Archive for the ‘CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD’ Tag

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – APARTMENT BUILDING – 7356 SOUTH SHORE DR – FROM REALLYBORING’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7356 SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM REALLYBORING'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – APARTMENT BUILDING – 7036 S MERRILL AVE – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7036 S MERRILL AVE - FROM DREAMTOWN'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – HOME – 7735 S SAGINAW AVE – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE HOME - 7735 S SAGINAW AVE - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 6847 S EAST END – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 6847 S EAST END - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE HOME – 6941 S CREGIER AVE – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE HOME - 6941 S CREGIER AVE - FROM DREAMTOWN'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7555 SOUTH SHORE DR – FROM REALLYBORING’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7555 SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM REALLYBORING'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7756 S JEFFERY BLVD – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7756 S JEFFERY BLVD - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7700 SOUTH SHORE DR – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7700 SOUTH SHORE DR - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 6740 SOUTH CLYDE AVE – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

6740 SOUTH CLYDE AVE - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET – 7100 SOUTH SHORE – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET - 7100 SOUTH SHORE - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET – 6939 S CRANDON – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET - 6939 S CRANDON - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET – 6900 SOUTH SHORE DR – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET - 6900 SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET – 6854 S CORNELL – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET - 6854 S CORNELL - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET – 2511 E 76TH – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET - 2511 E 76TH - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET – 2357 E 70TH PLACE – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET - 2357 E 70TH PLACE - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – YELLOW BRICK – ADDRESS UNKNOWN ONE – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - YELLOW BRICK - ADDRESS UNKNOWN ONE - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE HOME – BUNGALOW ADDRESS UNKNOWN – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE HOME - BUNGALOW ADDRESS UNKNOWN - FROM REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – FIVE – ADDRESS UNKNOWN TWO – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - FIVE - ADDRESS UNKNOWN TWO - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE HOME – ADDRESS UNKNOWN – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE HOME - ADDRESS UNKNOWN - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – TWO – ADDRESS UNKNOWN – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - ADDRESS UNKNOWN TWO - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – ADDRESS UNKNOWN – ONE – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - ADDRESS UNKNOWN ONE - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – FOUR – ADDRESS UNKNOWN – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING FOUR - ADDRESS UNKNOWN TWO - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT – KIND OF MODERNIST BUILDING PUT UP IN THE 1960s – ADDRESS UNKNOWN – FROM DREAMTOWN’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT - KIND OF BUILDING PUT UP IN THE 1960s - ADDRESS UNKNOWN - FROM A REAL ESTATE BROKERS SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET – NAME UNKNOWN – LOOKING A GOOD DEAL AS SUCH STREETS DID IN 1950s – c1970s – FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET - NAME UNKNOWN  - LOOKING A GOOD DEAL AS SUCH STREETS DID IN 1950s - c1970s - FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET – NAME UNKNOWN – 1970s – FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL STREET - NAME UNKNOWN - 1970s - FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE DR – c1970s – FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE DR - c1970s - FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE DR – c1970s – FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE DR – ANOTHER SECTION – NOT FAR FROM SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – LOOKING A GOOD DEAL AS IT DID IN 1950s – c1970s – FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE DR - ANOTHER SECTION - LOOKING A GOOD DEAL AS IT DID IN 1950s - c1970s - FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – 75TH STREET – WELL INTO DECLINE – c1970s – FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE   Leave a comment

75TH STREET - WELL INTO DECLINE - CAN STILL SEE OUR FIRST APARTMENT BUILDING BACKGROUND LEFT - c1970s - FROM DEFUNCT SITE CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

The commercial building on the left was the Woolworth’s store. The building immediately after it was the High-Low Food Store.

The tall terra cotta-trimmed commercial/apartment building beyond that is at corner of Colfax Ave, and it was our first apartment building in South Shore, 1955, after moving from Hyde Park. 

 We lived on the top floor over some stores in a tiny no-bedroom apartment. At the corner of Colfax and 75th in that building was Al’s Delicatessen followed by a toy store and Pete’s Barber Shop.

On the right side of the picture, the terra cotta-clad building is at the corner of Exchange Ave. and was the Coronet Restaurant, a popular, inexpensive family restaurant run by Greeks.

In the foreground, just beyond the frame of this picture, were the I.C. tracks along Exchange Ave. At the left of that missing foreground was a Walgreen’s Drug Store, complete with lunch counter and soda fountain.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – 79TH STREET – WINTER – CAPTURES NICELY THE SENSE OF OUR “URBAN VILLAGE” – FROM HUGH CELANDER’S STORE WINDOW – CUNIS CANDY – CARY’S GIFT SHOP – 1958 – A HUGH CELANDER PHOTO   4 comments

79TH STREET - WINTER - FROM HUGH CELANDER'S STORE WINDOW - 1958

Cunis’s Candies – where the lady is standing looking at the window – was an important local institution. They made their own candies and ice cream, and there were tables inside where you could have a fountain treat.

They made some milkshakes – a very popular item in the 1950/60s – that were trademark items, including chocolate chip and orange, which tasted like something like a creamsicle and was my summer favorite.

The gift shop on the left of Cunis’s was a place for gift wrap and greeting cards.

On the far right, just out of the frame of the picture, was the Bon Ton Restaurant on the corner of Colfax and 79th, another of those inexpensive, family style restaurants run by Greeks.

