April 16, 2011

My Personal Collection

All about Historical Lake View
All these items were purchased mostly from Ebay. This collection highlights particular features of old Lake View that in my opinion reflects its popularity and growth. Many of these features include postcards, yearbooks, menu's, an advertisement, a playbill, matchbooks, negatives, a train ticket, booklets, and a novel. Some of these features have been integrated throughout my 80+ posted blog. The items in this collection have not been integrated into my other posts. Toward the end of my life I would like my collection to be donated to Howard Washington Library if they still have a full-time special collection archivist or Merlo Library in Lake View.
taking it on the road ...
I Begin with ...
Ole Abe Lincoln
 born in Kentucky and resided in Illinois
Abe's home in Kentucky


Abe Lincoln' home in Illinois
Abe's home in Springfield
Map of Cook County 1886
a reprint that includes the Township of Lake View
 Early Chicago















Welcome to 20th century Chicago


Now Welcome to Vintage Lake View
view of the lake from Lake View

Lake View Township Tax Receipts 
K. Langland - Property Owner



 
City of Lake View Collector
Graceland Cemetery receipt
when this cemetery was located in the 
Township of Lake View
Booklet for Owners
published in 1901 - total of 16 pgs





Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul RR Receipt
probably the Evanston Branch of the RR
Elks War Memorial
a landmark entrance to the Community of Lake View
Belmont (Yacht) Harbor
 The first boathouse called Carrier I

Advertisement 1925
an advertisement highlighting
Belmont Yacht Harbor in 1925
insert to the above image
and a 1932 advertisement below
with view north with a bridge link 
an 8 x 10 1/2 sheet
Weeks before the 1929 Stock Market crash a pre-winter storm destroyed many parts of the lake shore including the harbor. Early that spring the worst spring storm to date ravaged North Avenue to Evanston Township.
with the view of the Belmont Hotel & Lochby Apts/
unknown date but prior to the WPA project of 1937-41 that expanded and widen the Outer Drive




United Airlines photo postcard - late 50's to early 60's?
The Belmont Harbor Bridge
this is a print from the negative below
with another view of it in 1940 below
Belmont Harbor Views
photography with certification 1940
Highlights the harbor and the Outer Drive a year of so prior to the construction of the Belmont Overpass and the end of the WPA 1937- 1941 North Lake Shore project.
1958
 the view in 1959
1965
1977
 also in 1977
Sheridan Road 
(Inner Lake Shore Drive)

postmarked 1907
It is my claim that this postcard reflects the location of Grace Street & Sheridan Road just before the construction of Belmont Harbor. The harbor was opened to the public by 1913 & probably at the same time period of Diversey Harbor.
Waveland Manor
the former E.J. Lehmann Mansion
the first and last grand home on inner Lake Shore
(see previous entry - home is in the distance)
This postcard is not a complete certainty due to the postmark of 1936 and the exact view. This section of Sheridan Road was renamed (inner) Lake Shore Drive in 1931. 
The General Sheridan Monument
 
Kwa Ma Rolas
its return to Canada in 1985
with pre-1985 print views below
produced by Artlynn Photography in Evergreen Park, Ill.
The negatives below
 unknown date of negatives
The Rocks along the Lakefront
from negatives to photos
bought the negatives and had them printed in a postcard size
The location of the photos above have been identified as a view of Lake View East from Montrose Harbor 
while the others are probably in the harbor(s) area
produced by Artlynn Photography in Evergreen Park, Ill.
 A Residence - Clark & Barry
a loan from Ravenswood-Lake View Association
to a patron for a private event
and on the same location ....
Chicago Tabernacle
The so called "Radio Church"
Vintage Transit
Broadway-State Streetcar
 unknown location
Belmont to Central Avenue Streetcar
location unknown
the actual size of this photo is 2x3 inches
Ravenswood Train at Paulina Platform
a 1986 image on a 5x7 reproduction

Chicago Transit Authority Tickets
Thomas B. O'Conner was general manager of the CTA from 1964-1973 according to the Chicago Tribune

I can not find any information online about Mr. Sullivan


The general manager was Walter J. McCarter 1947-1964 according to 'Chicago L org'. Also, according to the same website 'The position was originally called "General Manager" when first created in 1947. In 1976, the name of the position was changed to "Executive Director" in 1992, it became "President". However, the duties of the job remained basically the same throughout.'
The Belmont L Station 
in 1982 
Diversey A/B Station
12 x 18 in size - metal
Lake View Exchange Building
 1906 posted postcard with a pre 1909 address
North Lake Shore Drive at Melrose
before the Overpass
 
