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Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#217 Apr 7, 2010
ring-ding wrote:
<quoted text>the Pennsylvania railroad tracks ran along Greenwood rod. My graddparents and my granfathers parents lived on Pennsylvania Avenue]two houses ]; behind which were the tracks,that one-way street and then the triangle at the point of which were two huge hunks of rock perhaps limestone sculpted to look like some kind of minature dwellings in front of that watering-hole that I want to say was the Homestead They were moved to the front of village hall or the library. Speaking of which;anyone recall the library being upstairs at the village hall?
R-D, Can you recall a depot or freight house that someone converted into a house on the PRR Tracks next to where they crossed Chicago Road? It was on the west side of Chicago RD just north of the tracks if I recall it right.
I myself can't recall the library being in the Dolton Village Hall, but that was an old school building at one time so that makes sense!
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#218 Apr 7, 2010
ring-ding wrote:
<quoted text> It was the DVFD Dolton Volenteer Fire Dept. My dad was a member. Our phone would ring with a unique pattern; I think three short rings;and the location and nature of the call, on tape was heard. The volenteers of which John Dalle of Dalle hardware was a member marched; in their uniforms,in the parade. As for Arcady: I don't recall it's demolition, but we used to get quite tasty squabs from there.
Thanks for the correction R-D! I should have known better-my brother was a Dolton Volunteer Fireman too! If I remember right, they raffled off a Jeep one year. I remember the 3 short rings when I was home on leave from the military. They would ring at all hours of the day and night!
I never went into Arcady, but the old Hales & Hunter Grainery was interesting. On "Historic Aerials" it looks like it shut down around 1964. I never had "squab," but I believe those are baby pigeons. They were a delicacy to some of the old-timers I knew at a local grocery store.
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#219 Apr 7, 2010
vic wrote:
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I see the houses, the road and the bridge, but I don't see rows of trees. I see some over by 157th St., though, which was farther south. Is that what you were describing? I'm going to order the map. In that area there was an old Indian village (around where Robin Lane is) many years ago. I've heard you used to be able to see where the old teepees were. There were round circles remaining for many years. We used to find indian relics by the river when I was little. Going to Tucson the 16th through the 18th. It's going to be a lot of fun. I don't think Dennis sees quite eye-to-eye with the old band members.
Hey Vic-I looked again at Historic Aerials, maybe those were bales of hay or something else I saw north of the "3 houses." If it was an old orchard at one time, I'm sure you would have known about it. It's interesting to learn there was an old Indian Village in the area, I never knew that! I'll bet there may still be arrowheads out there and I'm sure they had to dig up some artifacts when they put up all that housing in recent years.
Have fun in Tuscon! Great time of year to see the desert in bloom!Their saying possible snow tonight.
Styx is not the same without Dennis DeYoung.
Former Dolton Resident

United States

#220 Apr 8, 2010
Dolton was such a great place to raise your children. I had the opportunity to live there for over 20 years. We had the greatest neighbors and everyone was always so friendly. I miss that old neighborhood and wish that area was the same. I would have loved to have raised my family there! I have such fond memories of Value Village, the Pet Store, Sterks Grocery Store, Dolton Show, Nick's Sport Page, Dolton Park with the rocket slide, 4th of July carnival and parade. There so much more, it's sad that the current residents of Dolton were never able to experience that & the closeness of the community\friends.
doltonite

Worth, IL

#221 Apr 11, 2010
Muscavelli's (sp)?
mark

Chicago, IL

#222 Apr 12, 2010
Dusty wrote:
There was a small grocer along the west side of Chicago Road near Isaac Walton. The owner was a friendly Italian fellow who told me, as a kid, the two teams he knew of well, when he came to America, were the New York Yankees and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! His store was a destination on our bike rides as kids. He had the coldest 16 oz. bottles of pop there too, and every Crush flavor there was. Somehow, this plastic bottle stuff is not the same!
the place you are thinking of was Masovies,(sp?) i went to school with his 2 kids, they were both a year or 2 older than i was.

