JOHN CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – JOHN AND BILL – SEPTEMBER 1957 – STRIP OF PHOTOS FROM MACHINE AT RANDOLPH STREET IC STATION – A CHUCKMAN FAMILY PHOTO   3 comments

CHUCKMAN - JOHN AND BILL - SEPTEMBER 1957 - STRIP OF PHOTOS FROM MACHINE AT RANDOLPH STREET IC STATION

ONE OF THOSE MACHINE PHOTO STRIPS. THIS ONE FEATURES BILL, JOHN, AND OUR MOTHER’S HAND TRYING TO CONTROL BILL’S MUGGING.

THESE MACHINES WERE IN THE RANDOLPH STREET IC STATION, AND A STRIP OF PICTURES COST TWENTY-FIVE CENTS.

GADS, LOOK AT THAT REGULAR-GUY LOOK WITH THE JACKET AND THE HAIR.

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3 responses to “JOHN CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – JOHN AND BILL – SEPTEMBER 1957 – STRIP OF PHOTOS FROM MACHINE AT RANDOLPH STREET IC STATION – A CHUCKMAN FAMILY PHOTO

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  1. Hello….I am wondering if you can remember a bar/lounge near 71st and Jeffrey called the Boulevard Room… We’re going back to maybe 1961-1964.. My father owned this place along with his brothers and we are trying to archive some information. It was a colorful area at the time and I remember as a kid the inside and outside, but can’t quite remember the address or where it was on the block…can you help? all I know is it was within walking distance of the train station on Jeffrey… thanks…Lee K

    • Hi Lee,

      I do not recall such a place in South Shore.

      The name Boulevard Room was used for a famous restaurant – with ice-skating stage show – in the Stevens Hotel – later the Conrad Hilton – downtown.

      There was also a Boulevard Restaurant downtown quite early.

      If you use the search box at the bottom of my Chicago Nostalgia site, you will find postcards for both of those places.

      If you come up with anything, let me know. I would gladly include an image on the site.

      John Chuckman

  2. thanks John….I’m pretty sure they deliberately lifted the name from the Stevens Hotel….how they got away with it I have no clue… there were a number of small bars and cocktail lounges in that area that tried to emulate a “downtown” atmosphere, and provide a convenient spot for commuters from the IC stop down the street…. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your amazing collection and have spent hours looking at it…. unbelievable…..Lee

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