January 16, 2012

Street Scenes, Buildings & Kids

 Landscaping Lake View

This post also highlights Social Clubs

When Fullerton Avenue was the border between the 
City of Lake View and the City of Chicago
all photos above - Chicago History Museum
some of the grand old homes still remain as of 2016 particular this one located on 626 W Fullerton Avenue that was built in 1888 when Lake View was a city.
photo below - De Paul University Digital Collection
 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 lake shore 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.
A Gateway to the Community of Lake View 
built in 1923
photo via David Augustus Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
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.
images above - Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago History Museum 1926 Chicago Daily News photographer
1927 photo - University of Illinois-Chicago
via Explore 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.'
postcard - Chicago History in Postcards
C.R. Childs Photography postcard postmarked 1934 - Ebay
Vintage Negatives

1945 negatives - Ebay 
1940 postcard below - Chicago History in Postcard
One of the ante-rooms
Photos by Scott Cummings 2017
outside frieze
interior views

Before the Elk:
The Lehmann Estate
Constructed in the District of Lake View
J.L. Lehmann family owned the a department store in the Loop area called the Fair - it was compatible to a Marshall Fields or Sears. When old man Lehmann died in 1900 he left one million dollars to his wife and later to his children. The Lehmann clan would own several luxurious homes in Lake View. 
below are Sanborn Fire Maps of their Diversey location
this is a view in 1894 that highlights the mansion property
 a below view of the property prior to construction in 1923. The map reads 'site of Elks Memorial'
photos of the estate below

 1920 photo view north towards Diversey Parkway
and Lake View Avenue to the east
 view from Lake View Avenue above
view from their backyard below
 The Lake View Avenue Rowhouses
Constructed in the District of Lake View
located south of the Elk Memorial 
in Commmunity of Lincoln Park
image - Google Earth
image - City of Chicago
a 1923 Sanborn Fire Map of the buildings below

image - City of Chicago
images - City 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
The Blueprints
all images - Art Institute of Chicago
Original Views
by The City of Chicago

A 2017 DNAinfo Article on it
by Ted Cox
The Lake View Avenue [a street once located in the Township/City of Lake View] Row Houses near Diversey Parkway are being restored to their Georgian glory, potentially as a massive single-family home called Adler on the Park. The four row houses, 2700-10 N Lake View Avenue already had been designated as a Chicago landmark. Built in an attempt to bring the charm of British Georgian town houses to Chicago just at the northwest edge of Lincoln Park, they contain a lot of Chicago history as well. "It's a great, great piece of Chicago history," said Bob Berg, president of Foster Design Build, which is handling the project. David Adler designed the original row house at 2700 N. Lake View for Emily Ryerson, widowed when her husband, Arthur, went down with the Titanic in 1912. It was a terrible year for the family of the Chicago steel magnate, as they were returning from Europe immediately after the death of Arthur Jr. in an auto accident. They booked passage on the Titanic, and after it struck an iceberg, Arthur Ryerson obeyed the order of women and children first and ushered his wife and three other children to the lifeboats and stayed on board the ship. Arthur Ryerson went down with the ship along with its more than 1,500 other victims. His body was never recovered. Emily Ryerson, however, returned to her position in Chicago society, and three years later commissioned the project to build a set of row houses for herself and a few artist friends in the Georgian manner. 
David Adler was credited with two, his architecture partner Henry Dangler with another, and Ambrose Cramer with the last. According to the "AIA Guide to Chicago," Dangler had to sign Adler's drawings because he never passed the engineering test necessary to become an architect. Adler, however, gets full credit in the name for the Adler on the Park development, in which it could be reconfigured into one massive 16,000-square-foot home or kept separate as three condominiums. A ballroom and large parlor remain intact and will be retained. "Anyone who seizes this opportunity now is able to custom design the interior," Berg said. "The opportunity also exists for this home to become three very large, wide-open, luxurious condominiums — each 5,000 square feet — that retain key design features. "We're going to go down both tracks and see what the market dictates," he added. The homes are on the market through @properties, with Berg estimating the asking price at $3.5 million to $4 million if separated into three condos, or $9.5 million to $10 million if kept whole. At that, it would be comparable to the Wrigley Mansion down the street at 2466 N. Lake View, only with "more flexibility" in how it might be oriented by a buyer, he said. Berg also touted tax breaks that accompany the site's landmark status. Architect Tim Le Vaughn is set to design the renovation however it's arranged. Preliminary work on the exterior is underway, and Berg said crews hope to begin the actual renovation in two weeks, as soon as the city approves permits. Berg said Foster Design Build "takes on unique, significantly historic properties. We like to save them and help neighborhoods retain their character." 
Interior Views in 2013
 all photos via Curbed Chicago