Man it is really sad to drive thru there and see all the places you remember as a kid gone, i went to queens and now the school is closed and i dont even know if the church is still there.
we lived at 145 and edbrooke, man i can remember some great times...sneaking into Ike's to go fishing, riding dirt bikes on the farmers feild trails all the way down to th trails bny Mc Donalds
mark

Chicago, IL

#223 Apr 12, 2010
Dusty wrote:
Anyone recall the name of the old butcher shop on 144th ST in Riverdale, around Wentworth/Clark? It was on the same side of the street as White Hen.
that was the old KOCH's i think, they had another location in Thornton as well... the smaller store was be for they movend into the old hi-lo.....
mark

Chicago, IL

#224 Apr 12, 2010
Intriguing wrote:
<quoted text>It looks like Paddy's has been gone for a while. O'Keefes is the local watering hole for the "old timers." I was in there once or twice, but I was never a regular there. Years ago when it was "Ray's Tap," my father would go there for a couple of beers and I'd have a pop. We sometimes would stop there on a bike ride through town. There was another "corner bar" on the west side of Chicago Road and Greenwood. The "west" wall of the building followed the angle of Greenwood Rd and the other wall was parallel to Chicago road, so it had a nice "wedge shape" to it! We'd stop there too on our bike

rides and I remember getting a root beer there while dad had an

Old Style draught. The building had "1892" over the entrance (year it was built?), but there was a fire there and it disappeared.(So did the Dolton Pet Shop, a body shop, a house or two, and another business or two to make way for the "new" Value Village.) I know that was more than what you were asking dude, but I couldn't help sharing that lil' bit of history!
the place you are thinking of was called the "barn" it was as i remember kind of rough....it burned down when i was a kid i think before the fire at Horneys
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#225 Apr 12, 2010
mark wrote:
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the place you are thinking of was Masovies,(sp?) i went to school with his 2 kids, they were both a year or 2 older than i was.
Man it is really sad to drive thru there and see all the places you remember as a kid gone, i went to queens and now the school is closed and i dont even know if the church is still there.
we lived at 145 and edbrooke, man i can remember some great times...sneaking into Ike's to go fishing, riding dirt bikes on the farmers feild trails all the way down to th trails bny Mc Donalds
"Misoyves" or however ya' spell it was at about 144th PL & Chicago RD (Little white building). The place that I'm trying to remember was at about 148th & Chicago RD, on the west side of the street. It was all brick with an apartment above it and it was right next to an old night club. The Izaak Walton was right behind it.
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#226 Apr 12, 2010
mark wrote:
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that was the old KOCH's i think, they had another location in Thornton as well... the smaller store was be for they movend into the old hi-lo.....
There was the old store on Chicago Rd.,then Koch's "Big B" where High Low was, and then came Koch's Store in Thornton.
Koch's in Dolton moved around a bit during the early days. It closed I think in the late 1980's (name changed to Dolton Foods.) Big B closed in the mid 1990's and the store in Thornton is still there but I don;t know who owns it.
There was another butcher shop on 144th St, just west of the old White Hen on the same side of the street. I'm trying to figure out the name of that one!
SOH63

Calumet City, IL

#227 Apr 12, 2010
Sounds like you're thinking of "Mario's".....best beef sandwiches, everybody at the Ike's patronized this place.
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#228 Apr 12, 2010
SOH63 wrote:
Sounds like you're thinking of "Mario's".....best beef sandwiches, everybody at the Ike's patronized this place.
YES! That's it!!!
(near 148th & Chicago RD.)
rock

Huntley, IL

#229 Apr 20, 2010
where was the bridge club located on. I think it was chicago road? It was by isaac walton. Thanks
tom h

Saint Paul, MN

#230 Apr 22, 2010
Dusty wrote:
There was a small grocer along the west side of Chicago Road near Isaac Walton. The owner was a friendly Italian fellow who told me, as a kid, the two teams he knew of well, when he came to America, were the New York Yankees and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! His store was a destination on our bike rides as kids. He had the coldest 16 oz. bottles of pop there too, and every Crush flavor there was. Somehow, this plastic bottle stuff is not the same!
The store was just across the street from Franklin school. I believe the name was Koppriatti's. I have no idea if the spelling is correct. It later became Bud's Barber Shop. Bud lived across the street from us on Beachview Terrace; about a block north of the Clay Hole. Remember when Dog "N" Suds was a cinder block building on the nw corner of chicago road & sibley blvd before they built the drive in near greenwood road? How about Ander's grocery just north of the Wishing Well on Lincoln ave. I bought my very first 45 rpm record at the Wishing Well. "Wild One" by Bobby Rydell. LOL
Dusty

