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11 years ago
bowler
There are numerous ads and real estate transaction listings for "Oliver Salinger and Company" or also known as "Oliver Salinger" from 1914 or so in the Tribune as well as his obituary from 1947. I can't link to them because they are from a subscription database. If you private message me I can arrange to email them to you if your are interested. Alternately you can go into a
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12 years ago
bowler
A freind of mine remebers her mother working at a restaraunt that used to be located in the loop on Wabash near Adams. It could have been a bit north of Adams but definitely in that area. It was on the east side of the street, was fairly large, and she remembers ir having a seperate area where the men could go (not sure about that). She says it reminded her of the modern day Berghoff's. It was
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12 years ago
bowler
I found a Chicago Tribune article from 1931 that nails it for you. It tells of the building of a parish center at 3924 S Archer for St. Agnes. It gives an architectural drawing of the exact building so I know it is the right one. I accessed it through the Chicago Tribune Historical Archive via the Chicago Public Library website www.chipublib.org. If you are a member of the libary it is free, o
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12 years ago
bowler
According to the coordinates given on the site and plugging it into Google Maps it comes up with 4626-4692 W Ogden. You can see it from the satelite view on google maps. Very Cool!
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
12 years ago
bowler
B.A., I knew Bob and was able to attend his wake. BTW a lot of his unused material and photos associated with that book he left with a lady that owns the Midway Jewelry store on 63rd just west of Central Ave. She has all the stuff neatly arranged in binders and anyone can look at the stuff. If you're interested in that area it's definitely worth a visit.
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
bowler
I noticed this was one of the "Expressway Parks" and wasn't sure if you knew about it, Periwinkle Play Lot. The address listed is not accurate. You can see it on Google Maps at 6600 S. Perry: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/parks.results.cfm
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
bowler
In response to b.a. horder, the city annexed bits and pieces of the present day Garfield Ridge and Clearing neighborhoods from 1915 to 1923. Prior to annexation the area was know as different things. Most considered it Summit, there is a church located at Archer and Mayfield (just slightly east of Austin) that up until 1938 at least had Summit as part of it's name. The area was sometimes refere
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
bowler
The address is usually given as 5441 S. Harlem although I've seen it listed as 5441 S. Neva. It was built in 1868 and torn down in 1968. I am working with paw on the history of the area and we've actually interviewed a member of the Parlin family who owned the house after Wentworth. They gradually sold off the acerage sorrounding the house until there were about 3 acres left in 1968. There is
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
bowler
What about Disco Wheels later named Dancing Wheels at 4150 W. 55th Stret on the SW side? The owner was John L. Waner who was a mayoral candidate back in the 60's.
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12 years ago
bowler
The West Lawn Branch of the Chicago Public Library is located on the property now.
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12 years ago
bowler
Thanks exactly what I was looking for. Root street is another I have found.
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12 years ago
bowler
Well starting with photo 6-1 (the lady in front of the VFW post) there is no VFW post 394 but there is a post 3940 which is located at 3743 W. 63rd Street: http://emem.vfw.org/findpost.aspx
Forum: General Discussion
12 years ago
bowler
I know there was a thread about why east-west streets are known by their names on the north side of Chicago (Devon, North, Fullerton, etc) and by their numbers on the south side. But I'm interested in, and I know there are a few, of any east-west streets on the south side that are named. I'm not talking about ones that are known by both like 55th street/Garfield Blvd, or 67th Street/Marquett
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12 years ago
bowler
Hey Bruce, I've been working with an aquaintance of yours, Paul, on some history of the Garfield Ridge area. I don't know if you've seen this map before (University Chicago map site). http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/maps/chi1900/G4104-C6A1-1903-M5-5of8.html If you zoom in on the "Lost Subdivision" area you will see it says "Hall's addition" not Hull's. I'm aware of t
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12 years ago
bowler
There used to be a post office between 64th and 65th S. Central Avenue, not sure of the original address but the building is 6425 S. Central now, you can see it on Street View. This was replaced by the Clearing Post Office on Archer and Laramie or thereabouts.
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12 years ago
bowler
There was a Studebaker plant further north on Cicero in the Garfield Ridge community (Archer and Cicero) up until I think the 50's. I can't post but I read old Tribune articles and remember my father telling me.
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