September 03, 2011

Places & Folks

Mostly Buildings & Street Views
that includes a section called the 
Young'ens of Old Lake View
Since the inception of the Township/City of Lake View Fullerton Avenue was the southern border with the City of Chicago 1854-1889. Here are two views from the Chicago History Museum 1900-1910ish
When Fullerton Avenue was the border between the City of Lake View and the City of Chicago
all photos above - Chicago History Museum
The Dwellings Along Lake View Avenue
Prior to the annexation of the City (from township) of Lake View the street called Lake View Avenue was part of the city/township. In the mid 1890's part of the roadway north of Diversey was renamed Sheridan Road to Belmont Avenue. Until the the landfill of the park northward beyond North Avenue this roadway was yards away from the existing lakeshore.
These 1894 Sanborn Fire Maps indicate how near the roadway was to the existing lakeshore line before this segment of was renamed Sheridan Road. 
Until the introduction of official neighborhoods the area south of Diversey and north of Fullerton Avenue was regarded as part of the District of Lake View by governmental agencies and sometimes the press. Today we know this area to be part of the neighborhood of Lincoln Park. 
During the 1910's landfill and the expansion of the park called Lincoln Park would advance to Cornelia Street, hence the construction of Diversey and Belmont Harbors by the end of that decade.
The Vintage District of Lake View View
The District of Lake View had the same geographical territory as the former township and city of Lake View. My cut-off for these images is the mid to late 1920's. By 1930 official neighborhoods were recognized by the City of Chicago. 
Most of these images were published by C.R. Childs Photography during the turn of the 20th century and snatched from Ebay. The more I discover the more posted.

View more of his work via Illinois Digital Archives.
Sheridan Road & Grace Street 
1910 postcard - Ebay
 1910 postcard - Ebay
 a sectional of the postcard above
lamp post reads Grace Street - can't ID the building 
a sectional of the postcard above
Another view of Sheridan Road at Grace
image - Ebay
Montrose and Winthop - images Ebay
 Nichols Dry Goods Store 
 Irving Park Road & Sheridan Road - Ebay
Carmen Ave west of Ashland with a 
Google location - Ebay
 1600 block of Grace Street - Ebay
1547-55 W Bradley Place - Ebay
post 1909 address 809-811 W Bradley Place
Lake View Avenue north of Fullerton photo - Ebay
 Looking toward the Brewster Apartments
 (formerly known as the Lincoln Palace)
 on Pine Grove from Wrightwood Avenue - Ebay
Pine Grove looking east from Surf Street 
(formerly known as York Place) - Ebay
image - Lake View by Matt Nickerson
View of Evanston (Broadway) Avenue; northeast from Wilson
pre 1909 photo - Ebay
 below is Wilson & Evanston Avenues
pre 1913 photo - Ebay
A Gateway to the Neighborhood of Lake View 
C.R. Childs Photography postcard mailed 1934 - Ebay
This memorial to veterans is located on the southwest corner of Diversey Parkway and Lake View Avenue was once located in the District of Lake View prior to the creation of official neighbors by the City of Chicago by 1930, 
hence part of this blog post.
postcard - Chicago History in Postcards
1927 photo - University of Illinois-Chicago
via Explore Chicago
1923 images - Art Institute of Chicago
caption reads on postcard:
'This magnificent building at Lake View Avenue and Diversey Parkway, north entrance to Lincoln Park was erected as a memorial for the Elks who gave their lives in the world war. It houses the National Grand Lodge offices of the B. P. O. E. The approximate cost of the structure is $3,000,000,00.'
One of the ante-rooms
1945 negatives - Ebay 
1949 postcard - Chicago History in Postcard
postcard below - Chicago History in Postcard
Lake View Avenue & Fullerton Avenue
once within the Township & City of Lake View
homes along the avenue - postcard via Ebay
The Lake View Avenue Townhouses
 
all images - Art Institute of Chicago
These townhouses were originally built for the following: Abram Poole, Henry C. Dangler, Ambrose C. Cramer, and Mrs. Arthur Ryerson in 1916-17. Here is a 2009 Google view.
Theurer-Wrigley House
1900 image - Art Institute of Chicago
 1900 image - Art Institute of Chicago
 image - Art Institute of Chicago
Why Wrigley moved out!
1909 image - Chuckman Collection 
2540 N Lakeview Avenue
Within the Neighborhood of Lake View
& The Montfield Hotel
2016 photo - Eric Alllx Rogers via Flickr
main entrance on Belmont
photo - unknown source
the metal workings at entrance
photo - David Pirmann, Forgotten Chicago on Facebook
an ornamental
photo - Yo Chicago
November 1928 Chicago Daily Tribune
photo & article
 
The Evolution of the Area
 the area in 1894 per Sanborn Fire Maps
 the area in 1923 this time with elevated - Howard Line
the area by 1950 that highlights the building
Stylistically, this building combines Classical influences typically found in both downtown and neighborhood banking institutions, with elements of the Art Deco style popular in the late twenties.The Bank's monumental arched entry located on Belmont is its most conspicuous Classical feature. Reminiscent of the Renaissance work of Alberti (especially the Church of St. Andrea at Mantua). The three-story arch springs from strong Ionic columns. Once inside this impressive archway, the scale changes to one more human. A recessed post and lintel doorway painted blue green is embellished with more intricate Classical details deluding rosettes, lintils, quivers and acanthus patterns. Hanging from the center of the shallow vaulted entrance is a wrought iron bronze lantern Hanging from the center of the shallow vaulted entrance is a wrought iron bronze lantern.
the interior photo - Vstyle - unknown date
'Once inside the main doorway there is a double foyer. The first, a small shallow vestibule has a coffered ceiling, travertine (type of limestone) and veined marble flooring set in a diamond pattern. The vestibule opens into a broad lobby with a coffered tile ceiling and pink marble wainscoting The next space is the bank's grand two-story banking room. Because of the square skylight with a geometric spoke pattern and the delicately scaled ornament, the space is monumental but lighter and more intimate in feeling than the exterior might suggest. The skylight is surrounded by square coffers and squares of plaster work. Its surrounding walls are articulated by different sized bands of plaster ornament using both the vocabulary of Classicism and Art Deco. The broadest band contains a finely-scaled Art Deco frieze punctuated by large liberty coins in the center of each wall. Opposite the doorway at the second-story level are three hinged doors that opened on the banks second-floor accounting room.
The office spaces can be accessed from the bank vestibule, but the main office and hotel entrance is on Sheffield. The elevator lobby has marble flooring in the same pattern as the banking room.'
After it closed in 1932 the old bank pays of 
Creditors and Depositors 1935
plaque on the building by Taric Alani
This grand building housed both a bank and the Montfield Hotel. The bank survived only short period of time between 1928-32 and other half of the building became a SRO hotel into the early 1970’s. The bank fell victim to the Great Depression of 1929. The bank was closed around 1932 in the devastating fallout from the Depression, and it lay dormant for a decade until the Rationing Board (WWII) took over the building in 1942, serving food, coffee, tires and sugar to 2,000 people a day. 
New life to the old bank 1943
(click to enlarge image)
This former multi-used commercial building was constructed by the Belmont-Sheffield Trust and Savings Bank, founded in 1927 by a group of prominent Swedish businessmen to serve the needs of Lake View's Swedish residents.  The State Bank of Chicago, a Swedish institution, provided financing for the new building, which was designed by Swedish-born architect John A. Nyden. Bank officials spent nearly $1 million for the six-story building and the land, which was conveniently located at the southwest corner of Belmont and Sheffield Avenues, a busy intersection just one block west of the elevated train. 
The Main Entrance 1977
photo - Jeff Grunewald via
Forgotten Chicago on Facebook
Construction began in November 1928 and was completed the following spring. The bank originally occupied the central part of the first two stories, while the remaining area of the second floor and the entire third floor was used for rental offices. The ground floor was also occupied by retail uses, and the upper three floors were used for hotel rooms.
the vertical hotel sign of the hotel can be seen west of Sheffield on Belmont Avenue
view of the hotel in the distance next to Merry Gardens
photo - my personal collection
The unoccupied Montfield Hotel 
photo late 1970's? - Ebay
The building had periodic years of vacancy until a developer converted the entire building into lofts in 2005. In 2008 the building was listed in the National Registry of Historical Places.
E.J. Lehmann Mansion
3662 N Sheridan Road on Waveland
The Lehmann Family owned The Fair Department Store in Chicago from 1892-1984. The family mansion was located at 3662 N. Sheridan Road - in 1931 this segment of the road was changed to LSD or inner Lake Shore Drive.
RC Childs postcard of Sheridan Road at Grace Street 1910
photo - Ebay
zoomed view of the mansion?
another view
1907 postcard - my personal collection
1923 Sanborn Fire Map-edited that indicates 
the location of the mansion currently the location of 
The New York Residence high-rise next to a 
courtyard building that is long gone as wel
The Family via Chicago Daily News
The Founder Dies & Family Fortune 1900
 