United States

#231 Apr 25, 2010
tom h wrote:
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The store was just across the street from Franklin school. I believe the name was Koppriatti's. I have no idea if the spelling is correct. It later became Bud's Barber Shop. Bud lived across the street from us on Beachview Terrace; about a block north of the Clay Hole. Remember when Dog "N" Suds was a cinder block building on the nw corner of chicago road & sibley blvd before they built the drive in near greenwood road? How about Ander's grocery just north of the Wishing Well on Lincoln ave. I bought my very first 45 rpm record at the Wishing Well. "Wild One" by Bobby Rydell. LOL
I can't remember Koppriatti's myself, but I'm thinking that might be a little further north in an older buiding than Mario's. In more recent times, was there a dog groomer in that building? That "original" Dog & Sud's predates my memory (@ Chicago Rd & Sibley). I think I can remember Bud's Barber Shop.
Dusty to Vic

United States

#232 Apr 25, 2010
Vic, I made it to the Watseka Depot a week ago from Saturday.I got there around 1:00 PM and spent 2-3 hours there. I asked a couple of people there about mail coming in, but I just got a chuckle and was told they had no mail for me! Oh well, but it wasn't a bust! I met up with an old friend that I hadn't seen in many, many years. We spent sometime talking and checking out the depot, the tracks, etc. He gave me a sheet to join the C&EI Historical Society, so I just have to write a check and mail it in! It was a good day well spent!
Maybe down the road I can meet up with your brother.
guffey

United States

#233 Apr 25, 2010
Intriguing wrote:
<quoted text>It looks like Paddy's has been gone for a while. O'Keefes is the local watering hole for the "old timers." I was in there once or twice, but I was never a regular there. Years ago when it was "Ray's Tap," my father would go there for a couple of beers and I'd have a pop. We sometimes would stop there on a bike ride through town. There was another "corner bar" on the west side of Chicago Road and Greenwood. The "west" wall of the building followed the angle of Greenwood Rd and the other wall was parallel to Chicago road, so it had a nice "wedge shape" to it! We'd stop there too on our bike rides and I remember getting a root beer there while dad had an Old Style draught. The building had "1892" over the entrance (year it was built?), but there was a fire there and it disappeared.(So did the Dolton Pet Shop, a body shop, a house or two, and another business or two to make way for the "new" Value Village.) I know that was more than what you were asking dude, but I couldn't help sharing that lil' bit of history!
oh i remember rays dad used to go there all the time and take me with owner was ray leckavich there home was built om to the bar and had 3 or 4 dogs his wife was eleanor there was also another place called tubbys my dad worked for the dolton park dist and the dolton news agency and also was a cement contractor on the side we used to live on irving ave in a big house right in the middle of the park i used to help clean up after the carnival every year and always remember finding money had a half brother dan use to live there to he used to trim trees and drove a truck i sure do miss those days
Jake Schumacher

Cottage Grove, WI

#234 Apr 27, 2010
I remember my whole childhood going to the Frosty hut on 139th. My family owned Parview lanes from 1959 to 1994 my grandfather was Harold Shumacher and my dad was Galen Schumacher, I don't know if that rings a bell with you but I sure remember you guys. I really miss those days
Snake 8

Cottage Grove, WI

#235 Apr 27, 2010
Does any one remember Parkview lanes on 138th. If you do please comment, I am looking for stories or old pics Hal Schumacher ran the place is there anybody from the old days that spent time there.
Dusty

United States

#236 Apr 28, 2010
Snake 8 wrote:
Does any one remember Parkview lanes on 138th. If you do please comment, I am looking for stories or old pics Hal Schumacher ran the place is there anybody from the old days that spent time there.
I remember going into Parkview lanes during the '70's as a kid, the 80's up to 1990. I knew a bunch of guys who bowled for one of the teams there in the later days. A lot of old timers came back there, to Riverdale, to bowl with their old teams even though they relocated elsewhere. It was great to see some of the old faces! Everyone seemed to come in and leave at the same time. I drank a few beers in the bar myself. Back in the day we also went to the Tri-City bowling alley too! I hope that you get the info your looking for.

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