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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – IN MEMORIAM: BILLY HACHMANN, MY BEST FRIEND FROM ABOUT 1956 TO 1960 – IN HIS LAST YEAR (2018) – AND A CROP FROM BRADWELL CLASS GRADUATION PHOTO (1959)   Leave a comment

BILLY HACHMANN 1944-2018

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So sorry to just come upon this.

Bill and I were best friends around the ages of ten to thirteen or fourteen. We went many places together. I had an interest in building little rockets at the time and often went over to Bill’s so we could “blast one off” in Rainbow Park. Of course, we also loved the beach.

We joined Boy Scouts together – Troop 594 in the South Shore neighborhood, Chicago – and had many goofy adventures on overnight trips, like the time we had to put up our pup tent in the rain at the Indiana Dunes. Later, talking under flashlight inside the tent under the tapping of the rain with one of those big cans of Jay’s Potato Chips between us and some Frosty’s root beer or other favorite. Swinging on a rope swing attached to a tree and leaping off down the sand dune.

Scout meetings were on Friday evenings, and fairly often Bill and I had a pizza – cheese – at Ray’s Pizzeria on 75th Street, a legendary place in South Shore, before the meeting. Such simple, memorable things. The Troop met in the basement of South Shore Presbyterian Church on 76th near South Shore Drive.

An event still vivid in memory was the time during the first winter of high school, we were walking home from South Shore along 78th Street. The old apartment buildings were beautifully trimmed with snow frosting, and we started throwing snowballs at kids passing from behind some bushes.

That was when I met Pat Golden with her beautiful long dark braid swinging as she walked, her nappy dark blue coat, her knee socks, pink-tinged full cheeks, and carrying her books in front of her, as was the custom for girls then. I was stricken, and I had a crush on her right through high school, but I was quite a shy boy.

Bill later became close to Evelyn “Mike” Duffell, and they could be seen between classes walking together, Bill’s arm behind her, guiding, a very defining gesture of Bill’s.

Bill lived at that time with his mom and dad in clapboard apartment building, which resembled a grand old private home, on South Shore Drive near 77th. The third floor. The back porch looked out into Rainbow Park. There are photos of the building on my site, Chuckman’s Places at https://chuckmanplaces.wordpress.com/

https://chuckmanplaces.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/apartment-building-south-shore-drive-taken-october-11-1968-on-a-visit-rear-porches-in-foreground-just-out-of-frame-is-rainbow-park-a-john-chuckman-photo/

https://chuckmanplaces.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/apartment-building-south-shore-drive-i-believe-this-was-bill-hachmanns-building-his-family-had-the-top-floor-taken-october-11-1968-on-a-visit-a-john-chuckman-photo/

See also our 6B class picture.

https://chuckmanplaces.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/chuckman-bradwell-class-picture-6b-1956-with-the-great-mr-walter-kazmier-standing-in/

Bill had a really decent side to him. In 1955, I was new to South Shore, and to Bradwell Elementary School, and I had a very unhappy experience with an insensitive home room teacher who had me stand up before the class and answer some questions about myself.

You see, my mom and dad were divorced, quite a rare thing in 1955, and just a reference to my father could send me into tears.

When she asked me about my father, I broke down and cried in front of the class. What a way to be introduced to your new school classmates.

Later, at recess, Bill and Preston Uney approached me in the schoolyard to make friends and make me feel better about what had happened. It would be hard to overstate how much I appreciated that gesture.

Once we were in high school, Bill and I drifted apart. I guess in part because he spent a lot of time with “Mike,” who often came over at lunchtime in the cafeteria to the table where Preston and I sat and joked around. She loved telling offbeat jokes. Through high school, I remained a good friend of Preston Uney’s, who lived just south of 79th and Kingston with his mom and dad and two older sisters.

I see Bill lived in Western Michigan. I assume he taught there because I know he became a teacher. That coast was one of my favorite places on earth when I was in my forties. Giant sand dunes, peach orchards, lovely farms, and the dramatic beauty of Lake Michigan. I vacationed south of where he and his family lived many times. I hope he loved it as much as I did.

Posted July 31, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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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Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – IN MEMORIAM: PRESTON UNEY, MY OLD, GOOD FRIEND – IN HIS LAST YEAR (2008) 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.

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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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 -

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 71ST STREET – ILLINOIS CENTRAL COMMUTER TRAIN (THE “IC”) – NOTE TRAIN GATES DOWN FOR SIDE STREET – SOME STORES – PEDESTRIANS – I DON’T RECOGNIZE EXACT LOCATION – THERE ARE NO LANDMARKS AND THE STREET SIGNS ARE NOT LEGIBLE BUT IT IS UNMISTAKABLY 71ST STREET – 1968 – EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER – A HELPFUL READER HAS IDENTIFIED THE CROSS STREET AS OGLESBY AVE   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST STREET - SOUTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOOD - ILLINOIS CENTRAL (IC) COMMUTER - PEDESTRIANS - I DON'T RECOGNIZE LOCATION AND STREET SIGNS NOT LEGIBLE - 1968

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – JEFFERY THEATER – 1952 E 71 ST – AUDITORIUM INTERIOR – A WONDERFUL FIND – WE ALREADY HAVE A LOBBY PHOTO OF THE JEFFERY ON THE SITE – NOTE: THE AVALON WAS MY FAVORITE OF OUR LOCAL MOVIE PALACES BUT THE JEFFERY WAS A CLOSE SECOND – JUST A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE GOING TO ONE OF THESE PLACES FOR A DOUBLE FEATURE AND GETTING A BIG CONTAINER OF FRESHLY-POPPED BUTTERED POPCORN AND MAYBE A CANDY BAR – THE ATMOSPHERE WITH THEATRICAL LIGHTING AND ROMANTIC ARCHITECTURE WAS SO EXCITING AND MYSTERIOUS – TRULY LIKE NOTHING AROUND TODAY – ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO LIKELY DATES TO OPENING AS A VAUDEVILLE THEATER IN 1924   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEFFERY THEATER - 1952 E 71 ST - AUDITORIUM INTERIOR - ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO LIKELY DATES TO OPENING 1924

Posted July 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – BEAUTIFUL COURTYARD APARTMENT BUILDING – 6021 KIMBARK AVE – HYDE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD – WOMAN STANDING BY GATEWAY – CAR PARKED – I LIKE THIS IMAGE VERY MUCH SHOWING AS IT DOES THE “FEEL” OF THE FINE OLD APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN SOUTH SHORE AND HYDE PARK – SNAPSHOT – c1950   Leave a comment

