JOHN CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – CALLED BEACH AT WINDSOR PARK – THE FAIR BUILDINGS AT 75TH – 1912   2 comments

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Posted February 5, 2010 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

2 responses to “JOHN CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – CALLED BEACH AT WINDSOR PARK – THE FAIR BUILDINGS AT 75TH – 1912

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  1. When I was small in the 50’s I remember at the foot of 75th, the bus would turn around at the beach. There was a long shack that sold stuff like sand buckets and other beach toys. It looked like the building on the left without the top part. Does anyone remember that?

    • Hi Hollis,

      Thanks for your recollections.

      Yes, I do remember, there was a small circle where buses turned right near the beach. Near there – this was the end of 75th Street – was a stand or shack which in the 1960s sold hot dogs. I remember buying them and putting on the fixings.

      Other things remembered and gone: a line of poplar trees along the retaining wall the length of the beach. They were not only beautiful, but I loved the sound the leaves made in the wind. The ice-skating rink in winter made on top of an athletic field. It was lighted at night and, with the banks of plowed snow, it was an enchanting place. The small brick building with the washrooms served as “the warming house.”

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