carl3615

Oak Forest, IL

#661 Feb 16, 2013
Dusty wrote:
I'm trying to rack my brain on if there was a "sandy" area between Greenwood Rd and Lincoln Ave along what I think was California Ave? There were woods there before those condo's went in back in the 70's. This area would have been east of Dolton Park too. I remember that area before it was developed with housing. The old PRR tracks ran along there too (later it was Conrail).
Dusty, I have a video clip of those condos/apartments going up--mid 1970's. Those railroad tracks were one of the most cursed--haha. But one still can't get around Dolton with the railroads.
Anyone have a few spare viaducts in their garage?
Dusty

Montgomery, IL

#662 Feb 17, 2013
carl3615 wrote:
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Dusty, I have a video clip of those condos/apartments going up--mid 1970's. Those railroad tracks were one of the most cursed--haha. But one still can't get around Dolton with the railroads.
Anyone have a few spare viaducts in their garage?
Hey Carl-Too bad you didn't have some video clips of some new viaducts being built in the mid-70's! The worst tracks were the IHB tracks on Indiana Ave, they were always rough to drive over if you were able to cross them without a train blocking the crossing! I'd be interested in seeing the video clips of those condos being built.
Judy

Fairbury, IL

#663 Mar 7, 2013
KTD wrote:
Has anyone mentioned the little grocery store that was on Lincoln Avenue near Langley (I think) right by the curves? It was run by a little old lady who lived upstairs. I remember riding my bike over just to buy the penny candy.
Moscavolo's
Judy

Fairbury, IL

#664 Mar 7, 2013
What about Pannozzo's on 142 and Woodlawn. Ice skating at Dolton Park.
Dolton Denizen

Deerfield, IL

#665 Mar 8, 2013
I remember an ice cream parlor on Lincoln & Chicago with Martino's cobbler next door. Horney's dime store and the Dolton Library above "city hall". I played little league for the Medics sponsored by Thompson Clinic and babe ruth for Brown's Funeral Home. I spent most of the pennies I made collecting bottles and delivering the Advertiser at the Dairy Queen on 140th & Indiana. Downtown Dolton had Herzog's clothing store and a live bait shop.
Karen Ekstrom

Phoenix, AZ

#666 Mar 9, 2013
Susan McGarity wrote:
Hi to all the St. Mary's and Elizabeth Seton students out there.
Went to St Marys and graduated from Seton in 72.
carl3615

Oak Forest, IL

#667 Mar 10, 2013
RIVERDALE GRAIN TOWER TO BE DEMOLISHED!!

DAMIANI'S PIZZA CLOSES...AGAIN!!

http://www.villageofriverdale.org/

Grain tower is going down, according to the website above on March 16, 2012 at 1 PM. They list a ceremony taking place then, but the actual demo time isn't noted, but I am checking.

Heard Papa Damiani's closed--they were in St John, IN at the Northwoods Restaurant. It was just bought out and the new owner decided to do his own pizza, as I was told. Not sure of Lou's new plans.
RVDL GRAINERY DEMOLITION

West Chicago, IL

#668 Mar 11, 2013
Please read the preceding comment.
Bill Clausing -AZ

Queen Creek, AZ

#669 Mar 11, 2013
Dolton Denizen wrote:
I remember an ice cream parlor on Lincoln & Chicago with Martino's cobbler next door. Horney's dime store and the Dolton Library above "city hall". I played little league for the Medics sponsored by Thompson Clinic and babe ruth for Brown's Funeral Home. I spent most of the pennies I made collecting bottles and delivering the Advertiser at the Dairy Queen on 140th & Indiana. Downtown Dolton had Herzog's clothing store and a live bait shop.
When did you play for the Medics. I played for them when Mr Heitmann was the coach. Larry Vis was our catcher and Buzz Heitman was one of our pitchers.
Friday

Indianapolis, IN

#670 Mar 14, 2013
Dolton/Riverdale Little League ruled the south suburbs. Arts roller rink, poppin fresh, dolton park carnival and fireworks, queens fest, Ben Franklin on 144th st, the grainery, value village fire!, sneaking into piskateers and Isaac Walton to cast a line. Waiting for hours to cross the railroad tracks. Remember the old guy who walked through neighborhoods with the knife sharpening cart?! What an awesome place to grow up.
Joe Seely

