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9 years ago
jak378
To the best of my knowledge it originally did end at 55th/Garfield Blvd., but at some point, around 1949 or so it was formally extended to 59th simply in order to take in all of St. Basil parish. We moved there in 1949, and we always were always included in Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council. There were a few of us that delivered the Journal in that area.
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9 years ago
jak378
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > jak378 Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I delivered that paper off and on around 1950 > > until about 1953. I don't really remember how > I > > was paid, but what Richard sais sounds about > > right. I know it wasn't very much. I
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9 years ago
jak378
I delivered that paper off and on around 1950 until about 1953. I don't really remember how I was paid, but what Richard sais sounds about right. I know it wasn't very much. I delivered in the area of 55th to 59th and Ashland to Wood. As I recall, it came out on Wednesdays or Thursdays. I remember the office of the paper being at 46th and Ashland. That was when the strip mall at 47th and D
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9 years ago
jak378
Chipast Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > it could have been Pure Oil before 1970. As most > were in the eastern half of the US. I seem to remember that Pure changed to Union 76 in 1976 and associated that with the bi-centennial.
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9 years ago
jak378
Just a couple of comments about old gas stations and former supermarkets. I remember Pure Oil becoming Union 76 some time ago (I remember their commercial ditty "Go with the spirit, the spirit of 76), but interestingly on our numerous drives between Florida and Chicage I have noticed a Pure Oil stations displaying the old logo. I never had time to stop at one, but maybe if I find one on our
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9 years ago
jak378
Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > jak378 Wrote: > > The number means nothing other than that it is a > > sequential number assigned by the Motor > > Maintenance Division as a means to identify the > > vehicle. > ------------------- > > Kinda like the four digit number on taxicabs then? > > > There u
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9 years ago
jak378
Mornac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Berwyn Frank Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > 1971 Tribune Photo On E-bay > > Thanks Berwyn Frank. I'm well aquainted with that > model from the back seat perspective. If I > remember correctly, the 5613 on the door tells us > that it is car #56 fr
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9 years ago
jak378
Back in the 60''s I landed a small aircraft, Cessna 150, in the back parking lot of the Amphitheatre. It was for display during a sportsman's show of some kind. I also took off in it about 8 or 10 days later.
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9 years ago
jak378
As a southsider I have no knowldge of that field, but I do remember being taken to Shewbridge Stadium, around 75th and Morgan and owned by Leo High School, to watch women's fast pitch softball in the late 40's or early 50's. I don't clearly remember any of the teams, but I seem to remember my grandmother talking about one of them named the Bloomer Girls. Merry Christmas morning to all.
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9 years ago
jak378
I went to Kozminsky Elementary School at 53rd and Ellis for Kindergarten through 2nd grade and there was a small store across the street called Ma's School Store that had all kinds of stuff. Ma herself looked very, very old. After that I went to St. Basil Roman Catholic at 55th and honore which had a small school store across the street from the convent on Honore north of Garfield. There wer
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9 years ago
jak378
But, remember that there are 2 Exchange Avenues in Chicago. West Exchange Ave. about 4130 South which runs from Halsted to about Racine, and South Exchange Ave. on the southeast side which runs southeast from about 71st and South Shore. I guess it could be argued that they do not have the same names, since one is south and the other is west, but it is still unusual. I am pretty sure that West
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9 years ago
jak378
tomcat630 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Remeber the plane that skidded and then killed the > young boy in 2007? This is why. > > If Midway closed up, Clearing would turn into > West-West Englewood overnight. It's more important > for a vital MDW than old buildings that a plane > could hit. I wish I could agree with you, but the
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9 years ago
jak378
In case it has not been mentioned, the firehouse on Pulaski and Wilcox is where the riots in 1965 started. As I recall, the hook and ladder left without a tiller man in the back. It swung wide and hit a child, a girl I think. This created a storm of protest on the west side that soon deteriorated into a full scale riot. Fortunately it was of rather short duration. That was actually Chicago's
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9 years ago
jak378
bowler Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The funny thing is that the other 3 buildings > mentioned in the article are by no means a threat > to airline safety, so the motives of this > acquisition are unclear. > > We, at the Clear-Ridge historical Society are > going to see what we can do regarding this > demolition. I did however
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9 years ago
jak378
There seems to be mostly northside dealers being mentioned on here, but a couple I don't remember seeing mentioned that were on the south side were: Ferrell Hcks Chevrolet in the 5700 block of South Ashland, Bonnie Brook Ford in the 5400 block of South Ashland. Burke Ford around 65th and Western and George Bowers Dodge Plymouth around 57th and Sestern. I bought my first new car at a west side de
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9 years ago
jak378
Wasn't their a brewery somewhere in, or close to the Little Village area. Somewhere around 2th between California and Pulaski?