Wife Dies -The Inheritance 1918

photos via Kevin Peterson-LakeView Historical
probably initial source is Chicago History Museum
 A Lehmann Heir Grandson Dies 1936 November
Ernst John Lehmann III
 A Lehmann Heir Weds 1936 December
and down the block on Stratford Place & Sheridan Road
Edith Lehmann Behr Family Residence
1914 - mid 1960's
Mrs. Behr was the daughter of EJ Lehmann 
- founder of The Fair Department Store
construction phase of 505 Stratford Place
images - Kevin Peterson via Construction News Magazine
photo - Wikipedia
'The rough-hewn Brewster Apartment Building dominates the area around Pine Grove and Diversey where I often shop.  An early residential hi-rise built in the Romanesque style, it was touted at the time of its 1893 completion as “the world’s most perfect apartment house.”' - Celia: Her City
postcard - Chuckman Collection
View my Facebook album about this building
Originally called Lincoln Park Palace 1896
A Charles R Childs Postcard - Ebay
Resold in 1900
This article indicates that the construction of the building took 3 years to accomplish due to the Depression of 1893

a penthouse restaurant 1946 view - Chuckman Collection
photo - Chicago Bar Project
apartments convert to condo's in 1979
photo - Connecting the Windy City
These unique apartments were commissioned by the publisher of American Contractor Magazine and completed in 1893 as the Lincoln Park Palace. Designed by Enoch Hill Turnock, the building has been featured in movies such as Child's Play, Running Scared and Hoodlum. 
The Romanesque-Revival building was landmarked in 1982 and has maintained its original architectural integrity. The preserved interior features a manually-operated cage elevator and suspended glass-block walkways in a glass-roofed central atrium. - Open House Chicago
A 1979 Chicago Tribune advertisement
photo - Yo Chicago
photo - RentCafe
photo Celia: Her City
photo - Joanne Nemerovisk
photo - Open Chicago 
 photo - Open Chicago 
photo - Open Chicago
 photo - Designslinger
 photo - Celia: Her City
both photos - Celia: Her City
photo - ABC 7 Chicago
photo - Architecture Chicago Plus Blog 
 photo - CBS Chicago local
 photo - CBS Chicago local 
 photo - Chicago Tribune
 photo above - DNAinfo
photo below - Huffington Post
The Salvation Army Training Facility
postcard - Chuckman Collection
This mansion located on the corner of Addison & Broadway is occupied by the Salvation Army as their training facility. The initial occupant was the Joseph E. Tilt Family from 1914 until 1920. Click and read a bit more about this J.E. Tilt and his utopia town in New York State.
photo - Choose Chicago

This is a Sanborn Fire Insurance Map 1923 showing the mansion on the corner
This is a Sanborn Fire Insurance Map 1894 showing the original house on the corner
both images - East Lake View by Matthew Nickerson
The West Point of the Salvation Army
Chicago Tribune via Chicago Public Library - 1973
A Tour 2014
by Chris Redbeard and Carlos Cuevas 
The photos below are from a tour of the mansion that took place in October 2014. These photos were taken by Chris Redbeard and Carlos Cuevas that was shared on my Facebook page called Lake View Historical. It is nice to learn that the original motif of the mansion still remains. 
 



Many thanks again to Chris and Carlos, contributors to my Facebook presence called LakeView Historical!
Other Tour Photos
photo - Eric Allix Rogers via Open House Chicago
photo - Eric Allix Rogers via Open House Chicago
photo - Eric Allix Rogers via Open House Chicago
photo - John Keating Jr. via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
The Salvation Army Church?
Apparently, there was a church near School Street on Wilton Avenue that was called 'Salvation Army Church' per a 1923 Sanborn Fire Map. Relationship; more than likely. 
Our Downton Abbey
1919-1959
Stout Estate Property 
advertising Chicago to the world
1933 postcard - Chuckman Collection & Ebay
1923 Sanborn Fire Map highlights the buildings 
that was surrounded by a tall cement fence
I first notice the building(s) when I was researching Sheridan Road and then wondered ... what is it?

1936-7 IDOT photography
Frank D. Stout upon his death in 1927
Death Notice

He Left a Few Bucks
(click to enlarge image)
 The Son Must Prove It! 
(click to enlarge image)
1959 articles 
History of the Property and Its Future
(click to enlarge image)
Razed in 1959
In 1903, Mr. Stout's company built a special railway station near the island in Birchwood, Wisconsin. Frank Stout moved his family and his servants northward from Chicago during the summer months. Read more about the history of this estate with this linkMy thanks to Dennis Rokin on the tip to this photo history! 
photo contribution - Robert Zamora
Years after the Stout family sold the property the mansion the main mansion became a hospital but had various zoning issues from 1944 to 1955 according to the articles below.
1947
1955 Hospital Pay Your Taxes!