Louisville, KY

#671 Mar 18, 2013
I rememember the itinerant knife sharpener; didn't think anyone else did! I also remember the "Old Potato Plant" on Indiana near 147th. There was also an old, industrial type building on Greenwood, just east of Chicago Road. Does nyone remember what it was? I attended the ceremony regarding the grain elevator last Saturday, but I think it will not be coming down anytime real soon. I remember hearing that a horse had been killed by an automoble near Berger School in the early 60's. Old-time comedian Bert Wheeler, of Wheeler and Woolsey, was grand marshal of the 4th of July parade, circa 1963.
Dolton Denizen

Deerfield, IL

#672 Mar 18, 2013
Circa 1958 (gulp)

Since: Mar 13

Janesville, WI

#673 Mar 18, 2013
I grew up on Lincoln Ave. I too remember the knife sharpener and ....seeing Santa at the Dolton Cinema. I remember when in the summer some policeman rode their Harleys instead of cars! I remember the big billboard on Lincoln just past the S curve advertising the homes to be built in
Marydale Manor starting at $19,900! My mom was librarian when the library was on the top floor of city hall and I spent my afternoons there with her after morning kindergarten. She also baked pies for the Woodshed restaurant (I believe that was the name of it)before it burned down.
Dusty

West Chicago, IL

#674 Mar 19, 2013
Joe Seely wrote:
I rememember the itinerant knife sharpener; didn't think anyone else did! I also remember the "Old Potato Plant" on Indiana near 147th. There was also an old, industrial type building on Greenwood, just east of Chicago Road. Does nyone remember what it was? I attended the ceremony regarding the grain elevator last Saturday, but I think it will not be coming down anytime real soon. I remember hearing that a horse had been killed by an automoble near Berger School in the early 60's. Old-time comedian Bert Wheeler, of Wheeler and Woolsey, was grand marshal of the 4th of July parade, circa 1963.
I remember the knife sharpening guy pushing his cart around and the bells on it would ring as he pushed it along! He was getting a good workout pushing that cart all over too!
On the Grainery Demoltion Ceremony-Was there any plans on what they were going to do with land left behind?
ask for jim

Elgin, IL

#675 Mar 19, 2013
johns candy store on 144th in Riverdale, wicks lumber moved into the old jewel. Hi Lo, Evans Drugs had ice cream fountain. Witches Woods.Lived in Dolton spent most of my time in Riverdale
Judy Frego Thomsen

Cedar Lake, IN

#676 Mar 22, 2013
Susan McGarity wrote:
<quoted text>
Judy, If this posts and you read it just wanted to say Hi! It has been way too many years since we have
reminisced. Hope all is well. Susan
Hi Susan - what a surprise! Just checked this website today (3-22-13!) and saw your comment. How are you? Where are you? I was just talking to someone the other day about my friend Sue McGarity and when she lived with my family. Do you remember that? It was like the sister I never had! Hope all is well with you and your family. Judy
annette renee gifford

United States

#678 Mar 28, 2013
Who remembers Frosty Hut 138 and School or lents pizza, galaxi grill, greco candy
Naomi Durham

Waco, TX

#679 Mar 28, 2013
I remember Riverdale Park, IGA grocery store, The Marine Shop on the corner of 138th & Indiana Ave., I remember Horney's Dime Store, Natoli's, next to the IGA, later called Certified. I remember Our Savior's Lutheran Church on the corner of 138th & Wabash. I remember the laundromat on Indiana Ave, and the gun shop, the Elks club. Ben Franklin's on 144th St. Kickapoo woods, Lorenzetti's Pizza, A & W drive in. Ivanhoe liquors, Dunlap Engineering, the car wash, Jack in the Box on the corner of Halsted Street & 147th St. Dolton House Restaurant (I used to work there) Herzogs, Koch's, The Barn on Chicago Rd & Greenwood Rd, Dolton Jewelers. Yes I remember living in Riverdale and all the trains........
dblanke

Mountain Home, AR

#680 Apr 6, 2013
How about the tramplines on Cottage Grove
Dusty wrote:
Did Fred's become Louis & Mario's? The Colonial Club was a nice place-too bad all of the old time 137th ST is gone, but there are a lot of photos of it on Webshots!
ckutz

United States

#681 Apr 6, 2013
I remember the trampoline park. They were ground level and built into the Almar Plaza parking lot. I believe the place closed down in the mid 60's.

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