Remembering Old Time Harvey
Myron Silvey

Bossier City, LA

#124 Jul 15, 2012
Roy wrote:
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My dad got rid of the pot belly stove and the oil burner sometime in the 50's and had a furnace installed. I wonder if it was your father. I can't remember his full name but it started with an S. we lived at 14840 Turlington. Moved out in 1977 and drove through a few times since and it was a painful experience.
To Roy in Lewisville
I was born in Harvey in 1950, went to Whittier and TTHS. My brother worked at Wasso's, my Mom at Ingalls. I threw the Harvey Trib. At age 16 I had the greatest job in the world- learned how to bet the horses at Washington Park Racetrack. Dog n Suds were like A&W, but not so popular. I moved away in 1967 and have lived in Arlington, TX since 1976.
Ronald Morris

Hoboken, NJ

#125 Aug 6, 2012
I was born and raised in Harvey. Now living in Texas. Would like a source of more Info on Harvey's history. pre 1950 when I was born. Things like when did harvey first get Electric power or Phone service.
Susie Burke Morgan

Indianapolis, IN

#126 Sep 10, 2012
Lisa wrote:
I grew up on 146th & Green Street. I really enjoyed Brunette's Pizza. Also Petroma Chicken. Does anyone remember them?? What about Kick a Poo Woods???
My brother, Joe Burke, worked at Brunetti's pizza. We used to live at 14524 S. Emerald Ave., just one block off Halstead. Our family used to love Petroma's Broasted Chicken. We all hiked in Kickapoo Woods.
Susie Burke Morgan

Indianapolis, IN

#127 Sep 10, 2012
I grew up in Riverdale. Worked at the A & W Drive-In at 145th/Halstead. I just attended the 2012 Harvey Daze, Saturday, in Hammond. There were 4 of us there who used to work at A & W.

Susie Burke Morgan

Chicago Heights, IL

#128 Sep 10, 2012
Susie Burke Morgan wrote:
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My brother, Joe Burke, worked at Brunetti's pizza. We used to live at 14524 S. Emerald Ave., just one block off Halstead. Our family used to love Petroma's Broasted Chicken. We all hiked in Kickapoo Woods.
OMG, that was the best pizza i ever had, no one in the area even comes close! And petroma chicken was the bomb! So many good food memories growing up in Harvey.
I, too, spent many summers hanging out in Kickapoo woods.
I grew up at 14537 Harvey Ave, my dad worked for the water dept for 37 years, retired in 1987. he is buried at cedar park cemetary, and whenever I visit him, I pass the old Brunetti's, and when I close my eyes, I can still taste that pizza, yum!!!!
Chgo Murph

Ripon, WI

#129 Sep 30, 2012
Nobody Mentioned Ginos Steak House, just drove over that way after 30 years, and it is abandoned, stripped of all the roof top a/c and for sale, the canvas awning type entry way is still there all torn to shreads..Horrigle. Such great memories going to Ginos 4 times a year for only SPECIAL occasions!

Des Plaines, IL

#130 Sep 30, 2012
Chgo Murph wrote:
Nobody Mentioned Ginos Steak House, just drove over that way after 30 years, and it is abandoned, stripped of all the roof top a/c and for sale, the canvas awning type entry way is still there all torn to shreads..Horrigle. Such great memories going to Ginos 4 times a year for only SPECIAL occasions!
Used to work @ Geno's '75-'77, the best steaks in the world! Think I heard Paul ended up running it into the ground. Guess it was inevitable given the decline of the area. went past there recently on my way back from a funeral in the area and saw that there was a busted-up sign saying that it had been used as some sort of a BS church. Piece of cable tied from within now holds the front door shut.

Tinley Park, IL

#131 Sep 30, 2012
Good Stuff Now Gone wrote:
Art's Roller Rink
Sibley Pharmacy
Dixie Square
George's Electronics
TV Repair Shop on 145th & Halsted
Blue Ribbon Pizza
Sears Service Center on 144th & Halsted
Willy's Weenie Wagon
Bear's Den
Nelson Chevrolet
Bozo Hot Dogs
Sibley Lumber
Shell Full Service Gas Station 147th & Halsted
Old Bryant School
There used to be a place around 159th and Kedzie that sold taco dogs. It was a hot dog wrapped in a taco shell coveted in hot sauce on the inside and then deep fried. Does anyone remember that? Late 60s early 70s.

