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11 years ago
Artista
"could this place have been used to make bus shelters, like the kind you stand in while waiting for the bus?"~ thats a very logical assumption 222.. Possibly when CTA still owned it they did as you suggested and then sold it off to ComEd. Cant wait to see what the answer is. I wasnt thinking of 'bus shelter' in those terms lol.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi 222 , great links, Thanks. I was out there today and drove around and thru the alley. Its obvious that the main entrance was actually on the School st side. In fact the address is at the arched doorway 6405 w School st. The architecture is fantastic to see. Nothing really ornate but very old Chicago traditional. on the alley side there is a door which has posted on it the address as well as &q
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11 years ago
Artista
Got another question for FCF At the s/w corner of Narragansett ave. and School st. there stands a very old and very interesting building that i have passed many many times in my life. It has what seems may have been a loading area of some kind with cemented steps on either side facing each other with an interesting brickwork facade and a huge doorway at the front end. An arched doorway is
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11 years ago
Artista
Wow thanks 'Kitten thanks 222, that article was very interesting to read.
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11 years ago
Artista
Ive been viewing the site on Historic Aerials and i see that there was some type of huge complex between 1939 and 1988. For the life of me, I cant remember what it was. I know many of you can answer this one..thanks (a side note- although the new Wright college is impressive better adapted and accommodating for the students, its a shame to see the old building be left behind and renamed)
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11 years ago
Artista
I went to Prosser when it was Prosser Vocational high school. The original building and entrance way is located at 2148 N. Long Avenue. East of Central ave. Was a GREAT HS during those older days. Not sure about now.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hey great Liz and thanks , ill look it up now.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hey ,at the Cicero/Irving pk/Milwaukee 6 corners, which store was it that had parking on the roof? I remember which structure it is but forgot what the store was.
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11 years ago
Artista
A friend and co-worker had recently asked me if i knew of a site that would have decent photos of the Hillside Shopping Center from back in the 'old days'. I decided to do some Googling but i ran into a dead end as far as great pics were concerned. Anyone here have a lead?
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi Rich, yes i did as well as driving by the area. Because the building fronts have changed so much(and my memory is aging,,lol) I'm not 100% sure of the exact locale. I'm 85% convinced that it has been razed. I'm more interested in the history of the building rather than its status.
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11 years ago
Artista
Hi all , i too went to the HUB many many times during my high school years. The structure still stands right? They are to tear down Maurice Lenell !!??!! Another Chicago area loss.
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11 years ago
Artista
The history murals are still there inside the mall shekaago
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11 years ago
Artista
I grew up near Pulaski and North ave from 1967-1980. In my neighborhood travels, I remember that there was a large building around the 4200w block of North ave.(north side of street) It was referred to as the 'Lions' building. Through my youthful eyes it had the appearance of a huge yellow bricked hotel. I also remember that there were postings on the buildings exterior of upcoming banquet show
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11 years ago
Artista
The 2 story 5 apt. brick building where i currently live was built in 1926. It has remnants of what use to be the same type of system. Also has the original narrow ironing board closets.
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11 years ago
Artista
HI LIz, I'm so glad to have found this site. Our dime store was Woolworth at North ave and Pulaski. To see that store burn down later on in the mid 70s was saddening.I remembered thinking about the animals safety at the pet department in the back of the store. I'm a proud Chicagoan so this site is a goldmine of info!
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