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8 years ago
jak378
Jim R. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Rich, I remember going to the dentist at 51st & > Damen upstairs on the second floor.(northwest > corner)There was a small bowling alley across the > hall from the dentist. The downstairs was a > restaurant named Gus's. The dentist's name was > Kowal or Kowalski. > Was the Tastee-Freeze on 52nd
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8 years ago
jak378
Julie Wrote: > > I remember those corner bars....specifically the > one's my dad would take me to - they we're so > worried about kids being there. The 2 I remember > most were Skip and Virg's, on 48 and Paulina, and > Sakora Hall on 48th and Marshfiels. That one was > also a rooming house for men where my dad lived.. 48th and Marshfield was that, or did it beco
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8 years ago
jak378
lhaptas Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes - SJSA did have a Commercial School for girls. > The Sisters of St. Joseph ran this program so > that girls graduating from 8th grade (who didn't > attend high school) could get secretarial skills > and get a job. I believe my Mom attended about > the same time -- probably 1933-34. It was a two
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8 years ago
jak378
Did SJSA have a commercial high school as part of it? Long ago my mother talked about attending secretarial school there instead of an academic high schoo. I thought she said Stl Jseph This would have been around 1934 to1938.
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8 years ago
jak378
Old Town Ale House is in there, under Old Town South of North Ave. What I did not find was "Chances R." Maybe the did go broke.
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8 years ago
jak378
In my old neighborhood, in the early 50's, we had at least 3 pharmacies. Wagreens on the northeast corner of 55th and Ashland; K and K on the southwest corner of 55th and Ashland and a Rexall, which was a franchise and the name escapes me on the northeast corner of 57th and Ashland. I believe that the Walgreens had a soda fountain but I never went in there much. K and K had an old sod fountain
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8 years ago
jak378
I have always been partial to "The Fountain of Tim," by Laredo Taft, at the Midway and, is it Stony Island or Cottage Grove?
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8 years ago
jak378
Is Polk's online? Where does one find it?
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8 years ago
jak378
gglow Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Another Robert Hall diddy. > School bells ringing children singing back to > Robert Hall this year. > Mother knows for brand new clothes it's back to > Robert Hall. "Robert Hall this season Will show you the reason High Quality Economy"
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8 years ago
jak378
Diogenes9561 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A couple of my HS buddies lived near Southport and > Addison and we used to get pizza from Logalbo's, > too, back in the day. Great thin crust pizza, good > memories. > Another great thin crust pizzeria was Riggio's on > the west side of Western Avenue just north of > Irving Park Road. It wa
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8 years ago
jak378
There was a grill at Ogden and California, Al's Grill, that was frequented by the nurses and student nurses at Mt. Sinai Hosp, which was across Ogden Ave. I first saw my wife in the lobby of Mt. Sinai, and introduced myself to her. She was going across for coffee. I asked to join her and the rest is history.
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8 years ago
jak378
Bingo Tommy, right across from Queens Recreation.
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8 years ago
jak378
An excellent bakery still operating on the south side, is Wolfe's on 95th St, just west of Kedzie, in Evergreen Park.
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8 years ago
jak378
Robert Hall where the value goes up,up, up and the prices go down, down, down, or something like that. I see no mention yet of Nelson Bros. Furniture.
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8 years ago
jak378
That is really something. It is hard to believe that Walgreen's would go to that trouble. My claustrophobia would probably prevent me from walking through that vault door, unless there was a clear escape hatch.
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8 years ago
jak378
There was a small store on either Ellis or 53rd St, near Kozminski Grammar School, called Ma's. Ma was really old and, as I recall, the place was kind of dirty and cluttered. A small tavern was mentioned by murphman. The smallest one I remember was on the east side of Ashland Ave, in the 6200 block, next to the "T" alley. It was half a store front and was probably 80 to a hundred f
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8 years ago
jak378
I'm not sure, but I think in the case of the Stockyards, Union Stockyard Company owned the land and in some cases the buildings. I think some of the buildings may have been built by the packing companies on land leased from Union. As of 10 years ago the whole area has been pretty much redeveloped, with more on the way. I have not been in the area for about 10 years so I don't know what has been
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8 years ago
jak378
Vito and Nick's, later just Vito's, at 5640 S. Ashland, not the same people as 85th and Pulaski also had great pizza. It was where I learned to like it. I always kind of turned my nose up at it, until 1 halowee when we went in there and they gave us slices of cheese pizza. I was converted. One of the owner's was always in the front window making the pies. They used sliced Mozzerella, not th
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8 years ago
jak378
I have question that perhaps TonC fan answer. Do you remember a restaurant on 63rd near Stony Island or maybe Cottage Grove called the Esquire? My earliest memories of going out with my parents or grandparents are of going there. Nobody else seems toremember it. It was popular and people always talked about how good the food was. This would have been in the late 40's.
