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8 years ago
jak378
daveg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > jak378 Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Going bac to the 50's, there was a pizzaria at > > about 5640 S. Ashland, called Nck and Vito's > until > > one of them sold out to the other guy and then > it > > just had the one name, and I cannot r
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8 years ago
jak378
Lerned to skate, and skated at St. Basil schoool. The basement of that school was a real multi-purpose. Every Sunday it was a chapel for over flow Mass and later in the day a roller rink. It was also where we had choir proctice one day a week, where skits and plays were performed on the stage. Dinners were held there for various purposes and Churd groups, Boy scouts met there. Believe it or
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8 years ago
jak378
Not to nitpick about a good video, but thatis more of the Stockyards themselves, not Back of the Yards, which were further south, starting about 47th to 59th.
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8 years ago
jak378
Going bac to the 50's, there was a pizzaria at about 5640 S. Ashland, called Nck and Vito's until one of them sold out to the other guy and then it just had the one name, and I cannot remember which one it was. The all arund best pizza in the world was, and still is, at Vito and Nick's at 84th and Pulaski. No relation to the other place on Ashland, just coincidence, I guess. Of course how muc
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8 years ago
jak378
Louis George's had great Italian food.
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9 years ago
jak378
In a way, I suppose one could say that points, miles, rebates and other credit card reward systems is sort of the modern equivilant of trading stamps, and so much easier.
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9 years ago
jak378
Berwyn Frank Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Guys I'm not sure who the Oldsmobile Dealer was. > Holiday Olds prehaps? > > Chipast, here's an image from my collection circa > 1963 showing Ben Geller Chevrolet which was > located at 3651 W. Ogden Ave. (between Lawndale & > Millard Aves.) in the Lawndale neighborhood near > Denem
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9 years ago
jak378
When I was a kid in the early 50's a teacher from the neighborhood used to take several of us boys on excursions around the city. I think our parents paid him 3 or 4 dollars every Saturday for this. He was extremely knowledgeable about Chicago and showed us different neighborhoods, museums, parks, monuments etc. One of the things he did ocasionally was drive out on the breakwater at some point.
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9 years ago
jak378
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What about Engelwood? It was like going downtown > like 15 theaters. 63rd & Halsted. Let me see how many I can remember: Southtown, Empress,Stratford, Englewood, Kim, Bonita, Halsted, Harvard, Regent. That is as far as I can go. I remember my grandparents, who in the late 20's and 30's lived
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9 years ago
jak378
In the late 40's, early 50's we lived in the apartment above Kloekner's Florist at 5630 S.Ashland. The building had apparently been originally built using gas for illumination and then later converted to electricity. The large light in the front hall that led downstairs to the street had a fixture that was electric, but also had a pipe and handle on it. I turned it on once and there was the smel
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9 years ago
jak378
No one has yet mentioned the Boulevard at 55th (Garfield Blvd.) and Ashland. The Greek candy store next door had great ice cream and great hot fudge. They always had all day Saturday matinees, with the latest serials like Don Winslow and the rest. It later became the Boulevard Ballroom. It is now one of those ubiquitous Shell stations, I think.
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9 years ago
jak378
Elaine W Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Some street name changes were indirectly related > to the street numbering system changes. Many of > the street name changes actually occurred a number > of years later (into the 1920's) but for reasons > that began earlier. Basically, because of Burnham > and Bennett's Plan of Chicago, published in
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9 years ago
jak378
There is a storefront at about 4605 S. Whipple. I lived next door to it in 1967 to 1971. During that time the old Polish couple that owned it went out of business, but continued living there.