This picture, more than most, captures the sense of South Shore neighborhood as what I call an urban village.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7708 SOUTH SHORE DR – FROM REALLYBORING’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7708 SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM REALLYBORING'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7808 SOUTH SHORE DR – FROM REALLYBORING’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7808 SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM REALLYBORING'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7617 SOUTH SHORE DR – FROM REALLYBORING’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7617 SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM REALLYBORING'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7827 SOUTH SHORE DR – FROM REALLYBORING’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7827 SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM REALLYBORING'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE HOME – 7621 SOUTH SHORE DR – FROM REALLYBORING’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE HOME - 7621 SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM REALLYBORING'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 73RD AND SOUTH SHORE DR – FROM REALLYBORING’S PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 73RD AND SOUTH SHORE DR - FROM REALLYBORING'S PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 2307 E 70TH – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 2307 E 70TH - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 2321 E 70TH STREET – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 2321 E 70TH STREET - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 2860 E 76TH STREET ENTRANCE – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING ENTRANCE - 2860 E 76TH STREET ENTRANCE - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 6729 S MERRILL AVE – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 6729 S MERRILL AVE - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 6740 S OGLESBY – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 6740 S OGLESBY - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 6800 S CRANDON – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 6800 S CRANDON - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7016 S PAXTON AVE – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7016 S PAXTON AVE - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7027 S MERRILL – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7027 S MERRILL - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7216 SOUTH SHORE DR – REAL ESTATE PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7216 SOUTH SHORE DR - REAL ESTATE PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – 71St STREET AT JEFFERY BLVD – JEFFERY THEATER – FANNIE MAY CANDIES – ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN – 1950s – A HUGH CELANDER PHOTO   3 comments

71St STREET AT JEFFERY BLVD - JEFFERY THEATER - FANNY MAY CANDIES - ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN - 1950s - A HUGH CELANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL – FRONT ENTRANCE – FROM SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL 59 SITE   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL - FRONT ENTRANCE - FROM SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL 59 SITE

It was only years later that I fully realized what an excellent education we received at that time. While there were, even here, some poor teachers, there was a remarkable number of outstanding ones. I recall Mr Becker (World History), Mrs Coleman (Biology), Mrs McNamara (English), Miss Breslin (English), Mrs Long (Music Appreciation), and others who were quite gifted.

In my first year of high school, I delivered newspapers on streets near the school, Chicago Tribunes in the early morning. What a job, up at 5 AM to be picked up for the agency on 75th Street.

There you unbundled your newspapers, rolled as many as you had time for, and then headed out to your route with a big yellow wooden wagon on bicycle tires filled with papers, your big ring of address “tags” banging against the cart handle –  seven days a week, every day, even Christmas morning, for the Tribune. But the pay was exceptional for a young person, and the Christmas tips could be amazing.

See my short story, at the bottom, “The Cold Chill of Darkness,” which gives a vivid impression of delivering those papers on a winter morning.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – JAMES WATSON NOBEL PRIZE WINNER AT ASSEMBLY IN SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM – HE ATTENDED SOUTH SHORE – FROM JAMES WATSON SITE   1 comment

JAMES WATSON NOBEL PRIZE WINNER AT ASSEMBLY IN SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL – JAMES WATSON – NOBEL PRIZE WINNER – GIVING PRESS CONFERENCE IN ROOM AT SOUTH SHORE – I THINK THIS WAS TEACHERS’ LOUNGE – FROM JAMES WATSON SITE   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – 79TH NEAR STONY ISLAND AVE – INTERIOR – CHICAGO LANDMARKS SITE   17 comments

AVALON THEATER - 79TH NEAR COTTAGE GROVE - INTERIOR - CHICAGO LANDMARKS SITE

Unfortunately, this image does not capture the romance and magic of the theater interior, the wide variety of colors and textures is missing as is the artful lighting. The Avalon had a sense of the Arabian Nights about it, making it a delightful place to see a show, which in those days was always a double feature, costing kids just twenty-five cents.

The Avalon – which still stands, although it has been much changed and defaced as a fundamentalist church – was the largest and grandest of our neighborhood theaters.

South Shore had a amazing variety of theaters – we called them “shows” – in those days. The east side of Exchange, just south of 79th Street, had the smaller Chelten, the west end had the Avalon (near Stony Island).

Stony Island Avenue had the Stony.

75th Street had the nice little Shore Theater – the site of raucus twenty-five cartoon shows on Saturday mornings complete with flying popcorn boxes and the odd sticky candy landing in the dark – and east from Exchange Ave, the little-known Ray, a tiny place to which I never went.

71st Street had the large and beautiful Jeffery (near the street of the same name) and the Hamilton, a somewhat smaller but nice theater, further east.

Except for the Stony, these were all within walking distance, at least the “walking distance” of those days which was a mile or two for many people.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – 79TH NEAR STONY ISLAND AVE – UNDER CONSTRUCTION – 1927 – FROM MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE   Leave a comment

AVALON - UNDER CONSTRUCTION EXTERIOR - LOOKING EAST ON 79TH - 1926

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND AVE – TICKET BOOTH DETAIL   Leave a comment

AVALON THEATER - 79TH STREET NEAR COTTAGE GROVE - TICKET BOOTH DETAIL

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – RENOVATED AS THE NEW REGAL – NOW CLOSED – EDITED FROM WIKIPEDIA   Leave a comment

AVALON THEATER - RENOVATED AS THE NEW REGAL - NOW CLOSED - EDITED FROM WIKIPEDIA

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND AVE – EXTERIOR WHEN NEW – 1927 – FROM MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE SITE   Leave a comment

AVALON THEATER - 79TH STREET NEAR COTTAGE GROVE - EXTERIOR WHEN NEW - 1927 - FROM MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – AVALON THEATER – ENTRANCE – WHEN NEW – 1927 – FROM MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE   Leave a comment