United States

#132 Oct 17, 2012
I grew up around 157th Street (East side of the tracks). I went to Holmes School and then Lowell and then Thornridge High School because they "changed the boundaries". Some of the places I remember: I'll start at the early days - 1960's. Prince Castles off 159th Street, Trendsetter (again, off 159the street). I remember walking home the day of the 1967 snowstorm (can you imagine walking home in 3 foot drifts nowdays..wouldn't happen..parents would sue the school). Girls could only wear dresses (again, can you imagine), but my mom was smart and sent me to school that day with pants to wear under my dress (my mother would later challenge the school district to allow girls to wear pants, and she would ultimately win that fight). The Harvey friend Kris and I would ride my brother's Stingray bike with the banana seat with her (or me) on the handlebars. The Harvey Pool cost 50 cents and it was a summer time pleasure. I remember Hals in downtown Harvey across from the Harvey show. As years progressed, and I got older, I remember the Green Shingle and Rubes Sportsman's Club (best ham sandwiches anywhere). I rememebr the "Model" grocery store on the northside of Harvey. As a kid, I thought it looked like an airplane. Those were the days, and I miss them.

Punta Gorda, FL

#133 Nov 30, 2012
Midlo History Buff wrote:
Anyone remember the Golden Point Drive-In restaurant just east of Dixie Highway on 147th?- great hamburgers.
It was across from Robert Hall and Foremost Liquors, I believe, and originally was selling burgers for less than a quarter.

Doylestown, PA

#134 Dec 27, 2012
My mom worked at a restaurant at the corner of Myrtle Ave and 159th Street around 1954 or1955 and can't remember the name. She thinks it was owned by 2 women. She doesn't believe the name was Willy's or G and W's...would anyone have any ideas of what the name was????

I have great memories, too. My grandparents lived in Harvey and we would spend every Sunday at their house after church at the First United Methodist Church in Harvey. Great, great memories!!

Thanks for any info on the restaurant!!
15305 Paulina

United States

#135 Jan 11, 2013
I remember the old YMCA, Triple F Grocery Buehlers TG&Y, Downtown Jehovas Witness church, 5 and dime, Harvey Theater, Old Harvey Library, Bauer Buick, The first and only Burger King(in line opening day), Building of Dixie Square,Models Grocery,Christmas decorations downtown on all light post,Clark gas station, Rexall Drugs, Laudrymat across from Clark's, Major motors and oh yeas the old Harvey Pull. We had our differences back then in Harvey but we took care of each other and we kept the city clean and ours. Hard working blue collar folks raising families and making it. I so miss "Simpler Times". Fireworks down at Thorton High school were incredible. Halstead Drive inn was a blast. Kickapoo park/woods was great for BBQ and fun. BBQ shop on page ave. as well as the apartment buildings across from it. Had so much life in that city back then. We all miss it, but we all know how it came to an end. Nice to remeber and savor it. We definately have memories that some others living there now could never comprehend. WE LOVE YOU OLD HARVEY. 1971 to present day. I'm still kickn. Born in Ingalls:)
15305 Paulina

United States

#136 Jan 11, 2013
Mayor Kellog was the swimming instucter at Rosa Parks. LOL.

Terre Haute, IN

#137 Jan 11, 2013
Doesn't anyone remember The Shade, the Clock, Helen and Bob's (Glob's) Ken's Grocery and Liquor, Kalinowski's, the Polar Bear in the dentist's window, the ice rink, floating down the canal on oil tanks, Trade Winds Drive In?
R G Spangler


#138 Jan 19, 2013
OMG I remember so many of those places. Harvey
was such a nice town to grow up. So sad what's
become of it. I grew up at 15222 Vine Avenue.
We lived right across the street from the new
convent at Ascension School where we all went to
grade school. The school is all boarded up now.
Anyone remember Ray, the janitor, who worked at
Ascension for decades.
I remember Gilbert's grocery store and Jimmy the
Greek's store on 154th where we use to buy all our
candy. Does anyone remember Eagle Department Store, J.C. Penney's on 154th, Helen's Dress Shop
across from Woolworth's, Community Drug Store,
Page Avenue Bakery, Robert Hall Clothing Store,
Thom McCan Shoes. The last place to close on
154th was Jean's Bakery. I don't even recognize it now.

United States

#139 Jan 22, 2013
Wasso's is still there til this day....

Chicago Heights, IL

#140 Feb 6, 2013
I'm looking for anything from Nielsen Chevrolet like pictures, brochures anything.

Since: Feb 13

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#141 Feb 12, 2013
Old Times in Harvey wrote:
Remember the:
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!
Harvey hasn't always been a ghetto?

“the One and Only.....”

Since: Dec 10


#142 Feb 13, 2013
I remember the bars up and down Halstead in the 80's, Just Angel's, O'Briens Tap, The Bears den, jacks or Better.
Big Al Griff

Villa Park, IL

#143 Feb 15, 2013
Was a 1976 grad from ascension walked to and from every day. Remember Mr. As. And Sunset as we were coming of age. Kalinowskis was a great mom and pop place that you don't find much any more. Was a fun place to grow up. Even better for my siblings who are 7 ton10 years older. They prob have even fonder memories

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