North Lake Shore Drive had traffic issues before the Outer Drive was expanded and widen during the WPA project of 1937-1941. The last segment of the project was the construction of the Belmont Overpass that was open to the public by 1942. Notice a beach in this photo. 
Real Estate Brochures





Chicago Rapid Transit Maps
the precursor to the CTA (1913-47)
 1921 brochure
Lincoln Park ended at Cornelia Avenue by 1921
 a 1942 war year pamphlet
 The map highlights the northward expansion of Lincoln Park only to Foster Avenue at that time
Celebrating an Event in 1933
land-filled just beyond Montrose Harbor
The Tickets for Belmont Station
This railway once connected Lake View with Milwaukee
from the current Belmont Station platform
 International Eucharistic Congress 1926
a map for a private event

A Color Slide
Halsted/Clark Intersection

 Lake View Post Office
The original post office was located at the first 'Old Town Hall' at the northwest corner of Addison & Halsted Streets

A Business Postcard 
also postmarked Lake View Station
 owner typed in the address change of the business when the City of Chicago realigned most of them in 1909
Mail via the Ravenswood Station 
from a post office from Portugal
The resident would have owned his home within the neighborhood of Graceland West in Lake View
Lake View Masonic Lodges Tokens
Chapter # 774

Chapter # 274
The Lake View Women's Club
A Pioneer Woman Medal 1940

The Chateau Apartments
 now the Gill Park location
Temple Sholom
St. Peters Episcopal Church



His Campaign Newspaper Mailer
His Own Song Sheet
The Other Mayor 
William Boldenweck was mayor of the City of Lake View from 1887-1889. In 1889 the city was annexed to the City of Chicago. Below is his campaign button for the 1900 Republican race from mayor of Chicago. He lost.
Alderman of the 44th Ward




Gloria Swanson
born in Lake View 
Essanay Studio silent screen film star
and the main character of the movie Sunset Boulevard
1894-1923
The property has a long history











the inside entertainment space - unknown date
The inside space was called the Marigold Room by 1915 the name of the establishment was Anglo-ized to the name of the main room - Marigold Gardens due to resentment of Germans during the first world war.
 part of my collection
a interchangeable beer stein - the owners of the Gardens were also owners of the Bismarck Hotel
Marigold Gardens
(former Bismarck Gardens)
from a beer garden to boxing & wrestling
 a 4 page program booklet
By the 1930's through the mid century Marigold Gardens, formerly Bismarck Gardens was the one of the largest and popular boxing/wrestling arenas in the Midwest.
and the reverse side below
The Rienza Cafe & Beer Garden
once located on the northeast corner of Diversey Parkway 
& Evanston Avenue (Broadway)
summmer
winter
The Rienza Cafe was another German owned and managed beer gardens much like the Bismarck Gardens. The cafe was located on the northeast corner of Diversey & (Broadway once called Evanston Avenue). This establishment would evolve into a residential hotel a few yards east of the original
... and then to the Hotel Rienza 
from a beer garden to apartment hotel
once located 552-608 W Diversey Parkway
This hotel was built just east of the original building, 
east of Broadway on Diversey Parkway
 The Commonwealth Hotel
on Diversey Parkway
Chateau Hotel
from an apartment hotel to an SRO 
to modern residential building
The Belmont Hotel
from a luxury hotel to a modern apartment residence
currently called the Belmont Reside Apartments

The Bar inside the hotel
a silver oval serving bowl
Albert Pick & Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut maker and wholesaler for the hotel & restaurant did business between 1892 & 1934 per an Ebay seller
and their stationary


The Surf Hotel
an advertisement probably from a magazine
currently called the Pine Grove Apartments
 
Park Lane Apartment Hotel
 
Palis Brompton
an apartment hotel

Belair Hotel
an apartment hotel

The Darien Apartments
playing cards
The Brewster Apartments

Rutter Coal Company
A coal yard along the former Chicago-Milwaukee RR- Evanston branch once located east of Belmont to Melrose
Lake View Recreation
 
 inside flap
Irving and Southport Garage

Louie's Service

Frank Helsing's 
 
Vanity Fair
former Bismarck Gardens

Midget Bar

Lake View Tavern


Carl Swanson's Tavern
The Desert Inn 
J.B's. Bleachers Tavern
currently called Murphy's Bleachers
The Belmont National Bank