Adler at the Park
In 2017-18 these buildings were renovated into 
two grand residences for modern living
2017 renditions - Wendy Berg Real Estate 

renditions via DNAinfo
Theurer-Wrigley House
Constructed in the District of Lake View
1900 image - Art Institute of Chicago
 1900 image - Art Institute of Chicago
 image - Art Institute of Chicago
Why Wrigley moved out!
The Random Vintage Views 
of Old Lake View 
featured in a 1889 Chicago Daily Tribune article
Sheridan Road & Grace Street - view south
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
and yet another view
1912 photo - University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
and yet another ...
1916 postcard - Ebay
another view of it by Grace Street
photo - Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
Other Scenes
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
3118 N Sheridan Road
1925 photo - Explore Chicago Collection
825-35 Cornelia Avenue - Ebay 
1547-55 W Bradley Place - Ebay
post 1909 address 809-811 W Bradley Place

once within the Township & City of Lake View
postcard from 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 - Ebay
Pine Grove looking north towards Irving Park Road -Ebay
Sheridan Road view east toward lake - Calumet 412
Melrose east of Lincoln Street (Wolcott Ave) - Calumet 412
image above - Lake View by Matt Nickerson
1910ish photo below - Ebay

Perry north of Irving Park Boulevard
Perry = Greenview Avenue 

and below ...
Sheffield view east from Waveland 
E.J. Lehmann Mansion
3662 N Sheridan Road / 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.

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 well
 and 1950 but as Waveland Manor Convalescent Home
The Founder Dies & Family Fortune 1900

Wife Dies -The Inheritance 1918
construction photos

photos via Kevin Peterson-LakeView Historical
probably initial source is Chicago History Museum
 A Lehmann Heir Grandson Dies 1936 November
Ernst John Lehmann III
 The Department Store is Sold 1925
Then it became a Convalescent Home called
Waveland Manor 
once along former Sheridan Road (inner LSD) on the south-side of Waveland Avenue now part of the New York apts
 postcard - Ebay
 a 1964 advertisement

a 1956 article
a 1963 article
Sheridan Road was renamed (inner) Lake Shore Drive in 1931 from Belmont Avenue to Irving Park Road
The Edith Lehmann Behr Residence
1914-mid 1960's
a daughter of EJ Lehmann owned this mansion
Sheridan Road = inner Lake Shore Drive
construction of 505 Stratford Place
images - Kevin Peterson via Construction News Magazine
The main entrance was on Stratford Place. The main gate entrance is still there with its original gates that now surround a parking lot for Temple Sholom. A back entrance to the property (parking lot) is on inner Lake Shore Drive
A Lehmann Heir (daughter) Weds in 1936 
now 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 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 Organation
Chicago Tribune via Chicago Public Library - 1973
A Tour in 2014
photos 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 shared on my Facebook page called Lake View Historical

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 on Wilton

a 1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map/top right

 a small pamphlet
The 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
R.W.R.Capes via Tom Morrisey, Original Chicago-Facebook
R.W.R.Capes via Tom Morrisey, Original Chicago-Facebook
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)
photo contribution - Robert Zamora
1959 articles 
History of the Property 
(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 link
My thanks to Dennis Rokin on the tip to this photo history! 
Then It Became a Hospital
Years after the Stout family sold the property the main mansion became a hospital but had various zoning issues from 1944 to 1955 according to the articles below.
a 1947 article
Hospital, Pay Your Taxes!

