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Michael Reese Hospital – Forgotten Chicago History

Details: Hospital architecture can often be uninspired and utilitarian, but most of the buildings at Michael Reese couldn’t be further from this assessment. The main hospital building is the absolute gem of the complex. A Chicago School building designed by the firm of Schmidt, Garden and Martin of Ward’s Warehouse and Schoenhofen Brewery fame, the

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Garfield Park Hospital

Details: Garfield Park Hospital was located in the 3800 block of Washington Blvd. on the south side of the street. It was shuttered either in the late '60 or early '70s, if my memory serves me.

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Washington Park Hospital

Details: Also, across the street from the hospital is St. Malachy Church Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2014 07:34PM by nordsider. Options: Reply

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Wather Memorial hospital

Details: > Walther Memorial Hospital > > It was at 1116 N. Kedzie, closed in 1987. The > building is still there, not sure what it's being > used for though. The Association House (a settlement house formerly at 2150 W North Ave) is in there. After 100 years in the same building, a developer made them a huge offer on their building and playground.

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Little Company of Mary Hospital

Details: The hospital itself isn't going anywhere, they are building newer, more modern buildings - ugh. Coincidentally, I was driving on 95th St yesterday and noticing the drastic change in that area that has happened in just the last few years from about California east to Damen. I tried to take a picture of the hospital, but decided to come back

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SouthTown Hospital

Details: After Central Community Hospital closed, the building was re-purposed by a non-profit organization called 'Interventions'. It was one of several alcohol and substance abuse inpatient facilities the company ran - all of which were housed in shuttered hospitals.

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Five Years of Forgotten Chicago, Part 1: Tours – Forgotten

Details: Pictured above is Forgotten Chicago’s third tour in October 2008 of the nearly fully intact Michael Reese Hospital campus. Conducted not long before this site was fenced off and demolished in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games, this tour featured not only the remarkable buildings at the Michael Reese campus, but also Chicago’s Motor Row district, the Gap neighborhood, …

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Chicago Sanitariums/Asylums/Orphanages

Details: Martha Washington Hospital originally began in the mid 19th century as the Washingtonian Home, an organization dedicated to the treatment of the drunken and alchoholic Their facility was at Madison and Ogden. In 1881, the Martha Washington …

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Dunning Insane Asylum

Details: Two Irish lads regularly piloted the hospital trolley from its inception of service in 1918, to its last run o May 18, 1939. They were motorman Danial O'Brien and conductor Patrick Gibbons. Since it was of no value to the Surface lines, Cook County Car No. 1 was scrapped in late 1939. Starting in 1940, a $17,000 gas bus brought patients from

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Dunning Line Photos

Details: The line was a spur track that ran from the old State Hospital (Dunning) South along a path roughly at 6600 West (Nashville Avenue) and joining up with the main tracks just Northwest of the Galewood Station. There are still track remnants that run along the West edge of the Brickyard Shopping Center.

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Addison & Central-Addison & Cicero

Details: The intersection of Addison and Central on the southwest side sits Resurrection Medical Center which this hospital had so many different names through the years. The hospitals before Resurrection always had a bad reputation. Kitty corner where now the CVS pharmacy sits was Dominick's for a long time. Before in that location was a Mayflower

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southtown Hospital

Details: I was born in southtown hospital in 1952. This was a home for unwed mothers. Does anyone have any information on this place and know where the records might be stored.

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Balzekas Museum/Von Solbrig Hospital

Details: One was Northwest Hospital at Addison and Central and the other was Von Solbrig. The former to the best of my knowledge was built by a contractor with dubious business ties. Von Solbrig, on the other hand, was owned by a surgeon. Indeed, reports of very sketchy care circulated in the 70's and it was closed.

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Municpal Tuberculosis Sanitorium

Details: > There was a TB Sanitorium next to Loyola Hospital > and the VA Hospital on La Grange Road. I believe > it was on LaGrange Rd. Loyola and the Hines VA hospital are just south of Roosevelt and First Ave in Maywood. On that intersection is the Madden Mental Health Clinic. Don't recall a TB Sanitorium in that vicinity.

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Illinois Research Hospital

Details: The hospital was there until approximately 1980's when it was in bad shape and was replace with the U of I hospital complex of research hospitals. The 7400 block of S. Mays is within the area that the park could have been. Options:

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Lewis Memorial Maternity Hospital

Details: There was a Lewis Memorial Maternity Hospital of Chicago's south side at 3001 S. Michigan Avenue, pretty much on the corner of Michigan and 29th. It was an archdiocese hospital run by Sisters of Charity of Providence.