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Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – POSTCARD – STONY ISLAND AVE – PARKSIDE – UNKNOWN REFERENCE TO N OF RAILROAD – ROW OF SHOPS STREET LEVEL – 1910   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND AVE - PARKSIDE - REFERENCE TO N OF RAILROAD - ROW OF SHOPS STREET LEVEL - 1910

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – EUCLID AVE AND 70TH STREET – LOOKING DIAGONALLY ACROSS STREET TOWARDS SMALL HOTEL-TOURIST HOME – WOMAN WITH BABY CARRIAGE ON SIDEWALK – c1920s   Leave a comment

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Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PHOTO – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE ICE COMPANY – 7025 STONY ISLAND – WAGON AND HORSES AND FAMILY POSED ON A STREET – 1910s   Leave a comment

PLACES AA PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE ICE COMPANY - 7025 STONY ISLAND - WAGON AND HORSES AND FAMILY POSED ON A STREET - 1910s

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – SOUTH SHORE – CHICAGO – 74TH PLACE – W OF COLES TO RR AVE (CALLED THAT – MAYBE EXCHANGE?) – NEW HOMES AND TREES – 1910 – A NOTE ON OLD REAL ESTATE AND APARTMENT CARDS: THESE WERE THE MLS LISTINGS OF THEIR DAY – PEOPLE USED THEM TO DECIDE WHICH PROPERTIES TO VISIT – THEY WERE ALSO MADE PRIVATELY BY PEOPLE TO SHOW DISTANT FRIENDS OR RELATIVES WHERE THEY LIVED – THERE WERE KITS YOU COULD BUY TO CONVERT PHOTOS INTO POSTCARDS – THE PRIVATE ONES EXPLAIN THE OFTEN POORLY-WRITTEN LABELS   Leave a comment

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 74TH PLACE - W OF COLES TO RR AVE (CALLED THAT - MAYBE EXCHANGE) - NEW HOMES AND TREES -1910

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – POSTCARD – 74TH STREET WINDSOR PARK – ROW OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS ON TREE-LINED STREET – 1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 74TH STREET WINDSOR PARK - ROW OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS ON TREE-LINED STREET - 1910

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – 7546 SAGINAW AVE – HOUSE FRONT WITH GINGERBREAD PORCH – 1912   Leave a comment

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 7546 SAGINAW AVE - HOUSEFRONT WITH GINGERBREAD PORCH - 1912

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – 7611 CREGIER AVE – BRICK HOME – NEAR SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL – I MIGHT HAVE DELIVERED THE TRIBUNE OR SUN-TIMES HERE IN 1959 SINCE THIS WAS ON MY ROUTE – BACK OF CARD SAYS OWNER BOUGHT IT FOR $8500 AND HAS BEEN OFFERED $12000 – 1910s   Leave a comment

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 7611 CREGIER AVE - BRICK HOME - NEAR SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL - BACK OF CARD SAYS OWNER BOUGHT IT FOR $8500 AND HAS BEEN OFFERED $12000 - 1910s

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – JEFFERY AVE – N FROM 72ND STREET – LARGE HOMES – TRICYCLE ON SIDEWALK – c1910   Leave a comment

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JEFFERY AVE - N FROM 72ND STREET - LARGE HOMES - TRICYCLE ON SIDEWALK - c1910

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HYDE PARK – ELLIS AVE – N FROM 63RD – HANDSOME ROW OF APARTMENTS ON TREE-LINED STREET – c1910   Leave a comment

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Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – POSTCARD – HOTELS WINDERMERE – 1642 E 56TH STREET – SEEN OVER TREES OF JACKSON PARK – ABOUT AS GLAMOROUS AS IT GETS -TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1950s   Leave a comment

AAA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTELS WINDERMERE - 1642 E 56TH STREET - SEEN OVER TREES OF JACKSON PARK - TINTED - c1950s

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HYDE PARK – CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL – DRAMATIC GROUND-LEVEL VIEW – RED CAR IN DRIVEWAY – TINTED – ONE OF THE LAKE-FRONT GLAMOUR SPOTS OF ITS DAY – THERE WERE MANY IN THOSE DAYS BECAUSE CHICAGO’S BEACHES WERE A BIG DRAW FOR AFFLUENT PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER BEFORE FLORIDA BECAME DEVELOPED – THIS IS NOT THE SAME BUILDING AS THE ONE WE KNEW IN THE 1950s AND 1960s – THAT WAS AN ADDITION IN THE 1920s WHICH LATER BECAME THE FIFTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS – THIS ONE WAS BUILT IN TIME FOR 1893 WORLD’S FAIR AND WAS RAZED AFTER THE NEW ONE OPENED – PRE-1910   Leave a comment

PLACES POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - DRAMATIC GROUND-LEVEL VIEW - RED CAR IN DRIVEWAY - TINTED - PRE-1910

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – RAINBOW BEACH – CALLED WINDSOR BATHING BEACH – AERIAL PANORAMA FROM JUST N OF 75TH – HUGE CROWD – RESEMBLES A BRUEGEL PAINTING – ANOTHER VERSION – TINTED – c1910 – NOTE WHAT BECAME RAINBOW BEACH LATER WAS THEN COMPOSED OF SEVERAL SEPARATE BEACHES – THE BEACH HOUSE IN THE DISTANCE TO THE RIGHT WAS A PRIVATE BEACH CALLED NICHOLS – ANYONE COULD GO BUT YOU PAID – FURTHER UP THE ARC OF THE BEACH WERE OTHER STRUCTURES AND IT ENDS AT A SOUTH-END PARK CALLED ROCKY LEDGES (SOUND FAMILIAR? THERE’S CARD FOR IT ON THE SITE) – WHAT BECAME RAINBOW WAS THEN SAID TO BE ONE OF THE NICEST AND THE LARGEST OF THE “NATURAL” BEACHES (SOME BEACHES IN THE CITY BEING ARTIFICIALLY EXTENDED OR CREATED)   Leave a comment

PLACES POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED WINDSOR BATHING BEACH - AERIAL PANORAMA FROM JUST N OF 75TH - HUGE CROWD - RESEMBLES A BRUEGEL PAINTING - TINTED - c1910

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – STREETCAR FOR WINDSOR PARK – SOUTH CHICAGO – TRANSIT WORKER AND MAYBE HIS FAMILY POSING – c1910s   Leave a comment

PLACES POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STREETCAR FOR WINDSOR PARK - SOUTH CHICAGO - TRANSIT WORKER AND MAYBE HIS FAMILY POSING

