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10 years ago
jak378
Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I remember when they televised bowling. That was > a very popular passtime in the 50's. There were > bowling allies all over. Anybody know about the > one on 4801 s. Honore above the tavern. I think it > had two lanes. I don't know the name of the alley at that location, but I do remem
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10 years ago
jak378
Alas, we just returned fromn 33rd and 34th and Western and the memorial post is gone. It looks like the city removed it to put those red, rubber, or whatever they are at the corner where the post would have been. They were generally in the triangular parkway right at corners. Too bad they didn't keep it there since it is the only one I have seen in many, many years. Oh well.
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10 years ago
jak378
As someone else stated these were the lead in tracks to the Dearborn Street Station, and also part of the tracks to Central Station. The trackage connected to Santa Fe's coach yard and diner commisary at Archer and Cermak/18th Street, parts of which are still used by Amtrak.
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10 years ago
jak378
Much thanks to all, every link works. It is a bit difficult to locate specific places, but I was able to find what I was looking for, which was the suburb of Evergreen Park. Once I found Midway Airport, it was easy to track over to the area. I was able, I think, to find the house that my grandparents were having built in 1939. At least it is one of several on the same block. Thanks again.
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10 years ago
jak378
Okay, I can't find it so I have to ask. Several posters have referred to, and posted, aerial photos of Chicago and suburbs that are historical in nature, that is they are from the 30's and 40's and maybe earlier. I cannot find the site for the photos. Can someone please provide it? Thanks in advance Jak378
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10 years ago
jak378
At one time in the Brainerd neighborhood, on 87th St. there were 2 funeral homes a few blocks apart. One was named Ketcham and the other name was Kellam. Kellam was later the alderman from the 18th Ward.
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10 years ago
jak378
virino Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > HFCS is a standard substitute for sugar in soda > these days, and became standard in the late 70s. > > I recall that I drank about as much Coke as anyone > else at the time; and one day I got a Coke that > had a sickly-sweet flavor to it. My first thought > was that I'd somehow 'outgrown' soda, s
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10 years ago
jak378
There was a JIB at 62nd or 61st and Western. Weren't they the chain that started the drive-thru concept. I remember stopping there on my way homme from work on hot days with an un-airconditioned car for a Coke or some other cooling drink. It was easy in and out, and I don't remember the other fast food places having that luxury.
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10 years ago
jak378
Yes, I brought this up because when I was a kid in the 40's and 50's they were much in evidence all over the city. I remember them in the 2 neighborhoods that I spent time in, Hyde Park and Back of the Yards. Both were well established areas in the 40's so it is logical to assume that many servicemen hailed from these and similar areas, thus the proliferation of the monuments. I don't believe t
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10 years ago
jak378
Thanks WOW1029. I was pretty sure that this had been addressed previously, but I couldn't find it. I had totally forgotten about the other locations.
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10 years ago
jak378
These are the old Ford City Little League fields. I am pretty sure that they were there before 1988, at least by 5-10 years or so. I know I managed rival teams there, and judging by my son's age that would have been around 1992 or so. I'm sure that league no longer exists, but I don't know when they stopped.
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10 years ago
jak378
Removed by writer, duplicate post.
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10 years ago
jak378
I kind of remember Neisner's being a small 5 and 10 Cent store, but I know little about them.
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10 years ago
jak378
St. Basil, Class of 11955. I don't remember a Little League at 55th and Oakley, but there was one at 61st or 62nd and Seeley or Oakley, on the edge of Pennsylvania RR property. I believe that one eventually moved to 67th and east of Cicero. If there was one at 55th and Oakley that may have come later.
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10 years ago
jak378
Steve B.'s comments about the overpass are pretty much on target. In addition, the city was unable to maintain the thing properly. All the salt that was sprad on it took a toll on the structure, and it simply became too expensive to keep. It was also an eyesore because of the damage to the structure.