The 'before' and 'after' by Robert Zamora,a contributor to LakeView Historical - Facebook
Another Mansion but on Oakdale
The Chicagoan 1931
The Chicagoan 1931 zoomed image
The Chicagoan 1931 zoomed image 
The Chicagoan 1932
I am researching through 'The Chicagoan via University of Chicago Collections for stuff here and there and noticed as the Great Depression of 1929 worsens the advertisement for the mansion gets more desperate. Now the realtor wants to rent it by early 1932 as these ads below highlight.
 The Chicagoan 
 The Chicagoan

3400 N Lake Shore Drive
"This 1920 Whyte & Weber Architectural drawing of 3400 N. Lake Shore Drive (then Sheridan Rd) was featured by the Art Institute in its 1989-90 calendar. Described by architect Peter J. Weber as “the building which solves the servant problem” because it provided rooms and baths on the first floor for chauffeurs and butlers. Additional quarters for “help” were in a roof-story added at the west end of the building. The French Neo-Classical facade is Bedford stone." 
- Susan Reibman Groff‎ is contributor to LakeView Historical
448 W Barry Avenue
pre 1909 address 1912 Barry Avenue


Demolition 2017?


 
 
all photos - Curbed Chicago




 Oakdale & Mildred
Mr. Shurtleff was born in Canada. He moved to Chicago in 1851 from Pittsburgh and settled in Lake View Township. He was a real estate developer and owning land in the township.
- Chicago Public Library via Explore Chicago
457 Evanston Avenue
pre 1909 address
Once located on southwest corner of Cornelia & Broadway

Cornelia & Evanston Avenue (Broadway)
Above is a 1894 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of the cottage on the corner of Evanston=Broadway and Cornelia. 
Newport Avenue located on the lower right was the original name of Stratford Place. 
Edward E Gray Residence
photos - Art Institute of Chicago
G.W. Maher - architect
 built in 1891
1894 Sanborn Fire Map with the pre-1909 address
1923 Sanborn Fire Map with the post -1909 address

pre 1909 address 1922 Belmont Avenue

post 1909 address 438 W Belmont Avenue 

About the Owner in 1895
It's 1947 proposed replacement for the property that apparently never happened and according to a 1950 Sanborn Fire Map; the property was still vacant 
551 W Stratford Place
3 photos - Art Institute of Chicago
G.W. Maher - architect
built in 1893

2015 photos - David D Nims  details still remain   

A Bomb & Terra Cotta Story
 533 W Wellington Avenue
a terra-cotta house
Horrace L. Brand owned a brewing company that bore his name that began in the 1899 til 1935. Apparently, the Prohibition Act and the Great Depression was the reason for the company's demise.
533 W Wellington Avenue
Horace L. Brand in 1918
1910 photo - Chicago Public Library via Explore Chicago
and the bomb drama from the above photo and apparently they were more in 1911
A Street Corner View
unknown source & date 
with a current view

 on Lincoln Avenue toward Nelson Avenue 
& the old Ravenswood L - view south with Google view
On Lincoln Avenue near Nelson Avenue - view north
with Google view
4223 North Hermitage Avenue
(previously 2420 Commercial)
photo - Ravenswood Lake View Community Collection 
via Explore Chicago
pre-1909 address 1948 Barry with blueprint
with an enlargement - Art Institute of Chicago
Home of Reverend Braithwaite with an infant 
900 block of West School Street. 
Aldine Street was once part of School Street
William Turner residence @ 1854 W Addison
initial photo - Ravenswood Lake View Community Collection
follow the conversation of Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
End of the line of the old township and district of
Lake View was at Devon Avenue  Broadway - 1906
Lincoln Avenue west of Seminary – 1909 
with a Google view - http://ow.ly/10twPJ 
My source: Calumet412
Belmont Avenue west of Clark Street - 1911 
photo via Calumet 412
Pine Grove Avenue north from Grace Street
photo via G. Schmalgermeier 
Graceland Boulevard (Irving Park Road) west of Pine Grove – 1911 with a Google view - http://ow.ly/10tvGs
My source: Calumet412
Henderson (Lakewood) south of Grace – 1908 
with a Google view - http://ow.ly/10tvi1
My source: Calumet412
 Roscoe Street east of the Clark street and the L tracks – 1909 with a Google view - http://ow.ly/10tuVS
was yards away from this view - west
My source: Calumet412
photo - Calumet412
Montrose Avenue looking toward Ravenswood Avenue 1905
two years before the 
old Northwestern Elevated Railroad 
station was constructed and 42 years 
after the CTA administered the station. 
4100 block of North Paulina Avenue - 1888
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
 Paulina near Berteau - 1888
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
photo - Calumet412
Paulina between Wilson and Leland - 1900 
within the District of Lake View
(Fremont) & Waveland 1914
Chuckman Collection
Roscoe Street west of Evanston Avenue (Broadway) 
that I contend is incorrect
While the caption is technically correct the descriptor was not completely accurate. The Howard L (Redline) is shown but could not be seen from Evanston but of Halsted Street.
My source: unknown – forgot to record it
Newport Avenue east of Herendon (Lakewood) - 1905
photo - Chuckman Collection
Hermitage and Grace - 1909
 
Nelson Street west of Lincoln 
My source: Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
According to the back of this postcard an address was printed ‘Fleig home 1912 Nelson’. Sometimes you get lucky with information on the postcard and hope it is correct. 

Diversey Boulevard west of Seminary Avenue – pre 1909 with a current Google view 
My source: Ebay
I was able to sorta date this postcard by looking at the backside of the postcard that has the publishers address of ‘1049 Lincoln’ which is a pre 1909 address.
photo via Southport Corridor News & Events
More Street Scenes
postcards by the Chuckman Collection
 Barry Avenue west of Pine Grove
Chuckman Collection
 Lincoln Avenue west of Seminary Avenue
Chuckman Collection
Aldine Avenue west of Sheridan Road (inner LSD)  
 Fullerton Avenue near Seminary Avenue
Chuckman Collection
Orchard Street near Deming Place  
Chuckman Collection
Rokeby (Fremont) north of Waveland 
Chuckman Collection
 Sunnyside near Paulina 
Chuckman Collection
 Seminary Place west of Seminary Avenue
Chuckman Collection
 Seminary near Belmont
Chuckman Collection
900 block of Aldine Avenue
Chuckman Collection
 Briar Place west of Evanston Avenue - pre 1913 postcard with a Google view 
This postcard was published prior to the street name change to Broadway in 1913. Without the reverse side of the postcard for the postmark I have no better date.
My source: Ebay 

The northwest corner of Clark Street & Barry Avenue - 1909 postcard – Chuckman Collection
According to an 'LakeView Historical' contributor York Chan, "I think that's the 'Sports Authority' corner. It's less than 90 degrees and the sun is coming from the left. The other option is the Bank of America corner but the sun would be wrong."
What do you think? 
Here is option #1 Google view northwest corner
Now option #2 Google view southwest corner.