Marigold Car Service
located on the same property as Bismarck Gardens
northwest corner of Broadway/Bradley Place

Clubland in the Vic
 

Illinois Masonic Hospital
when smoking a cigarette was not a big deal
 

Bert Weiman Ford

Chicago Coin Company Brochure
 
Ink Blotters:
Lake View Upholstering & Cabinet Works
The term ink blotter refers either to a handheld rocking device or simple blotting paper, both used to absorb excess ink...read more from CW Collectors Weekly.
The Tailor and Cleaning Store
 The Southport Cleaners and Dryers
Henry Clay Shoes Notepad
 front and back covers
2 locations in Lake View
 inside - front and back
Martha Washington Candies
a factory was once located at 3823-3829 N Broadway

 Diversey near Pine Grove
 Belmont-Lincoln-Ashland
 Commercial District
postmarked 1956
Before the suburban malls and the Mag Mile there were local commercial districts throughout the city. The Lincoln, Belmont & Ashland was most popular in the north-side. 

Lake View Trust & Savings Bank

the banks notice of payment 1920
and the key bottom below
 bottom lid open
showing the patent date of the bank tin - Dec. 3 1918
Their 25th Anniversary Booklet
The YMCA Lake View

Lake View Prescription Laboratory, Inc.
Lake View Presbyterian Church
Built when Lake View was a township & then a city
St. Alphonsus Church
a booklet of their history
this 1999 booklet celebrated the years a religious organization that taught students at the school
Nettelhorst Elementary School
initially called Lake View Township #1
 also referred to Dummy School 
due to the name of the street at the time
the second building was built in front of the original in 1893
Ravenswood Elementary School
The original name of this school was Sulzer School that was established when Lake View was a township and when Ravenswood was a well known community 
of its own within the old township. 
Broadway Methodist Evangelical Church
once known as 'Evanston Avenue' M.E. Church

Chicago Gospel Tabernacle
 on Barry east of Halsted
Waveland Golf Course
Lincoln Park Gun Club
2901 N Lake Shore Drive
 
The Old Town Hall
Addison & Halsted
The Julian Theater
Lake View Avenue Residences 
this street in the 19th century was once located from Fullerton Avenue to Belmont before the park - Lincoln Park was land-filled north of the park
Fullerton Avenue was once the south border to the township/city of Lake View
prior to the Brewster Apartments 1893
Marine Hospital
the second federal hospital for sailors
The first building was destroyed in the 1871 fire and a second one was built in 1873 in the Township of Lake View
now the general location of Walt Disney School between Clarendon and Marine Drive, Montrose to Sunnyside 
Baptist Missionary Training School
The Martha Washington Home Chicago
 a social service agency
View of the original building to the right of postcard

 view of the from Irving Park Road and Ashland Avenue
The 100th Anniversary Postcard

 Lake View Swedish 
Evangelical Lutheran Mission
known at the time of this photo as
The Lake View Free Church
once located at Kenmore & School Street
Jaeger's Road House
Math Igler's Casino
remembered for its' singing wait staff  
their menu & place-mat 1950's??
a table mat made of paper


A couple's New Year souvenir 


The Lincoln Turner Restaurant & Cafe







Schwaben Stube Restaruant 
Gastis (Swedish) Restaurant

Ann Sather
the original location at 925 W Belmont Avenue
50th Anniversary in 1995











 Marty's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Grandma's Receipts Restaurant

Johnny's Restaurant & Lounge

The Sheridan Cocktail Lounge
 
Gruss Dom Deutshchen Eck
a pitcher
a song pamphlet
8 x 17 in size
the cover above
the inside with the songs
zoomed images of the sing-a-longs below


Isbell's on Diversey 
 
their 1947 menu
 
Gate of Horn on Broadway

top vs bottom zoomed

backside of first menu

top vs bottom zoomed

 the second menu
bottom left from above image

Victorian House Restaurant
 Old Hickory Inn
 Biastetti's 
 Leona's
Byson's Lunch


Orphei Singing Club
a Lake View fraternal organization

The Ivanhoe (Playhouse) Theater
a souvenir 
a size comparison

and now the pages ...
   
