November 26, 2019

My Collection : Vintage Lake View part I

From Postcards to Photos 
to Everything Else - Part One
This is the first of five posts of my private collection on vintage Lake View - this one, Part I & then Part IIThe last section of this post is a collection of matchbooks.
Part II has a collection of purchased postcards in a post called Lincoln Park, the park due to the fact that there is a Lake View connection to that park. These postcards date at the dawn of the 20th century and are located in Part II. I have a collection of yearbooks about Lake View High School that is also in Part II. I am in the process of photographing selected pages in each yearbook and posting them on my Facebook site called LakeView Historical
The third post is about the businesses of Lake View from 1929-1935 called the Warner Printing CollectionThe fourth & fifth posts are called 'Vintage Wrigley Field' Part I and
then Part II. These posts contains black & white photos - mostly press photos & very few reproductions, an assortment scorecards and newsletters. 
Most of the contents of the these five blog posts were purchased through Ebay and a few by gifted by donation. 
this street banner was purchased in 2015 from the Lake View Chamber of Commerce to be used for my exhibits
The Township of Lake View
drafted and originally published in 1879

this publisher re-produces old text 

The Township Era Documents
A Township 1857-1887
A City 1887-1889
These photos are property tax receipts of a K. Langland from 1871-76. He apparently lived on Wrightwood Avenue when the Lake View was a township 1857-87 and City 1887-89, the southern border was Fullerton Avenue. The last two photos is a 1895 township assessor's notice to a property owner. Homes from the old township/city of Lake View was still assessed by the former township. This taxpayer lived on Damen Avenue. The western border of the old township/city was Western Avenue. Some homes are still have the Lake View name on their Cook County property tax notice. 
K. Langland Receipts
1871 and backside of the receipt

 1872
 another 1872 receipt 
 1873 City of Lake View
 long rectangular receipts for same taxpayer

 1895 township assessors notice to taxpayer
Graceland Cemetery
 and the back side 

I highly recommend it! 
Established in 1860 when Lake View was a township



 The Rocky Waters of the Lake
Belmont Yacht Harbor
open to the public by 1913
Apparently depicting the build-out of the harbor. 
The harbor opened to the public in 1913
about the artist & this lithograph...
not sure this is Belmont Harbor but it does look like the first boat-house, the Carrier


Photographic Art Work
without a frame
 by an artist name of 'Berry' with additional info

zoomed from above

 
zoomed from above
 some information the craft itself
The First Hundred Years ...
 
about the club-houses in Lake Michigan
 For decades Belmont Yacht Harbor 
was staging area for the race from Chicago
 Before W.H. 'Big Bill' Thompson was mayor of Chicago he raced from Belmont Harbor. He and his wife lived on Sheridan Road and Belmont Avenue
the harbor in 1986
over-sized photo
Bismarck Gardens
to renamed Marigold Gardens in 1915
 below is a good summary ...
at the southwest corner of Broadway & Grace Street













the name change ...



 

Concert Programs
During World War I there was a name change 
to Marigold Gardens




from a Beer Garden to a Boxing/Wrestling Venue

 reverse side
Riverview Park
it was another place to be 
 While not in Lake View it was a place to visit with the kids.
There was a streetcar on Roscoe that lead folks 
west through Lake View


Buildings & Street Scene Postcards

 both postcards south of Grace Street view south

This building, the Lehmann Mansion, 
appears in the previous two postcards.
J.L. Lehmann died in 1900 leaving his heirs $10 million. 
He owned the Fair Department Store once located in the Loop and owned scores of property in old Lake View.
 Fullerton Avenue was once the border between Chicago 
and the Township/City of Lake View
across the street in Buena Park
and across the street in Lincoln Park

 it still stands!

 inner Lake Shore Drive view north near Waveland Avenue
The Stout Mansion
 once located on Barry and Sheridan Road
 Diversey Golf Course 9  holes
Apartment/Hotels:
Wellington Arms