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9 years ago
jak378
Thanks Daveg. It seems to me that St. John of God was in operation into the 90's. I seem to remember a large closing ceremony there around that time. It was actually just across the street from Sherman Park. Thanks for the reminder of St. Raphael's. I was fairly certain it was in that area somewhere. It was odd, in that I went to St. Basil at 55 and Honore, and for a year or so lived at
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9 years ago
jak378
Correct me if I am mistaken, but wasn't St. John of God at about 53rd and Throop or Ada, just north of Sherman Park? Wasn't there a St Rafael's somewhere around the south side. I seem to remember playing them in basketball in the mid 50's or so.
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9 years ago
jak378
coops4 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My mistake: the Wooley's was between California > and Mozart. When I lived in the area, there was a > 2nd floor dentist office closer to Fairfield > across from Grocerland and next to a Jon's bakery > and the meat market. There was also a barber > shop around the corner on Fairfield. Yes, that
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9 years ago
jak378
It was always my understanding that the Ford City site had beena Dodge plant during WW II and, as stated by SUPERCFL, was built to manufactury Wright R-3350 engines for B-29 bombers. It was subsequently purchased by Tucker and eventually by Ford. Although Ford did own it at one time, I do not know that they ever manufactured aanything there. That is suposedly where the name "Ford City"
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9 years ago
jak378
coops4 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Crowamonghens, the Wooley's you are talking about > was on the southside of 55th., between California > and Fairfield. I remember in back of the store the > owner/manager? would watch your every move from a > second floor office window. It is currently a > laundromat. There was also a small dime store
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9 years ago
jak378
coops4 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > John S.....I correct myself: Character Inn was at > 46th and Marshfield across from the gas station. > I was told the one at 48th and Marshfield had > small boarding rooms upstairs too..maybe it was a > tavern that only serviced the tenants? I also > found out from a relative that the bowling alley &
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9 years ago
jak378
When I was in Chicago last summer I saw that Julia's at 45th and Western is no longer Julias. I don't remember there ever being aJulia's on Lithuania Plaza, but there might have been.
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9 years ago
jak378
StrayKitten Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Artista Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Hi Kitten, id like to visit that site. Can you > > please share it with me? > > Sure! Here is the link: > > http://www.chsmedia.org/househistory/polk/Menus/Po > lkA.pdf > > I hope you
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9 years ago
jak378
coops4 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Richard S., my uncle bartended on a 2nd floor > tavern on 48 Marshfield. Was that the Character Inn?
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9 years ago
jak378
Although Frank Lewis and his wife were hkuge benefactors to Catholic entities, I am not sure the hospital was under the auspices of the Church, but if it was, you might have some luck at the Archdioce. They keep pretty complete records, but you would probably have to search by date, and that may be difficult, if it is even possible.
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9 years ago
jak378
When I was growing u there was an A and P in the 5500 block of south Ashland avenue. It was actually 2 store fronts, perhaps 2000 square feet, certainly puny by today's standards. There was no parking lot because as someone else pointed out back then most shoppers walked to stores in the neighborhoos. In later years there was a Del Farm store in the 4500 block of South Kedzie. Del Farm, as I r
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9 years ago
jak378
I don't know if this counts because the buildings hve been demolished, but the building, actually twin buildings, we lived in during the late 40's and early 50's, the Hyde Park Towers at 810 and 818 Hyde Park Blvd had 2 elevators in each building. Since the building was built as accommodations for the Colomian Exposition, I assume that the elevators dated from that time. The 2 passenger elevator
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9 years ago
jak378
Weren't they called "Relay Boxes?"
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9 years ago
jak378
I can think of 2 that were on the southside: Dressels, in Bridgeport, on Emerald or Union, I think. In my family a cake from Dressels was always a birghday treat. The other, if memory serves me correctly, was Schmitz in the 55 or 56 hundred block of Ashland. There is still what I believe is German bakery in Evergreen Park, Wolf's, just west of Kedzie on the south side of 95th Street. Wolf's h
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