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Balzekas Museum/Von Solbrig Hospital

Details: As a young attorney handling automobile accident defense cases, I became very familiar with Von Solbrig Hospital. Dr. Van Solbrig was well known for dealing with minor injuries and working with ambulance chasers to give reports on how serious the injuries were.

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Tracks near the Brickyard

Details: You can still see a slight hump in Irving Park Road where the tracks once crossed the street to enter the hospital grounds. The tracks are in place but no longer in use from where they leave the mainline and up to Diversey. The Soo Line (later absorbed by parent company CP Rail) took over the Milwaukee Road in 1985 and what was left of freight

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312 '72 – Forgotten Chicago History, Architecture, and

Details: Instead of moving out of the area, local institutions Illinois Institute of Technology and Michael Reese Hospital decided to stay. They worked in conjunction with the city and private companies to build the Lake Meadows and Prairie Shores high rise complexes. These mostly-middle class high rises were a successful example compared to other

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63rd and halsted in the 50's

Details: In the early 70's, while attending Wilson Junior College, located at 71st and Stewart, I had a student-aid job with the school. One day the Athletic Director asked me and a couple of other guys to go with him to clean up an off-campus storage facility the athletic department maintained.

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Lone graves sites in Chicagoland

Details: > Oak Forest Hospital, just off of Cicero. I believe > there were more graves there and markers but were > moved some time ago. One stone remains, flush to > the ground. If I am thinking of the same place, that is actually a Potter's Field. If you read the marker, it is dedicated to the (presumably) hundreds of people that were buried there.

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Hot Dog Stand in Dunning

Details: Dunning was in fact a mental hospital, but the whole area is also called Dunning. It was named after a farmer who originally had a farm in the area. Options: Reply • Quote

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Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants

Details: The drive in on 95th St next to Christ Hospital was Buss's ( I am not sure of the spelling). Does anybody know the name of restaurant at the intersection of 79th, Southwest Highway & kedzie during the late 50's & 60's.It was on the northwest corner. Richard Nowak

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Features Forgotten Chicago History, Architecture, and

Details: Features. This is the second in a multi-part series on lost and found 1980s architecture and interiors in the Chicago area. This article examines projects that tend to be ephemeral and forgotten during any decade, but receive little research or documentation. For part one in this series, visit here. Read More ».

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Dr. Kraft's Office

Details: Dr Frank Krafts office was at 52nd & Kedie above the drugstore-Remember the long staircase going up-I wondered how cripple or very old could get up there.Dr Kraft was the all round Dr,did it all!Smoked cigars & always drove a Cadillac.His nurses name was Josephine & she was with him forever!He brought Me & my 2 sisters into the world at Holy Cross hospital.He made house …

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Uncovering Forgotten Chicago Through Research and Events

Details: Realty and Building Chicago’s longest-running real estate and building magazine from 1888 to the early 2000s was Realty and Building, named The Economist until 1946. Only partially digitized through 1922, Forgotten Chicago has photographed and scanned more than 6,500 articles and images from the 1920s to the 1990s, an invaluable research tool on the

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Western Electric

Details: [b]I had worked there in the 50's and at that time they had 27,000 workers going three shifts. I wiered and tested. It was a good place to work with a lot of extra activity like night schools, concerts,ham radio clubs and even had it's own hospital for it's workers.[/b]

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Maps – Forgotten Chicago History, Architecture, and

Details: T his page consists of a small collection of maps, available for download, that our readers may find useful. These maps are a small addendum to the excellent and numerous collections of Chicago-related maps already available on the internet. The online version of the Encyclopedia of Chicago is the best resource for historic maps of Chicago. It is comprised of …

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Forgotten Chicago Forum :: General Discussion

Details: lawndale pest house and isolation hospital: 3,299 : 6 : crowamonghens : 01/29/2013 01:45PM Last Post by Caseyg Thanks to Greg Borzo! 1,037 : 2 : QlassiQue : 01/25/2013 10:04PM Last Post by daveg Jacob Interviewed on NBC Chicago Tonight, 1/25: 1,031 : 1 : QlassiQue : 01/25/2013 07:38PM Last Post by QlassiQue Patek's: 1,078 : 3 : slickchick

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Forgotten Chicago Forum :: General Discussion

Details: General Discussion Forgotten Chicago Forum Feel free to discuss anything related to the website here.