AVALON THEATER - ENTRANCE - WHEN NEW - 1927 - FROM MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – END OF SUMMER – DATE UNKNOWN – LIFEGUARD CHAIRS DOWN – LOOKING NORTH – FROM TRISHOHREA1’s PHOTOSTREAM SITE   Leave a comment

RAINBOW BEACH - END OF SUMMER - LIFEGUARD CHAIRS DOWN - LOOKING NORTH - FROM TRISHOHREA1's PHOTOSTREAM SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – SUMMER – AERIAL – LOOKING SOUTH – DATE UNKNOWN – FROM TECH SUPPORT GUY FORUM   1 comment

RAINBOW BEACH - SUMMER - AERIAL - LOOKING SOUTH - FROM TECH SUPPORT GUY FORUM

In the 1950s and early 1960s, there was a beautiful row of poplar trees along the wall that curves around the beach. I used to love the way their leaves rattled in the breeze.

Also, at that time, the busy part of the beach – and it was much busier than is the case in this picture – was at the 75th Street end at the bottom of the picture.

The set of red-roofed buildings, gyms and other facilities, back from the beach at the north end, is a modern addition as are the parking lots.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – WINTER – AERIAL – DATE UNKNOWN – THIS SHOT HAS 75TH STREET PIER LEFT CORNER – HOW WE USED TO ENJOY CLIMBING THE “ICEBERGS”- FROM TECH SUPPORT GUY FORUM   Leave a comment

RAINBOW BEACH - WINTER - AERIAL - DATE UNKNOWN - THIS SHOT HAS 75TH STREET PIER LEFT CORNER - FROM TECH SUPPORT GUY FORUM

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH (NOT CALLED THAT) – POSTCARD – CROWD – HOUSES – 1916   1 comment

RAINBOW BEACH (NOT CALLED THAT) - POSTCARD - CROWD - HOUSES - 1916

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH (CALLED WINDSOR BEACH) – VIEW FROM 75TH – 1911   Leave a comment

RAINBOW BEACH (CALLED WINDSOR BEACH) - VIEW FROM 75TH - 1911

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH (THEN CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) CROWDS – c1910   Leave a comment

RAINBOW BEACH  (THEN CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) CROWDS - c1910

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH (THEN CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) – POSTCARD – WOMAN ON SHORE – 1910   Leave a comment

RAINBOW BEACH (THEN CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) - POSTCARD - WOMAN ON SHORE - 1910

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH (CALLED MANHATTAN) – JUST THE BEACH AND A CROWD – NO BUILDINGS – 1918   Leave a comment

RAINBOW BEACH (CALLED MANHATTAN - JUST THE BEACH AND A CROWD - NO BUILDINGS - 1918

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – THEN CALLED MANHATTAN – TWO PIERS VISIBLE – ONE ON LEFT APPEARS UNDER CONSTRUCTION – POSTCARD – EARLY   Leave a comment

IT APPEARS IN THIS CARD THAT THE PIER ON THE LEFT HAND HAS THE ONION-DOMED BUILDING SEEN IN OTHER CARDS. IT WAS CALLED THE FAIR AND WAS AT THE FOOT OF 75TH STREET. IT APPEARS HERE – QUALITY IS POOR – TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE STRUCTURE ON THE RIGHT HAND HERE DOES NOT APPEAR IN ANY OTHER CARDS I HAVE SEEN, WHICH IS WHY I’VE INCLUDED THIS RELATIVELY POOR IMAGE.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RAINBOW PARK WALKWAY – FROM GROWING CHICAGO SITE   Leave a comment

RAINBOW PARK WALKWAY - FROM GROWING CHICAGO SITE

THIS APPEARS MUCH AS IT DID IN MY DAY. I BELIEVE IT IS THE TENNIS COURTS WHICH ARE ON THE RIGHT HAND EDGE.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL TEACHER – UNKNOWN TO ME – SOMEONE SUGGESTED ROXIE SMITH – FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE   Leave a comment

MYRA BRADWELL TEACHER - UNKNOWN TO ME - SOMEONE SUGGESTED ROXIE SMITH - FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL TEACHERS – WALTER KAZMIER (ORIGINALLY KAZMIEROWSKI), ART TEACHER, STANDING BY MRS GLEASON’S DESK – HE WAS A MEMORABLE AND GIFTED TEACHER – FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE   Leave a comment

MYRA BRADWELL TEACHERS - WALTER KAZMIER (ORIGINALLY KAZMIEROWSKI) STANDING BY MRS GLEASON'S DESK - HE WAS A MEMORABLE AND GIFTED TEACHER - FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL TEACHER – MARGARET GLEASON FOR ENGLISH – A GOOD TEACHER BUT HER HABITS OF EATING MARY JANE CANDIES AND PICKING HER NOSE WHILE LECTURING BOTHERED SOME – FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE   1 comment

MYRA BRADWELL TEACHER - MRS GLEASON FOR ENGLISH - FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL TEACHER – AGNES O’SULLIVAN – MY FIRST TEACHER AT BRADWELL FOR 5TH GRADE – A RATHER UNPLEASANT WOMAN AND WITH LIMITED TALENT FOR TEACHING – FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE   Leave a comment

MYRA BRADWELL TEACH - MRS O'SULLIVAN - MY FIRST TEACHER AT BRADWELL FOR 5TH GRADE - A RATHER UNPLEASANT WOMAN - FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL TEACHERS – MS. BOYLE FOR MATH IN MIDDLE RIGHT – MS. GIBSON FOR HOME ECONOMICS MIDDLE LEFT – FROM BRADWELL CLASS OF 1967 SITE – SEE HELPFUL READER COMMENT   3 comments