The Lessing Annex Apartments

Rienzi Hotel
once located 1/4 of a block east of Broadway on Diversey

 Brewster Apartments

Brompton Palace Apartments

Chateau Hotel

Belair Hotel

The Surf Apartments
Park Lane Hotel



a vintage hanger from the Park Lane Apartment Hotel currently called Reside on Surf
The Belmont Hotel


a silver tray
Houses of Worship:
Lake View Presbyterian
St. Peters Episcopal

Evanston (Broadway) Methodist

now called Broadway Methodist Church 
This the original building 
St. Alphonsus

Temple Sholom

B&W photos





An Anniversary Booklet
their first temple in Lake View was on the corner of Grace & Pine Grove, now called Anshe Emet Synagogue

The Lake View Free Mission Church

on the northwest corner of Kenmore/School Street. 
The building was converted to condos. The building below also was converted to residential living.
Baptist Missionary Training School
Lake View Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran 
 their Program Booklet
love the ads! (missing the cover)


 the first church on Roscoe & (Osgood) Kenmore
Local Schools:
Nettelhorst
 by 1893 there were two buildings - the first building in back and connected with a 'walk bridge'.
Ravenswood Elementary
Ravenswood School with a building along Paulina Avenue now a open space for the students

 Lake View High School
The building to the left of the photo was replaced - it was the built after a fire destroyed the initial building 
in the late 19th century
 zoomed below
reverse side

 this booklet covers from 1929-1932



 Social Clubs:
Turn Verein Lincoln
now the Lincoln Park Athletic Club
This German-American club was a combination of a gym/dining established in the Township of Lake View. The south border of the 
City of Lake View was Fullerton Avenue.
 Their Anniversary Booklet










Restaurants/Cafe/Tavern:
Rienzi Cafe
This restaurant/cafe was located to the best of my knowledge on the northeast corner of Broadway/Diversey 
and not Clark, as indicated in both postcards. Decades later the same owner would build an apartment hotel 
just east of the cafe (see apt hotel section)
Jaeger's Road Home


Gastis Restaurant 


below is a shopping bag from this restaurant 
Johnny's Restaurant 


Marty's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

 folded postcard
Sheridan Restaurant & Lounge


Grandma's Reciepts


Schwaben Stube


Math Igler's Casino






a menu


 a paper mat with a zoomed view below
Ivanhoe Restaurant and Playhouse






 a menu mailer

 small plate & cream pitcher
a token for the wishing well


Gruss Dom Deutschen Erk



Ann Sather




and then moved ...


 some good recipes


Franksville

 once across street from Wrigley Field 
on the southwest corner
Isbell's Restaurant



 
Gate of Horn on Broadway

A Pre-1909 Advertisement
the post 1909 address was 1608 Fullerton Avenue
Theaters:
The Julian
 once located midway from Clark Street to the Red-Line 
on the north-side of Belmont Avenue
Buckingham Theatre

Chateau Theater
once located across the street from Marigold Gardens 
on Grace & Broadway - northwest corner
 
Victoria Theatre

 known currently as the Vic
 love the ads!



A Swedish Singing Club
Merry Garden Ballroom
once located on Sheffield south of Belmont 
- west side of street

 selected pages from the original album 
 zoomed from above




a booklet

This ballroom was noted for making money from dancing 
for the maximum hours 
during the Great Depression of 1929



Hospitals:
The Marine Hospital 
This Federal Hospital was once located in the Township/City of Lake View and then in the neighborhood of Buena Park. Currently the location of Malt Disney Magnet School. The hospital's complete name was 'Marine Hospital for Sailors and Soldiers' built in the 1870's and razed by the 1960's.
 Lake View Hospital 
Established a decade after the annexation of the City of Lake View. Between 1889 and late 1920's the former township/city 
was referred to as the District of Lake View.
Union Hospital
 to later be called Illinois Masonic
 at the same location of the initial building
Their Nursing School
located just west of Broadway on Belmont Avenue



  

Smoking was OK back then, I guess ...



