry Point Trail to Laughton’s Tavern where it forded the DesPlaines River and went southwest to Walker’s Grove, now Plainfield. Portions of it still exist as Fifth Ave. in
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
7 years ago
bowler
It was definitely Barry's Point Road. To get a picture of how the original Road ran you have to go WAY back. This 1851 map of Chicago and the surrounding areas gives you a good idea: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10787.html
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
8 years ago
bowler
According to the street guide listed at the Chicago Historical Society: Columbia Malt Drive, 3960E 10456 to 10548S Street facing the Columbia Malting Company the closed in 1964. http://www.chsmedia.org/househistory/namechanges/start.pdf
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
bowler
Google Maps does show a Columbia Malt Drive running Northeast from 105th St. and connecting with Indianapolis Drive: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7046449,-87.5268547,18z
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
bowler
By the way, the Flickr set that I posted is maintained by a group called the Midway Historians. Among their members are Christopher Lynch who wrote the primart Midway History book, "Chicago's Midway Airport:The First 75 Years" http://www.amazon.com/Chicagos-Midway-Airport-Illinois-Christopher/dp/1893121186 as well as other Midway related books and Dave Kent who wrote "Midway
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
bowler
The most comprehensive collection of Midway photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twa1049g/
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
bowler
If you are interested, a filmed version of our program is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv-9hm6YYbw
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
bowler
The Chicago Tribune Historical Archives are available through the Chicago Public Library website www.chipublib.org. I did a search and found several articles including some pictures (search terms: troubador byrne). It is difficult to post the results here so if you'd like to see the results, either use the website or private message me through this forum with your email and I can send you th
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
bowler
A little background history of the name change: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1427.html
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
8 years ago
bowler
Mr. Downtown I think you posted this before, most of the links are broken, at least the ones to cartweb are.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
bowler
Some other great map sites: University of Chicago Map Collection: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/collections/maps/ Enclopedia of Chicago Map Collection: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/700011.html
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
bowler
Join the Clear-Ridge Historical Society for our next presentation, "The History of Garfield Ridge" on Wednesday January 29th at 6:00 PM at the Clearing Library, 6423 West 63rd Place. Learn the history of this Chicago neighborhood at this interesting slideshow and talk. See how the area developed through the many photos. For more information, call the Clearing Library, 312-747-56
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
bowler
Here is an excerpt from the book and it is definitely Birneyville: http://books.google.com/books?id=JpC8T1r8ZSUC&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42&dq=birneyville+illinois&source=bl&ots=JV0unJeKBS&sig=I7eHqFJpnDzTRMAmvAIg5ekDmsw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rbu8UvyhLOnV2QW6sIGACA&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=birneyville%20illinois&f=false
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
8 years ago
bowler
Byrneville, according to this person's account, "...In the early 1900s the unincorporated area now known as Palisades was called Byrneville.." Here is a link to some photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipplinfo/sets/72157629621835135/ According to Wikipedia, Palisades is an unincorperated area located near Burr Ridge Illinois: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palisades,_Illinois
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
8 years ago
bowler
Mr. Downtown, I found a lot of the same maps at this site: http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/illinois/Chicago.htm
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
bowler
Mr. Downtown,I'm assuming that is your chicagoinmaps website. Wow, an awesome collection of maps. But, many of the maps that link to cartweb don't seem to work for me. I'd love to see many of those maps.
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
bowler
The Clear-Ridge Historical Society now has their photos online. Check out our Flickr page for historical photos of the Clearing and Garfield Ridge Neighborhoods of Chicago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Forum: General Discussion
8 years ago
bowler
Speaking of famous people, I see the elusive photographer in one of the photos. :)-D
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
8 years ago
bowler
Due to the Clearing rail yards extending to almost Pulaski calling that are Clearing is explainable, but it's interesting to see the area east and south of there as well. I've never seen that before.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
8 years ago
bowler
Notice also from your map, the two areas marked "Clearing", one encompasses Garfield Ridge and the other is South of Marquette Park!
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
8 years ago
bowler
The Chicago Community Factbook in its history of New City states, "...New City, a name derived from an early housing development and attached to the entire district by sociologists in the 1920's..."
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
8 years ago
bowler
Still looking but according to an old Tribune article it was originally called Arnoldsville. Also the Armour company workers put up frame cottages on company property on 43rd St., these developments were called Armour Patch and New Patch. Perhaps that is part of the origin.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Pages: Previous12345...LastNext
Current Page: 2 of 7

Home | Columns | Articles | Features | Links | Forum | Mission Statement | Staff | Media & Press | Maps | FAQ | Contact