Intersection of Belmont and Clark Street view northeastward  unknown date postcard with a Google view 
image: Magnus Jonason via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
Sheffield Avenue north of Waveland - no date
photo - Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
1908 photo - Ashaq Hani via Northwest side of Chicago
on Facebook
Montrose & Lincoln within the District of Lake View 1908
photo - Calumet412
538 West Briar Place (formerly 1824 George Avenue)
Newport Avenue near Lincoln - 1915
The Turner Residence located at 1854 Addison Street 
built 1850ish in Lake View Township
Saul Chase residence located at 1954 Belmont 
in Lake View Township and built in 1860-ish
 
Halsted Street seemed to be a mix of commercial and residential dwellings @ 2800 North Halsted Street

The District of Lake View Fire Department Tower - 1896 exact location unknown
- Calumet 412 
Ekstrom & Walden Swedish Health Bread 
once located @ 3709 North Clark Street - 1914. 
Apparently, Swan G. Ekstrom and Karl Walden lived 
@ 3233 North Halsted Street.
Pre-1909 address now near Greenview and Belmont Avenue
Christian Krauspe came to Chicago from Germany in 1880's.  He opened a furniture store in Township of Lake View in 1887 at pre 1909 address of 723 Belmont Avenue currently at 1628 West Belmont Avenue. He opened the first area mortuary years later at the same location. 
The soda fountain at Vogelsang’s Drugstore - 1895 
Vogelsang's Drug Store was a reputed to be one of the north side's first soda fountain establishments. The business was located on the northwest corner of Lincoln and Fullerton Avenues, across the street from the McCormick Seminary – (now DePaul University) in the was at the time after the annexation of 1889 the new District of Lake View.
The 534 Evanston Avenue Evolution
534 Evanston Avenue 
post 1909 address of 3555 Broadway Avenue 1900's
(Most Chicago street addresses were realigned in 1909)
The two images below are of Mrs. Payne who lived in the above house on corner of Evanston Avenue and Addison.

the parents



  From a simple home to apartments

The building(s) that replaced the Payne home 
photos - Ravenswood - Lake View Community Collection
Pane Property Sold in 1915
My thanks to LakeView Historical contributor 
Leo Robert Klein for this article he posted on that site 
    A Chicago Workers Cottage
This 'Chicago Worker Cottage' building apparently was a 'steam bath' establishment at one time according to a 1950 Sanborn Fire Map. I have always been intrigued with this current apt building with it's commercial space as its front yard. According to Redfin the structure was constructed in 1920. Travel down the alleyway with Google maps
 2014 photo - Zillow
1894 Sanborn Fire Map
1923 Sanborn Fire Map
1950 Sanborn Fire Map 
that highlights 'steam bath' at this location
commercial space in the once front yard 1985
photo - Alan Light via CWC Chicago
commercial space in the once front yard 2014
photo - CWC Chicago
photo - Zillow
photo - Hotpads
433-37 W Briar Place
 
images above - Art Institute of Chicago

 images - Art Institute of Chicago
425 W Roscoe Street 
originally called Heshfield Apartments
photo - Chuckman Collection
with some current views of the interior

corner of Belmont and Lakewood (Henderson) Avenues 
highlights the Evanston RR branch of the 
St. Paul,Milwaukee,Chicago RR
Swedish Cooperative Temperance Cafe postcard
unknown date - Ebay
The Candy Companies of Old Lake View
 
photo - Chicago: City of Neighborhoods 
via Chicago History Society 
Exact location would be the northeast corner of 
Diversey Parkway and Broadway
image - Chuckman Collection
 Curtis had a plant on the northeast corner of Briar Place & Halsted Street per this 1923 Sanborn Fire Map with the
current Google map view

images - Ebay
The Reed Candy Company
Confectioners Journal 1923 via Sweet Home Chicago
1923 Sanborn Fire Map 
This map highlights the the address range of the shipping space @ 1255, the office space @ 1245, the factory address space @ 1241, and finally the warehouse location space 
@ 1237-39 Fletcher Street that was located along the former Chicago Milwaukee RR - Evanston branch that cut through old Lake View in the mid19th and mid20th centuries.
matchbook image - Chuckman Collection
the warehouse along the RR
The Chicago Telephone Company
The Lake View Exchange

Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection 
via Sulzer Regional Library
3522 N. Sheffield Avenue
photo - Art Institute of Chicago with current view
photo - Ebay
1950 Sanborn Fire Map 
1923 Sanborn Fire Map 
blueprint image - Art Institute of Chicago
The first building in 1901, an annex in 1915, the second in 1947 The older building housed the Graceland Exchange while the newer building housed the Lake View Exchange
The Lake View telephone company located 3522 North Sheffield Avenue built in 1900 at the same location as the AT&T building location today. - Sulzer Regional Library.
the newest building 1990 
Chicago Public Library via Explore Chicago
Belmont and Hudson
2015 Google View
1910 photo - Art Institute of Chicago
The Evolution of an Estate
Robert Rodman Clark Residence
located on southwest corner of Halsted Street & Noble 
(Barry Avenue) - apparently built in 1859
image location - Sanborn Fire Map 1894
Robert Rodman Clark residence (1901) located at the 
pre-1909 address of 1549 N Halsted Street (3056 North Halsted) was built by Mr. Clark in 1859 in Lake View Township. Apparently, there were several additions added by him from time to time. Join photo with conversation from Darla Zailskas via Forgotten Chicago on Facebook 
& read Chicago's Mansions by John Graf
Its replacement
1929 illustration 
Its replacement - Chicago Gospel Tabenacle
Another Mansion Along the Shoreline
The S.B. Chase residence on Belmont Avenue 
along the existing shoreline 
Its construction in 1875

 
Mr. Chase and his brother owned a real estate company that salvaged property records from the Chicago Fire of 1871. Legend has it that Mr. Chase welcomed in refugees from the Chicago Fire of 1871 who traveled up from Lincoln Park along the existing shoreline. His home was the shoreline.
Plans to extend the Drive 1886
More Home Views ...
Bennett Residence along Paulina Street in 
Lake View Township - built in 1874
516 West Belmont (pre-1909 address)
 Benjamin Shurtleff home, a real estate developer had a home @ Oakdale and Mildred Avenues 
Residence of Squire Dingee,who relocated his pickle greenhouse farm business in community of Bowmanville within the Township of Lake View,  located at 4516 Ashland Avenue - photo 1895
4223 North Hermitage (previously 2420 Commercial) between  Berteau.and Cullom - 1890

