09/26/12 - Ted Leber, Bill Baur, Joyce Henry-Zanoni, and Char Geitz-Donegan all sent me the link to
this incredible website, called CraigsLostChicago. Be sure to click on each of the tabs across the top.
04/11/12 - Bill Baur sent me a link to a really great set of 1939-1943 color slides recently rediscovered in
The Library of Congress. Slides 46-50 are of the Proviso Yards, in Melrose Park; here they are.
03/19/12 - Tony Perrino sent me a link to a 16 pg. website on REALLY old Chicago, from about 1896-1912.
08/19/11 – Dennis Batterman sent me this Chicago Tribune link about what happened to Kiddieland’s rides.
08/19/11 – Mike Kowal sent me this link to the history of The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Melrose Park.
08/11/11 – Mike Kowal sent me the link to this great YouTube slideshow of Chicago. Their description:
NORTHWEST SIDE OF CHICAGO VIDEO
The slide show covers many years, many landmarks, some gone some still around.
From Riverview to Superdawg, Russell's to Franksville, trolley busses to Jensen Slides, and many more.
08/16/10 – Patt Cafferata-Hoth sent me this great PowerPoint presentation of photos of Chicago.
08/05/10 – Also back in June, I stole this photo of Russell’s BBQ from Mike O’Brien’s Centennial stuff J
BTW, Russell’s is still going strong, and we still enjoy their stuff from time-to-time.
08/05/10 – Back in June, Jerry Williams gave us some photos of ‘places gone by’ in Chicago.
We all remember having a soda at the Woolworth’s counter! The gorgeous Carson’s loop building.
Benjamin Moore, once at 25th, and North in Melrose Park, now occupied by a HOOTERS????
07/13/10 – While not technically IN Chicago, Tony Perrino reminds of the feast held every year
at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, in Melrose Park, via this great 108th year anniversary VIDEO.
12/06/09 – I moved most of the Chicago stuff from Fun Things to this Chicago page.
12/04/09 – Tony Perrino sent me the following email, of a great set of old Chicago photos!
This is one you're going to love to look at and I bet you have not seen
them before. A lot of flashbacks in these pictures and memories.
of the following photos are Copyright 2005 David R. Phillps
of Trade – 1933
Tracks - 1936
Chicago Black Sox – 1919 Chicago Cubs - 1907
Edgewater Beach Hotel - 1930's Chicago Theater - 1930's
Street Beach - 1931
Maxwell Street - 1932 Museum of Science & Industry - 1933
- World Series – 1932
First Airmal Flight - Grant Park - 1918
Open Air Bus – 1927 Merchandise Mart - 1935
Riverview - 1938 Palmolive Building - 1930
Chicago River - 1930's Oak Street Beach - 1916
Grant Park – 1937 Lincoln Park - 1931
76th Street Pier – 1913 Ferris Wheel - 1893
Chicago Stockyards – 1905
End of David R. Phillps photos
10/06/09 – Jerry Williams provided the following 9 fun photos/memories.
I’ll meet you under the Field’s clock, for dinner and a play!
Wieboldt’s, one of the other great Chicago department stores, now gone.
Polk Brothers, yet another great place to shop, also gone.
The old Harvester plant, where, coincidentally, both Jerry’s and my Dad worked.
Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.
The old Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox. The price has sure gone up from $1.50!
Once called Orchard Place, it’s now O’Hare Field. Dad worked there in ’45, when it was Douglas Aircraft!
8/08/09 – Joyce Henry-Zanoni sent me a link to a most amazing MGM video on Chicago in 1948.
7/12/09 – Tony Perrino provided this great PowerPoint presentation of Chicago At Its Best.
Here We Have Some Great Old Photos Of Chicago Dating, Coincidentally From 1939
The Year I, And Many Of You, Was/Were Born
Compliments Of Patt Cafferata-Hoth, Who Sent Them To Me
Nostalgic Chicago pictures
Great to look at these old pictures of the city.
All those of State Street sure to attest to the fact it is a Great Street.
The snowstorm of 1967 brings back memories.
A BIG THANKS! To All Of You Who Contributed To This Page....
Chicago – Frank Sinatra