a  small cream pitcher
 a small saucer plate
some stagebills:
President Kennedy's sister-in-law on stage
 this page highlights the seating arrangement 
in the playhouse theater


Franksville on Addison
by Wrigley Field
LSD Condos 
 3550 to 3600 LSD condo buildings 1974
This was the beginning of the era of the condo's when new rules of ownership were established throughout the city.
zoomed from above image
The Cold War at Belmont Harbor
The Cold War was a period a non-war aggression between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1950's and early 60's. Nike Missiles protected most large cities across the United States with one located in both Belmont and Montrose Harbors. The missiles were located at Belmont Harbor and the 'control center' at Montrose Harbor.
The 'New Town' Era
During the last 60's to early 80's 
a section of Lake View East was then called New Town 
 
Temple Sholom
 a 1960 view with a Rambler on Cornelia

 an 1968 interior view
The Berlin Night Club 
Foxy's Tavern
an event postcard
Milo's Studio
a business card
Smart Bar
sectional of a flyer issued in 1994
A Walgreen Drug Stores Envelope
pre 1921
 the actual size below
Lake View Hospital
to be later called Cuneo Memorial

Illinois Masonic

before Illinois Masonic there was 
Chicago Union Hospital at the same location

A Student Union Protest in 1961
University of Chicago student demonstration
the negative below
I had the negative printed for my collection by the same photograph studio in Evergreen Park, Il.
Merry Garden 'Dance' Ballroom
once located on Sheffield south of Belmont 
opposite of Vic Theater
an album of memorabilia ...
 
a marathon progam booklet
a zoomed view of the above photo
and below a song sheet by the owner of the club
Fire Scene Postcards


Personal Snapshots 1950
 Belmont & Clark view southeast - above
Belmont & Clark view northwest - below
 below photo ...
View from Fletcher Avenue at Clark Street with the former Curtiss Candy Factory and the current Briar Street Theater in the background. Both buildings on Briar Place & Halsted 
Vintage Companies of Old Lake View
Once located in the Township/City of Lake View
a page from a book 
A Deering Farm Journal 1883
William Deering & Company was a major employer in old Lake View. The company once located on Clybourn Avenue from Fullerton to Diversey produced farm equipment that began in 1880. The company merged with International Harvester in 1902. The plant closed in 1933 due to the economic pressures of the Great Depression of 1929.
a correspondence from the owner - both sides
and then there was ...
initially William Deering & Company 
merged with International Harvester in 1903
a 1928 full page advertisement above
a 1935 full page advertisement below
the company had three plants along Diversey Parkway
a postcard mailer - World War I
a sampling of their products below
 the front cover 
the actual size of the mailer package
a fold-out view of the several mini-postcard images 
 a zoomed-in view of one of the images above 
with front cover of the package
Comic Chicago Postcards




 
'Chicago Today' Booklet 
published in 1938 


'to be the world largest city by 1968'

a view of Belmont Harbor above
the publisher of this booklet

Northwestern Terra Cotta Company 
 Salesman's Sample to Client
manufactured in Chicago
and five pound terracotta piece from St. Boniface School

Curtiss Candy Company
a zoomed view
the other side of the same puzzle
with a zoomed view below
the original envelope to the recipient 
 
Reed's Candy
 
Croname, Inc.
This company was once located on the northwest corner of Ravenswood East Avenue & Grace - 3701 N Ravenswood Avenue. This over-sized (13.5 x 10) fifty-six paged 50th year anniversary booklet is a symbol when employees were regarded as family of that time period when employees could retire from the same company that they were hired. This company moved to Niles, Illinois in 1958 ending a fifty-eight reign in our neighborhood of Lake View.
 