Moving Day! 
Paulina Street, between Berteau Avenue & Belle Plaine Avenue - 1891
This the exterior view of Wright residence at the northwest corner of Montrose and Greenview Avenues. This photo was taken 1890 one year after the annexation 
of City of Lake by the City of Chicago.
1888 view of Paulina Street (1700 W) between Belle Plaine (4100 N) and Berteau Avenues (4200 N). Drainage ditches are being dug in the road, with plank crossovers at the intersections. The City of Chicago annexed 
the City of Lake one year later.
Unpaved Seminary Avenue south of Belmont Avenue - 1908 
- Chuckman Collection
 Wellington Avenue @ Lincoln Avenue - 1900?
From Forgotten Chicago on Facebook
Aldine west of Sheridan Road 1913
photo - Chuckman Collection
Hermitage west of Grace Street 1909
photo - Chuckman Collection
photo - Chuckman Collection
515-21 Belmont Avenue 
apartments 1910's
Stratford Place as of 1913 - This Blogger's Block
I have lived on this street since 1993
My block looked much like Hawthorne Place which is an currently a historical district. There is only one original home left on my block - built in 1893.
 635 W Barry Avenue
photos - Art Institute of Chicago via Explore Chicago
Seaborgs Laundry located at 1114 Belmont Avenue just east of Clifton Avenue. A business still operates at this location. 
Date of postcard image - 1913
and once Elegant Cleaners
matchbook - Chuckman Collection
It continued to be laundry biz after that period as well
Antiseptic Laundry Association
 The current location as of 2015 - Google Maps
Apparently, the Association Headquarters was located on the corner of Grace and Sheffield Avenue 
- the 1348 address listed on this poster was the pre-1909 address of the current 1000 West Grace Street. 
Northeast corner looking east along Belmont Avenue @ Seminary Avenue. The location of the first Wiebolts store in 1907. The two buildings nearest the corner (lower left) are still there.
Intersection of Halsted-Clark-Barry
This is a awesome find from Forgotten Chicago on Facebook contributor  Kelley Layman Schearf - unknown date
An apparent shop for German visitors (see link) once located on the corner of Lincoln and Diversey (702 North Lincoln) 
a pre 1909 address that sold this bottle to their customers.
My photo source - Ebay
ghfgh
New development as of 1913 
on Grace and Hermitage Avenue - Georgian style

Residence on Evanston Avenue and Cornelia Street
Evanston was renamed in 1913 to Broadway Avenue.

 The William Knoke residence, owner of a brick manufacturing company, located at 2937 N Clark Street 
at Wellington Avenue
Apparently a scene of Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive  view northwest 1905 via Calumet412
 
Source: Sulzer Regional Library of above images (3)
3504 N Halsted - Residence of James and Bridget Kane and family, northeast corner of Halsted and Cornelia Avenues
Sheffield and Waveland Avenues 1907
Eddy Street was named after a Chicago banker named D.C. Eddy who bankrolled this  Lake View subdivision in 1888 - photo taken in 1908 - Calumet 412
Take a tour of a particular home on this street today!
Diversey Parkway and Racine avenue 1908
Npasrse via WhatWasThere.com  


 1930's Chicago History in Postcards

Npasrse via WhatWasThere.com  - 1940's?
John Hufmeyer Building as of the 1970's?
photo - Saul Smaizys via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook 
 The Maling Brothers store & office building 
@ Roscoe and Lincoln Avenue
Waiting for the bus on Belmont Avenue east of Clark Street 1951 - Calumet 412
Sheridan Road and Diversey intersection
unknown source late 1920's?
Sheridan Road/Lake View Ave. and Diversey intersection
Sheridan Road and Diversey intersection
East of the Sheridan Road and Diversey intersection
1960's photo - Ceebo via Flickr
The Saul Smaizy's Photography
Southeast corner of Halsted Street from Roscoe Street 1969 
Some Forgotten Chicago-Facebook Comments
a Facebook comment ...
Lyle Bright mentioned, “While there is an 'element' in the area at times, I can't imagine Lake View being in the midst of gang warfare. What a difference a few decades makes”. Marty Balogh mentioned, “One of the big changes was the redevelopment of Elaine Place, where an entire block of apartments were renovated. It was unfortunate for the people displaced, but it was a large enough project to make a difference”. Rick Vega mentioned, “Varellas grocery store on the corner where Roscoe's [Tavern] is now. My dad stopped there during the week in the 60's”. Robert Zamora mentioned, “There was a Hull House branch in the storefront next to the grocery store and a Clark gas station built on the northeast corner. Before they built it, the Hull House people would show movies on the apt. build wall next to the lot. They also threw a couple block parties there”. John Terrones mentioned, “The Roscoe street block parties. Awesome.”
Steve Wessing mentioned, “We lived next to El Jardin. [The community was] plagued by divisions between the Mexican community who had fought to be accepted for a long time, and the incoming Puerto Rican immigrants who didn't understand the struggle that had come before them”.
Robert Zamora mentioned, “My recollection is that there were 2 small "grocery" stores on the west side on Halsted, a bar, laundromat, Hull House branch, Clark Gas station another bar further south, a music/furniture(?) store, A&P store, Sherwin WillIams, [and] another gas station (Gas for Less?)... A picture truly worth a thousand words!!!!” 
View south from the southeast corner building 
1969 photos - Saul Smaizys
1987 photo - Robert Zamora
Now the part of the Boystown Strip 
- southeast corner Roscoe & Halsted 
Barry-Regent dry cleaners since 1950
Pete's Gyros @ 3127 N Ashland Avenue
photo - Ebay
a view of Lake View East 1965ish that highlights the construction of the Hawthorne House on inner LSD

northwest intersection of Clark & Diversey - late 1970's?
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photo - Saul Smaizys
934 W Roscoe 
1988 photo - R. Krueger Chicago Public Library 
via Explore Chicago
1113 W Belmont Avenue 
1959 photo - Art Institute of Chicago
931-39 Oakdale Avenue
1930ish photo - Chuckman Collection
Philip T. Starck Residence 
photo - Art Institute of Chicago
 Date unknown
Ravenswood - Lake View Community Collection
Sheffield looking north of Waveland Avenue 1907 
Calumet 412
Wilson and Leland 1900 - Calumet412
District of Lake View
Hermitage and Ravenswood unknown date 
with the Abbott Mansion to the right - Ebay
District of Lake View
1912 W Barry Avenue - pre 1909 address
448 W Barry Avenue - post 1909 address
1948 W Barry Avenue - pre 1909 address
408 W Barry Avenue - post 1909 address

