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8 years ago
zorchvalve
31. Swings
Does anyone out there remember a restaurant on Washington just west of State st. that had an area above the entry in which a young woman was swing on a swing?
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
Yes,but didn't find a photo.
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
Does anyone out there have a photo of the Ideal theater on north Larabee st?
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
Thanks Jeff.
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
I didn't remember the tracks carrying current for the streetcars.They had an electric line overhead.
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
I remember that the streetcars had a conductor and you would enter at the rear door. I liked watching the engineer turn the controls. As I remember the seats were straw woven and you could reverse the seats at the end of the line. When the end of the electrical pole hit a cross connection, it would always cause a spark. And at the end of the line, the engineer or the conductor would go out and pul
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
There was a Henrys on western ave. just north of belmont.
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
Ithink that there was also the silver streak or gray streak
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
Rusty, Any listing for the name Montalto in the 1400 or 1500 block on north clark street?
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8 years ago
zorchvalve
I remember Meister Brau, but wasn't there a beer called Brau Meister?
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Fleurblue, I didn't think it was a mistake, I just couldn't remember.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Fleurblue, I lived on roscoe at milwaukee but do not remember a bakery on the corner. Which corner?
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
How about patsys on ogden ave. north of north ave. or roman village at north ave and orchard.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
There was a little shack on north ave between the river bank and the railroad track that sold deep fried shrimp and fish.I've never found a place that could make the shrimp as good.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Nordsider, I remember st.josephs.It ran between burling and edward court.One of my schoolmates lived on edward court. His name was charles nyberg.His house backed up to the jewel food store.I had an uncle who owned a tavern on halsted I believe either north of dickens or north of webster. His name was rollie martin. Another of my schoolmates, david gentsen,lived on halsted south of armitage.There
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Nordsider,I remember the empty lot but not the grocery store. That's nothing. I have forgotten a lot about what was in that area. My sister and I used to bike to school up howe street to dickens, but dickens is a blur. When I was at st. james I remember a vienna hotdog stand on the southeast corner of dickens and halsted.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Nordsider,Ilived on vine street from 1943 to1956 and went to St. James at freemont and dickens. The north ave/ larabee y.m.c.a. was my hangout until 1958. I also spent about a year at that same boysclub and went to one of the camps that they offered. I do miss that neighborhood. I've been looking for photos of orchard and dickens. I have some of what I think are two of the corners of those streets
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Nordsider, Did you live in that neighborhood? If you did ,we may know some of the same people.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Nordsider, Frontier was between orchard and larabee.Aschoolmate of mine lived on frontier just south of north ave. Sind sie deutch( are you german)? Nord is the german spelling for north.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Nordsider, I was looking at a sanborn fire map and saw that weed was once named Alaska and yes, orchard was narrower south of north ave. The Kino theater was next to a vacant corner lot. I'm not sure if the building on that lot had burned down or whether it was just torn down. The building on the northeast corner was I believe commonwealth/edison, but they also used it as a polling place during e
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Thanks nordsider, I forgot about the rabbits. Do you remember the building on the northeast corner of orchard and north ave. I believe it was commonwealth/Edison. I remember my parents taking old light bulbs back and getting new ones.I guess that they used the old bases. I know that Roman village pizza was on the southwest corner of orchard and north ave, but can't remember what was on the southe
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Jim, I grew up in the same neighborhood as you. Siebens brewery was south of north ave. When you wrote " further up" I thought you meant north of north ave. If you are talking about the butcher shops on north ave., there were three at one time. two between orchard and vine on the north side of the street and there was one on the northwest corner of orchard and north ave. You could get fr
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Thanks VernH. I didn't think that I was imagining that. As I remember they were green and white,similar to the ones on clark street.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Does anyone out there know if there was a street car running on ogden ave?
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Does anyone remember the fog horn on lake michigan? Does it still blow?
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Thanks nordsider, the photos on that site showed me photos I hadn't seen before. In fact I called the site to update one of there photos of Ogden and North Ave. under snow.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Vine street was where I grew up in the 40s and 50s. Marys delicatessen was in the middle of the block. There was another small grocery store at willow and vine. Around the corner on North Ave. were two butcher shops. On larabee was a small store called Dohms.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Hooray for the Ideal theater on larabee,just north of north avenue.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Nordsider and Shekaago, The tavern at 643 w. north avenue was named Loyds in the 1950s. It was across the street from northern home furniture. While I'm in that neighborhood,does anyone remember the Isana Paper Co. on vine street?
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
fab807, The building design at 3942 freemont looks to be prior 1960s. I'd call the city to see hat info they have. Good luck.
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