MRS_BOYLE_IN_MIDDLE_FROM_BRADWELL_CLASS_OF_1967_SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MERRILL AVE – HOMES – SNOWY DAY – 1950s – UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER – FROM THE 79TH STREET OVERFLOW SITE   Leave a comment

MERRILL AVE - HOMES - SNOWY DAY - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER - FROM THE OVERFLOW SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MUSKEGEON AVE – ROW OF HOUSES – LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS 79TH STREET – c1960 – A KAREN MATTHEWS PHOTO   Leave a comment

MUSKEGEON AVE - ROW OF HOUSES - LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS 79TH STREET

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – KAREN MATTHEWS AND BROTHER -1760 E 73RD – 1952 – A KAREN MATTHEWS PHOTO   Leave a comment

KAREN MATTHEWS AND BROTHER -1760 E 73RD - 1952 - A KAREN MATTHEWS PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MUSKEGEON AVE – SNOWY DAY – c1960 – A KAREN MATTHEWS PHOTO   Leave a comment

MUSKEGEON AVE - SNOWY DAY - c1960 - A KAREN MATTHEWS PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – STERNQUISTS – EASTER – 1950s – A STERNQUIST FAMILY PHOTO   Leave a comment

STERNQUISTS - EASTER - 1950s - A STERNQUIST FAMILY PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – COOKIE AND CHARLOTTE STERNQUIST – 7953 ESCANABA – LATE 1940s – A STERNQUIST FAMILY PHOTO   Leave a comment

COOKIE AND CHARLOTTE STERNQUIST - 7953 ESCANABA - LATE 1940s - A STERNQUIST FAMILY PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PATROL BOY ON SOUTH SHORE DR – 1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

PATROL BOY ON SOUTH SHORE DR - 1958 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – ROCKY LEDGE APARTMENTS – DAVID ALEXANDER’S BUILDING – SOUTH SHORE DR BETWEEN 78TH AND 79TH – 1958/9 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   2 comments

ROCKY LEDGE APARTMENTS - DAVID ALEXANDER'S BUILDING - SOUTH SHORE DR BETWEEN 78TH AND 79TH - 1958/9 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH CHICAGO – SOUTH WORKS U.S. STEEL, SOUTH CHICAGO – I WORKED HERE ONE SUMMER -1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH WORKS U.S. STEEL - I WORKED HERE ONE SUMMER -1958 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – COLES AND EAST CHELTENHAM PL – THAT OLD DUMP WAS QUITE A CONTRAST WITH THE NEW CHYSLER IMPERIAL – THAT TINY BIT ON THE LEFT EDGE IS SOUTH SHORE BAPTIST CHURCH – 1959 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   1 comment

COLES AND EAST CHELTENHAM PL - THAT OLD DUMP WAS QUITE A CONTRAST WITH THE NEW CHYSLER IMPERIAL - 1959 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE DR – LOOKING DOWN CHELTENHAM PL – 1951 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE DR - LOOKING DOWN CHELTENHAM PL - 1951 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PATROL BOYS – DAVID ALEXANDER ON LEFT – I WAS ONE TOO – 78TH AND EXCHANGE – 1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

PATROL BOYS - DAVID ALEXANDER ON LEFT - I WAS ONE TOO - 78TH AND EXCHANGE - 1958 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – THE VERA SHOP – OUR BELOVED SCHOOL STORE – 79TH AND BURNHAM – AN ENCHANTED PLACE WITH CASES OF PENNY CANDY, SHELVES LINED WITH EVERYTHING FROM INKS AND TEMPERA PAINTS TO YO-YOs, RUBBER BALLS, AND COMIC BOOKS – NIGHT – 1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO – SEE COMMENT BY A RELATIVE OF THE LADIES WHO OWNED THE STORE   5 comments

THE VERA SHOP - OUR BELOVED SCHOOL STORE - 79TH AND BURNHAM - NIGHT - 1958 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – ANN SWAN CROSSING GUARD AT 78TH AND EXCHANGE AVE – HOW FAMILIAR HER SMILING FACE IS ALTHOUGH I USUALLY WALKED ANOTHER ROUTE – 1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   1 comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL AUDITORIUM – A CEREMONY WITH MR. HAZELTON RECOGNIZING SOME GROUP – 1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

MYRA BRADWELL AUDITORIUM - SOME CEREMONY - 1958 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – HALLOWEEN AT MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – PARADE AROUND SCHOOL – I LOVED THIS CUSTOM – EDWARD HAZELTON PRINCIPAL – 1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

HALLOWEEN AT MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - PARADE AROUND SCHOOL - EDWARD HAZELTON PRINCIPAL - 1958 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – MS. GIBSON’S HOME ECONOMICS ROOM -1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - MRS. GIBSON'S HOME ECONOMICS ROOM -1958 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – SCHOOLYARD IN THE BACK – 1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - SCHOOLYARD IN THE BACK - 1958 - A  DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – GROUP OF STUDENTS NEAR AUDITORIUM ENTRANCE – 1958 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - GROUP OF STUDENTS NEAR AUDITORIUM ENTRANCE - 1958 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – 79TH AND EXCHANGE – LOOKING EAST FROM ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS – 1959 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   2 comments

79TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING EAST FROM ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS - 1959 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – 79TH STREET NEAR SOUTH SHORE DR – 1958/9 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

79TH STREET NEAR SOUTH SHORE DR - 1958/9 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – 79TH STREET NEAR EXCHANGE – 1959 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

79TH STREET NEAR EXCHANGE - 1959 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – ALEXANDER’S STEAK HOUSE – 79TH STREET – NEAR SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – 1958/9 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - ALEXANDER'S STEAKS RESTAURANT - AND SURROUNDINGS - ANOTHER VERSION OF DAVID ALEXANDER'S IMAGE - 1958-9

