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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – MAN BURNING LEAVES AT THE CURB – WOODLAWN AVE – THE IMAGE COULD AS READILY HAVE BEEN SEEN IN SOUTH SHORE – HOW I REMEMBER THIS CUSTOM – THE COOLER AUTUMN AIR WAS FULL OF THE WONDERFUL SCENT AS YOU WALKED TO OR FROM SCHOOL – NOTE THE TRIMMED CATALPA TREE – A COMMON DECORATIVE ELEMENT FOR APARTMENT BUILDINGS – THE PICTURE CAPTURES SO MUCH OF WHAT I LOVED ABOUT OUR “URBAN VILLAGE” NEIGHBORHOODS   Leave a comment

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – IN MEMORIAM: PRESTON UNEY, MY OLD, GOOD FRIEND – IN HIS LAST YEAR AND A CROP FROM BRADWELL CLASS PHOTO – 1955   1 comment

NOTE TO READERS: I AM ALWAYS INTERESTED IN OLD SNAPSHOTS OR OTHER MATERIALS WHICH SHOW ASPECTS OF SOUTH SHORE LIFE, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE 1950s AND 1960s. THERE ARE SEVERAL PLACES FOR WHICH I HAVE YET TO DISCOVER ANYTHING. IF YOU HAVE ANY WORTHWHILE OLD PHOTOS, I WOULD APPRECIATE RECEIVING A SCAN FROM YOU FOR POSTING ON THE SITE. YOU WILL BE CREDITED.

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – CHUCKY – THIRD YEAR HIGH SCHOOL (3B) – FROM TIDE YEARBOOK – I NEVER BOUGHT YEARBOOKS BUT THIS SCAN WAS SENT BY A FRIEND – I WORE THAT JACKET FOR CHURCH AND OTHER PLACES FOR SEVERAL YEARS UNTIL IT WAS THREADBARE – THE “CONTINENTAL TIE” WAS DAZZLING IN MY EYES THEN – I SOMEHOW REMEMBER GETTING IT FOR A DOLLAR   1 comment

CHUCKY - THIRD YEAR HIGH SCHOOL (3B) - FROM TIDE

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Readers who enjoy Chuckman’ s Places – and there are many – may also enjoy my new site, Chuckman’s  Bits and Pieces of the Past at:

https://chuckmanbitsandpieces.wordpress.com/

It is a work in progress but already has a substantial content.

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Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH (THEN CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) – LOOKING NW FROM WATER NEAR NICHOLS BEACH (PRIVATE) AT 77TH – 1908   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH (THEN CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) - LOOKING NW FROM WATER NEAR NICHOLS BEACH (PRIVATE) AT 77TH - 1908

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON SE CORNER OF 71ST STREET AND BENNETT AVE – AN ELABORATE PEDIMENT STRUCTURE WITH THE BUILDING’S DATE FROM THE HEYDAY OF CHICAGO’S BRICK AND TERRA COTTA TRIM BUILDINGS – WE HAD MANY BUILDINGS IN SOUTH SHORE USING THESE MATERIALS, INCLUDING OF COURSE MYRA BRADWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – NOTE THAT THERE IS ALSO A SMALLER BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTO ON THE SITE SHOWING THE ENTIRE BUILDING – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE BY DEBBIE MERCER – IMAGE DATE UNKNOWN   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON CORNER - 71ST STREET AND BENNETT AVE - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE BY DEBBIE MERCER -

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CHUCKMAN PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 71ST STREET AND JEFFERY – ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC COMMUTER STATION AND TRAIN (THE “IC”) – CROWD ON STATION STAIRS – NOTE TRAIN GATES DOWN FOR JEFFERY TRAFFIC – JEFFERY THEATER – 1955 – EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   3 comments

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST STREET AND JEFFERY - ILLINOIS CENTRAL (IC) ELECTIC COMMUTER STATION AND TRAIN - CROWD - JEFFERY THEATER - 1955

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