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – BENNETT AVE – N FROM 70TH GROUND LEVEL – BIG HOMES – NEW TREES – SOME EMPTY LOTS – 1911   1 comment

PLACES X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BENNETT AVE - N FROM 70TH GROUND LEVEL - BIG HOMES - NEW TREES - SOME EMPTY LOTS - 1911

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – 7710 S BURNHAM (DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHETHER ADDRESS WAS THE SAME FOR THE OLDER BUILDING) – ANOTHER VIEW IN ADDITION TO THE ONE BELOW – THREE-QUARTERS – 1907   Leave a comment

PLACES X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - 7710 S BURNHAM (DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHETHER ADDRESS WAS THE SAME) - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW - 1907

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PATCH – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – BOY SCOUTS – CHICAGO COUNCIL SOUTH SHORE – LIGHTHOUSE AND SKYLINE – 1950s   Leave a comment

PLACES X PATCH - CHICAGO - BOY SCOUTS - CHICAGO COUNCIL SOUTH SHORE - LGHTHOUSE AND SKYLINE - 1950s

Posted February 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – 7710 S BURNHAM (DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHETHER ADDRESS WAS THE SAME FOR THIS OLDER BUILDING) – 1908   Leave a comment

a postcard - chicago - myra bradwell school - 7710 s burnham - 1908

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 53RD AND BLACKSTONE – HYDE PARK – STREET SCENE – YMCA – DRUG STORE – WESTERN UNION – I QUITE LOVE THIS IMAGE FOR SO CAPTURING A SENSE OF THE ERA – I WENT TO SUMMER DAY CAMP ONE YEAR IN EARLY-1950s AT THIS YMCA – LATE-1950s   4 comments

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - 53RD AND BLACKSTONE - STREET SCENE - YMCA - DRUG STORE - WESTERN UNION - LATE-1950s

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – THEN CALLED MANHATTAN – WINDSOR PARK – PAVILION WITH MANY BATHERS – THE PAVILION WHICH WAS AT 75 TH STREET APPEARS TO BE MISSING THE RED-DOMED OUTBUILDING JUST TO THE NORTH WITH ITS FAIR STORE ADVERTISING PAINTED ON THE ROOF – c1910   Leave a comment

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Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – STONY ISLAND AVE – CHICAGO SURFACE LINES STREETCAR – HEADED TO NAVY PIER – STONY ISLAND MOTOR SALES IN BACKGROUND – 1940s   1 comment

B PHOTO - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND AVE - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES STREETCAR - HEADED TO NAVY PIER - STONY ISLAND MOTOR SALES IN BACKGROUND - 1940s

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PHOTO – CHICAGO – STONY ISLAND ROUTE STREETCAR TURNING – C T A – LARGE BEAUTIFUL BUILDING IN BACKGROUND IS THE SOUTHMOOR HOTEL AT 67TH AND STONY ISLAND (THANKS TO HELPFUL READER COMMENT) – 1947 – SEE DETAILED NEW READER COMMENT GIVING LOCATION – NOTE: LOCATION I POSTED WAS ALSO FROM A READER COMMENT   3 comments

B PHOTO - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND ROUTE STREETCAR TURNING - C T A - LOCATION UNKNOWN - 1947

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO FROM PRESS – BOB KAHN OF 7942 COLFAX – WEARING “WEATHER DRESS” PROVIDED FOR SAFETY PATROL – BRADWELL SCHOOL – 7710 BURNHAM – 1946   Leave a comment

B PHOTO - CHICAGO - BOB KAHN OF 7942 COLFAX - WEARING WEATHER DRESS FOR SAFETY PATROL - BRADWELL SCHOOL - 77TH AND BURNHAM - 1946

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – 71ST AND OGLESBY – UNKNOWN WOMAN WALKING TOWARDS PARKED CAR – STORES AND IC TRACKS IN BACKGROUND – SNAPSHOT – c 1960   Leave a comment

PHOTO - 71ST AND OGLESBY - WOMAN WALKING TOWARDS PARKED CAR - STORES AND IC IN BACKGROUND - SNAPSHOT - c 1960

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MATCHBOOK – CLEMENSEN’S FLOWERS – 78TH AND EXCHANGE   1 comment

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLEMENSEN'S FLOWERS - 78TH AND EXCHANGE

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – MATCHBOOK – RAPHAEL’S RESTAURANT – STONY ISLAND AT 79TH – DANCING AFTER 8 PM – NO DATE   Leave a comment

B MATCHBOOK - RAPHAEL'S RESTAURANT - STONY ISLAND AT 79TH - DANCING AFTER 8 PM

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – BRADWELL SCOOP NEWSPAPER – FRONT PAGES OF TWO ISSUES – THE BRADWELL SCHOOL PAPER OF THE TIME – 7710 BURNHAM – 1937   Leave a comment

B NEWSPAPER - CHICAGO - BRADWELL SCOOP - FRONT PAGES OF TWO ISSUES - THE BRADWELL SCHOOL PAPER OF THE TIME - 7710 BURNHAM - 1937

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – ADS FROM MYRA BRADWELL PTA’S OUR SCHOOL PAPER – NOTE THE RAY THEATRE – 1935   Leave a comment

B ADS - CHICAGO - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - FROM PTA'S OUR SCHOOOL PAPER 1935

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – ADS FROM MYRA BRADWELL PTA’S OUR SCHOOL PAPER – NOTE CLEMENSEN’S FLOWERS AND FLANDERS TEA ROOM – 1935   Leave a comment

B ADS - CHICAGO - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - FROM PTA'S OUR SCHOOOL PAPER 1935 - 2

Posted October 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – AD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO HERALD-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER – SHORE THEATER – 75TH AND KINGSTON – FROLIC THEATER – 55TH AND ELLIS – MOVIE LISTING FOR AUG 15 1945   Leave a comment

AD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO HERALD-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER - SHORE THEATER - 75TH AND KINGSTON - FROLIC THEATER - 55TH AND ELLIS - MOVIE LISTING FOR AUG 15 1945

Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – MENU – CHICAGO – CUNIS ICE CREAM STORE – 79TH STREET JUST WEST OF COLFAX – NOT GREAT QUALITY BUT THE ONLY ONE I’VE SEEN – PRICES LOOK LIKE MAYBE 1960s – ALSO A SMALL IMAGE OF THE STOREFRONT IN A BIG SNOW   Leave a comment

 

A MENU - CHICAGO - CUNIS ICE CREAM STORE - PRICES LOOK LIKE MAYBE LATE 1960s

 