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY – EXTERIOR – 1959 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY - EXTERIOR - 1959 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE LIBRARY BRANCH – INSIDE – 1958/9 – A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE LIBRARY BRANCH - INSIDE - 1958/9 - A DAVID ALEXANDER PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – KAREN MATTHEWS IN FRONT OF MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – MIGHT BE ME LEFT BACKGROUND – 1958/9 – A KAREN MATTHEWS PHOTO   1 comment

KAREN MATTHEWS IN FRONT OF MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - MIGHT BE ME LEFT BACKGROUND - 1958/9 - A KAREN MATTHEWS PHOTO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – CHELWIN PARK ON EXCHANGE – c1940 – FROM 79Th STREET OVERFLOW SITE – A ROBERT TRODDEN PHOTO   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – CHELWIN PARK ON EXCHANGE – SOFTBALL GAME – c1940 – NOTE PASSING I.C. TRAIN – FROM 79TH STREET OVERFLOW SITE – A ROBERT TRODDEN PHOTO   Leave a comment

I QUITE LOVE THIS SNAPSHOT: IT CAPTURES MANY INTERESTING THINGS.

THE I.C. TRAIN IN MOTION ON EXCHANGE AVE.

THE KIND OF SIMPLE NEIGHBORHOOD SOFTBALL GAME – ALMOST NO EQUIPMENT AND NOT ENOUGH PLAYERS – WHICH REMAINED POPULAR IN MY DAY, THIS PICTURE BEING ABOUT A DECADE EARLIER.

AND THERE’S THE INTERESTING FACT THAT THE GIRLS SOMETIMES PLAYED SOFTBALL ALONG WITH THE BOYS.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – BIRTHDAY PARTY – 7647 COLES AVE – NOTE BACK PORCHES TYPICAL OF APARTMENTS – 1934 – FROM 79TH STREET OVERFLOW SITE – A ROBERT TRODDEN PHOTO   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – RICHARD PRICE ON ROLLER SKATES – COLES AVE NEAR 76TH – 1943 – A PRICE FAMILY PHOTO – FROM THE 79TH STREET OVERFLOW SITE   1 comment

RICHARD PRICE ON ROLLER SKATES - COLES AVE NEAR 76TH - 1943 - FROM THE OVERFLOW SITE

A BEAUTIFUL SNAPSHOT IMAGE.

CLAMP- AND STRAP-ON STREETSKATES WERE COMMON IN MY DAY TOO, THIS IMAGE BEING  TWO YEARS BEFORE I WAS BORN. REMEMBER THE LITTLE KEY FOR TURNING THE TOE CLAMPS WHICH YOU HAD TO KEEP SAFE FROM LOOSING WHILE YOU WILDLY PLAYED?

AND THE BUMPS BETWEEN SQUARES OF SIDEWALK COULD SOMETIMES SEND YOU SPRAWLING, THESE SKATES NOT BEING SMOOTH THE IN-LINE SKATES USED TODAY.

INDEED THE SKATES MADE A LOT OF NOISE, HOLLOW STEEL WHEELS AGAINST CONCRETE, TO SAY NOTHING OF THE YELLS AND LAUGHTER.

THERE WAS A CHICAGO BRAND OF SKATES THAT NATURALLY ENOUGH WAS COMMON IN MY DAY.

RICHARD PRICE APPEARS SO NATURAL AND HAPPY-FACED HERE.

WHAT WE CAN SEE OF COLES AVE BEHIND IS JUST AS I REMEMBER IT. I DELIVERED NEWSPAPERS TO APARTMENTS ON COLES – STARTING A BLOCK NORTH OF HERE.

OUR CHURCH, SOUTH SHORE BAPTIST, ALSO WAS ON COLES, A BIT SOUTH OF HERE, NEAR 79TH.

RICHARD’S PLUS-FOURS ARE INTERESTING. I HADN’T REALIZED THEY WERE WORN BEYOND THE 1930s.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – WEE FOLKS TOYS WHEN NEW – 79TH STREET – NOT FAR FROM AVALON THEATER – 1957 – FROM CARYN AMSTER’S BOOK ABOUT HER FATHER “THE PIED PIPER OF SOUTH SHORE” – IT WAS A SMALL TOY STORE LIKE THIS THAT PRESTON UNEY’S FATHER HAD ON STONY ISLAND AVE   Leave a comment

WEE FOLKS TOYS - 79TH STREET - NOT FAR FROM AVALON THEATER - 1957 - FROM CARYN AMSTER'S BOOK "THE PIED PIPER OF SOUTH SHORE"

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – HIGH-LOW FOODS – 79TH STREET NEAR JEFFERY – UNKNOWN WEDDING HEADED TOWARDS OUR LADY OF PEACE – FROM THE 79TH STREET OVERFLOW INTERNET SITE   4 comments

HIGH-LOW FOODS - 79TH STREET NEAR JEFFERY - UNKNOWN WEDDING HEADED TOWARDS OUR LADY OF PEACE - FROM THE OVERFLOW INTERNET SITE

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – ST. BRIDES’ SCHOOL – GIRLS’ GROUP OF SOME KIND – 1957 – PAT GOLDEN IS IN FRONT ROW 5TH FROM RIGHT   Leave a comment

ST BRIDES' SCHOOL - GIRLS' GROUP OF SOME KIND - 1957

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – ST. BRIDES’ SCHOOL CLASS PICTURE – PAT GOLDEN IS AT FOURTH DESK ON RIGHT – 1960   Leave a comment