The 'before' and 'after' by Robert Zamora,a contributor to LakeView Historical - Facebook
a 1920 article about the stone-work
this article highlighted this mansion 

A Mansion 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 
484 W Wellington Avenue
image - Art Institute of Chicago 
built in 1892
1894 view from Sanborn Fire Maps
with a 2016 Google view below
Some Vintage 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 
postcard - CardCow


 postcard - Benjamin Yolarski‎ via 'Chicagoland Before We Were Born'-Facebook unknown year
and current 2017 view
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
A Fredrick W Perkins Designed Home
448 W Barry Avenue
pre1909 address was 1912 Barry Avenue

Possible Demolition in 2017

and then saved by the City Council that same year
all but one photos from Curbed Chicago
photo - Gabriel X Michael via Chicago Patterns 

Charles M Netterstrom House
833 W Aldine Avenue
This 3,210 square foot house sits on a 8,861 square foot lot and features 3 bathrooms. This property was built in 1886. Based on Redfin's Chicago data, the company estimated the home's value is $1,536,698 in 2018 and according to Zillow last sold for $363,000 in August 1996.
photo via Curbed Chicago
'Charles Netterström had a diverse career, one that included the skilled trades, construction, and politics. He started his career as a lath-nailer and quickly came to operate his own ornamental plastering business; his expertise and craftsmanship in plastering were likely put on display in his
own home in Lake View. His masonry work was also widespread and he likely contributed to the construction of his home. Netterström also worked tirelessly to improve the Township/City of Lake View through his role as a politician by building sewers, paving roads, and pouring sidewalks. He became his community’s representative in government, first as a commissioner for the TownshipCity of Lake View from 1881 to 1889, then as county commissioner from 1893 to 1894, and finally as state senator from 1895 to 1898. 
photo via Curbed Chicago
'Charles Netterström was one of the first Swedish residents to move from Chicago’s old “SwedeTown” settlement along Chicago Avenue to the intersection of Clark Street and Belmont Avenue in Lake View. Between the 1870's when Netterström arrived and the early 1900's, the Lake View area became home to the largest ethnic Swedish community in Chicago and boasted the largest Swedish population outside of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. In Chicago, the Swedish population was the fifth largest ethnic population after Poles, Germans, Russians, & Italians by 1920.'
457 Evanston Avenue
the 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 per Art Institute of Chicago
 1894 Sanborn Fire Map with the pre-1909 address
Pre-Sheridan Road (inner Lake Shore Drive)
1923 Sanborn Fire Map with the post -1909 address
Mayor Big Bill Thompson & his wife owned a luxury apartment in the once Lochby Court Apartments. Sheridan Road was renamed to Lake Shore Drive in 1931