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8 years ago
jak378
The absolute best, not just in Chicago, but in the whole USA is Nick and Vito's at 85th and Pulaski. I have had pizza all over Chicago and in most parts of the US, and nothing compares. I can't wait to get up there again.
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8 years ago
jak378
Do any other southsiders remember Herb's Grill at 83rd and Ashland. I remember it being brand new, I believe in the late 50's. It was always extremely clean. The best grill chain of them all though was Gossage Grills. During a summer job in 1959 I ate, almost daily, at the one at 79th and Cicero. These places were all pretty much alike with a grillman, never a woman, maybe a waitress or
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8 years ago
jak378
We moved to the Back of the Yards, 5630 Ashland above Kloekner's flower shop, in 1949 when my mother remarried. We also lived for a year of so at 58th an Bishop. It was a great neighborhood. Before that we lived in a building, or buildings that my grandmother managed, Hyde Park Towers, at 810 and 818 East Hyde Park Blvd (51st and Cottage Grove), which was torn down around 1960 I think. It had
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8 years ago
jak378
tommy wilson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > FOR THE 69TH STREET GUY'S FROM THE 1950"S IT WAS > PETE'S PIZZERIA > ON 69TH STREET JUST BEFORE LOOMIS OR DUNN'S PIZZA > ON HERMITAGE BETWEEN 67 AND 68TH STREET NEAR SAINT > MARY'S CHURCH. I MISS MY NEIGHBORHOOD, HOW ABOUT > YOU? > TOMMY. Wasn't Dunn's at 69th or 71st and Damen?
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8 years ago
jak378
stan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How about the Cloud Room at Midway Airport in the > 1950's. I worked there for a few years. I > remember Mr McCabe, Mrs Stevenson, Great memories. Ahh, the Cloud Room. Great views and to my memory at least great food. I believe it was owned either by Fields or Carsons. We went there often on Sundays, had di
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8 years ago
jak378
chuck Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It also had it's own railroad. As of a few days > ago the roundhouse and two original locomotives > were there. However the locomotives are being > scrapped on site and the roundhouse is next. > > http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8219724470_9a41 > 17062c_b.jpg > > All three should have
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8 years ago
jak378
Jim I was a ittle earlier than you, graduatng in 1955. I wish I had a dollar for every time I ran into one of those pillers playing basketball. They sure did intimidate a visiting team though.
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8 years ago
jak378
This is completely off topic, but I have to ask. In the picture of the '56 Chevrolet on Madison St, the street lights in the background are the very old ones, probably the earliest ones that I remember. I am puzzled because I swear that on the south side, Back of the Yards area we had the "modern" vapor lights that were over the middle of the street before 1956. Like most other neighbo
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8 years ago
jak378
fleurblue Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This one wasn't too far south; Harlem south of > Ogden. I am referring to The Dumpling House. A > nice homey place serving a European menu (Bohemian > mostly). It was still around in the '90s. > > The homemade soups, dumplings and complimentary > kolachky were great. We used to take carry
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8 years ago
jak378
I was reading the thread titled "Shanghai Lils" and all the references to north side eateries. I started to think about some of the great, unheralded south side places that are long gone. There was a Nielsens on Western at about 79th that was probably owned by the same folks that owned to one on northside. One of the best, but the didn't serve cocktails because they were in a dry pr
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8 years ago
jak378
daveg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Yea but pasting stamps in a book was often a > family activity, like playing Monopoly as well as > the trip to the redemption center. Days gone by I > know. > > Today we stare at screens by ourselves like I and > probably you the reader are doing now. Easier? > Yep. Better? ???
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