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The More Things Change – Forgotten Chicago History

Details: T he more things change…the more they become different. Or the less similar they get? Things certainly don’t stay the same here in Chicago, where the demolition machine rolls on and on. This was an abandoned. building on the campus of Chicago Read Mental Health Center.. It is done in a version of Mid-Century architecture that was usually reserved for schools.

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Five Years of Forgotten Chicago, Part 2: Research

Details: The best-known and highest-profile local building in this style is subject to an ongoing preservation battle; Bertrand Goldberg’s remarkable Prentice Women’s Hospital. There are, however, dozens of other Chicagoland buildings in this style that are virtually unknown.

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Radar Calibration Tower

Details: The railroad line is a spur line off the old St.Paul, Minneapolis & Pacific,(Milwaukee Road), RR west line. At one time it terminated at the old Dunning Mental Health Hospital on Irving Park. This is where Wright Junior College is now located. Years ago the line was used for transporting patients to the hospital from downtown.

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Remnants of the "L" – Forgotten Chicago History

Details: Remnants of the "L" – Forgotten Chicago | History, Architecture, and Infrastructure. Chicago is, as one writer put it, a “city of travelers.”1 The city’s sheer sprawl made that moniker inevitable. It also led to the creation of a transportation system that, at its apogee, consisted of a web of streetcars, diesel buses, electrified

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Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants

Details: Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants Posted by: Eric F (---.260.popsite.net) Date: July 10, 2014 08:21AM I remember Cameos at 5900 S Western, wasn't it Kliros at one time

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FC10x10 and Forgotten Chicago's Tenth Event and Tour

Details: Completed in 1913, the former Cook County Hospital was home to many innovations including the world’s first blood bank. Abandoned and deteriorating for nearly 15 years, there are currently plans to restore and reuse this iconic building. A sold-out group joined Forgotten Chicago on Sunday, August 27, 2017 for our first walking tour of the

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Famous People From Your Neighborhood

Details: Don't forgot Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose first home in Edgewater was demolished decades ago, and the hospital where she was born has been abandoned since 2001. FC will be doing an all-new and exclusive presentation on Chicago's forgotten political landmarks on Wednesday, September 17; details here:

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Grove Street – Forgotten Chicago History, Architecture

Details: Grove street is a small diagonal street that runs southwest, starting east of Canal street north of Cermak, ending at the Illinois Central railroad embankment opposite Archer. Where it terminates there is a disused, semi-blocked off underpass where the street used to connect to the intersection of Archer and Normal.

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St. Anne's, Garfield & Wentworth

Details: There should be pictures of it in a book that the CPL has, as do many of the suburban libraries. It's the History of the Archdiocese of Chicago, a 2 volume treasure trove of pictures and information about every parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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Lake Shore Drive Redux – Forgotten Chicago History

Details: Lake Shore Drive (LSD) is probably Chicago’s most famous road, and much has already been written about its colorful history. We’ll try not to retread. At the time of the great fire, LSD was a placid right of way lined with mansions. It began at Oak street and extended north to the then city limit at Fullerton avenue.

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Beth Jacob Cemetery, Morton Grove/Niles

Details: The fenced-off area is a strip of land running west-east between Shermer and Waukegan south of Dempster and just north of Main Street. (In landmark terms, south of Classic Bowl, north of Lavitt Animal Hospital (which both have Morton Grove addresses) and west of that nursing home on the peninsula where Caldwell meets Waukegan.)

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Forgotten Chicago Forum :: General Discussion

Details: Little Company of Mary Hospital: 4,705 : 15 : bwalsh : 08/23/2012 05:02AM Last Post by silliker Sieben's Brewery: 3,301 : 3 : fleurblue : 08/22/2012 02:14PM Last Post by nordsider FC Radio Interview with Outside the Loop Radio: 1,212 : 1 : QlassiQue : 08/16/2012 04:38PM Last Post by QlassiQue Loyola, Depaul Football: 1,409 : 2 : Kchi : 08/13

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Review of FC175, Our Chicago Birthday Party Held March 31

Details: The bizarre story of Chicago’s most scandalous private hospital, repurposed in the 1980s as an Eastern European cultural museum, with many of its original features largely extant; Chicago’s rare and deteriorating World War II remnants south of Midway Airport, and the little-studied Clearing Industrial District

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Women And Childrens Hospital On North Maypole

Details: Women And Childrens Hospital On North Maypole . Posted by: Eric F Date: March 21, 2015 08:24PM. Has anyone ever heard of it ? Friend of mine says he was born there in 1949, but doesn't know what ever became of it. Options: Reply

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