 

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH STREET JUST W OF COLFAX - CUNIS ICE CREAM - CHARLOTTE'S GIFTS - HEAVY SNOW

 

 

Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PLATE – CHICAGO – PETER PAN SNACK SHOPS – DINNER PLATE – OUR LOCATION WAS THE SW CORNER OF 71ST AND JEFFERY – MID 1950s   1 comment

PLATE - CHICAGO - PETER PAN SNACK SHOPS - DINNER PLATE - LATE 1950s

Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BEACH – SOUTH SHORE DRIVE AND 56TH – AERIAL LOOKING S TOWARDS OTHER BEACHES – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1942   Leave a comment

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Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE – WALK-OVER SHOES – 2342 E 71ST STREET – JULY SALE SHOES FOR MEN – 1933   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WALK-OVER SHOES - 2342 E 71ST STREET - JULY SALE SHOES FOR MEN - 1933

Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – BADGE – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE POW WOW – BOY SCOUTS – 1947   1 comment

BADGE - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE POW WOW - BOY SCOUTS - 1947

Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – 7059 S SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – AERIAL – TINTED – NICE VERSION TINTED – ALTHOUGH THE CLUB WAS FOUNDED IN 1905 THE VERSION OF ITS BUILDING WHICH STANDS TODAY WAS BUILT AROUND 1916 – THE ONLY TIME I WAS INSIDE WAS THE SUMMER I WORKED AS A CADDY   Leave a comment

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Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CUSTOMER SERVICE REMINDER – SOUTH SHORE BUICK – 1441 E 75TH – 1949   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CUSTOMER SERVICE REMINDER - SOUTH SHORE BUICK - 1441 E 75TH - 1949

Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – TOKEN – CHICAGO – MARTIN’S RESTAURANT – 2015 E 71ST STREET – S SIDE OF 71ST ACROSS FROM CHAPPEL – FIVE CENTS   Leave a comment

TOKEN - CHICAGO - MARTIN'S RESTAURANT - 2015 E 71ST STREET - S SIDE OF 71ST ACROSS FROM CHAPPEL - FIVE CENTS

Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – TOKEN – CHICAGO – CREST TAP AND RESTAURANT – 2547 E 75TH STREET – S SIDE OF 75TH ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN KINGSTON AND COLFAX – FIVE CENTS   Leave a comment

TOKEN - CHICAGO - CREST TAP AND RESTAURANT - 2547 E 75TH STREET - S SIDE OF 75TH ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN KINGSTON AND COLFAX - FIVE CENTS

Posted January 1, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SIGN – CHICAGO – ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC COMMUTER TRAINS – THE “IC” – STATION SIGN FOR 71ST AND 72 ND STREETS   Leave a comment

SIGN - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC - STATION SIGN FOR 71ST AND 72 ND STREETS

Posted July 24, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – FLYER – CHICAGO – HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE – 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES ARE LISTED – NOTE WAGONS FOR SALE PRICE HAS GONE DOWN FROM EARLIER FLYER – DEC 9 1954   1 comment

FLYER - CHICAGO - HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES LISTED - NOTE WAGONS - DEC 9 1954

Posted July 7, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – FLYER – CHICAGO – HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE – 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES ARE LISTED – NOTE WAGONS FOR SALE – MAY 11 1952   Leave a comment

FLYER - CHICAGO - HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES LISTED - NOTE WAGONS - MAY 11 1952

Posted July 7, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PACKAGE – CHICAGO – SALERNO SUGARED JINGLES – ORIGINAL PACKAGE – CAME OUT NOV 1952 WHEN WE LIVED IN HYDE PARK – APPEARED EACH YEAR AT CHRISTMAS SEASON – THIS BOX IS MARKED 1954 – I QUITE LOVED THEM WITH THEIR CRISP ANISE FLAVOR AND GREEN AND RED SUGAR SPRINKLES – NOW THE COMPANY AND THE COOKIE ARE GONE   Leave a comment

PACKAGE - CHICAGO - SALERNO SUGARED JINGLES - ORIGINAL PACKAGE - CAME OUT NOV 1952 - THIS BOX IS MARKED 1954

Posted July 7, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE BAMBOO ROOM – COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL – 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – “MOST INTIMATE ROOM IN TOWN” – 1950s   1 comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BAMBOO ROOM - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - MOST INTIMATE ROOM IN TOWN - 1950s

Posted June 4, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PHOTO – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – PRIVATE PORTION THEN CALLED NICHOLS BEACH – UNKNOWN GROUP POSING WITH PIER AND CHANGE HOUSES BEHIND – THIS WAS SOMEWHERE AROUND 76TH TO 77TH – 1914   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - PRIVATE PORTION CALLED NICHOLS BEACH - GROUP POSING WITH PIER AND CHANGE HOUSES BEHIND - 1914

Posted May 21, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY (ACTUALLY AGFACHROME IN A FEW CASES) – 1968 OCT 11 – RAINBOW GARDENS – LOOKING N ON CENTER AISLE – IT WAS A DELIGHTFUL PLACE – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO   2 comments

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – RAINBOW GARDENS – ONE OF THE CRAB APPLE TREES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO   Leave a comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – RAINBOW GARDENS – CHUCKY SITTING IN HIS FAVORITE CORDUROY JACKET – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO   Leave a comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – WINDOWS OF THE MURRAY SCHOOL – BUILT NEAR THE OLD KENWOOD BRANCH COTTAGES – THE BROKEN WINDOWS REMIND ME OF DAYS AT KOZMYNSKI WHERE MORE THAN ONCE A SUPERINTENDENT WOULD COME IN TO FIX A WINDOW – THEY JUST SLAPPED A NEW PIECE OF GLASS OVER THE BROKEN PANE AND SWEPT UP THE GLASS ON THE FLOOR – SEEMED KIND OF SYMBOLIC OF THE DECAY UNDERWAY THEN – NEAR 53RD AND KENWOOD – HYDE PARK CHICAGO   2 comments

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – KOZMYNSKI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 936 E 54TH – SHOWING PLAY AREA – NOTE BLACK P STONE RANGERS GRAFFITI – IT WAS IN MY DAY (1953-4) JUST BLACKSTONE RANGERS – HYDE PARK CHICAGO   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY - 1968 OCT 11 - KOZMYNSKI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 936 E 54TH - SHOWING PLAY AREA - NOTE BLACK P STONE RANGERS - HYDE PARK CHICAGO.jpg

Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – KOZMYNSKI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 936 E 54TH – BEAUTIFUL OLD BUILDING BUT A PRETTY HATEFUL PLACE IN MY DAY WITH A GENUINELY SICK AND ABUSIVE TEACHER NAMED MR NEWMAN AND A SMALL GANG OF BLACK GUYS WHO RAN AROUND THE SCHOOL YARD HITTING KIDS OR KNOCKING THEM DOWN – HYDE PARK CHICAGO   Leave a comment

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – KENWOOD ELEMENTARY TEMPORARY BRANCH 3 IN THE EARLY 1950s – WE CALLED THEM THE COTTAGES AND THEY WERE IN PARK AT 53RD AND KENWOOD – NOTE STORES ON 53RD – AMAZING THEY STILL STOOD WHEN I TOOK THE PHOTOS – HYDE PARK CHICAGO   1 comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – KENWOOD ELEMENTARY BRANCH 3 IN THE EARLY 1950s – COTTAGES IN PARK AT 53RD AND KENWOOD – MY HOME SCHOOL IN HYDE PARK WAS SUPPOSED TO BE KENWOOD BUT THE OVERCROWDING IN THE POSTWAR YEARS WAS TERRIBLE WITH HALF-DAY CLASSES – THEY OPENED TWO TEMPORARY BRANCHES – THIS ONE (1951-2) WAS DELIGHTFUL WITH THE WINDOWS AND A PLAYGROUND JUST OUTSIDE AND I HAD A WONDERFUL TEACHER NAMED MRS NOLAN – I WAS AMAZED THESE COTTAGES (THAT’S WHAT WE CALLED THEM) STILL STOOD IN 1968 – HYDE PARK CHICAGO   Leave a comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – CHUCKY BY THE SUKKOT BOOTH – JEWISH TEMPLE 5035 GREENWOOD – SERVED AS KENWOOD ELEMENTARY BRANCH 2 IN EARLY 1950s – HYDE PARK CHICAGO   Leave a comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – 4740 KIMBARK – BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE BROKEN INTO APARTMENTS – MY MOM CALLED THIS PLACE BOB’S – I STARTED SHAKESPEARE SCHOOL FROM HERE – IT WAS THE MOST MISERABLE PLACE I EVER WENT – ALMOST ALL BLACK KIDS AND A WHITE-FACED KID WAS MADE TO FEEL UNWELCOME DAILY – NORTH KENWOOD CHICAGO   Leave a comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 12 – APARTMENT BUILDING 7757 NORMAL – WHERE WE LIVED WHEN MY BROTHER BILL WAS BORN – AUBURN PARK CHICAGO   1 comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 12 – APARTMENT BUILDING AT 7929 HARVARD – FROM FURTHER BACK – WHERE WE LIVED WHEN CHUCKY WAS BORN – BASEMENT – AUBURN PARK CHICAGO   Leave a comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 12 – CHUCKY AND BILL SITTING BY LAGOON – NORMAL AVE AUBURN PARK – CHICAGO   Leave a comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 12 – NORMAL AVE LAGOON PANORAMA – CHUCKY WENT FISHING HERE WITH DAD AS A VERY YOUNG BOY – AUBURN PARK CHICAGO   1 comment

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Posted February 16, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL HOTEL – HYDE PARK – 1454-64 HYDE PARK BLVD (51ST) – ONE BLOCK FROM ILLINOIS CENTRAL – NICE VERSION – 1916   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL HOTEL - 1454-64 HYDE PARK BLVD (51ST) - ONE BLOCK FROM ILLINOIS CENTRAL - NICE VERSION - 1916

Posted August 5, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH (CALLED THEN MANHATTAN BATHING BEACH) – 75TH AND LAKE – HUGE CROWD – NOTE FAIR STORE AD ON PAVILION – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH (CALLED THEN MANHATTAN BATHING BEACH) - 75TH AND LAKE - HUGE CROWD - NOTE FAIR STORE AD ON PAVILION - TINTED - c1910

Posted August 5, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL – HYDE PARK – NOT THE ORIGINAL FROM 1890s – THIS IS THE ONE BUILT IN THE 1920s TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL – THIS BECAME FIFTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS – EAST HYDE PARK BLVD AND THE LAKE – AERIAL PANORAMA – TINTED   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - NOT THE ORIGINAL - EAST HYDE PARK BLVD AND THE LAKE - AERIAL PANORAMA - TINTED

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JACKSON PARK BEACH – HYDE PARK – GIRLS IN DRESSES IN WATER – PEOPLE SITTING ON BEACH – PEOPLE SITTING ON BENCHES BY TREES – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - GIRLS IN DRESSES IN WATER - PEOPLE SITTING ON BEACH - PEOPLE SITTING ON BENCHES BY TREES - TINTED - c1910

Posted August 5, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JACKSON PARK BEACH – HYDE PARK – HIGH WAVES – THREE MEN WALKING ALONG – REFECTORY IN DISTANCE – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - HIGH WAVES - THREE MEN WALKING ALONG - REFECTORY IN DISTANCE - TINTED - c1910

Posted August 5, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 75TH AND EXCHANGE – LOOKING N E – I’VE HAD THIS IMAGE’S LOCATION INCORRECTLY IDENTIFIED FOR A LONG TIME – SOUTH SHORE STATE BANK AND REAL ESTATE RENTAL OFFICE – THE BANK LOCATION LATER BECAME THE STRATOLINER LOUNGE – THE SMALL MOVIE THEATER AT RIGHT END IS THE WINDSOR PARK WHICH LATER BECAME THE RAY THEATER AND THEN THE RAY BALLROOM – c1920   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND JEFFERY - SOUTH SHORE STATE BANK - REAL ESTATE RENTAL OFFICE - SMALL MOVIE THEATER - STREETCAR TRACKS - c1920

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – HAMILTON THEATER – 2150 E. 71ST STREET – 1929   3 comments

PHOTO - CHICAGO - HAMILTON THEATER - 71ST STREET - 1929

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – JEFFERY THEATER – 1952 E. 71st – ENTRANCE LOBBY AND STAIRCASE – SEATED NEAR 1800 – BUILT 1923 – THE FIND OF THE YEAR – STUNNING ARCHITECTURAL IMAGE – 1943   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEFFERY THATER - ENTRANCE LOBBY AND STAIRCASE - STUNNING ARCHITECTURAL IMAGE - 1943

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 64TH JUST W OF STONY ISLAND – CSL STREETCARS – PULLMAN AND TIGER-STRIPED PCC – NOTE PAINTED WALL SIGN FOR JAYS POTATO CHIPS – 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 64TH W OF STONY ISLAND - CSL STREETCARS - PULLMAN AND TIGER-STRIPED PCC - NOTE PAINTED WALL SIGN FOR JAYS POTATO CHIPS - 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER SITE

