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11 years ago
Artista
I am AGAPE! LOL,,mY GOSH fRANK, I think i will start collecting postcards from now on~ WOW I am well aware of the Masonic Temple there on Grand. Ive always liked its facade. Ill take comparison pics and post them..So we do have a mystery on our hands concerning the 'V' eh? Could it have something to do with the builders?
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11 years ago
Artista
Here you go Frank and everyone..7172 W. Grand.(whats left of it) The intersection of Grand and Harlem ave. As you can see there is a 'V' adornment as well and here just down the street from 6967-69 Grand . I find this to be very interesting. Frank we have a mystery. http://flic.kr/p/8Da61L http://flic.kr/p/8Da5Y5 http://flic.kr/p/8Da5Zj
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11 years ago
Artista
Thanks for the compliment Frank ..i DO love that photo,,it made my MONTH.Hope more arises. 222 i dont remember how that fire started and yes it is still a vacant lot to this day...sadly. Among other things, I bought all my 'Rat Fink' car models at Woolworth
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11 years ago
Artista
FRANK there you are,good to see you 'how ya doin'?!? Thanks for the input,,i am very familiar with the Chicago building 'Y' emblems around town. I question the 'V' because there is a building right down the street at Grand and Harlem that has a 'V' emblem as well and from the same time period. Ill post those pics ASAP. 222 glad you liked the pix,,good to see you too my friend. By the way ,t
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11 years ago
Artista
Frworks' THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I cant express just how great this photo is to me. There must be many more photos of the fire out there and I certainly hope we can get them here. Any suggestions?
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11 years ago
Artista
Fantastic info and pic. Thanks Smooth and ,of course, great work Frank
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11 years ago
Artista
Can anyone explain exactly what the 'V' represents on this building? You see it a lot on Chicago structures. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5000647393/in/photostream/
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11 years ago
Artista
Thanks B.a. ,,agreed- a standard pipe base for a sign im sure and ,yes, a great bird house,,lol. Ah,,you saw the rag top cover eh? It was from a 59 Impala. I hope Frank comes across these pics. Id really like to hear what he has to say,,especially about the 'V' adornment.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
11 years ago
Artista
i Love the 1920s Chicago architecture. Any comments? What might that huge pipe have been used for at the corner of the building? Also, what does the 'V' stand for that you see on many old buildings from that period? Im sure Frank can expand on that. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5001249210/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5000647581/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/
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11 years ago
Artista
I just went to that site.it states that the pic was created/taken in 1905 with no exact address. It would be very cool to find out where it was or is
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi Tom,,sorry for the delayed response. Thank you for that bit of info.
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11 years ago
Artista
hi 222 and thanks my friend. I did miss the 'place' .. ill try not to be absent anymore..life can get so busy. To update~i passed by the building tonight and someone had already CLEANED UP the graffiti....!
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11 years ago
Artista
Just noticed the other day while passing that some JERK spray painted what seems to be gang graffiti on the black front doors.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
11 years ago
Artista
Hi Frank,,Ive been away from FC way too long. If i can get that day off ill surely be there. Right now i have a lot of catching up to do here at FC.
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11 years ago
Artista
Enjoy the day and if possible spend it with the kids.
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11 years ago
Artista
Frank,, i did see that pic that you had mentioned. Very very cool. Yes i lived much further north of that locale.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi Frank, that's correct I did grow up on Harding. 1530s block~one half block south of North ave. Pioneer Bowling alley was directly across the alley from us and Apollo was/is across the street from Pioneer bowling alley.
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11 years ago
Artista
the "NEW*APOLLO" at 1536 N. Pulaski. When i was a boy, Mom sent me out to the Apollo for milk many many many many many times ,,lol. The building is still there with the original store's name inscribed at the top Check it out on Google. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=pulaski%20and%20north&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&
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11 years ago
Artista
Glad you all enjoyed the pics my friends. 222, that isn't the door within the yard area. It is the one in the alley closest to School ave. I have to say that the building looks very good now. I will take updated photos soon.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi all,,sorry for the delay and silence..Life gets in the way i suppose. These pics were taken on April 9th. This crew did a great job in repairs and modest renovation. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4691484277_b8f8cede14.jpg4691483709_4867c09a3d.jpg
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11 years ago
Artista
Elaine thank you so much for that tidbit of information..great stuff
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11 years ago
Artista
Fantastic pics Frank,,thanks.
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11 years ago
Artista
I recently drove past this beautiful building of old. I haven't done any research on it but it has all the markings of the Art Deco period (which i have always loved). Any thoughts or comments, old photos? http://www.flickr.com/photos/metroblossom/445716806/page2/
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11 years ago
Artista
What a beauty she is
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi Rita You may want to go onto FaceBook and see if there is already a profile page created for the Madonna H S alumnae. Not to discourage you from reconnecting here,, I certainly hope you get plenty of responses. Ill point people connected to Madonna to here as well. I did a search at FaceBook and indeed there is a Madonna site,,, http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=338649959509&topic=12
Forum: General Discussion
11 years ago
Artista
Hi guys.. did the Hollywood community scrap the plans to make that movie? If i remember correctly Ton Cruise was possibly going to star. Ill definitely stop on by the Grand ave building soon
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11 years ago
Artista
Very very cool Frank thanks What is the exact location of that site and from what angle is the pic taken? just curious
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11 years ago
Artista
Diversey and Marshfield is one GREAT intersection WayOut' The historic architecture within a T intersection is beautiful and of course the VG lot..WoW
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11 years ago
Artista
hi Growing' ! Fantastic is all i can say. Ill have to drive on out. Im glad that you had been so earnest in seeing this come to fruition (no pun intended) Im surprised there arent more VGs in Chicago.
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11 years ago
Artista
My gosh ,,great pics! Ive been away too long
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