St. Joseph's 

A Township Library
 once located on the southwest corner of 
Montrose (Sulzer Road) & Hermitage (Commercial Ave)
 YMCA Lake View



Lake View's old Commercial District
 sold at Wieboldt's
a back to school globe
A Green Stamp Book


Banks:
Lake View Trust & Savings

an advertisement booklet of their newer building 


 front and back covers are the same
Savings bank Tin
patent in 1918







Lake View State Bank

1929 to the early 1930's


and then a name change


Real Estate Sheets




Playing Cards
The Dorian on Barry
Vintage Businesses:
Northwestern Terra Cotta & Company
 a salesman's calling card to a client

 promotional pages
Illinois Malleable Iron Company
This company had 3 plants 
in the Township/City of Lake View
Sausage Works
Deering Works/International Harvester



an interesting advertisement and on the other side ...

 their product was truly international
A Story Book
postcard size






their Newsletter
12 x 12 in size





 a letter signed by the president of the company
 a 1934 advertisement above
 a 1939 advertisement below
Curt Teich

the building are now residences
 some of their products below ...
 on the flip side of the postcards are the 
the name of the manufacturer





 Mini-Postcards in an Envelope









  zoomed from above
American Color-Type
two locations 
Their Short Story Booklets















  






A Salesman Book 
for F.W. Woolworth & Company


 

 a zoomed view



a zoomed view


Postcards in an Envelope





 

Chicago Tribune Inserts 1914
full page in size

 date on the bottom of print
 the back of each print 


selected pages from booklet




Curtiss Candies
 a framed puzzle

 the reverse side
Chicago Coin Company
once located at 1725 Diversey Parkway
across the street in Lincoln Park

Books/Magazines:
The Lake View Saga 1st edition 
 the story of Lake View

The 2nd Edition

  a second edition



 I was acknowledge in the book as a contributor

  I was acknowledge in the book as a contributor

 William Hale Thompson was a three term mayor of Chicago and a resident of Lake View

 a story of faith and commitment of 19th century 
residents of  Lake View family
a true 899 story of murder and politics in Lake View 

Alderman Dick Simpson 
 Dick Simpson was a lakefront liberal who represented the  44th ward in the Chicago City Council.
He tried to revolutionize his ward 
by trying to broaden the democratic process
 his book




this magazine features the community of Ravenswood 
and the future of Wrigley Field


LGBTQ (gay) News & Entertainment



 LGBTQ History
Black and White Photos: 

I am a member of the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association. The Association loaned this photo 
to a Lake View business association 
that was established in 1951
a zoomed view below
The Chicago Gospel Tabernacle was located on the southwest corner of Barry & Halsted Street.
Along Belmont Harbor
Belmont Yacht Harbor 1920's
The harbor opened to the public in 1913
Notice the 'people bridge' towards the center of the photo
and love the vintage cars on Sheridan Road (inner LSD)
I bought the negative from Ebay and then had a photo business produce the black & white
The Storm of 1929
 The lakefront suffered thought two storms in 1929, one in April and the other in October - the month of the
Great Depression of 1929
 zoomed view below
Advertisements that highlighted Belmont Harbor
 Notice the 'people bridge' below once again
  a zoomed 1932 view below
 the harbor by 1940
Traffic Flow in 1935
view is south - no overpass bridge until 1942

  zoomed view below
A Militarized Harbor in 1954
 
zoomed view below
 Heading out to the lake in 1958

 zoomed view
 a View in 1959

 a zoomed view below
Biking it in the Winter in 1965


Restocking Fish in 1977

 zoomed below
Salmon Fishing in 1977

 zoomed below
 Chicago Mayor & Lake View Resident
'Big Bill' Thompson was a three term mayor in the early part of the 20th century. He and his wife lived on the northwest corner of Sheridan (inner LSD) and Belmont Avenue

 Big Bill in 1927

 zoomed below
his 1932 Campaign Newsletter
 selected pages


Transportation



a # 8 Halsted from Clark Street 
The North Shore Line 
with a stop at Belmont Station
a 1946 Brochure


zoomed from above

 zoomed from above
 a typical page
and the backside of brochure
Transfer Tickets
pre-CTA