ST. BRIDES' SCHOOL CLASS PICTURE - 8TH GRADE - 1960

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – ST. BRIDES’ SCHOOL CLASS PICTURE – PAT GOLDEN IS AT SECOND LAST DESK RIGHT CENTER WEARING PONY TAIL – 1958   Leave a comment

ST. BRIDES' CLASS PICTURE - 1958

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – ST. BRIDES’ SCHOOL CLASS PICTURE – PAT GOLDEN IS AT SECOND DESK ON LEFT – 1954   Leave a comment

ST. BRIDES' CLASS PICTURE - 1954

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – ST. BRIDES’ SCHOOL CLASS PICTURE – PAT GOLDEN IS AT SECOND LAST DESK IN THIRD ROW WEARING A BIG BOW IN HER HAIR – 1953   Leave a comment

ST. BRIDES' CLASS PICTURE - 1953

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HALLOWEEN CLASS PICTURE – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – 1955 – I LOVED THIS CUSTOM OF TAKING CLASS PICTURES ON HALLOWEEN   Leave a comment

HALLOWEEN CLASS PICTURE - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - 1955

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HALLOWEEN CLASS PICTURE – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – 1952 – FROM DAVID ALEXANDER   Leave a comment

HALLOWEEN CLASS PICTURE - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - 1952 - FROM DAVID ALEXANDER

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HALLOWEEN CLASS PICTURE – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – 1955 – FROM DAVID ALEXANDER   Leave a comment

HALLOWEEN CLASS PICTURE - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - 1955 - FROM DAVID ALEXANDER

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – HALLOWEEN CLASS PICTURE – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – 1956 – FROM DAVID ALEXANDER   Leave a comment

HALLOWEEN CLASS PICTURE - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - 1956 - FROM DAVID ALEXANDER

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SHORE POST RESTAURANT – 2360 E 71ST – INTERIOR – S SIDE OF 71ST BETWEEN S OGLESBY AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – 1940s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHORE POST RESTAURANT - 2360 E 71ST - INTERIOR - S SIDE OF 71ST BETWEEN S OGLESBY AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - 1940s

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – TECO INN RESTAURANTS – 2207 EAST 71ST AND 2108 EAST 71ST – VINTAGE POSTCARD – DATE UNKNOWN   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE RESTAURANT - TECO INN - 2207 EAST 71ST AND 2108 EAST 71ST - VINTAGE POSTCARD - DATE UNKNOWN

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – OGLESBY SCHOOL – 77TH AND GREEN – VINTAGE POSTCARD – 1912   Leave a comment

OGLESBY SCHOOL - 77TH AND GREEN - VINTAGE POSTCARD - 1912

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL – THE ORIGINAL – CHELTENHAM AVE – VINTAGE POSTCARD – c1910   Leave a comment

MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - THE ORIGINAL - CHELTENHAM AVE - VINTAGE POSTCARD - c1910

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD -WOOLWORTH’S- SCHENECTADY NY -1953 – HAS THE FEEL OF 75TH STREET IN ITS HEYDAY – VINTAGE POSTCARD   Leave a comment

WOOLWORTH'S- SCHENECTADY NY -1953 - HAS THE FEEL OF 75TH STREET IN ITS HEYDAY - VINTAGE POSTCARD

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SPIT-FIRE MOTORS – 7131 STONY ISLAND AVE – VINTAGE POSTCARD   Leave a comment

SPIT-FIRE MOTORS - 7131 STONY ISLAND AVE - VINTAGE POSTCARD

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – GEORGE F HARDING MUSEUM – INTERIOR OF ARMORY – NOT SOUTH SHORE BUT SOUTH SIDE AND KNOWN TO MOST – VINTAGE POSTCARD   9 comments

GEORGE F HARDING MUSEUM - INTERIOR OF ARMORY - NOT SOUTH SHORE BUT KNOWN TO MOST - VINTAGE POSTCARD

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – JOE AND JEAN’S RESTAURANT – 2457 EAST 79TH – A DOOR OR TWO WEST OF ALPERT’S DELI – MATCHBOOK   Leave a comment

JOE AND JEAN'S RESTAURANT - 2457 EAST 79TH - A DOOR OR TWO WEST OF ALBERT'S DELI - MATCHBOOK

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – BLOCK’S RESTAURANT – 7464 EXCHANGE AVE – THIS IS THE LOCATION OF WHAT WAS THE CORONET IN THE 1950s – MATCHBOOK   Leave a comment

BLOCK'S RESTAURANT - 7464 EXCHANGE AVE - THIS IS THE LOCATION OF WHAT WAS THE CORONET IN THE 1950s - MATCHBOOK

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – FIREPLACE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE – 2135 EAST 71ST STREET – MATCHBOOK   Leave a comment

FIREPLACE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - 2135 EAST 71ST STREET - MATCHBOOK

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – ELMER JOHNSON’S – 79TH AND EXCHANGE – MENU COVER AND INSIDE – c1930s   Leave a comment

ELMER JOHNSON'S - 79TH AND EXCHANGE - MENU COVER - c1930s

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – MARTIN’S RESTAURANT – 2015 EAST 71ST – TOKEN – RESTAURANT UNKNOWN TO ME – TOKENS FOR RESTAURANTS WERE POPULAR IN 1920-30s   Leave a comment

MARTIN'S RESTAURANT - 2015 EAST 71ST - TOKEN - RESTAURANT UNKNOWN TO ME - TOKENS WERE POPULAR IN 1920-30s

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHATTER BOX RESTAURANT – 1622 EAST 79TH – MATCHBOOK   Leave a comment

