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9 years ago
zorchvalve
chitownjim,that may have been my uncles tavern. His name was Rollie Martin.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
I grew up at north ave. and larabee and in the 40s there was a knife sharpener with a little push cart that came down vine st. There was also a ragman on a wagon pulled by a horse. You could hear him coming from a block away saying "rrrags" in an odd voice. We also had a fruit and vegetable truck come down the street for people who couldn't walk to the market.
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9 years ago
zorchvalve
Lars, If you can get onto "ancestry.com", I think you will find what you are looking for. If it is the same hans jensen, he was born in Denmark in 1866 and died in 1935. There are other hans jensens on ancestry.com,so you might check those also.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
Parmour, Try the museum of history on clark and north ave.to see old photos of where you think that the mid fifties photo was taken. They have an extensive collection there.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
I have been having trouble with this site and have not been able to put up the photos. Hopefully I can do this tomorrow.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
WayOutWardell, Your dad didn't happen to mention the name of the bar did he.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
RichardStachowski, No, I don't believe it was called Old Town in the 40s. I lived right on the boundary of that area. I lived on Vine st. just north of North ave. I'm not sure why it was called that except for the buildings. Were you born in the forties and do you remember much about the area you worked in? I have old photos of the northwest corner of clark and oak and the northwest corner of what
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
Anyone out there born in the 1940s and lived in the old town area?
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
There is a good black and white photo at the history museum at north and clark.You have to go into the archival section which is either on the second or third floor.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
The only store that wasn't mentioned at ashland and belmont that I remember was mages.It was a sporting goods store.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
CrowAmongHens, For awhile ther was a payment center on the northeast corner of north ave. and orchard. We used to take our burned out lightbulbs there for replacement.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
WayOutWardell, The person I talked with said that Dank-haus center has no records of bakeries of the past.Possibly an organization like the sons of germany.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
There was a record store on the southwest corner of armitage and larabee. I got my first record album there. It was Bill Haley and the comets.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
wayoutwardell, Bally was purchased by the seeburg corporation I believe back in the sixties. I'm not sure when seeburg went out of business but at least extends the trail for you.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
jsk1983, Do you have any photos of dickens and orchard? I'm trying to identify some of the old photos that I have and I think that they are from that corner.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
423reed,I think there also was a woolworths on the south side of north ave. between mohawk and cleveland.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
Fleurblue, Of the few that I remember were the Jewel on halsted just north of dickens on the east side of the street, the A&P on north ave just west of halsted and the delfarm on north ave. just east of larabee on the south side of the street.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
I went to the Y in the early to mid fifties. I've been looking for some of the people I knew from there. If any one knows Ted Navolio, Angie Wolfe, Don Ludke or Angie Montalto, please let me know.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
How about the woolworth and kresge on north ave, east of larabee?
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
423reed, When I went to the Ideal,the cost was .09. And I lived directly behind the Ideal on vine street. For .09 one could see two features, three cartoons, a serial a newsreel and the previews of coming attractions. This was in the late forties/ early fifties. If I find a photo of the ideal or plaza, I'llsend you one.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
captain54, North of north ave. was the ideal movie theater. on the south side of the ideal was a auto repair shop and on the north side (next to) the ideal was where the precinct captain lived. I acn't remember his name. Ther were house along the west and east sides of the street and in the middle of the block, on the west side was dohms, a little deli type store.You could usually find a card game
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
Captain 54, The Dell Farm was next door to Fischmanns on the south side of north ave. Directly across the street on the north side of north ave. was Sams vegetable and fruit stand. On the northeast corner of larabee, was a triangular building with law offices and a laundermat in it. The west side of that building faced out onto ogden ave. and the eastside faced out onto larabee. Across from that b
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
It's a penny scale and if I remember correctly, it gave you a little card with either your weight on it or your fortune.
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
Does anyone have a photo of the Ideal movie theater on larabee just north of north ave?
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
Anyone out there remember kales chicken take-out on halstead just south of north ave. or the street cars on halstead?
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
I remember Seeburg picnics at Fox River Grove. Anyone else?
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
WayOutWardell,Captain54 and Rusty Muscle, You are looking west on the postcard.The facing building to the right was a bank with the safety deposit vault in the basement. There was a gas station where Terrys now stands. Across the street to the left was fischmanns liquor store and bar. Next door to fischmanns was the dell farm grocery store. Now considering I am taking you on a counter clockwise to
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10 years ago
zorchvalve
I was in the days of Benito Gardini, Lou Thez, Yukon Erik, Gorgeous George, etal. Every saturday night a woman held up huge cardboard glasses because she thought the referee couldn't see.
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