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – DEL PRADO HOTEL TERRA COTTA DETAILS – TODAY DEL PRADO APARTMENTS – 5307 S HYDE PARK BLVD – FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEL PRADO HOTEL TERRA COTTA DETAILS - TODAY DEL PRADO APARTMENTS - 5307 S HYDE PARK BLVD - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – HARPER THEATER – 1452-64 E 53RD AT HARPER – RESTORED BY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO – FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - HARPER THEATER - 1452-64 E 53RD AT HARPER - RESTORED BY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - FAIRLY CONTEMPOIRARY

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – PICCADILLY THEATER – AUDITORIUM – 2500 SEATS – 1443 E HYDE PARK BLVD – 1927 – EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE’S SITE   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICADILLY THEATER - AUDITORIUM - 2500 SEATS - 1443 E HYDE PARK BLVD - 1927 - EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE'S SITE

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – PICCADILLY THEATER – ROTUNDA – 2500 SEATS – 1443 E HYDE PARK BLVD – 1927 – EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICADILLY THEATER - ROTUNDA - 2500 SEATS - 1443 E HYDE PARK BLVD - 1927 - EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE'S SITE

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – PICCADILLY THEATER – 1443 E. HYDE PARK BLVD – STAIRWAY – 2500 SEATS – 1927 – EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICADILLY THEATER - 1443 E. HYDE PARK BLVD - STAIRWAY - 2500 SEATS - 1927 - EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE'S SITE

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – JACKSON PARK THEATER – 67TH AND STONY ISLAND – ACROSS FROM JACKSON PARK – 1500 SEATS   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK THEATER - 67TH AND STONY ISLAND - ACROSS FROM JACKSON PARK - 1500 SEATS - 1916

Posted August 4, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – MATCHBOOK – CHICAGO – AVALON CURRENCY EXCHANGE – AVALON SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS – 7853 STONY ISLAND AVE – JUST N OF WALGREENS   Leave a comment

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Posted August 2, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – TOKEN – CHICAGO – FRAN AND BILL’S CHATTERBOX – 1622 E 79TH – ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE   Leave a comment

TOKEN - CHICAGO - FRAN AND BILL'S CHATTERBOX - 1622 E 79TH - ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE

Posted August 2, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – TOKEN – CHICAGO – CHATTER BOX – 1622-24 E 79TH – ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE – OCTAGONAL   Leave a comment

TOKEN - CHICAGO - CHATTER BOX - 1622-24 E 79TH - ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE - OCTAGONAL

Posted August 2, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL – 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – TINTED – LATE 1930s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - TINTED - LATE 1930s

Posted August 2, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT INTERIOR – 6733 MERRILL – WE HAD SUCH BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS – EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT INTERIOR - 6733 MERRILL - EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE IMAGE

Posted July 18, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – YOUNG WOMAN GRADUATE WITH DIPLOMA AND RIBBONS – SMIT AND YOUNG STUDIO – 9035 COMMERCIAL AVE – c1950 – I HAVE NO IDEA OF HER IDENTITY BUT SHE SEEMS SUCH A SWEDISH TYPE COMMON IN AND AROUND SOUTH SHORE – SHE MUCH RESEMBLES ANN MARIE SANDBERG   Leave a comment

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Posted July 10, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PHOTO – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – TWO WOMEN DOING STUNT – 1929 – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON THE CHRON SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - TWO WOMEN DOING STUNT - 1929 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON THE CHRON SITE

Posted July 10, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PHOTO – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – PILE-UP STUNT – 1929 – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON CHRON SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - PILE-UP STUNT - NOTE BOYS AT ONE END AND GIRLS AT THE OTHER - 1929 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON CHRON SITE

Posted July 10, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – SHORE THEATER – 2507 E 75TH – HALFWAY BETWEEN KINGSTON AND ESSEX – SITE OF 25-CARTOON SHOWS ON SATURDAYS – OPENED IN 1927 – 1930s   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHORE THEATER - 2507 E 75TH - HALFWAY BETWEEN KINGSTON AND ESSEX - OPENED IN 1927 - 1930s

Posted July 9, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – THE AVALON A PERSIAN THEATRE – NATIONAL THEATRES CORP – 1926   Leave a comment

 

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - THE AVALON A PERSION THEATRE - NATIONAL THEATRES CORP - 1926

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – RESTORED AS NEW REGAL – LOBBY FROM BALCONY – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE AT OPENHOUSECHICAGO SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - LOBBY FROM BALCONY -  EDITED FROM AN IMAGE AT OPENHOUSECHICAGO SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – JEFFERY THEATER – 71ST STREET – EVENING – PEOPLE WAITING – SONG OF THE SOUTH WAS RE-RELEASE – SNAPSHOT – 1956   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEFFERY THEATER - 71ST STREET - EVENING - PEOPLE WAITING - SONG OF THE SOUTH WAS RE-RELEASE - SNAPSHOT - 1956

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GEORGE F HARDING MUSEUM – 4853 LAKE PARK – TWO KNIGHTS MOUNTED – HOW I LOVED THIS PLACE AS A BOY – 1946   Leave a comment

postcard-chicago-george-f-harding-museum-4853-lake-park-two-mounted-knights-1946

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GEORGE F HARDING MUSEUM – 4853 LAKE PARK – TWO KNIGHTS MOUNTED – BACK – HOW I LOVED THIS PLACE AS A BOY – 1946   1 comment

postcard-chicago-george-f-harding-museum-4853-lake-park-two-mounted-knights-card-back-1946

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 7500 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – ENTRANCE AREA – THIS WAS WHERE PAT GOLDEN LIVED – EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE SALES IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7500 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE -  ENTRANCE AREA -  EDITED FROM  A REAL ESTATE SALES IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 7500 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – COURTYARD – EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE SALES IMAGE – THIS WHOLE BUILDING IS NOW FOR SALE   Leave a comment

 

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7500 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE -  COURTYARD -  EDITED FROM  A REAL ESTATE SALES IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 7500 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – CORNER APARTMENT 501 – INTERIOR – EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7500 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - CORNER APARTMENT 501 - INTERIOR - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – STAIRWAY – MY ONLY CONNECTION WITH THE COUNTRY CLUB WAS ONE SUMMER WORKING AS A CADDY – 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - STAIRWAY - 1920s

