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How could you ever forget the Palm Tavern, home of all of the celebrities who
performed at the old Regal Theater.  Also the Fuller Department Store on 47th street. 
There is a website for the Palm Tavern and they have pictures

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Inside the Palm Tavern
The Southmore Hotel was also a popular spot
 
Submitted by Annette Vaughn Nunnally



Submitted by
Acquenetta Taylor( De Dee)
Ventures dept. store
Homemakers Furnitures
Herb Kents ( Sock Hops)
Altgeld Gardens Children Building talent shows where Michael Jackson performed,
and the stair steps, and where Martin Luther King Spoke

Smokie Joe's mens shop ( Elpaco Sweaters)on state & wabash
Rothchilds
5,7.9. Shop in the plaza
Big Bens
Upper Lower North Center
Starlight   ( in the Children's building Center ) In Altgeld Gardens
The B Building
The C Building
The Bird Cage
Flukie's Lounge ( Actress  Lisa Raye's Daddy )
The State Theater ( In Roseland)
Gately's Department Store
The Carmel corn shop
Mr. Nasberry fruit & vegetable truck
Miss Lee ( The candy lady in Block 3) Altgeld Gardens
Rosebud Farm ( Altgeld Gardens
Robert Halls
Woolworths
Kraskie's 5 & 10 store

Continuation's  school ( Double E ) downtown
Central State  ( Continuation's School 219 S. Dearborn in the federal Building)

Big Daddy's Barbeque House 119th  Street
The Superior Lounge  120th Halsted



(1) Flukeys Lounge - 82nd Cottage Grove         
(2) Night Cap Lounge - 82nd Cottage Grove      
(3) Utopia Lounge - Behind Bus Station 63rd King Drive
(4) Club 74 - 74th Cottage Grove                      
(5) Continental - East 79th off Cottage Grove     
(6) Invictor and Toronto 72nd Cottage Grove      
(7) Black Orchard - 59th Street                        
(8) Brads - 51st State                                            
(9) Bernice Twilight Zone - 79th Exchange                                                            
(10) Living Room - 83rd off Cottage Grove 
(11) Shirley's Lounge - 82nd Cottage Grove
(12) Bucket of Blood - Westside
(13) Checkmate Lounge
(14) Players Choice - 74th Exchange
(15) George's Piece of the Rock - 87th Racine
(16) Name of the Game - East 75th
Submitted by Tijwana Baugh

 

Submitted by LukiBill
Two Skating Rinks on the Westside, The Madison on Madison near Western Avenue just east of the viaduct and some Catholic Church whose name escapes me at the moment but the church was on Kedzie and Douglas Blvd.

The Blue Note that was on Wabash just north of Roosevelt Road.Another Club was the White Elephant on the Westside on Kedzie near Arthington.

There was a 24-hour movie house in the South Loop I think it was called the Clark and it was south on Clark.

Walgreen's used to have cafeterias in many of their locations such as Madison and Pulaski; Madison and Oakley and 79th and Halsted.

There were several movie houses on the Westside left off the list, the Gold on Roosevelt just west of Homan; the Central Park and the 20th Century both on Roosevelt Road just east of Central Park Avenue  They were across the street from each other.  There was aother one on Roosevelt just west of Pulaski and here was another one on Madison justwest of Pulaski.

Don't forget the 24-hour grocery store, on the westside, called the Confidential on Madison just east of Sacramento.  I think it was owned b Buddy Bear.

The Loop Skating Rink started out on Ashland Avenue around 9000 South.

And last but not least don't frget those delicious hamburgers from Prince and Joy's.



from Rodney Patmon

Plato's Place - south side
The Living Room - south side
Fred 'n Jacks Hamburgers at
75th and Vincennes

Jiffy Hamburgers at 55th and
South Park (King Drive)

The Parkway Ballroom at 45th
and South Park

Izola's Restaurant at 79th
and Rhodes

The Double drive-in theatre
The Orange Pussycat Lounge
The Knotty Pine on 103rd st.
The Shrimp Boat on 127th Michigan
The Tiki Room downtown

Queen of the Sea restaurant
(Al Benson said, "Get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner")

Gi-Gi's Alley for discount everything(Al Benson said, "Good credit, bad credit, no credit at all

The Rhodes Theater on 79th
and Rhodes

from Shefflon Tidwell

1. Skate city on west 63rd
 2. Fox Wheels 62nd damen
3. Oakwood theater 39th drexel
4.A&P foods stores
5. Ventures department store
6. Turnstyle department store
7. United theater
8. Coliseum


from Betty Bussell

REMEMBER 
'LEM'S BAR-B-QUE" JOINT
AT 58TH UNDER THE 'L' TRACKS.  YOU COULD
SMELL THE BBQ BEFORE
YOU GOT TO THE 58TH STREET 'L' STOP AND
AGAIN ON THE
CONNECTING BUS ...
WHEN SOME ONE ON
THE BUS WAS CHOPPING DOWN.
Remember the "Esquire Lounge" on 95th and Wentworth?  Guitar Red 
and all the good dancing couples?