1910 - Chuckman Collection
1844 Wellington, post 1909 year address 514 W Wellington
pre 1909 photo - Art Institute of Chicago via Explore Chicago
 517 W Oakdale Avenue
when folks of 'means' resided in apartment hotels
photo - Art Institute of Chicago via Explore Chicago
Clarendon Avenue near Graceland (Irving Park Road)  1910 Chuckman Collection
 photo - Zillow
photo - Marcus Toliver via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
 photo - Zillow
photo - Zillow
 photo - Zillow
the west wall 
via George Valko Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
photo - Zillow
During its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company made Chicago the capital of architectural ornamentation. The company’s officers weren’t shy about using their products on their homes on Terra Cotta Row, a cluster of four homes on the 1000 block of West Oakdale in Lake View. The most impressive of them is the Henry Rokham house, which is so detailed with terra cotta rosettes, plaques, and even a front fence that it’s easy to miss another set of artistic ornaments: the home’s numerous stained-glass windows.
  The George Wittbold Company
He built greenhouses as known as hot-houses
 on the corner of Aldine and Halsted Street 
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map - 1894
By 1923 per this Sanborn Fire Insurance Map (shaded) he sold the greenhouse (whole-seller) for a flat 
on Buckingham Place (retail).
 Above the entrance way to the from retail space
The retail space was located at the pre 1909 address of 
681 Buckingham presently 745 W. Buckingham Place was once part of the flower and plant emporium. Wittbold, the founder and director of his emporium had been the gardener to the royals of the Principality of Hanover (Germany) before he immigrated to Chicago in the in 1857, the same year of the formation of Lake View as a township. Once here, he established a sprawling and lucrative multi-generational floral business that stretched from Belmont to Aldine and included orchards, gardens, nurseries and a large greenhouse. View another video of their former shop with this link.
Photo view of 300 block of Wellington Avenue of former homes of apparent prestigious families -1960 
- Chuckman Collection
400-500 block of Aldine
photo- Art Institute of Chicago
400 block of Melrose 1973
photo - Ebay
view from 3450 N Sheridan Road south
1941 photo - Art Institute of Chicago
2823 N Halsted Street
photo - Art Institute of Chicago via Explore Chicago 
Once a buick dealership in 1934
image - Chicagoan
3518 N Southport Avenue 
 photo - Art Institute of Chicago via Explore Chicago 
3944-3954 N. Southport Avenue 
photo - Art Institute of Chicago via Explore Chicago 
Southport and Irving Park Road
streetcar traveling east - an enlargement
photo - TheTrolleyDodger
Diversey Parkway west of Pine Grove Avenue 1943
 photo below - Angel Grajeda
via Original Chicago-Facebook
the Belmont Avenue view east
photo below - Steve Lewandowski via
Original Chicago-Facebook
 Addison & Clark Streets view east
The Flats 
These photos are via Perry Casalino and his coffee table book called Charles R. Childs Revisited 1909 - 2009
These flats (apartments) still exist today!
Curran Building Apartments on the NE corner and Sheridan Road and Sheridan Road - 1903
 Byron Street begins west of the intersection and Sheffield Avenue ends south of the same intersection.
Corner of Reta Street and Addison Avenue - 1900?
Corners of Broadway Avenue (Evanston Road < 1914), Clark Street and Diversey Parkway - photo 1909
The 'Morris Apartments' on York Street (Surf Street) west of Evanston Road (Broadway) - northwest corner after 1909
- with another view as of 1915 below -
photo - Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 
of Greater Chicago on Facebook
The Hampton Apartments on the corner of Sheridan Road and Dakin  - early 1900's?  (end of his collection)
The Corner of Pine Grove & Diversey

Diversey Blvd west of Pine Grove - CardCow

a view west on Belmont @ west of Lakewood 1944
University of Illinois-Chicago via Explore Chicago 
a re-route bus crossing onto Belmont from Wilton
photo - via Growing Up in Chicago-Facebook
Looking east on Belmont Avenue toward Broadway - 1980's
My thanks to 'Revolucion Steakhouse' for this one!
above page - East Lake View by Matthew Nickerson
An Alan Light photo 1985
via Bobby Klamms, Forgotten Chicago-Facebook 
Homes Along Paulina Avenue
Community of South-East Ravenswood
3535 N Paulina Avenue
apparent 1908 photo - the address change occurred in 1909
4101 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photo
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
 4106 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photo - Robert Krueger Collection
4228 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photo
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
4232 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photo
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
4247 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photo
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
4317 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photo
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
4323 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photo
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
4339 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photo - Robert Krueger Collection
4345 N Paulina Avenue
1988 photos from 
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
Spring View 1887
 4136 N Paulina Avenue
Winter View 1899
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
Grandmother Schwartz
Hildegard Schwartz on the left of photo
photo - Steve Schwartz
Hildegard Schwartz and her family lived at 3322 Lakewood Avenue in Lake View. According to her grandson Steve 
(a contributor of my sister site on Facebook) and along with some research by yours truly, Mrs. Schwartz and her family apparently lived and worked in the same building. The photos provided are from Steve who wished to share is evolving genealogy of his family. Steve’s research has indicated that she was listed as store-owner, retailer, and clerk
The Schwartz house was apparently constructed in 1883 when Lake View was a township. The 1880's were boom years for the township. 
Hildegard Schwartz with unknown child in the family shop
photo - Steve Schwartz
According to the available Sanborn Fire Maps of 1894,1923, and 1950 this building served as a storefront on a residential block of Lakewood near Henderson Avenue. As of 2017 this house is still at this location. The 1894 map address reads 794 Herndon Avenue. In 1909 the City of Chicago realigned the addresses so that 3322 Herndon would in a decade or so finally became 3322 N. Lakewood. 
photo - Redfin
My thanks to Steve Schwartz for his contribution to this site!! He has indicated he would keep me in the loop on more discoveries by him.
photo - Chuckman Collection
3550 to 3600 (inner LSD) buildings - 1974
Wrong Way
3250 block of LSD 1972
photos - Photographic Images of Chicago - UIC
3551 N Sheffield 1960's?
photo - University of Illinois-Chicago via Explore Chicago
The occupants since 2007
Hi-Tops
Harry Carey Tavern
Club 162
O’Malley’s
Halloween pop-up storefront
My sources: Chicago Cityscape & Google Viewer
photo - Lyle Bright via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
Apparently the northwest corner of Halsted & Cornelia
The Links @ 3434 North Sheffield 
R Krueger Collection via Chicago Public Library via
Explore Chicago
The Kellogg Mansion @ 2960 N Inner LSD
photo - Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection, Chicago Public Library via Explore Chicago
My Home
by Barbara Jean Rogers 
Carroll Court Apartments 510-524 W Belmont 
1963 photo - Barbara Jean Rogers 
"The building in this 1963 photo, the Carroll Court at 510–524 Belmont, was built in 1922. Our family lived at 520, the leftmost of the three visible entrances in the raised middle section, from 1952 until the building was razed (along with the building next door, 528–530 Belmont) to build a high rise in 1968. There were six apartments in each of five entrances, two basement apartments (one tenant apartment in the front and a janitor's apartment), and an English basement with rear access. Two of the entrances (510–512 and 522–524) were located at left and right of the raised structure with street entrances at ground level. They are not visible in the photo. I was told but have not yet confirmed that the architect was the same architect who built Crilly Court in Old Town.
[The building was razed in] 1968. We moved to 533 Belmont across the street and watched Carroll Court being taken down. I was okay until the wreckers exposed the yellow Colonial-pattern wallpaper in what had been our kitchen. Then, I cried."
Always been a bit Progressive
an anti-nuke protest by the Student Peace Union 1961
watermarked image - Ebay
both images - East Lake View by Matthew Nickerson
Broadway toward Wellington 1970
photo - Saul Smaizys via Flickr 
2002 images - R. Krueger Collection 
2001 photo - R. Krueger Collection  
1987-2001 photo - R. Krueger Collection 
southwest corner of Halsted Street & Aldine Avenue
2001 photo - R. Krueger Collection 
northeast corner of Halsted Street & Aldine Avenue
1987-2001 photo - R. Krueger Collection  
north of Roscoe on Halsted Street
What I love about this photograph is the couple 
in the window when you zoom in
1987 photo -  R. Krueger Collection 
- not sure exactly where
photo - William Brubaker, UIC via Explore Chicago
1988 photo - Robert Krueger Collection
858 W Diversey Parkway
photo - John Keating via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook

along Janssen Avenue 
at the southeast corner of Cornelia & Janssen
photo - UIC via Explore Chicago Collection
from the Sheridan el platform looking south 1975 
1975 photo - Saul Smaizys via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
Across the Street in Buena Park
Graceland Avenue=Irving Park Road
postcard - Ebay
Street Scenes Along the L Tracks
William C. Brubaker Collection 1975
 CTA tracks at Ashland & Roscoe
 
 CTA tracks at Sheridan Road at Dakin
CTA tracks at Southport
The Storage Unit Buildings
postcards - Chicago  History in Postcards
The Hebard Express, Storage and Van Company, one of many locations, was located and still located but under the name of Self Storage 1-Wrigleyville is at 3839 Sheffield Avenue on the corner of Sheridan Road and Sheffield. 
Read more about this company via Google-books.
And at 3134 Sheffield Avenue their was the oldest storage company in Lake View - Anderson Brothers.
1922 photo - Chicago History Museum via 
Explore Chicago Collection
The company sign is to the right of this photo with the Vic Theater next to it and across the street the Merry Gardens
 photos - Lake View Patch
The Anderson Brothers Express and Storage Company was built in 1918 and located next to and south of the Victoria (Vic) Theater at 3134 Sheffield Avenue. The company moved in 2013 to the west side that year gaining the reputation as having the longest business tenured in Lake View at the time. Read more about the conversion from commercial to residential from Curbed Chicago and it's pictorial development via Google Maps in 2015 and 2016.
Belmont Army Surplus
photo - Andrew M via Yelp 2005
In 2006 the CTA renovated the Belmont Station. They widen the space of the platform. The buildings next to the L on both sides of Belmont Avenue were demolished so to accomplish this renovation. The Belmont Army Surplus since has changed its name to Belmont Army and moved near Clark Street but still on Belmont Avenue. 
photo - Baskervilleh via Flickr 2005
photo - A.V.S. via Yelp 2005
the interior 2003 - Wibiti.com
photo - Mr. Montrose via Flickr 2005
photo - Will K. via Flickr 2005
image - via Susan Groff Riebman
Prior to 1957 the building was owned by Anderson Brothers (view about post) according to 'LakeView Historical on Facebook contributor Judy Miller - "Years before it was Army Surplus it was part of Anderson Brothers storage on Sheffield. It was their furniture store where they sold unclaimed storage lots. Not sure when it became the Army store but definitely before 1957." 
Below is a 1923 Sanborn Map of the building with an entrance of 943 W Belmont while separate storefronts flanked on both sides - 941 & (945 directly next to the tracks).
Bert Weinman Ford
”I had a 1977 Ford Country Squire I bought so a 400+ pound driver would have something big enough to handle him. It did. I had already seen a guy who was well over 600 pounds in our city drive around in a 1970's full-sized LTD coupe so I knew I had found the right car for my huge friend.”
“Am I so screwed up that I'd rock each and every one of those 1977 cars!  The Malibu - yes. The LTD II Brougham Hardtop - Yes. The Grand Marquis - Definitely Yes! Oh, but the daddy of them all, that 9 Passenger Squire Wagon, even in that light blue color.... wow. Of course, back in 1981, I was just making $18,000 per year, with a mortgage.”
The above are comments from a 2009 online threaded conversation about Bert Weinman Ford used autos. 
Lee Weinman opened the doors to Bert Weinman Ford in July 1967 in an era of 9-passenger family wagon and a 
Blue Law’ that prohibited selling automobiles in Illinois. Bert Weinman Ford was located near the corner of Ashland and Addison Avenues or if you remember their commercials that seem to ring in your ears hours, if not days, after the commercial - 3535 North Ashland Avenue!! 
In my opinion, this dealership would have been just one of many if not for a charismatic character and master salesman Linn Burton who would seem to drill the dealerships’ address into the listeners’ eardrums for decades to come. Burton was the voice for the dealership TV shows like WGN-Ch. 9's ‘Creature Features’ that were typical late night broadcasts. According to a 1988 Chicago Tribune article about him, “As contradictory as it may seem, Burton, who for years was a master of the 'ad lib' in 18 to 20 minute LIVE commercials who was a stickler for rehearsing when he had a script. As he put it, 'every word is there for a purpose and has to be said a certain way'. In the 1940's when he was an announcer on WAIT radio the 'other announcers would laugh at me for rehearsing so much', he said. So I would go into the men`s room to rehearse. The son of a Methodist minister, Burton said his gift of gab comes naturally. I sort of became a minister, preaching, `Come unto me all you who want to save money’. 
In pure marketing terms it's called ‘externality’ – the art of making the buyer feel that with that purchase of that particular product the buyer will feel better off buying it then walking away. To the general public Linn Burton was Bert Weinman Ford or in other words Bert Weinman Ford was an public extension of Linn Burton. 
photo - mysore.blogspot.com
The dealership closed their doors on April 6, 2006 with its forty employees; years before sales artesian himself Linn Burton … of Burt Wienman Ford left the TV airwaves for this dealership. To the general public Linn Buron was the public voice and face of this Ford dealership.
Since 2006 the parcel of land had been used for parking for Wrigley Field patrons until an announcement of a planned development in 2013 - senior living facility. 
Dennis Place
1985-2003
The last of the arcades
 photo - ASV via Yelp
Follow the comments on Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
photo - Andrew M via Yelp
Yesterday - An Iconic Biz
1143 W Addison Street
a Facebook album
1989 photo - Robert Krueger Collection