 
Photo Studios on Belmont Avenue
There were a couple of photo studios 
on the 800 block of Belmont Avenue. 
Radium Studio






Belmont Studio
American Colortype Company
1151 W Roscoe Street
This company was founded in 1904 and active into the 1950’s. Among their products were stereo-view cards, postcards, greeting cards, chromo-lithographic prints, paper dolls, advertising and more. Some of their more popular items were those created for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

for F.W. Woolworth Company
And a Paper Furniture Cut-outs Booklet
Their 'Century of Progress' Mailer
 
1905 Inserts for the Chicago Tribune below
a zoomed view of the date below
Their 3 x 5 Booklets below
Wrigley Field 
& Chicago Cubs
 The previous occupants of the property 


 Gabby was manager of the Cubs from 1938 -1940 
after a long career on the field
Retro Cards
a electric sound system was installed in 1926 
but before that the horn was used 



vintage photo on a more modern postcard



 









 a snow day in 1997
Cubs/Bears Pennants
 mini pennants 1920's or 1930's per Ebay
Full Size below
12 X 29.75 1960's
29 x 12 size pennant 1960's
above 28 x 11 size pennant below 1960's
above 29 x 12 size 1988 pennant 1988
1980's Cubs
Chicago Bears pre 1971
A Rodeo at Wrigley
two images from the Ebay seller  
The George Brace Postcard Collection 
These postcards are reproductions from negatives by photographer George Brace 
Players, vintage cars, and the old caretakers house
a once every Friday affair
George Brace Photography Collection
11 x 17 in size 1930's
1930's per Ebay seller

 The First Scoreboard
pre 1937
The Second Scoreboard
post 1937
Boxing at Wrigley Field 1934

1938 Chicago L Pass - Cubs

1939 Radio Schedule




1945 World Series Pin
A 1945 World Series Jumbo Postcard

Baseball Cards:
The Chicago Cubs
the 1908 champion trio
 reprints from 1947?
Chicago Federals 
also referred to as the Whalers
1914-1915
reprints

Arthur E Wilson/Federal League player
(an original baseball cards)
A Chicago Feds (Whaler) player 1914-15
 a Chicago Cub
part of the trio of players who helped 
win the 1907-08 World Series
played for the Cubs from 1902-16 


and more cards



Baseball Matchbooks 
 player & manager Charlie Grimm
2001 U.S. Postage Stamp
4 Kodak Camera Views 1953
Color Prints
by bigtoephotos from original black & white prints

Chicago Cubs Press Photos
Chicago Federals (Whales) 1915
 from Spalding Baseball Guide
Cubs Spring Training on Catalina Island in 1928
 'Hack' Wilson 1926-1931 
photo date unknown
 Charlie Grimm 1925-1936
photo date unknown
probably 1931

 1932 National League Champions
 Claiborne Bryant 1935-1940
photo date unknown
1935 National League Champions
'
1935
 1937
hfgh
1937
1938 National League Champions
1938 July

1938 October 4
 also on Oct 4th 1938
and 1938 October

and 1938 October 5th

 1939
1945 National League Champions
1945

 Phil Cavarretta 
player 1934-1951 & manager 1951-1953
1946 April
 1946 August
1946 June
1949 
below photo (high quality reprint)
late 1940's maybe?

 1952

1954 June

1954 July
 1954 August

1955 March
 1955 July

1955 August 8th
 1955 August 9th
1956
17 innings worth that day 


 Billy Williams & Ernie Banks 
probably 1959 or early 60's
 1960

 1962 May
 1962 July
 1964
 
1965 
 1965

1966 May
 1966 July

1967 
 1967 
 1967
 1968

a 1969 aerial view
 1969 April
 1969 July
1970 January
1970 April 
1970 May

1970 May

 1970 July
1970 

1972 May
 1972 June

1973 
1973 
 1974 June
 1974 September
 1975

1975 
 1976 
 1977 April
 1977 June 3rd

 1977 June 25th
 1977 September
1978 
 1979 April
1979 April
 1979 May
1979 July
 1979 August
Chicago Sting 1980 August
 1980 July

 1980 August
 1980 September
1981 May

1981 July

1982 April 6


 1982 April 6

1982 April 8

 
1982 June 7
 1982 June 16


1982 August

1982 September
1983

1984 June

1984 August
 1984 October

1985

1986 May 7

 1986 May 11
 1986 July
 1987 September

1987 October

 1988 May

1988 June
 1988 October

1989 April

 1989 May 12

1989 May 13

1989 May 16
1989 September

 1990
1990

1990 July 
 1991
 1992

1993 Opener
1994 
 1999 waiting for tickets for the opener
and the below photo
Ernie Banks at the Pearl Jam Concert in 2013
Cubs National Champions 2016
Kris Bryant 
Kris Bryant & Anthony Rizzo