CTA Transfers



Transit Maps
 a 1921 Tourist Map Brochure
produced for the Vatican City, Italy
 I bought this brochure guide for the map in particular. Belmont Yacht Harbor opened in 1913 and Lincoln Park, 
the park, ended at Cornelia Street
the entire city map view
The Community of Mount Greenwood is still a suburb & the northern border of Chicago is very different

 the backside of the brochure
1933 Chicago Rapid Transit Brochure

Lincoln Park is as far north Bryn Mawr

 zoomed map from above
 1942 Chicago Rapid Transit Brochure
a war year
zoomed from above 

The north-side border has not change 
from 1921 very much

 the north-side
 the backside of the brochure
An A/B Station Metal Sign
Negatives to Prints
I purchased these negatives from Ebay and then had them professionally developed by 
Artlynn Photography in Evergreen Park. 
According to Ebay the negatives date to 1949 and appear to be from Montrose Harbor looking southwest??






Snap Shoots 1950
 above southeast corner of Clark & Belmont
These photos are postcard size
below northwest corner of Clark & Belmont
 below view east on Fletcher Avenue that highlights the
Curtiss Candy factory on Broadway 
Press Photos & a Negative 
 This 1955 photo was donated to this site by a Carole E. Brennan who also donated all of her Lake View High School yearbooks. The photo depicts the Annual Spring Festival

zoomed from above





 from a negative to a print by
Artlynn Photography in Evergreen Park
zoomed from above

zoomed from above
and the next year the protest moved to Belmont Harbor 

zoomed from above 
zoomed from above




 zoomed from above


zoomed from above 
Medal & Buttons


 NOT replicas
 Masonic Chapters in Lake View
 reverse side
Small Businesses:
C. Hoffman and Company
zoomed view of the words 'Lake View, Illinois' probably indicating the City of Lake View 1887-1889
Wieland Dairy 
 
The Best Brewing Company
Martha Washington Candies on Broadway

Croname & Company
a manufacturer 

once located on Grace Street and Ravenswood Avenue





a Florist Shop

A Local Walgreens
 4 x 2 envelope
Local Newspaper Business Card
Reproductions:
The Lake View Water Works and Crib
1875-1965
These photos were purchased from Ebay then later edited by me. I added information on the reverse side and finally laminated all of them

 in transition 1913
the second building

 the interior 


 The Crib
The Lake View Crib was demolished 
at the turn of the 20th century

The underground tunnel 

Wrigley Field Postcards 
& Publications
This selection contains postcards, magazines, and books. I have another post about WF that will only contain black & white photos - mostly press photos
the first occupants of the property
Then in 1914 ...
 known as Weeghman Park
 reverse side of previous image
 the baseball park a some name changes in the beginning
  reverse side of previous image

 reverse side of previous image
same design but another color scheme

same design but another color scheme




 and the reverse side ...


Matchbooks

R

 a 1945 pin 
and below Chicago Bears who called Wrigley Field home (from 1920 as the Staley's) 1921-1970
Retro Postcards





More Postcards



An Over-sized Postcard 9''x 7''
1943
 Jumbo Reproduction s
above image is probably dated in the 1940's
and below the 1932 Chicago Bears 
at snowy Wrigley Field 1921-1970

5''x 7'' postcards


2001 US stamp and postcard







Greeting Cards



Calendar Postcards



Vine Line Collection Postcards

The Vine Line Collection 2001








Baseball Cards
This section of the post is devoted to baseball cards that were purchased from Ebay and donated by my neighbor - there son was a collector - he donated his Cubs cards to me. I begin with the Chicago Whalers also known as the Chicago Federals after the construction of Weeghman Park in 1914.









1963 Chicago Bears





Vintage Matchbooks
  This is a collection of matchbooks of businesses currently or once located in Lake View. I bought these from Ebay.

















the first location ....

The Lincoln-Belmont Booster 
a 1930ish business card
This local paper 
served the Lake View community for decades

Please continue to 

Post Note:
I hope my collection will entice the viewer to explore my extensive blog and learn more of the history of our community that I once called home. Donations (not a non-profit) are wonderful to receive and will be posted in the blog with full credit to the donor.


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 from the original source - thanks!

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