Remembering Old Time Harvey
Dolton Girl

Glen Burnie, MD

#184 Jan 25, 2014
My Dad was a Science & Biology Teacher at Thornton Township and Thornridge High School beginning back in the mid 1940's on through the 1980's until he retired. Does anyone remember having Mr. Shouse as their teacher? He, my Mother, 2 sisters and a brother lived in Harvey until my Dad built a house in Dolton around 1957, and then I was born in 1958. I've always heard that Harvey used to be a really nice town to grow up in, just like Dolton was. You knew everyone in the neighborhood and did not have to worry about anything. It is so heartbreaking to know that all of these suburbs have gone so far downhill and they are nothing like they used to be several years ago. Makes me feel really sad that there's nothing to come home to.
Fred Amirault

Sharon, PA

#186 Mar 26, 2014
For a short time, my dad ran that diner. before that he ran the American legion's Friday Night fish fry's .I attended Ascension Grade school.. I lived near 159th and Dixie Hwy, and at 10 years old, I took the south suburban safeway Bus to downtown Harvey, and got on the IC train downtown Chicago to get a Shot from my doctor on more than one occasion. Today, I would not leave my home in Harvey if I lived there.
Hope Bitters - Stoltie wrote:
you have mentioned so many memories I had from growing up in Harvey... does anyone remember the name of the Man who sold the newspaper on the one corner? or the name of the soda type shop across from him that was next to the Illinois bell?
Sandburg Elementary
Dixie Mall
IC rides to see the xmas decorations downtown
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Bill Kennedy

Las Vegas, NV

#187 Apr 18, 2014
What about "The Green Shingle, I'm a painter that has done a hundred year calendar for Hazel Crest and I'm currently doing paintings of other historic haunts in and around the south suburbs. I've just completed one of the Homewood Theater. I have not been able to find photos of the green shingle but its one of the places I would love to paint. Wasn't there a Frank Lloyd Wright house by the "Y"?

Dewitt, MI

#188 May 25, 2014
Did you graduate TTHS?
Terry A

San Francisco, CA

#189 Jul 1, 2014
thank you, John 49 of Cleveland, for mentioning my Dad's store, John's
Market. Harvey was indeed a special place, but as Gertrude Stein once said about Oakland, Ca., her original home, "there is no there there". But in our memories and what most of us have carried forth in our lives,
"Harvey still lives". I was a member of First Christian, graduated from Bryant and TTHS, and even taught history and psychology at Thornton for two years, and then law school and a move to San Francisco, where I still live. Great City but truly not Harvey! Good to hear from all Harveyites, and I still say that "Harvey and TTHS live on!!

Wichita, KS

#190 Jul 2, 2014
Joe wrote:
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.
Stop and sock was the driving range and miniature golf place.

Wichita, KS

#191 Jul 2, 2014
Stop and sock was the name of the driving range and miniature golf place.
Peter C Melonas-Miller

Spring Valley, NY

#192 Jul 31, 2014
Bill Graff wrote:
<quoted text>The optomist club would sponser those parades and my Dad was a member so I would work the parade and sell cracker jacks, baloons and flags in 1959 and for a few years after. I grew up living on paulina and went to Ascension Catholic grade school. I have very fond memories of those days.
My Dad was President of The Optimist Club in 1954: Gus Miller. I won the Oratorical Contest and went LA for the Nationals. I remember yoyr family.
truth slayer

Sharjah, UAE

#193 Jul 31, 2014
drive in in Posen was called ABC theater

Chicago, IL

#194 Sep 6, 2014
Did anyone work at Rubes Sportsmans Club? I used to go there all the time with my Dad for lunch. He is now 81.....

Harvey, IL

#195 Sep 14, 2014
Bill Kennedy wrote:
What about "The Green Shingle, I'm a painter that has done a hundred year calendar for Hazel Crest and I'm currently doing paintings of other historic haunts in and around the south suburbs. I've just completed one of the Homewood Theater. I have not been able to find photos of the green shingle but its one of the places I would love to paint. Wasn't there a Frank Lloyd Wright house by the "Y"?

You'll find a number of Green Shingle pictures in the "Harvey Area" album in my picture album below.

For those into Rube's, some old home movies I converted from the 1960's and other vintage goodies.



Rube's Sportsman's Club Videos

sandy butler short

Marion, IL

#196 Sep 16, 2014
does anyone know of a christian paramage ,in 1954 . my mother married there in that year. trying to find its location.

Crown Point, IN

#197 Oct 23, 2014
walt kozik I lived in posen il. Roller skated at arts roller rink. played roller hockey there for the harvey hawks, played golley. Was called gentalmen wlat.

Mokena, IL

#198 Oct 28, 2014
Jack Cla wrote:
Art's Roller Rink was actually Dolton, I think!
Arts was absolutely in HARVEY!
Denny Farrell

Channahon, IL

#199 Nov 4, 2014
Denny Farrell here saying hello to all of our great radio listeners in Harvey. The old days when WJJD Chicago was making memories.
Many fun memories.
All the best,
See you on the radio,
Denny Farrell
Tommy B

Steger, IL

#200 Nov 17, 2014
Does anyone remember a maroon 66 nova ss from that area? It was bought at Nielsen chevy and was later painted black?
Todd Gammill

Punta Gorda, FL

#201 Nov 30, 2014
cy gaffney wrote:
I recall a costume and novelty shop in town in the early sixties an I=I belve it was called 'Ed's Doll House.'
It was located on Park Av, next to a woodworking shop both just south of Suburban Safeway(?)'s bus barn. It was there in the 50's and rumored to be a bookie joint.
Todd Gammill

Punta Gorda, FL

#202 Nov 30, 2014
Been wrote:
<quoted text>Wally's was on 147th St between Lexington & Myrtle.
Agree - worked there my high school years as a stock-boy
Todd Gammill

Punta Gorda, FL

#203 Nov 30, 2014
Monty Zuma wrote:
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Joe & Mary's Dugout was on the north side of 147th street next to /just west of the old Ingalls & Shepard (later Wyman Gordon Wyman) plant. My best friend's parents frequently visited the place so I often heard about it. Guessing it was also a local favorite for some of the I&S factory workers after work. Speaking of the old I&S factory, does anyone living near there remember the heaving, steady pounding of the machines at night? I certainly do recall this as I laid in my bed in the summer time with the windows open!
I lived near 149th & Ashland and heard the hammer shop night and day.
Todd Gammill

Punta Gorda, FL

#204 Nov 30, 2014
Midlo History Buff wrote:
Anyone remember the Golden Point Drive-In restaurant just east of Dixie Highway on 147th?- great hamburgers.
Across from Robert Hall, near 147 & Dixie. Maybe the original 5 or maybe 10 cent burger.

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