April 16, 2011

My Personal Collection

All about Historical Lake View
All these items were mostly purchased 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
a 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,
the vessel was a former lumber carrying ship
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.
 the view in 1959
The Native American Invasion for Rental Rights 1971
 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
 and 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"
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 
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 Station Postmark 1905
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
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
A Spoon

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)
Winter or late Autumn
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
Lessing Annex Apartments
Chateau Hotel
The Belmont Hotel
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
a pickle folk

and their stationary

The Surf Hotel
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
Martha Washington Candies
a factory was once located at 3823-3829 N Broadway

 Diversey & Pine Grove
 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

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
Byson's Lunch

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 
Native American Protests
 first in 1970 in Wrigelyville
 and then in 1971 off Belmont Harbor

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 Hospital

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
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 page from a book 
Farm Journal 1883
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 their clients and 
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.
a wholesales booklet for F.W. Woolworth Company
Their 'Century of Progress' Mailer
1905 Inserts for the Chicago Tribune below
a zoomed view of the date below
Their 3 x 5 Booklets 

And a Paper Furniture Cut-outs Booklet
Weeghman Park/Wrigley Field 
& The Chicago Cubs
 The previous occupants of the property 

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 originally photographed 
George Brace under the name Vineline
Players, vintage cars, and the old caretakers house
a once every Friday affair
2001 Postcards from Vine Publications

a Brace Collection photo - 11 x 17 in size 1930's
1930's per Ebay seller

 The First Scoreboard
pre 1937 reprint
The Second Scoreboard
post 1937 reprints
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
 *reproductions from 1947*
Chicago Whalers 
also referred to as the Chicago Federals

Arthur E Wilson/Federal League player
(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 Whales (Federals) 1915
 from Spalding Baseball Guide
Cubs Spring Training on Catalina Island in 1928
 'Hack' Wilson 1926-1931
 George Brace Collection reproduction
photo date unknown

 Charlie Grimm 1925-1936
George Brace Collection reproduction
photo date unknown

The Team in 1931?
George Brace Collection reproduction
based on some research probably 1931

1932 National League Champions
George Brace Collection reproduction
 Claiborne Bryant 1935-1940
George Brace Collection reproduction
photo date unknown

1935 National League Champions
George Brace Collection reproduction
1935 Press Photo
1937 Press Photo

1937 Press Photo
1938 National League Champions
George Brace Collection

1938 July Press Photo

1938 October 4 Press Photo
 also on Oct 4th 1938

and  once again 1938 October
the next day 1938 October 5th

1939 Press Photo
1945 National League Champions
George Brace Collection

1945 Press Photo

 Phil Cavarretta 
player 1934-1951 & manager 1951-1953

1946 April Press Photo
 1946 August Press Photo

1946 June Press Photo
1949 Press Photo

below photo (high quality reprint)
late 1940's maybe?
1952 Press Photo

1954 June Press Photo

1954 July Press Photo

 1954 August Press Photo

1955 March Press Photo

 1955 July Press Photo

1955 August 8 Press Photo

1955 August 9th Press Photo

1956 Press Photo
17 innings that day 

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

1960 Press Photo

 1962 May Press Photo

1962 July Press Photo

 1964 Press Photo

1965 Press Photo
 1965 Press Photo

1966 May Press Photo

1966 July Press Photo
1967 July Press Photo

 1967 July Press Photo

 1967 August Press Photo

1967 August Press Photo

1968 Press Photo

a 1969 aerial view

 1969 April Press Photo

1969 July Press Photo
1970 January Press Photo 

1970 April Press Photo

1970 May Press Photo

1970 May Press Photo

1970 July Press Photo
 1970 Press Photo
1972 May Press Photo

 1972 June Press Photo

1973 May Press Photo

1973 June Press Photo

 1974 June Press Photo

 1974 September Press Photo

 1975 Press Photo

1975 Press Photo

 1976 Press Photo

 1977 April Press Photo

1977 June 3 Press Photo

 1977 June 25 Press Photo

1977 September Press Photo

1978 Press Photo
1979 April Press Photo

1979 April Press Photo

1979 May Press Photo

1979 July Press Photo
 1979 August Press Photo

Chicago Sting 1980 August Press Photo

1980 July Press Photo

1980 August Press Photo

 1980 September Press Photo

1981 May
*return to library*
1981 July Press Photo

1982 April 6 Press Photo

1982 April 6 Press Photo

1982 April 8 Press Photo

1982 June 7 Press Photo
 1982 June 16 Press Photo

1982 August Press Photo

1982 September Press Photo
into the fence

1983 Press Photo
1984 June Press Photo

1984 August Press Photo

 First Concert at Wrigley Field 1984
1984 July 
 1984 October Press Photo

 1985 Press Photo
1986 May 7 Press Photo

 1986 May 11 Press Photo

 1986 July Press Photo

1987 September Press Photo

1987 October Press Photo

 1988 May Press Photo

1988 June Press Photo

 1988 October 

1989 April Press Photo

 1989 May 12 Press Photo

1989 May 13 Press Photo

1989 May 16

1989 September Press Photo

1990 Press Photo

1990 Press Photo

1990 July Press Photo

 1991 Press Photo

1992 Press Photo

1993 Press Photo
Opening Game

1994 Press Photo

 1999 Press Photo
waiting for tickets for the opener

Ernie Banks at the Pearl Jam Concert in 2013
Cubs National Champions 2016
 celebration that evening with the parade afterwards
Kris Bryant 
Kris Bryant & Anthony Rizzo

 Jake Arrieta 

Cubs Metal Pins
unknown dates
Chicago Cubs Programs/Scorecards
these are complete and original booklets They are posted on LakeView Historical-Facebook page
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 Mini-Booklet
stats for 1968
 2" by 3" in size
A Cubs News Mailers
 four pages worth each

Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field
Chicago Bears in 1932
George Brace photographed 
both the Bears and Cubs for decades
Bears 1930-36 
 Bronko Nagurski
 Da' Bears in 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
the Chicago Cardinals home for 8 seasons
 1936 at the Polo Grounds in New York

leaving Wrigley Field in 1939 

Chicago Bears Team/Players Cards
This postcard appears to be in  error. 
Players like Mike Ditka #89 is not on postcard

This 1964 card highlights the 1963 team

Team Pins at Wrigley Field
 all original pins per Ebay
Graceland Cemetery
once located in the Township/City of Lake View
a stereograph postcard
the small font it reads 'Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.'
The mausoleum of Potter & Bertha Honoré Palmer below
Surrounding Amusement Parks:
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 for my collection

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

 and the first location in Lake View

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

Bears vs Chicago Cardinals 1949
selected pages

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 is ...
published in 1994
Windy City Times
published in 1994
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:
a non-fiction murder mystery story that took place in 1889 when Lake View was a city in Illinois

Tales of the Chicago Mackinac
The Story of Chicago

Chicago, The City Garden
by Andreas Simon in 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

He 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
 Cubs/Catalina Experience

Pro Football at Wrigley Field
which included the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cardinals; for a brief time in the 1930's
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
The Lake View Saga 
This was first of what was to be a series 
of books about historical Lake View
The Lake View Saga 
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 a 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
 1941 Chicago Street Guide

Lake View High School Handbook 1933

 Encyclopedia of Chicago
Chicago in Maps
The Ideal 
full page ad of 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. 
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
Orphei Singing Club
a Lake View fraternal organization

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
(Facebook Album)
 1928 - the first semester
(Facebook Album)
1949 / 75th Anniversary Book
1974 / 100th Anniversary Book

this is all I have so far ...

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