CHATTER BOX RESTAURANT - 1622 EAST 79TH - MATCHBOOK

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESTAURANT – TODDLE HOUSE – NEXT TO THE YMCA ON 71ST STREET – A SMALL CHAIN THEN IN A NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOODS – POSTCARD – c1960   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE RESTAURANT - TODDLE HOUSE RESTAURANT - NEXT TO THE YNCA ON 71ST STREET - A SMALL CHAIN THEN IN A NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOODS - POSTCARD - c1960

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – 7000 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – POSTCARD – HOTEL IN 1950s – NOW A CONDO   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - 7000 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - POSTCARD - HOTEL IN 1950s - NOW A CONDO

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – 71ST STREET AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – A MUCH LOVED BUILDING – MITCHELL’S ICE CREAM WAS THE CORNER STORE LATER – HERE I THINK IT’S WALGREEN’S – MANY DOCTORS AND DENTISTS OFFICES HERE – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB GATE AT RIGHT OF IMAGE – POSTCARD – c1940   6 comments

71ST STREET AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - A MUCH LOVED BUILDING - MITCHELL'S ICE CREAM WAS THE CORNER STORE - MANY DOCTORS AND DENTISTS OFFICES HERE - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB GATE AT RIGHT OF IMAGE - POSTCARD - c1940

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING – BELLEREVE APARTMENT HOTEL – 7255 S YATES – POSTCARD – 1957   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT BUILDING - BELLEREVE APARTMENT HOTEL - 7255 S YATES - POSTCARD - 1957

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – TOWER – POSTCARD – 1913   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - TOWER - POSTCARD - 1913

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – LADIES TEA ROOM – POSTCARD – 1921   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - LADIES TEA ROOM - POSTCARD - 1921

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – INTERIOR – EARLY   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - INTERIOR - EARLY

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – BALLROOM – VINTAGE POSTCARD – EARLY   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - BALLROOM - VINTAGE POSTCARD - EARLY

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – PEOPLE ON BEACH – POSTCARD – 1912   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - PEOPLE ON BEACH - POSTCARD - 1912

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – CAR ON LONG DRIVEWAY – POSTCARD – c1910   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – PARKWAY GARDEN CREATED – POSTCARD – EARLY   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE SCHOOLS – BOWEN HIGH SCHOOL – ACTUALLY SOUTH CHICAGO – POSTCARD – 1912   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE SCHOOLS - BOWEN HIGH SCHOOL - ACTUALLY SOUTH CHICAGO - POSTCARD - 1912

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE SCHOOL – AQUINAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL – 2100 E 72ND STREET – POSTCARD   1 comment

SOUTH SHORE SCHOOL - AQUINAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL - 2100 E 72ND STREET - POSTCARD

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE SCHOOLS – BOWEN HIGH SCHOOL – ACTUALLY SOUTH CHICAGO – OLD BUILDING BEFORE NEW PRAIRIE-STYLE SCHOOL – POSTCARD – 1910   1 comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – YALE AVE FROM 72ND STREET – HAMILTON PARK – A NEARBY NEIGHBORHOOD – POSTCARD – EARLY   Leave a comment

YALE AVE FROM 72ND STREET - HAMILTON PARK - A NEARBY NEIGHBORHOOD - POSTCARD - EARLY

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – EGGLESTON AVE – FROM 71ST STREET – HAMILTON PARK NEIGHBORHOOD NEXT DOOR – POSTCARD – 1910   Leave a comment

EGGLESTON AVE - FROM 71ST STREET - POSTCARD - 1910

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE SCHOOL – PARK MANOR SCHOOL – 71ST STREET AND RHODES – POSTCARD – EARLY   Leave a comment

SOUTH SHORE SCHOOL - PARK MANOR SCHOOL - 71ST STREET AND RHODES - POSTCARD - EARLY

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHICAGO POLICE CAR BY U.S. STEEL’S SOUTH WORKS STEEL MILLS – ODDITY POSTCARD DISPLAYING “NEW LOOK” CARS – 1960s   Leave a comment

CHICAGO POLICE CAR BY U.S. STEEL'S SOUTH WORKS STEEL MILLS - ODDITY POSTCARD DISPLAYING "NEW LOOK" CARS - 1960s

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – THUNDERBIRD MOTEL – 75TH AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – PEOPLE BY POOL – I ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS PLACE A BIT OF BLIGHT ON THE DRIVE – THERE WAS A RUMOR (NOT TRUE) THAT ELVIS STAYED HERE ON HIS CHICAGO APPEARANCE (HE WAS ACTUALLY AT THE SHORELAND) – c1960   1 comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – THUNDERBIRD MOTEL – 75TH AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – PEOPLE BY POOL – BACK – c1960   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – WOOLWORTH’S WINDOW DISPLAY – 1920 – NOT SOUTH SHORE – BUT CAPTURES THE FEELING OF THE STORE ON 75TH AT NIGHT   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – ST CONSTANTINE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH – 7351 STONY ISLAND AVE – c1950   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE RESTAURANT – POPE’S – 2135 E 71ST – 1946   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – KOZMYNSKI SCHOOL – HYDE PARK – RENOVATED SINCE MY DAY – FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY – THE DUMP I KNEW HAD AT LEAST A QUARTER OF THE WINDOWS BROKEN   2 comments

I HAVE THE MOST VIVID MEMORY OF BROKEN WINDOWS BECAUSE TWICE IN MY TIME AT KOZMYNSKI THEY HAPPENED IN MY CLASSROOM.