 Jake Arrieta 

Chicago Bears/Wrigley Field
Chicago Bears in 1932

Bears 1930-36 
 Bronko Nagurski
 Bears 1942
a reprint and I added information to back
Bears vs Giants 1949 

Cleaning up after a Bears game in 1956

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers 1963

 Prepping for the 1963 NFL championship game

Chicago Bears vs LA Rams 1965

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers 1965


October 31,1965 game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers - a reprint zoomed view

Gayle Sayers 1965

Bears vs Vikings 1965

 Bears vs Vikings 1970

Chicago Cardinals at Wrigley Field
1931-1939
the Chicago Cardinals home for 8 seasons
 1936 at the Polo Grounds in New York

leaving Wrigley Field in 1939 

Bears vs Chicago Cardinals 1949
selected pages



A Cubs Decal
this was inserted with one of the 1960's pennants above
 with a personal note from the Ebay seller to me
Chicago Cubs 1969 Booklet
stats for 1968
 2" by 3"
A Cubs News Mailers
 
above 1936 & below 1946
 a total of four pages 1946
Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis 1947



Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis 1951
this program booklet is of a card-board 8 x 11.5 quality 
 
Graceland Cemetery
once located in the Township/City of Lake View
a stereograph postcard
in a small font it reads 'Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.'
The mausoleum of Potter & Bertha Honoré Palmer
Ferris Wheel Park
taken from High 'Suicide' Bridge view northwest
known as the District of Lake View at the time
 This foldout postcard highlights Ferris Wheel Park in the far distance. This amusement park was located in the area of Wrightwood Avenue and Clark Street in what was
referred at this time as the District of Lake View after the annexation to the City of Chicago in 1889.
 Riverview Park
Like Ferris Wheel Park this entertainment spot was 
worth the mention and collection located west of Western

Across the street in Buena Park
The Magazines, News & Booklets:
 Temple Sholom

 and the first location in Lake View

 below the second and present location in Lake View
their program booklet for that day

Chicago Bears Media booklet



Bears vs Green Bay at Wrigley Field
the arch rival




 
 
 
Cubs Roster 1970
 with Leo Durocher and with Ernie Banks

Bears vs Vikings 1970
the last year at Wrigley



The Lights are on at Wrigley Field
 
Shoe's View of Wrigley Field 1988
At First Base ...
 a magazine from October 2017
The Gay Chicago Magazine 
The folks who lived & visited Boystown 
needed news & events information. 
This was the most popular magazine 
for the LGBTQ community
this 2001 publication marked the 25th year 
of service to the LBGTQ (gay) community
another one was ...
Babble
published in 1994
Windy City Times
published in 1994
Nightlines 
published in 1994
Lake View High School Newsletter
Lake View Lutheran Church 
Advertise Booklet
only selective pages shown - no cover to booklet
The original church before the one on Addison
Lake View Trust and Savings Bank
"My Old Home"
front cover of booklet with notation in pencil
highlights in pencil 
rendition of the third building with floor plans below
back cover of booklet same as front
Victoria (The Vic) Theater

 Turn Verien Lincoln 
An Anniversary Booklet 
currently the Lincoln Park Athletic Club & when Fullerton Avenue was the border with the City of Chicago prior to 1889
Lake View Trust & Savings Bank
This bank was once located in the shopping district of Belmont-Lincoln & Ashland
 currently the location of Whole Foods
Lake View State Bank
I have two of Mrs J. Joseph's passbooks
The Books:
The Lakefront in 1872
(individual pages of a book)
This page (the only page from Ebay) indicates the condition of the shoreline from the urban area of the existing City of Chicago mentioning summer villas like the Lake View Hotel that began as a resort and later meeting area for real estate deals between the years 1854-1890ish. The hotel was once located on Grace Street and the now inner Lake Shore Drive.
I bought these two pages (apparently torn from a 8 x 10 book of an unknown title) to indicate a different topography that existed prior to the late 19th century when bluffs overlooking the lake were the norm in particularly from Lake View Township/City northward. The resort or summer villa that coined the township, the Lake View House (hotel) faced the lakefront overlooking a bluff probably stretching north beyond Montrose Avenue - apparently one of many.
The Crime of the Century
a non-fiction murder mystery story that took place in 1889 when Lake View was a city in Illinois



Tales of the Chicago Mackinac
Chicago, The City Garden
by Andreas Simon 1893
Forgotten Books reprint vintage books
 
Directory of the Public Schools
published for the 1905-06 years
Forgotten Books reprint vintage books 
 some of the pages ...


