Friday, February 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - 7546 SAGINAW AVE - HOUSE FRONT WITH GINGERBREAD PORCH - 1912

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

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

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

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - 7611 CREGIER AVE - NOTE ON BACK OF CARD - 1910s

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 7611 CREGIER AVE - BACK OF CARD - 1910s

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - JEFFERY AVE - N FROM 72ND STREET - LARGE HOMES - TRICYCLE ON SIDEWALK - c1910

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

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HYDE PARK - ELLIS AVE - N FROM 63RD - HANDSOME ROW OF APARTMENTS ON TREE-LINED STREET - c1910

PLACES POSTCARD - CHCAGO - ELLIS AVE - N FROM 63RD - HYDE PARK - HANDSOME ROW OF APARTMENTS ON TREE-LINED STREET - c1910

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

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

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)

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

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - STREETCAR FOR WINDSOR PARK - SOUTH CHICAGO - TRANSIT WORKER AND MAYBE HIS FAMILY POSING - c1910s

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

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - BENNETT AVE - N FROM 70TH GROUND LEVEL - BIG HOMES - NEW TREES - SOME EMPTY LOTS - 1911

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

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

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

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PATCH - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - BOY SCOUTS - CHICAGO COUNCIL SOUTH SHORE - LIGHTHOUSE AND SKYLINE - 1950s

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