 

Nut Chews
Shoe Strings
Thunder Bird
Boone's Farm
Champiple
Father Johns
Street Cars
Dixie Peach
The Original Regal Theatre
Cold Duck
20 Muleteam Borax
Sangria
Chum Gum
Castor Oil
Murray's Pomade
High-Low Foods
Vicks
L. FIsh Furniture
Goose Greese
Wooden AirPlanes
Silver Cup Bread
Wiebolts on 63rd & on State Street
"Sun Roof Tops"
Jitney Cabs
Willis Wagons
Champale
Silver Satin
Cold Duck
S & H Green Stamps
Dutch Cleanser
Crisco
Glo Coat
Aero Wax
Del Farm
National Tea Company
Kroger
A & P
Rival Dog Food
Strong Hart
Kennel Ration
WIndmill Cookies
"L" Stations that are no more (58th, 63rd & Wentworth, Stoney Island
the 'dime store' at 63rd & Halsted
"Plunk your magic twanger Froggie ... Hiya Kids, Hiya!"
Catfish Digbees
Why were they called "P" coats?


Eating Argo Starch 
Carr's Dept Store on 63rd Street
(or when it used to be Southtown
 movie theater).
Henry's Hamburgers next
door to Carr's
When Sears was on the NE corner
of 63rd & Halsted
The  ? movie theater next to Sears
When Woolworth's was on the
SW corner of 63rd & Halsted
Big glazed donuts from 63rd &
Halsted, under the El
Butternut candy bar


Top Shooters made with wood and rubberbands


From D. Carlos
Do You Remember. West side theaters Imperial, Marlboro,Four Star,Rena. Skating at St. Agatha, Henrys Hamburgers,
The Blue World, El Campos pizza. Did you forget Lunchroom cookies,
The Knotty Pine(115th), Ripple, Tom Oleskers (downtown/Gary).

 

DEE EVANS' LIST

Bollo BatsJacks
Root the Peg
Hopscotch
Ovaltine
Bosco
Lard
Fluffo
Jiffy Popcorn
Prima Beer
Falstaff Beer
Greyhound on 63rd Stony
Prince N Joy
Red Rooster Grocery
Jew Town chops & polish
Chili Cones on 41st
Chicken in the Box -43rd at South Park
Hot Dogs & Barrel Root Beer in Goldblatts Basement
The L stop basement Stores
Dino the Dinosaur
Elsie the Cow
Little Bill
Gas Station & Detergent Promotions with glassware & towels
Fels Napca
Kirks Castile
Thebest Laundry
2 Gun Pete
The Black Lone Ranger
Gills Don’t go Flat Beer- 47th
Harold cooking in the kitchen on 47th & Kimbark
The  Met Theater
Valentine Photographer on 46th & South Park
Robert Hall clothes
Smokey Joes
Ember Furniture
Mandle Brothers
The Fair
Long Distance operators
Party line telephone calls
Change taped to the back of the cigarette pack
Street Cars
Transfers & Tokens
Soul Train on channel 26 with Clinton Gent



The photographer on 46th and South Park at the Parkway Ballroom was Jim Morris, our mom worked

for him. 
What about the bus depot on South Park and 63rd across the street from White City Skating Rink for the bus that went to Hammond and Gary and Altgeld Garden. 
What about Robert's on 63rd and Calumet and the bowling alley. 
Thank you from Ginger. 