  
Graceland Cemetery: 
A Design History by Christopher Vernon
 
A Chicago Firehouse
Stories of Wrigleyville's Engine 78
 
 
Mayor 'Big Bill' Thompson
a mayoral resident of Lake View
This book was published in 1954

 Wanted to be known as a builder
  ... and vehemently anti-British
They were residents of Lake View across the street from Belmont Harbor in the Lockby Apartments once located on the northwest corner of Sheridan Road (inner LSD) and Belmont Avenue. If there could be a equivalent to a deva politician it would be Republican maverick Donald Trump. He was high drama who hated the British and support the first African-American candidate for alderman... who won, by the way. He was a pro-business Republican, no matter what type of business at may have been - illegal or not. 
The Illinois Masonic Hospital Association
School of Nursing Booklet 
the hospital on Wellington and the nursing school on Belmont
 
The 44th Ward Assembly Manifesto
This book was drafted 
by former alderman Dick Simpson 


Dick Simpson Campaign Button
Simpson served the 44th Ward for two terms 
before voluntarily retiring in 1979
Wrigley Field: Year by Year
published in 2014 
before the 21st century renovations
 Pro Football at 
Wrigley Field
published 2010
Lake View High School Gradebook 
The Nettelhorst School Rebirth 
from the inside flap
transforming the culture of a school that was once failing and future as a school uncertain 
Lunchroom entrance & a first floor hallway
  decorating the main doors to the building
example of hallway walls
The Lake View Saga 
1837-1974
This was first of what was to be a series 
of books about historical Lake View
 
The Lake View Saga 
1837-1985
This was second of what was to be a series 
of books about historical Lake View
The Hidden History 
of Ravenswood & Lake View 
 Lake View: Images of America
Town[ship] of Lake View
Governmental Ordinances of that Day
 
 
The First Hundred Years
one of many chapters

The History that lead to Boystown
220 pages worth 
(Facebook album)
Chicago: The Great Conflagration
Chicago Fire of 1871
a fold-out map - green area scope of fire 
Lincoln Park 1899
once the financial responsibility of the townships of 
Lake View and North Chicago
The Annals of Chicago
A tale of early Chicago from 1832-1876
 
Lake View High School Handbook 1933




 Encyclopedia of Chicago
Chicago in Maps
The Ideal full page Ad
a dry goods store
The shop was owned by a Miss A.A. Wieboldt that
once located at the pre-1909 address - 88 W Fullerton Avenue. The post 1909 address was 
1608 W Fullerton Avenue 
 the translation below ...
Vintage Waves of Lake Michigan



The Bathing Beaches & Harbors
located in another blog post
location unknown but you get the idea - nothing but beach
'Sharing Lincoln Park'
 My collection extends to the park called Lincoln 
from the 1890's to about to 1910's. 
Artifacts:
Matted Photos of
Belmont Harbor/Bagheera
12 x 15 in size 
photographer 'Berry' 1930's
the Bagheera won the 1932 Race to Mackinac
Terra Cotta from Boniface School
product of Northwestern Terra Cotta Company
A Wieboldt's Globe
'School begins at Wieboldt's' coin bank
Wieland Dairy Company
front and back 
C. Hoffman & Company
soda bottle company located in the City of Lake View
 zoomed view highlights Lake View, Ill.
La Salle Bank - Lake View
Best Brewing Company of Chicago

Wrigley Field Metal Tin
produced to celebrate 100 years - 2014
17 x 11 1/2 in size
Hand Painted Baseball
with Wrigley Field as the backdrop
2016 Neon Pennant 
3 x 5 in size
Cub's Mascot 'Clark' 
Art Work 
bought at an Art Fair along Michigan Avenue in 2018
Lake View High School Yearbooks
1916-1918
(Facebook Album)
1916
 1917
1918
 1928 - the first semester
(Facebook Album)
 1936
 1938
1940
1943
1944
 1946
1947
1949 / Their 75th Anniversary Book
1951
 1952
 1955
 1956
 1957
 1958
1961

1967
1974 / Their 100th Anniversary Book

this is all I have so far ...

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