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 2231 E 71ST – APARTMENT BUILDING – EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 2231 E 71ST - APARTMENT BUILDING - EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 7901-09 S PHILLIPS – THE STORE AT THE CORNER IN THE EARLY 1960s HAD A LARGE HOBBY SHOP WITH A VERY LARGE SILVER PLANE MODEL IN THE WINDOW – EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7901-09 S PHILLIPS - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 7370 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – PICTURE FROM A JUST-MOVED-IN CARD – UNKNOWN PEOPLE STANDING AT ENTRANCE – 1965   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7370 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - PICTURE FROM A JUST-MOVED-IN CARD - UNKNOWN PEOPLE STANDING AT ENTRANCE - 1965

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – BUS TRANSFER – CHICAGO – 51ST-55TH STREET LINE   Leave a comment

BUS TRANSFER - CHICAGO - 51ST-55TH STREET LINE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – BUS TRANSFER – CHICAGO – 79TH STREET LINE   Leave a comment

 

BUS TRANSFER - CHICAGO - 79TH STREET  LINE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MATCHBOOK – CHICAGO – CLEMENSEN’S FLOWERS – 78TH AND EXCHANGE   Leave a comment

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLEMENSEN'S FLOWERS - 78TH AND EXCHANGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 71ST AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – GATES TO SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB FROM ACROSS STREET – 1967   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - GATES TO SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB FROM ACROSS STREET - 1967

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – EXCHANGE AVE AND 76TH – ILLINOIS CENTRAL STATION – EDITED FROM A HUGH CELANDER IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE AVE AND 76TH - ILLINOIS CENTRAL STATION - EDITED FROM A HUGH CELANDER IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 1321 E HYDE PARK BLVD – ALLEY IS ON RIGHT – OUR APARTMENT BUILDING WAS A COUPLE OF DOORS RIGHT OF ALLEY AT 1311 – MRS BEAU’S HOUSE IS NEXT ON THE LEFT – MRS BEAU IS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST MEMORIES OF MY VERY YOUNG YEARS – A KINDLY LADY WHO MADE AN AGREEMENT WITH ME AND MY FRIEND GEORGEANN TO COME EVERY THREE WEEKS TO WASH WINDOWS – SHE PAID US BUT MOST IMPORTANT WAS THE DELIGHTFUL LUNCHEON SHE SERVED US IN THE BACKYARD EACH TIME – AFTERWARD WE WERE OFTEN FREE TO PLAY IN THE BASEMENT WITH ALL THE GAMES AND TOYS STILL THERE FROM HER GROWN-UP CHILDREN – WE MET HER ONE DAY WHILE CLIMBING GARAGE ROOFS IN THE ALLEY (A FAVORITE PASTIME) – WE LOOKED OVER INTO HER LOVELY YARD AND SHE ASKED US LITERALLY TO DROP IN – A LOVELY WOMAN AND A CHILD’S FANTASY – GOD BLESS HER – BUILT IN 1891   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1321  E HYDE PARK BLVD - ALLEY IS ON RIGHT - MRS BEAU'S HOUSE IS NEXT ON THE LEFT - BUILT IN 1891

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 1321 E HYDE PARK BLVD – LIVING ROOM ALL RENOVATED WITH OLD WOOD MAINTAINED – BUILT IN 1891   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1321  E HYDE PARK BLVD - LIVING ROOM ALL RENOVATED WITH OLD WOOD MAINTAINED - BUILT IN 1891

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 57TH STREET ART FAIR – CROWDS – GOFF HOUSE ON LEFT – TROPICAL HUT – 1950s   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 57TH STREET ART FAIR - CROWDS - GOFF HOUSE ON LEFT - TROPICAL HUT - 1950s

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HYDE PARK CHICAGO – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BACK SIDE OF SHORELAND HOTEL – FROM STREET WITH BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING – HYDE PARK – c1930 – SEE READER COMMENT   1 comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BACK SIDE OF SHORELAND HOTEL - FROM STREET WITH BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - HYDE PARK - c1930

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – ST BRIDE SCHOOL – GRADUATING CLASS OF 1960 – EDITED FROM 1960 CLASS REUNION SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - ST BRIDE SCHOOL - GRADUATING CLASS OF 1960 - EDITED FROM 1960 CLASS REUNION SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – BRADWELL CLASS 2B – MAY 1952 – FROM OVERFLOW SITE – I DIDN’T COME TO BRADWELL FOR 3 MORE YEARS BUT I RECOGNIZE SOME BABY FACES: FRONT ROW: LEFT MAYBE BARBARA SCHNITZ – 2ND LEFT PAUL DEUTCH – 4TH LEFT JUDY LUND – 2ND ROW: RIGHT ANN MARIE SANDBERG – 2ND LEFT CHARLEY STREICH – 3RD ROW: 2ND RIGHT GEORGE CADDICK – NEXT SUZANNE ZEHME – SECOND LEFT MAYBE JILL SHAPIRO – BACK ROW: 3RD LEFT DAVID BUFFIN   1 comment

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PHOTO - CHICAGO - BRADWELL CLASS 2B - MAY 1952

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – SWEATER – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE HIGH – BACK WITH LOGO   Leave a comment

SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - BACK WITH LOGO

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – SWEATER – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE HIGH – FRONT   Leave a comment

SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - FRONT

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – SWEATER – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE HIGH – LABEL – ENGLEWOOD KNITTING MILLS – 6643 S HALSTED   Leave a comment

SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - LABEL - ENGLEWOOD KNITTING MILLS - 6643 S HALSTED

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PATCH – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE ADVENTURE TRAIL -BOY SCOUTS-1964   Leave a comment

patch-chicago-south-shore-adventure-trail-boy-scouts-1964 REDUCED

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – CHICAGO WATERFRONT FESTIVAL – QUEEN CONTESTANTS – COLD AND RAINY DAY – 1969   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CHICAGO WATERFRONT FESTIVAL - QUEEN CONTESTANTS - COLD AND RAINY DAY - 1969

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH SOUTH SHORE – CROWD AND POLICE – WADE-IN DEMONSTRATION – 1960   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH SOUTH SHORE - CROWD AND POLICE - WADE-IN DEMONSTRATION - 1960

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MENU – CHICAGO – KAPPY’S RESTAURANT – 71ST AND JEFFERY – HOME OF DELICIOUS FINE FOOD – FRONT COVER – 1950s   Leave a comment

MENU - CHICAGO - KAPPY'S RESTAURANT - 71ST AND JEFFERY - HOME OF DELICIOUS FINE FOOD - FRONT COVER - 1950s

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – TRANSFER – CHICAGO – CHICAGO SURFACE LINES – STONY ISLAND ROUTE – FRONT AND BACK – c1940   1 comment

