Remembering Old Time Harvey
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#1 Mar 17, 2010
4th of July Parades held every year on 154th Street.
the old movie theater in Downtown Harvey,
Downtown Harvey was thrivng with shoe stores, clothing stores, dime stores, drug stores, Dr. & Dentist offices and so much more,
the old A&P Grocery Store. Wally's Grocers on 147th Street, along with Dairy Queen and Jack in the Box near there.
The BPOE (Elk's Club) and the seafood dinners (& the grand old building that it had, now long gone),
all the high dollar residences on 155th Street, before the Dixie Square Mall there was the Dixie high Golf Course,
the drive-in theater in Posen,
canoeing on the Little Calumet River,
the Moose Lodge on Dixie Hwy,
before I-57 was built (you had Bremen Hwy.),
Community, Dog n' Suds (on 147th),
there were jobs galore with various industries such as Wyman Gordon, Buda, Allied Tube, etc.,etc.,
There's so much more!
#2 Mar 17, 2010
That was the good old days i live at 163th & halsted, wish i could go back how about you?
#3 Mar 17, 2010
If anyone on this site lives in Harvey and is seriously interested in coming together, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm looking to start an organization to serve the people of Harvey. If you are not a servant, want to do this for some opportunistic gain,or are part of some group already making the city worse, don't bother. Pass this message to others you think might be interested. Thanks
#4 Mar 17, 2010
I commend you my friend.....Maybe I'll have a "Town to come home to" and "Do thing like we used to"
#5 Apr 9, 2010
Art's Roller Rink
TV Repair Shop on 145th & Halsted
Blue Ribbon Pizza
Sears Service Center on 144th & Halsted
Willy's Weenie Wagon
Bozo Hot Dogs
Shell Full Service Gas Station 147th & Halsted
Old Bryant School
#6 Apr 12, 2010
You forgot about the ABC drive in that use to be at 147th Dixie Highway.
Thom McCanns shoe store
McKinley School at 147th Robey
Harvey in my day was a great town to grow up, and I have everlasting memories of that once great city. Long live the Wildcats!!
#7 Apr 12, 2010
How about the old "Sinclair" (Later ARCO) Research Labs? That was such a solid buiding complex that went to waste.
How about Watson Oldsmobile? Another dealership that had a real nice show room that you could readily see when driving by, plus it had a service center behind it.
Harvey provided a lot of great jobs at one time!
Remember McDonald trails?
#8 Apr 13, 2010
The old "Drive-in" in "Posen" on 147th ST is mentioned, just couldn't think of the name of it! Thanks for the update!(Maybe that was Harvey but it's hard to tell since I-57 was built.)
#9 Apr 18, 2010
Mary D's Restaurant,
G & W BBQ,
Big Frank's Restaurant,
People's Club (steak and eggs)
#10 Apr 28, 2010
I used to live in Markham (long, long ago) but I remember my mom bringing us kids home Beef Sandwiches from Blue Ribbon. Does anyone know if they opened up in another location? I can still remember the taste, yum!
#11 May 14, 2010
I think that Blue Ribbons legacy is the Voodoo Lounge somewhere in Northwest, Indiana and may be owed by the niece of the former Blue Ribbon owners. I might not be dead on with this info, so I'll look into it.
#12 May 14, 2010
It's the Zombie Lounge in Crown Point, IN. Here's what I found on the internet:
Established in 1992
My grandfather bought a bar in Harvey, IL in 1948, with money he made from bootlegging, after he got out of jail for bootlegging. That bar was called Zombie Club. When I was a little girl my mom used to tell me the story, what a cool name for a bar I used to think. Back in those days it was a big deal to own your own business, so my grandfather (John Anello), changed the name of the bar to Anello's. Pabst Blue Ribbon beer gave him a sign that said, Anello's Pabst Blue Ribbon. Over time everyone started calling the bar the Blue Ribbon. I sold the family business about 10-15 years ago, after being in business for almost 50 yrs.
Meet the Business Owner: Pam T.
I have lived in Crown Point, IN my whole life. After driving back & forth to Harvey, IL every day, to our family business, all I ever dreamed of was having a rest./bar in my home town. So when the opportunity arose itself , I decided to go back in history & name it Zombie Club. Zombie Club is from back in the days when all the soldiers came back home from the south seas, & tiki bars where all the rage. It has nothing to do with the living dead, more about the tropical drink from the 40s. I am inviting you to come & see it for yourself & order a Zombie, our signature drink
#13 May 14, 2010
I used to live in Harvey years ago and when they got rid of the Jack N The Box on Halsted I knew then that things were changing. And Willie's Winnie Wagon had the best hamburgers. Wow!
#14 May 14, 2010
Thanks so much Old Time, I am definitely going to check out the Zombie Lounge, it's about 6 hours away from me but would make a great weekend trip :)
Sandra, Willie's Weenie Wagon was one of the best, still miss that place too!
#15 May 16, 2010
#16 May 26, 2010
oh my gosh!!!!!!! so many memories.....what the hell happened??????????
#17 May 26, 2010
Oh my gosh.........so many memories.where and the hell did time go?????????? and harvey???
#18 May 28, 2010
I lived at 147th and Center ave.
Went to Bryant grade school.
Loved going to Wally's and the Dairy Queen.
Got stuck walking in the mud at Thornton High school track field, dad had to come and get me out.
Dad would take us to Blue Ribbon for a great beef sandwich.
We moved to Homewood in 1966.
#19 Jun 1, 2010
I spent my entire childhood in Harvey. I was born at Ingles Memorial Hospital, went to Bryant School and Thornton Township High School. I remember cherry cokes at the lunch counter at Woolworth Dime Store, Clark's Icecream, Hellen's dress shop, Eagle Deopartment Store, Saterday afternoon movies at the Harvey and Brandt theatres and the Carnegie Harvey Public Library. Yes, those were the days.
#20 Jun 1, 2010
Noral Jewelers, Arts roller rink, Kickert Datsun, Bauer Buick, little league, the Harvey POOL!!! I spent many summers there! We used to walk to Dixie Square, or ride our bikes. Danley's garage world, Robert Hall, Steinburg and Baum (sp?). Great pizza's at the Blue Ribbon (we carried one home once and dropped it, it still tasted good but it was messy.) I had my first frog legs at the Moose Lodge when I was a kid. And dont forget the the miniature golf that was next to the drive in in Posen. I lived on the West side and went to the Posen schools and Bremen.
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