THE FIRST TIME WAS IN MS. FOGARTY’S CLASS. WE WERE KEPT BACK FROM THE AREA WITH THE GLASS – BITS OF WHICH WERE SCATTERED ON SOME DESKS (ANCIENT DESKS, COMPLETE WITH INKWELLS, MADE OF HEAVY WOOD AND DECORATIVE IRON, BOLTED DOWN) AND THE FLOOR. I CAREFULLY WATCHED THE MAN WHO FIXED THE WINDOW, NOTING THE WAY HE WORKED. 

HE DID NOT REMOVE THE BROKEN PANE. INSTEAD HE FITTED A NEW PIECE OVER IT ON THE INSIDE AND PUTTIED IT INTO PLACE. THEN HE SWEPT UP THE GLASS, AND WE WERE ALLOWED TO TAKE OUR PLACES.

WITH MANIACS LIKE THE BLACK KID NAMED RAYMOND WHO, WITH HIS CHUMS, RAN AROUND THE SCHOOL YARD HITTING KIDS OR PUSHING THEM DOWN, IT WAS NO WONDER THERE WERE SO MANY BROKEN WINDOWS.

I RECALL, SINCE IT WAS MY HABIT TO GO HOME FOR LUNCH – TYPICALLY A CAN OF SOUP I MADE FOR MYSELF – MAKING A POINT OF LEAVING HOME AS LATE AS POSSIBLE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL WITHOUT SPENDING TIME IN THE SCHOOLYARD.

MY MEMORY OF THESE WINDOWS – BOTH THE METHOD OF REPAIR AND THE EXTENT OF THE BREAKAGE – WAS CONFIRMED SOME YEARS LATER WHEN I VISITED THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

I HAVE A WONDERFUL KODACHROME SLIDE OF THE FLAG WAVING AT THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING AND ITS REFLECTING IN A MAZE OF BROKEN PANES CLEARLY REPAIRED IN THIS FASHION.

SOMEDAY – WHEN I HAVE ACCESS TO A GOOD SLIDE SCANNER THAT WORKS FOR KODACHROMES – I’LL BE ABLE TO POST THIS AND MANY OTHER INTERESTING PICTURES, INCLUDING MORE FROM SOUTH SHORE.

MEMORIES OF KOZMYNSKI INCLUDE MY SECOND AND LAST TEACHER THERE, MR. NEWMAN. HE WAS A MENTALLY UNBALANCED MAN COMPLETELY UNSUITABLE TO BE A TEACHER.

I CAN STILL SEE HIM WAITING BY THE CLOAKROOM ENTRANCE TO THE CLASS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING – YES, THE BUILDING WAS SO OLD, THERE WERE CLOAKROOMS – SCOWLING AND TELLING KIDS TO HURRY UP, MAN-HANDLING THE ONES WHO WERE NOT PROMPT ENOUGH AT FOLLOWING HIS BARKING.

I CAN SEE HIM ALSO GOING UP AND DOWN THE AISLES OF DESKS -SCOWLING, ANGRY, AND RED IN THE FACE – AGAIN MAN-HANDLING THOSE WHO WEREN’T RESPONDING AS HE WISHED.

AND THEN THERE WERE HIS LUNATIC-ASYLUM EFFORTS AT CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION. HE HAD THE CLASS SIT WITH HANDS FOLDED ON THEIR DESKS AND NO LOOKING AROUND OR TALKING WHILE HE PLAYED A RECORD OF BEETHOVEN. WE WERE NINE YEARS OLD, AND CAN YOU IMAGINE KIDS LIKE RAYMOND PARTICIPATING IN THIS?

NOW, I LOVE BEETHOVEN – I HAVE RECORDINGS OF ALL HIS SYMPHONIES AND PIANO SONATAS AND MANY OTHER PIECES – BUT MR. NEWMAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT LOVE. THE TENSION IN THAT CLASSROOM MADE ONE’S MIND FOCUS ON ANYTHING BUT THE MUSIC.

MR. NEWMAN HAD A SOFT SOUTHERN ACCENT,  CREW-CUT GREY HAIR, WAS OFTEN RED IN THE FACE WITH ANGER, AND WAS CLEARLY GAY, WHICH IS NOT A PROBLEM EXCEPT WHEN YOU HAVE HIM MAN-HANDLING AND PUSHING AROUND BOYS, AND BOYS WERE HIS EXCLUSIVE TARGETS.

APPARENTLY, HE WAS TOO MUCH THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN TO MAN-HANDLE NINE-YEAR OLD GIRLS.

MY POOR MOTHER TOOK TIME FROM HER WORK TO SEE THE PRINCIPAL OVER THIS SICK MAN. MS. HOTCHKISS DEFENDED HIM, TALKING ABOUT WHAT A BAD BUNCH OF KIDS WERE NOW IN THE SCHOOL. SHE POINTED OUT TO MY MOTHER THAT SHE KEPT A BASEBALL BAT IN HER OFFICE.

THAT WAS HOW BAD A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN CHICAGO COULD BE AT THAT TIME. MY MOTHER MUST HAVE FELT TREMENDOUS PRESSURE TO GET US MOVED FURTHER SOUTH – SOUTH SHORE APARTMENTS WERE MORE EXPENSIVE ON AVERAGE THAN THOSE IN HYDE PARK, ESPECIALLY WITH MY BABY BROTHER APPROACHING SCHOOL AGE.

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL – ENVELOPE FOR DIPLOMA – I DIDN’T ATTEND GRADUATION – SENT TO WRONG ADDRESS – WE HAD ALREADY MOVED   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC – RANDOLPH STREET SPECIAL – FROM ILLINOIS RAIL MUSEUM SITE – THE FRONTS OF THESE OLD TRAINS RESEMBLED FRIENDLY FACES AFTER WAITING A LONG TIME ON THE PLATFORM   Leave a comment

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