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11 years ago
Artista
Berwyn , you have a wealth of information. I never knew the origin of the Pilsen name.
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11 years ago
Artista
Johnny,, awesome 1904 map!! I wish i could go back in time to that period (ONLY for a couple of days) to see what life was like then. Amazing find and thanks.
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11 years ago
Artista
Gosh ALL of you guys had better be at the next walking tour! Captain54 ,what great detail thanks. Hey Berwyn' another great postcard image.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi StrayKitten here you go~ "sidewalk vault" A space below a sidewalk directly adjacent to a building, often covered with a hatch that can be lifted to allow access to the basement of the building via steps down; often used for storage.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hey Grey' the photo of the School st side entrance way has an accidental artistic value to it. The colors and balance~very cool. When i drove past it I thought it such a shame to see it painted over like that but at least there isn't degenerate graffiti.
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11 years ago
Artista
@BerwynFrank oops ,,thanks for the correction Frank. I guess i have Austin and Madison of-the-brain..lol. I love the corner "Austin~Madison" building. Im guessing that was built prior to 1920.
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11 years ago
Artista
My gosh 222, i share the same enjoyments as you do in photo comparisons. Thanks so much for the great Google shot. I did go to Google maps to view the same intersection but you went a step further. How do you save the image from Google? By the way, i will be visiting the bank at Austin and Madison as BerwynFrank suggested. I cant get that new digital camera soon enough,,lol.
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11 years ago
Artista
Just spotted this topic.. very interesting read and great pic Lazer. to Berwyn Frank,,can you possibly scan and post your postcard for viewing here? Also,,i drove thru Berwyn yesterday on 22nd from Austin to Cicero. I always LOVED the classic architecture through out the town. Especially the fantastic bungalows. Berwyn has some of the best examples of brick bungalows i have ever seen.
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11 years ago
Artista
I'm glad to have started this topic and also glad to see that there are others here that share the same type of enthusiasm. When another walking tour is scheduled I hope you all will join in. 222 , I work for a major airlines at O'Hare so ill send you a 'buddy pass' then you'll have no excuses not to~ lol...I have been pondering the idea of contacting the current owner of the Narragansett propert
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11 years ago
Artista
Gray' !! GREAT JOB. I could not have done any better. Thank you so much. By the way , i looked at that building 'Wardell mentioned on the Google maps street view. Another great old building similar to that of the Narragansett one albeit much LARGER. Thanks Wardell , ill be driving by that one too. By the way , im very curious about that vintage railroad roundhouse that is supposedly near Cicero an
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11 years ago
Artista
Graylander~~~~ that's AWESOME if you could. Id LOVE to see the substation details as well ,,thanks
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi Sheekaago (maybe the best user name here..lol) No problem if you'd like to get involved. I live on Natchez next door to the Galewood Metra. I was thinking of taking shots from Grand ave passing the Brickyard up to Diversey. Then to shoot north of Diversey of 'what use to be' for instance the residential area that use to be 'Kimball candy co' etc etc. all the way up to the Dunning spot. Another
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11 years ago
Artista
No not at all 222, I live near the tracks at Grand ave (where the calibration tower was) in the Galewood neighborhood. Ill follow it up to the Dunning area. Of course it isn't a complete track anymore. Ill do what i can. Sometime in the Spring of course.
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11 years ago
Artista
Wow ,what a great link B.a' What is the exact location to that old roundhouse? Ill definitely take some pics of that site too.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hey 222, Next week i shall be purchasing a new digital camera. I plan to take good photos of these areas we covered and post them here. For instance this ComEd building. If there are any sites in particular that you would like to see shot (train lines etc) let me know. Id be glad to do so.
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11 years ago
Artista
Wow these topics seem to come to a full circle.. Very cool Vern.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi Vern and thanks for the input. I forgot to mention that the Jefferson Ice co. site that you mentioned on Natchez(now under a different name) is what inspired me to begin this topic. LoL I live right down the street from that Ice Co. I recently walked passed it one morning and it spurred fond old memories of the one from my childhood on Pulaski. The whole street of Natchez,from Grand ave to the
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11 years ago
Artista
I miss this old monstrosity
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11 years ago
Artista
Also i would love to see this building restored. It is losing its brickwork/falling apart on the Narragansett side. I fear that they will raze it one day.
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11 years ago
Artista
Thats exactly what i was thinking 'Wardell... I would love to see pics of this building in its heyday
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11 years ago
Artista
way to go Bwalsh great find!
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11 years ago
Artista
Thanks B.a.' great site to check out. I see you live in Louisiana now 222. I was asking your whereabouts at the other topic. What area in Chicago were you raised at 222?
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11 years ago
Artista
Hey 222,, Where about do you live now? If there is something you would like me to look into don't hesitate to ask 222. Hey Crow' i just realized your full name crow~among~hens..lol.. i love it. Its up to US to make this site busier it seems. I dont mind taking on that challenge.
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11 years ago
Artista
Ive got another topic for all.. Growing up in our neighborhood my parents would send us out to purchase ice from the Jefferson Ice Co. vending machine. It was on the east side of Pulaski just south of Le Moyne st. If i remember correctly it was huge(for a kid) and yellow. After putting coinage into the slot it would distribute bagged ice at the bottom dispenser. Does anyone here have photos of
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11 years ago
Artista
Ive been learning so much more of our great city thanks to my new friends here. What a G R E A T site this is ,am i right or wrong folks????
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11 years ago
Artista
Just came across this old posting. I love these 'mundane' topics in regards to our city. At the house i grew up , our neighbor had one of these concrete garbage bins. Approx the same size as the one pictured. He also had the city issued drums of course so he would throw all his old newspapers in the bin for incineration.
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11 years ago
Artista
Oh now i see it 222 I am familiar with those tracks nearer to where i live (the Brickyard area/Galewood) Didn't realize it to be the same. It also goes right past where the old calibration tower use to be. I miss that monstrosity.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi Crow' I tried to see the 'ponds' on Google maps but no luck. Can you be a little more exact on location? thanks never mind... FOUND THEM lol
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi Crow' the ComEd/CTA service shop for the electric streetcars is an excellent possibility. 222 , i have tried to check the address 6405 w School st. at the Newschicago site but to no avail. Could you give it a shot? Is it possible that that address is now defunct? One more thing, where exactly do you see the old tracks in re to the Dunning site?
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11 years ago
Artista
hi Ichipps what a great topic! I wish i could help you. I don't know anything about Dirscoll's Danceland but i wish i did. Look forward to reading more of it.
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