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9 years ago
jak378
Idon't remember all the details either. I believe it happened in 1956 or 57. I know thatI was in high school (55-59) at the time. I seem to recall that shooter was in the Army at the time, and that the weapon was a .22 cal rifle. I don't remember why he shot White, but it might have had something to do with the Rebel gang from around that area. If I recall correctly, White lived on Garfield a
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9 years ago
jak378
The German restaurant in the 5600 block of Ashland was originally Herman's and the name was later changed to Oswald's. Great food. I know that it was still there in the early 70's because when I was a Detective my partner loved the place. Soon after that the neighborhood went to hell on the way to shape it is in today. Does anybody from the neighborhood remember Bob's Restaurant at about 544
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9 years ago
jak378
For the past several months, since approximately February, I have been unable to access the Forums. Every time I tried I got a message that they were unavailable. This happened on both of my home computers. Just 2 days ago or so, I was able to enter the site. Does anyone have any explanation, or any idea what was going on?
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9 years ago
jak378
And the king of the family owned Savings and Loan Associations was of course Ben Bohac's Talman Savings and Loan which survived longer than most. It grew from a small store front at 55th and Kedzie to encompass nearly both sides of the 5500 block of Kedzie. I think the only thing they didn't take over was St.Gall Church.
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9 years ago
jak378
Although I lived around 56th and Ashland, I went to St. Basil, and one or two summers our block baseball team entered the league at Cornell Sq. We won the championship the second year, maybe 1954 or '55. We went on and lost in the championship tournament against a team from the east side. Additionally Warren White, whose name should be remembered by anyone from around that area, was a cousin
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9 years ago
jak378
adgorn- Excellent compilation of scenes from the movie, but one discrepancy. The interiors of the New City Police Station were shot in what became the 9th District at 3501 S. Lowe, which was the "Deering" station, not in the station at 47th and Paulina, which was named "New City."I worked many years in the Deering station, in fact in the office on the first floor which is
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9 years ago
jak378
captain54 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > no, can't recall a Dr. Kraft's office, but I do > remember Trost Hobby Shop @ 63rd and Albany...man, > what a place for a kid!! especially when they > installed the slot car tracks.... Is Trost's no longer there?
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9 years ago
jak378
I believe that those tracks ran out of the old Grand Central Station on Polk Street and then ran over to the B and O Chicago Terminal Railroad and eventually topoints east an southeast. 89th and Loomis was known at Brainard, wasn't it? I remember Melody Lane at 87th and Loomis very well.
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9 years ago
jak378
Yes, Town of Lake. Thanks.
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9 years ago
jak378
This was originally built as a Little League field, but unfortunately the name of the league escapes me, but possibly Back of the Yards Little League, which would seem obvious.
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9 years ago
jak378
In the post on theother forum, I called it Warsaw House. You are correct, it was Old Warsaw
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9 years ago
jak378
Sharko's was on the south side of the street, a great place to eat. We at there often. On the other side, a little later, was, I believe, Little Warsaw, werving a Polish Smorgasbord. It was also very good. I ate there one time and the hostess told us that if we left too much on a plate we would be penalized for it. We did not, so I never found out how they would do that. Both were around 63rd
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9 years ago
jak378
I have a vague recolection of Starks on Madison from my office boy/messenger job during college, bu my recollection is that it was there, but that it was not on the first floor.
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9 years ago
jak378
My mother never shopped at supermarkets much, but I remember that my best friend's mother did. She would walk from around 57th and Hermitage to the A & P on Ashland. After an hour or two she would be home and soon after that the groceries would show up. I'm pretty sure that you had to be at least in high school at that time. I was not so I never did it. I do remember that the delivery boy
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9 years ago
jak378
Theravada Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here is a picture my grandfather gave me of Sokol > Slovenska Lipa on Taylor Street. > > > Sokol Slovenska Lipa I am curious as to what the structures are to the left of the photo, behind the buildings. It almost looks like a refinery of some kind, but that is terribly unlikely.
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9 years ago
jak378
The talk about carrying groceries home reminded me that the A & P store that was in the 5500 block of south Ashland in the 50's had a delivery service. Women could shop, and leave the groceries with a clerk and they would be delivered soon after. I think mostly by high school kids bringing them in the grocery cart. I'm also pretty sure that they worked only for tips, but were in some way ap
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