pre 1909 address 1922 Belmont Avenue

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
The Mary Wilke Residence
1938 W Wrightwood Avenue
the pre-1909 address
Built when Lake View was a city and the border 
with Chicago was Fullerton Avenue
a 1894 Sanborn Map that indicates the location of the residence but by 1918 the residence was gone replaced by an apartment hotel called The Shore Crest 
per this 1923 Sanborn Map
 The Shore Crest Apartments from above map
A Street Corner View Near by
unknown source & date 
with a current view
The Snowstorm of 1918
 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
Oak Grove Avenue
(Patterson Avenue)
this section of old Lake View is west of Clark
 postcard - Ebay
 1923 Sanborn Fire Map of the street west of Clark Street
408 W Barry Avenue
pre-1909 address was 1948 Barry Avenue - the 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
End of the line of the old township and district of
Lake View was at Devon Avenue at Broadway - 1906
Lincoln Avenue west of Seminary - 1909 
photo - Calumet 412
postcard - part of my collection
1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
built in 1909 per map
zoomed ...
Belmont Avenue west of Clark Street - 1911 
photo - 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 
My source: Calumet 412
Henderson (Lakewood) south of Grace – 1908 
with a Google view - Calumet 412
 Roscoe Street east of the Clark street and the L tracks 
 1909 photo with a 2016 Google view 
At this time Clark Street L station was yards away west 
photo - Calumet 412
photo - Calumet 412
Montrose Avenue looking toward Ravenswood Avenue 
in 1905 two years before the 
old Northwestern Elevated Railroad 
 via Southport Corridor News & Events
4100 block of North Paulina Avenue - 1888
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
 Paulina near Berteau - 1888
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
photo - Calumet 412
Paulina between Wilson and Leland - 1900 
within the District of Lake View
Rokerby Street (Fremont) & Waveland in 1914
postcard - Chuckman Collection
Roscoe Street west of Evanston Avenue (Broadway) 
I contend the postcard is sorta correct on the location
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
postcard - 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 
postcard - 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
Street Scenes via the Chuckman Collection
his postcards 
 Barry Avenue west of Pine Grove
postcard - Chuckman Collection
 Lincoln Avenue west of Seminary Avenue
postcard - Chuckman Collection
Aldine Avenue west of Sheridan Road (inner LSD)  
postcard - Chuckman Collection
 Fullerton Avenue near Seminary Avenue
postcard - Chuckman Collection
Orchard Street near Deming Place  
postcard - Chuckman Collection
Rokeby (Fremont) north of Waveland 
postcard - Chuckman Collection
 Sunnyside near Paulina Avenue
postcard - Chuckman Collection
 Seminary Place west of Seminary Avenue
postcard - Chuckman Collection
 Seminary near Belmont
postcard - Chuckman Collection
900 block of Aldine Avenue
Chuckman Collection
southeast corner of Montrose & Hermitage
Chuckman Collection
Kenomore & Montrose
Chuckman Collection
southwest corner of Pine Grove & Waveland
Chuckman Collection
northwest corner of Pine Grove & Cornelia
Chuckman Collection 
The northwest corner of Clark Street & Barry Avenue - 1909 postcard – Chuckman Collection
According to an 'LakeView Historical-Facebook' 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 [direction] would be wrong." 
Here is option #1 Google view northwest corner
Now option #2 Google view southwest corner.
What do you think?
Below is  Briar Place west of Evanston Avenue - pre 1916 postcard 
from Ebay 
with a current Google view 
This postcard was published prior to the street name change to Broadway in 1916. Without the reverse side of the postcard 
for the postmark I have no better date.

southeast corner of Irving Park Road/Sheridan Road
image - Carey Wintergreen via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook

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
postcard - Ebay
postcard - Ebay

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 at 2800 N Halsted Street

The District of Lake View Fire Department Tower - 1896 exact location unknown - Calumet 412 
Ekstrom & Walden Swedish Health Bread 
once located at 3709 North Clark Street - 1914. 
Apparently, Swan G. Ekstrom and Karl Walden 
lived at 3233 N Halsted Street.
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 pre1909 address of 723 Belmont Avenue currently at 
1628 West Belmont Avenue. He opened the first mortuary in the area 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 – ( De Paul University) in the was at the time after the annexation of 1889 the new District of Lake View.
The Evolution of 534 Evanston Avenue 
James & Clara Payne Residence
3555 N Broadway
photo - Art Institute of Chicago
534 Evanston Avenue 
post 1909 address of 3555 Broadway 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  
 George H. Kettelle Residence
 514 Evanston Avenue
post 1909 address of
3535 N Broadway
 the neighbors to the Payne Family 
Major Daniel Webster Whittle Residence
apparently located near Broadway & Addison Street
Major Daniel Webster Whittle was associated with the evangelistic campaigns of Dwight Lyman Moody. Whittle wrote mostly under the pseudonym "El Nathan" although editors of later hymnals routinely credit his actual name. Of his approximately 200 hymns, "I Know Whom I Have Believed" and "Showers of Blessing". He was deployed with Company B of the 72nd Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War receiving the rank of Major after the war.
I Know Whom I Have Believed
I know not why God's wondrous grace
To me has been made known;
Nor why—unworthy as I am—
He claimed me for His own.
But I know whom I have believed
And am persuaded that he is able
To keep that which I've committed
Unto Him against that day
A Postcard Advertisement
 image - Ebay
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
Heshfield Apartments
425 W Roscoe Street 
photo - Chuckman Collection
with some current views of the interior