 
 


color photos - Garry Albrecht & still in business as of 2015
"If I had a dollar for everyone who came in and said, `I've passed your place a million times but never noticed you,' I wouldn't have to work again," joked Tom Boyle, Yesterday's founder - "We're just glad a few folks stop in from time to time." The store brims with posters, snapshots, comic books and magazines that document generations of film, TV, sports, and world events." In fact, Mr. Boyle mentioned to me the other day that before he bought the building some 40 old years ago he would do that same thing - walk on by.This double storefront building was constructed in 1883 when Lake View was a township.Read the entire article by Mike Roach who did a special piece for the Chicago Tribune in 2003 on this unique storefront.
A Bus Stop 1973
photo - Ebay
Former Town Hall Meeting Locations
After reading countless Daily News or Chicago Tribune archive articles about the City and community of Lake View from late 19th and early 20th centuries the following buildings listed and pictured below were used as citizen town-halls much like the neighborhood associations today look for place to meet and discussion civic and neighborhood issues. Three locations are were repetitively mentioned in the articles. 
The original building was destroyed by fire 
and rebuilt the next year
image - Lake View Saga 1847-1985
Many Germans immigrated to the United States following the failure of an 1848 revolution designed to introduce democratic reforms into the governments of the German states. Among these immigrants were members of the Turners, an athletic and political organization founded in Germany during the second decade of the nineteenth century. Turners quickly established societies (known as Turnverein or Turngemeinde) in the American cities in which they settled. These societies served as athletic, political, and social centers for German communities in the United States. The 'Turners' most important contribution to American life in their communities has been their advocacy of physical education and fitness. Turners successfully lobbied local school boards in many cities for the inclusion of physical education classes in the curriculum, and Turner instructors served as the directors of physical education programs in many school systems in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

images - Ebay

 images via Ebay

Lincoln-Turner Hall
photo - unknown
4 postcards below - Chicago History in Postcards




It had a cafe! 
below photo - Chuckman Collection 
the outside cafe
postcard - Chuckman Collection
image - 'Lake View' by Matt Nickerson
A Live Music Program
 
photos - Ebay
1923 Sanborn Fire Map that highlights the location
A Nazis meeting 1938
 
 
 
currently houses the Lincoln Park Athletic Club
photo - Wanda Harold via  DePaul University Collection
The Belmont Hall 
A social gathering place for Swedish community was located off Craft (Dayton) Street with a entrance on Clark Street ....
'On the east side of Clark street, going north, the never to be forgotten Belmont Hall was the first landmark to be reached, a place that has left fond memories in the minds of hundreds of the now aging Swedish population. Here the young folks met at the Saturday evening dances, here they listened to "Olle i Skratthult" and his theatrical groups and to concerts given by singing societies and by soloists such as Gunnar Sund and John Chellman, not to forget Hjalmar Ebbeson and Joseph Blomgren who held their audience captive with Wennerberg's Gluntarna. In latter years Svenska Folkteatern added memories to the place by staging melodramatic plays portraying Swedish life and customs a hundred years ago.' 
- via Swedish-American Historical Quarterly
1923 Sanborn Fire Map
 
The Masonic Lodges in Lake View
image - G. Lane vai Chicago: City of Neighborhoods
with a 2015 Google map view 
This building was mentioned many times in Chicago Daily newspapers as a meeting place for the citizens of Lake View to gather during the 1890's located at the 1700 block of Cornelia Avenue near Hamilton School. Google maps has a current view - now a Buddhist Temple.
near Wrigley Field
photo - Redfin
'3710 N Kenmore Ave is a house in Chicago, IL 60613. This 980 square foot house sits on a 2,000 square foot lot and features 1 bathroom. This house was built in 1886. Nearby schools include Inter-American Elementary Magnet School, Kc's Academy Of Early Childhood Education and Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. The closest grocery stores are Whole Foods Market, Alta Vista Foods and African King. Nearby coffee shops include Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks and Nola Cafe. Nearby restaurants include Beyond the Ivy, Down the Line and Captain Morgan Club. 3710 N Kenmore Ave is near Kelly Park, Gill Park and Sheil Park. There are excellent bike lanes and the terrain is flat as a pancake. 3710 N Kenmore Ave is very bikeable, biking is convenient for most trips.' - a narrative from Redfin 
Timeless Buildings 2013
photos - Lake View Patch
 located on the southwest corner of Belmont and Broadway
 
photo -  Craig Hagemeier
northeast corner of Broadway and Aldine
The Google Viewer/Chicago Cityscape:
Google map viewer keeps an historical pictured record of changes around the world. Here is an example of one in our neighborhood. Coupled with Chicago Cityscape anyone can keep pace of future developments with memories of former occupants for a particular location. I used ow.ly to shorten the web addresses.
by Kent Bartram
This very short 1989 video was contributed to my Facebook page called LakeView Historical by Kent Bartram. He begins his video tour at 1500 W Grace Street that only spans the corner location. I assume she lived there at that time. 
This is a 2015 Google Map view of that spanned corner. 
When a Roadway Became an Alley:
Kohlsaat Avenue
image -1894 Sanborn Fire Map
Notice the existing shoreline
 image -1923 Sanborn Fire Map
The avenue stats disappears from the landscape
image -1894 Sanborn Fire Map
The areas is almost fully develop since 1894 & 1923
And then there was this Landfill ...
In the District of Lake View 1889-1930ish there was this landfill for garbage at the edge. It was located on Western Avenue and Grace Street. Western Avenue was the former border street between Jefferson Township and old Lake View Township/City 1857-1889.

 1913 photos - Chicago History Museum via Explore Chicago
The Young'ens of Old Lake View
Grace & Lakewood 
Christina Smith Guziec and her family on her former block 
via Forgotten Chicago - Facebook
3300 N Kenmore photo - Patty Seitz via LakeView Historical
1100 block of W Diversey Parkway view north
photo - 'Lake View: visual history of a Chicago 
neighborhood'-Facebook
image - Lake View by Matthew Nickerson
David Akiyama's (contributor to LakeView Historical) sister
when the both lived 3600 block of Wilton in the 1950's
Here's a photo of me and my brother taken at Bosworth and Waveland around 1961-62 by Kevin Sheldon
Susan Reibman Groff at Belmont Harbor 1967
Jeff Erhman via David Akiyama at the playground of
Le Moyne School mid-60's that is currently 
called Inter-American Magnet School 
The 4 photos below from Sue Moore Gustafson of students along 3800 block of Southport Avenue 
in the playground of Blaine School

 According to Sue Moore Gustafson these photos "are from late 60's and early 70's of Blaine School Summer Social Center. The 37 and 3800 block of Southport seen in the background such as the Music Box, Southport Department Store, Fellers Butcher and more."



Hopefully more to post!

Post Note: View and read more about the dwellings of the old Lake View and the old community of Ravenswood that is within the Ravesnwood-Lake View Community Collection that is housed in the Sulzer Regional Library
Also, view Chicago Explore Collection of old Lake View.


Important Note:
These posts are exclusively used for educational purposes. I do not wish to gain monetary profit from this blog nor should anyone else without permission for the original source - thanks!


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