 

TRANSFER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - STONY ISLAND ROUTE - FRONT AND BACK - c1940

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – STONY ISLAND NEAR 69TH – STREETCAR IS NB – MID 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND NEAR 69TH - STREETCAR IS NB - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – EXCHANGE NEAR 74TH – KOUPAL’S ON RIGHT – STREETCAR PARALLEL TO I.C. RR TRACKS – MID 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE NEAR 74TH - KOUPAL'S ON RIGHT - STREETCAR PARALLEL TO I.C. RR TRACKS - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – COLES AT 79TH – STREETCAR TURNING ONTO 79TH – MID 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLES AT 79TH - STREETCAR TURNING ONTO 79TH  - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 79TH STREET – JUST W OF EXCHANGE – LOOKING NW – WALGREEN’S – CHELTEN LIQUORS – SIGN FOR SOUTH SHORE NATIONAL BANK – MID 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH STREET - JUST W OF EXCHANGE - LOOKING NW - WALGREEN'S - CHELTEN  LIQUORS - SIGN FOR SOUTH SHORE NATIONAL BANK - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 79TH AT EXCHANGE – LOOKING W – I.C. RR STATION – WALGREEN’S – MID 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AT EXCHANGE - LOOKING W - I.C. RR STATION - WALGREEN'S - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 75TH AND EXCHANGE – LOOKING E – LEFT IS STRATOLINER LOUNGE – 2634 E 75TH – STREETCAR CROSSING I.C. RR TRACKS – MID 1940s   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING E - LEFT IS STRATOLINER LOUNGE - 2634 E 75TH - STREETCAR CROSSING I.C. RR TRACKS - MID 1940s

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 75TH AND CONSTANCE – NEAR B AND O RR TRACKS – STREETCAR IS WB – MID 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND CONSTANCE - NEAR B AND O RR TRACKS - STREETCAR IS WB - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 75TH AND COLES – LOOKING NE – MID 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   2 comments

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND COLES - LOOKING NW - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 75TH – STREETCAR TURNING S ONTO COLES – MID 1940s – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH - STREETCAR TURNING ONTO COLES - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 75TH AND EXCHANGE – LOOKING SE – STRATOLINER LOUNGE – FLANDERS TEA ROOM ON RIGHT – 1945 – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER’S SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING SE - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - FLANDERS TEA ROOM ON RIGHT - 1945 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – EXCHANGE AVE AT 75TH – I’M SURE I’VE HAD THE DETAILS LABELED INCORRECTLY – IT IS IN FACT LOOKING N – NOTE RESTAURANT ON LEFT WHICH IN 1950s WAS THE CORONET RESTAURANT A KIND OF BON-TON STYLE PLACE – CSL WINDSOR PARK STREETCAR TURNING – 1940s   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE AVE AT 75TH - LOOKING S - NOTE RESTAURANT ON LEFT - CSL WINDSOR PARK STREETCAR TURNING - 1940s

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 79TH AND STONY ISLAND – BACKGROUND GATEWAY BANK – AVALON THEATER – BUS HEADED W – 1963   2 comments

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND STONY ISLAND - BACKGROUND GATEWAY BANK - AVALON THEATER - BUS HEADED W - 1963

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 71ST AND STONY ISLAND – STREETCAR RIGHT OF WAY – PEOPLE WAITING – c1950 EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN INTERSECTION - STREETCAR RIGHT OF WAY - PEOPLE WAITING - c1950 EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 79TH AND EXCHANGE – LOOKING E – I.C. TRAIN GATES – PULLMAN STREETCAR – 1951   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH  AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING E - I.C. TRAIN GATES - PULLMAN STREETCAR - 1951

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – ST BRIDES CHURCH INTERIOR – SOUTH SHORE – UNKNOWN WEDDING CEREMONY – 1950s   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - ST BRIDES CHURCH INTERIOR - SOUTH SHORE - UNKNOWN WEDDING CEREMONY - 1950s

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – RESTORED AS NEW REGAL – PANORAMA OF LOBBY – 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND – EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - PANORAMA OF LOBBY - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE

 

 

NOTE: Apart from other adjustments I’ve made to these images, I’ve darkened them a bit.

The New Regal, intended for live performance legitimate theater,  appears much better lighted than the old Avalon was, which I remember always as more mysterious than current photos show.

Arabian Nights was its original architectural concept, and it certainly reflected that in every aspect.

There are a number of other pictures – both vintage and modern – on my site of the Avalon. To see them use the search box at the bottom right of the page.

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – RESTORED AS NEW REGAL – WEST LOBBY WALL – CANDY AND POPCORN COUNTER LOCATION – 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND – EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - WEST LOBBY WALL - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – RESTORED AS NEW REGAL – STAIRWAY TO BATHROOMS – 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND – EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - STAIRWAY TO BATHROOMS - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – RESTORED AS NEW REGAL – LOBBY – 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND – EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - LOBBY - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE – PHOTO – CHICAGO – REMAINS OF JEFFERY THEATER – TERRA COTTA DECORATION – EDITED FROM REALLYBORING SITE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - REMAINS OF JEFFERY THEATER - TERRA COTTA DECORATION - EDTED FROM REALLYBORING SITE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 7400 CHAPPEL – BATH ROOM – EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP OLD APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID – EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7400 CHAPPEL - BATH ROOM - EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 7321 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – LIVING ROOM – EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP OLD APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID – EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7321 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - LIVING ROOM - EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP OLD APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – 1748 E 71ST – LIVING ROOM – EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP OLD APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID – EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1748 E 71ST - LIVING ROOM - EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP APRTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – THEN NOT CALLED THAT – FROM 75TH LOOKING TOWARDS NICHOLS PRIVATE BEACH – c1910   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - THEN NOT CALLED THAT - FROM 75TH LOOKING TOWARDS NICHOLS PRIVATE BEACH  - c1910

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – MANHATTAN BEACH – PLATFORM IN WATER – LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE – c1910   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MANHATTAN BEACH - PLATFORM IN WATER - LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE - c1910

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – LOOKING N FROM ABOUT 76TH – THEN MANHATTAN – 75TH STREET FAIR PAVILION BEHIND MANHATTAN BEACH HOUSE – HUGE CROWD – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - THEN MANHATTAN - 75TH STREET FAIR PAVILION BEHIND MANHATTAN  BEACH HOUSE - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - c1910

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