Roscoe & Lakewood in 1927
the southeast corner
photos - DjSerbian John via
Chicago Before You Were Born-Facebook
a 2019 Google view
Swedish Cooperative Temperance Cafe 
330 W Belmont with a post 1909 address of 930 W Belmont
 postcard - Ebay
The Candy Companies of Old Lake View
The Curtiss Building HQ
photo - Chicago: City of Neighborhoods 
via Chicago History Society (Chicago History Museum)
Exact location would be the northeast corner of 
Diversey Parkway and Broadway

image - Chuckman Collection
 One of their Factories
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
a 1950 snapshot view from Fletcher Avenue
(Facebook link)
1950 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map views
Fletcher/Clark where the photo was taken

images - Ebay
Curtiss Candy Company moves in 1929
Broadway Arcade 
located in the Curtiss Building along with Famous Door and the Werner Storage Company
photo via Les Wuollett/Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
Within the Curtiss Building was the ...
Bensinger Billiards Academy
once located in the Curtis Building - entrance on Broadway
 photo - Saul Smaizys via Forgotten Chicago on Facebook
Read and join-in on the commentary 
on Facebook with the above link
1959 Sanborn Fire Map located within the Curtiss Building
Initially called the Bensinger's Pool Hall and originally located in at its last Loop location on Randolph Street. According to a 1950 Sanborn Fire Map the pool-hall was located in the Curtiss location with a basement entrance on Broadway.
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 images - Art Institute of Chicago

The first building was constructed in 1901, an annex in 1915, the second & current one 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 Collection
Diversey near Sheridan Road
view west
1943 view along Diversey Parkway west highlight not only the Rienzi Hotel & Curtiss Building but in the forefront the former Cambridge Hotel currently rental apartments
Belmont & Hudson
2015 Google View
1910 photo - Art Institute of Chicago
The Evolution of an Estate
Robert Rodman Clark Residence
1547 N Halsted Street
pre 1909 address
southwest corner of Halsted/Barry
the 1894 location