From Lynne

Ber-Tals  the store on Randolph with all the
fancy dresses

Dells Furniture Mart  commercial

DEBORAH DAWSON'S LIST

SQUASH SEED
HOLLYWOOD(candy bar)
NUTTY BUTTER
GERMAN CHOCOLATE COOKIES
SLOE POKE
BLACK COW
FRUIT COCKTAIL
BARRELS
HOG HEAD CHEESE
HILL MAN'S
APPLE BUTTER
FOOD STAMPS
PLASTIC PAPER COLOR FOR YOUR BLACK AND WHITE TV
QUARTER PARTY'S
WAIST LINE PARTY'S
FISH NETS
LEG WARMERS
BANANA BITS
OLD CHICAGO ICE CREAM
GOING IN THE HOUSE WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON
REX ALL DRUG STORE
Mr.G's
AL CO'S 9on 35th SOUTH PARK
(NOW IT'S King Drive)
and WHEN YOUR MOTHER
SENT YOU TO THE STORE WITH
A NOTE FOR CIGARETTES
OH YEA ONE MORE THING
BLACK NIGHT(A GAME)
COOKIE BREAK
SLAP STICKS
AND THE REAL SWEET TARTS.


ROBIN TILLOTSON'S LIST

The wet look
The Processed hair
Conked hair
TV dinners
Window pane stockings
Pez candy dispensers
The weekly Reader
Parker House Sausage
Joe Lewis Milk
Officer Friendly
Dill Pickles with a peppermint stick in it
Magazines with the words
to all the current
songs in it



There was the Capital Theatre at 79th & Halsted for great stage shows
and movies

From Darryl Gray

Bluing & Wash Boards
from Spurge53


Gloria McElwaine's list
Grocery Store - Nationals
Clothing Stores - Robert Halls, Evans, Rosalee, Mysels
Restaurants - Leon's Bar B Que
Other Stores - Benjamin Franklin, Korvetts (87th Cicero)
Clubs - Horizon West


 

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From Eugene Jarrett on 10/18/08

South Pacific Restaurant (Oriental Theatre)
Moody's Lounge 79th and May,
Ernie's Longe 83rd just east of South Chicago
the Black Orchid, Juanita's on 43rd Street
Smokey joes, Maxis Las Brisas,
Miss Tylers restaurant before the new white sox park ,
Rogers Rest.57th and State ,
Du Sable social center,Shakespeare social center
Norman the Barber, Cherry the Tailor, Wohlmuth Tailors,
Fox Bros Tailors, Alberts, Arvetts,
the Louis theatre 35th and Michigan,Peyton Place

From Laurence Mixon

First two corrections the basement store was on the corner of 66th and Normal it was my first job and Argia B's was on 78th and Halsted.  There are several movie shows that were omitted from the southside. The Louis, Owl, Kim, Capital and Esquire. Then some of the other night clubs were The Warehouse, Rumpus Room, The Green Bunny and Peyton Place. Smokey Joe's Clothing Store. Prince & Joy's Hamburgers and Uncle Austee's Hamburgers on 69th & Stewart behind Parker High School and Chicken Unlimited. The Donut Shop at 63rd and Halsted under the El Station. Flagg Brothers and Hardy Shoes. All of these were on the Southside.


Here's a long one with LOTS of Stuff N Things from Dee Evans

Older 'n Dirt!!

"Hey Dad," one of my kids asked the other day, "What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?"

"We didn't have fast food when I was growing up," I informed him. "All the food was slow."

"C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?"

"It was a place called 'at home,'" I explained. "Grandma cooked every day and when Grandpa got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it."

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table. But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it:

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card. In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears AND Roebuck. Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow). We didn't have a television in our house until I was 11, but my grandparents had one before that. It was, of course, black and white, but they bought a piece of colored plastic to cover the screen. The top third was blue, like the sky, and the bottom third was green, like grass. The middle third was red. It was perfect for programs that had scenes of fire trucks riding across someone's lawn on a sunny day. Some people had a lens taped to the front of the TV to make the picture look larger.

I was 13 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called "pizza pie." When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.

We didn't have a car until I was 15. Before that, the only car in our family was my grandfather's Ford. He called it a "machine."

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers. I delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which I got to keep 2 cents. I had to get up at 4 AM every morning.. On Saturday, I had to collect the 42 cents from my customers. My favorite customers were the ones who gave me 50 cents and told me to keep the change. My least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. Touching someone else's tongue with yours was called French kissing and they didn't do that in movies. I don't know what they did in French movies. French movies were dirty and we weren't allowed to see them.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren.. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend:

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to "sprinkle" clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

How many do you remember?

Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Real ice boxes.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Older Than Dirt Quiz:
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about Ratings at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6 Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (OLive-6933)
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S&H Green Stamps
16 Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19 Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are
the best part of my life.

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