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10 years ago
jak378
Here is a question about something that I had almost completely forgotten about. Back in the early 50's, when I was in about 5th or 6th grade, we went on excursions around the city. One of the things I clearly remember doing was driving on the breakwater in Lake Michigan. I have no idea where it was possible to do this, or how long it was possible to do this, or even if it was legal to do it, bu
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10 years ago
jak378
When I was looking for a photo of the Hyde Park Towers, I was advised to check for postcard or photo on Ebay. That falls into the "Why didn't I think of that myself," category. 10 minutes later Ihad a negative that I wanted ordered. Give it a try.
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10 years ago
jak378
The actual Mayflower Donut Shop quote was, "As you travel on through life brother, whatever be your goal, keep you eye upon the donut and not upon the hole."
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10 years ago
jak378
As a southsider, I remember well the chief shopping district as being 63rd and Halsted. It contained such stores as Wieboldts, 3 Sisters, O'Connor and Goldberg, Ace Department Store, L.Fish Furniture, Stratford, Englewood, Empress and Southtown theatres, The Music Center (where I took accordian lessons, to little success). Just off the top of my head, no others come to mind, but they will, and I
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10 years ago
jak378
SteveB. I am surprised about Berghoff. Where ws i brewed. It was highly popular here in the 50's and 60's. As i recall it kind of fel out of popularity before the restaurant closed, but it was still sold there. What aout Sieban's, along with their beergarden?
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10 years ago
jak378
Querencia-This falls into the category of "Why didn't I think of that?" I went to EBAY and found not a postcard, but a 4 X 5 inch negative taken on November 25, 1960, which is apparently just before the demolition. A little pricey, but I ordered it anyway. Now I would love to get some photos of interior spaces, but that may be too much to ask. Maybe I will get lucky and someone on he
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10 years ago
jak378
Another one that has not been mentioned, and that was a really good beer, was Berghoff, brewed by, or for, the restaurant. As I recall, it was sold over the counter all over the city, but only in quarts. I know my stepfather drank it regularly in quarts.
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10 years ago
jak378
I began drinking beer very the near the end of the hayday of most of these breweries. Most of the Chicago Beers were good, particularly Meister Brau and Edelweis. I always believed that one of the primary reasons was the fact that they were invariabley fresh. Which one was a "Case of good judgement?" Maybe Edelweiss or Atlas Prager?
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10 years ago
jak378
WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I came across a photo of a matchbook cover for > Esquire on the fantastic Chuckman's Blog > once...now, of course, I can't find it. I found it on that site through Google, 874 E. 63rd St. Thanks for the lead. http://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/2009/07/18/esquire-restaurant-874-e-63rd-mat
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10 years ago
jak378
Just out of curiousity, does anyone remember a restaurant on East 63rd St called the Esquire? I can remember eating there with parents and grandparents. I recall it was kind of nice place with table cloths and such. It had a chrome railing in the window supported by chrome balls. I naturally called it the restaruant with the balls in the window.
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10 years ago
jak378
For a time in the late 40's we lived around 59th and Ellis. I seem to remember going for walks with my mother and seeing these things actually in the middle of the Midway. Am I crazy or did they have them there? I also seem to remember being told that they were there for returning vets.
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10 years ago
jak378
Boy, this is just a wild guess, but it looks like an old penny scale that somebody started to loot, who knows why, from a store and wound up leaving it at a curb. My best guess, anyway.
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10 years ago
jak378
captain54 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > The Jewel/Osco had already been around for more > than 10 yrs or so before Jack Thompson Olds was > demolished in 2002.. It had been there since the > mid 50's..the Portillo's is now where Jack > Thompson was....There was also a Holiday Inn about > a block west of Jack Thompson that was demolis
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10 years ago
jak378
The Hawthorne Works were also the place where the Hawthorne Effect was first discovered. People being studied tend to change their behavior simply because they are aware that they are being studied and not because of any change. The experiment was trying to determine if light would improve efficiency of workers. The study found that efficiency changed when the environment was changed, irrespect
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10 years ago
jak378
captain54 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > speaking of Olds dealers in the southwest suburbs, > there was Jack Thompson Olds on 95th and Pulaski, > from the late 50's when it was across from the old > Kiddeyland Amusement Park, until about 10 yrs or > so ago... Now a Jewel and Portillo's Restaurant. I remember ging to the kiddieland when I
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