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10 years ago
bowler
Here's a clip of my appearance on the show Now.Chicago on MeTV talking about the history of Garfield Ridge. Thanks to Dan at FC for the hookup!: http://www.wciu.com/community.php?section=now.chi&assetID=10006039
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10 years ago
bowler
Join the Clear-Ridge Summit Area Historical Society for another interesting and informative program, "The History of Summit" on Monday August 1st, 6:00 PM at the Clearing Library 6423 West 63rd Place. For more information call Rob at the Clearing Library 312-747-5657. "Summit, Illinois. Once the home to Long John Wentworth's farm and the high point along the prairie. Join us
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10 years ago
bowler
That device in the picture is definitely a scale. Here is the website that the image came from and it is clearly identified as a scale: http://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/photo-chicago-west-madison-national-tea-atlantic-and-pacific-tes-note-old-parking-meter-in-foreground-1930s/
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11 years ago
bowler
Bruce, Well, since the next presentation will be about Summit, I think you should provide the refreshments. ;) Bowler
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11 years ago
bowler
Thanks Kathy. I try to post our programs on here whenever I can. Sometimes even the Forgotten Chicago Admins show up! BTW, I sent you a private message in case you wanted to join our mailing list.
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11 years ago
bowler
This 1914 Chicago Schools map verify's that it is the Lloyd School, although it is actually Lloyd School Branch #2 according to this map: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/maps/chi1900/G4104-C6E68-1914-C7.html
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11 years ago
bowler
By the way, the author will be selling, and signing, copies of his book.
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11 years ago
bowler
Interested in the History of Midway Airport? Join us for a talk and slideshow about the history of Midway Airport from its early days as Municipal Airport to its days as "The World's Busiest Airport" to its decline in the 70' and 80's, to its resurgance. Christopher Lynch, author of the book "Chicago's Midway Airport: The first 75 Years" is your guide. The program is b
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11 years ago
bowler
Thanks Richard and Dave! I think it may be the Archer Theater on Archer and Damen (Robey). I found a reference to it in the Tribune Archive as being on the SW corner of Archer and Damen, it is refered to as the "New" Archer Theater. There is a supermercado there now so despite what the cinema treasures website claims I don't think it is there anymore.
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11 years ago
bowler
Well said Dave!
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11 years ago
bowler
Dave, Is there any area of the city that you don't have a connection with? Amazing! Rob
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11 years ago
bowler
Here is some info about the Free Fair: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/photo/chi-090318-freefair-photogallery,0,1254792.photogallery Apparently it still goes on (sort of) under the name "Back of the Yards Fiesta". It is not the same as the land on which it was held has been developed into a large strip mall which includes many stores and even the Back of the Yards Branch of the
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11 years ago
bowler
Trying to help someone who asked me about a theater he remembers at Archer and Western in the 1950's. I'm almost positive he is thinking of the Brighton Theater, which used to be a bit further west near Archer and California. I know where to find a bunch of info on the Brighton Theater. Just in case I'm wrong, does anyone know of a theater that was on Archer and Western circa 1950? Thank
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11 years ago
bowler
Here is some info about the poster and artist: http://www.bossbooks.com/chicago.html
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11 years ago
bowler
Yep, seems to be the right one: http://www.amazon.com/CHICAGO-WORLDS-YOUNGEST-GREAT-CITY/dp/B000EIVDD6
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11 years ago
bowler
I'm not completely sure but this may be the book in question: http://www.worldcat.org/title/chicago-the-worlds-youngest-great-city/oclc/222849?tab=details
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11 years ago
bowler
Awesome job guys! But no mention of the Clearing Program? (very bummed) :)
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
11 years ago
bowler
Oh, and how can I forget Clearing Bowl (insert plug for Clearing Industrial District Program)
Forum: General Discussion
11 years ago
bowler
My father used to be a part owner of Lawn Lanes 6750 S. Pulaski. It's still there. One of the few bowling alleys on the South Side of Chicago still open. Other bowling alleys in the area that closed were: Scottsdale Lanes, Ford City Bowl, Miami Bowl, Archer Kedzie Bowl, Argo Bowl, Evergreen Towers, Oak Lawn Bowl.
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11 years ago
bowler
Wentworth owned nearly 4700 acres in the area at his peak, encompassing the land from the I&M Canal to 63rd Street and from Cicero to the Desplaines River. So basically he owned most of the modern day Garfield Ridge neighborhood, Clearing neighborhood as well as the suburb of Summit and parts of unicorperated Central Stickney. There is another book "Old Chicago Homes" by John D
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11 years ago
bowler
I'm assuming you've already seen (or posted) this entry on Flickr? http://www.flickr.com/photos/eliezerappleton/4309314209/in/photostream
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11 years ago
bowler
My initial guess is that it has to do with the 1980 census. Take a look at these Google search results, there are several mentions of a "1980 Stat Boundary" and most have to do with the census. http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&q=%221980+stat+boundary%22+&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=2830259f33b7542d That exact l
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11 years ago
bowler
Very strange. Notice it on this community map of the West Town Community (lower left corner - red line). http://www.clocc.net/images/pdf/WestTown.pdf Obviously it is the location of some boundary line. I've notice quite a few strange things on Google Maps, like honorary street names displaying and alleys noted as streets. I guess it all depends on where Google is pulling the street info
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11 years ago
bowler
Ran across this interesting Chicago themed website, Unknown Chicago: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/unknown-chicago/archives.html
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11 years ago
bowler
My father used to say that all the time. To me, a non polish speaker it always sounded like "Joe Putts-eye-vuck-ya". Only later did I learn the "under the sidewalk" connection. I found a few articles that touch upon the topic: "JOE PUDZIEWALKIEM" http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1987-03-01/features/8701170189_1_chicago-river-treaty-raising/2 http://www.c
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11 years ago
bowler
I own the Midway Airport book by this publisher. They have quite a good selection of Chicago history stuff.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
11 years ago
bowler
Well, it looks as if they have already corrected it. Maybe they read these forums?
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
11 years ago
bowler
Thanks Dave, cool map. Glad to see Long John Wentworth's farmhouse on there, although they have it at a slightly wrong address 5541 S. Harlem (it should be 5441 S. Harlem).
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
11 years ago
bowler
For anyone interested in the history of any of the communities of Garfield Ridge, Clearing or the suburbs of Summit, Stickney or Bedford Park please join us for the first meeting of the Clear-Ridge Summit Area Historical Society on Monday April 4th at 6:00 PM at the Clearing Library at 6423 West 63rd Street. If anyone has any old photos or stories please feel free to share. The group will be
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11 years ago
bowler
Just a thought, these types of questions are usually best answered by posting this question to a Facebook page about the particular neighborhood it was located in. Most Chicago neighborhoods have a Facebook page similiar to "I Grew up in ...." The office you mention is not located in Brighton Park. That area is probably Marquette Manor. Worth a try.
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