1910 enlarge photo- University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
Robert Rodman Clark (probably him in the above photo) residence (1901) located at the pre-1909 address of 1549 N Halsted Street (currentlyy 3056 N Halsted) was 
built by Mr. Clark in 1859 in Lake View Township. Apparently, there were several additions added by him from time to time. 
Read Chicago's Mansions by John Graf 
Its replacement in the mid 20th century
1929 illustration 
2018 Google view
The S.B. Chase Residence
when Belmont Avenue ended at the shoreline
 with Lake Michigan
location per 1894 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
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.
Other Structures of Old Lake View
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 at 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! 
Along Paulina Street, between Berteau & Belle Plaine in the 
neighborhood of Ravenswood Southeast in 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 View 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 at 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
photo - Art Institute of Chicago via Explore Chicago
Seaborgs Laundry
1114-6 Belmont Avenue
Seaborgs Laundry located at 1114 Belmont Avenue
 just east of Clifton Avenue.  
Date of postcard image - 1913
and then once
 Elegant Cleaners
matchbook - Chuckman Collection
It continued to be laundry biz after that period as well
The Lake View Laundry
3018 N Clark Street
 postcard - Ebay
Antiseptic Laundry Association
 The current location as of 2015 - Google Maps
Apparently, the Association Headquarters was located on the 
- 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 at Seminary Ave. The location of the first Wieboldts 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
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
photo - 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 
Montrose and Hermitage-southeast corner in Ravenswood-1908 postcard - Chuckman Collection
Kenmoe & Montrose - Chuckman Collection - 1910
Pine Grove & Waveland - Chuckman Collection 1910
Pine Grove & Cornelia - Chuckman Collection 1910
The Maling Brothers
 a store & office building at Roscoe and Lincoln Avenue
Waiting for a Bus on Belmont/Clark
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
and east of the Sheridan Road & Diversey intersection
1907 vs 2016
1960's photo - Ceebo via Flickr
The Saul Smaizy Photography
of the 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
Broadway/Diversey Area
The view from the 1960's Broadway
Saul Smaizys via David Zornig, Chicagopedia-Facebook 
1980's Broadway/south of Diversey 
 photo - David Zornig via Chicagopedia-Facebook 
Broadway Briar south view 1975
photo - DjSerbian Jon via 
'Chicago Before You Were Born'/Facebook
Clark/Belmont Intersection 1950
view southeast of the intersection
view northwest of the intersection
now the Target building corner
Other Views ....
1987 photo - Robert Zamora
southeast corner Roscoe & Halsted 
part of the neighborhood of Boystown's Strip 
Barry-Regent dry cleaners since 1950
Pete's Gyros at 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 Collection
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
... and his Game Room
image - Chicagoan Magazine 1934
 Date unknown
Ravenswood - Lake View Community Collection
Sheffield looking north of Waveland Avenue 1907 
photo - Calumet 412
Hermitage and Ravenswood unknown date 
with the Abbott Mansion to the right - Ebay
within the then 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
and below Clarendon Avenue near Graceland (Irving Park Road)  1910 Chuckman Collection
(the various angles of the building)
 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.
300 block of Wellington Avenue
 view of former homes of apparent prestigious families 1960 
photo - 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 
above photo - Belmont east of tracks
unknown source and year
photo below - Angel Grajeda
via Original Chicago-Facebook
1951 photo - Calumet 412
Addison & Clark Streets
view east from Wrigley Field
and photo below - Steve Lewandowski
via Original Chicago-Facebook 
below photo - Broadway view south of Belmont
Saul Smaizys via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
Belmont Avenue and Broadway 
Saul Smaizys via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
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
Broadway near Surf 1986
photo - Whatwasthere.com
An Alan Light photo 1985
via Bobby Klamms, Forgotten Chicago-Facebook 
Then and Now
3330 N Kenmore Avenue
 photo - Whatwasthere.com
631 W Barry Avenue
Homes Along Paulina Avenue
Spring View 1887
 4136 N Paulina Avenue
Winter View 1899
Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection
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
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 clerkThe 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
Harry Carey Tavern
Club 162
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' at 3434 N Sheffield Avenue
R Krueger Collection via Chicago Public Library via
Explore Chicago Collection
The Kellogg Mansion at 2960 N Inner LSD
photo - Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection, Chicago Public Library via Explore Chicago Collectioin
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." - My thanks for this insight to the past!
The Community has always been a bit Progressive
an anti-nuke protest by the Student Peace Union 1961
watermarked image - Ebay
Broadway toward Wellington 
1970 photo - Saul Smaizys via Flickr view south
A Then and Now:
 2780 N Lincoln Avenue
 1920's? photo - Ebay
vs a 2017 Google Map view below
3639 N Broadway

1971 image - East Lake View by Matthew Nickerson
vs a 2017 Google Map view below
3300 N Broadway
image - East Lake View by Matthew Nickerson
vs a 2016 Google Map view below
3944-3954 N Southport Ave 
Melrose and (inner) Lake Shore Drive

At the time of the short film in 1931 this segment of LSD was called Sheridan Road - Belmont to Grace
-Let's begin frame by frame ...

 clips from the short film using an editing tool

below a 2015 Google Map view
From an 'Apartment' House to Single Family
 A Nadine Sanchez-Colón contribution to LakeView Historical-Facebook (my page) of her parents home and paperwork in 1969 during a time when buildings were converted into apartments in order to save the house and property. The house and its coach house was last sold recently for $1,225 mil as a single family house and the coach house as a rental. Nadine's family lived near a meat-packing facility and she remembers half cows delivered to the facility - a common view from the house.
The Flats along Pine Grove Ave
first quarter of 20th century
 remains as of 2018 - Ebay

 replaced - Ebay

 replaced - Ebay

postcard is part of my personal collection
The R. Krueger Collection 
housed at Sulzer Reginal Library
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 
1988 photo - Robert Krueger Collection
- not sure exactly where
photo - William Brubaker, UIC via Explore Chicago
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
3443 N Southport 1990's
photo - Sulzer Regional Library
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.
The 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
Mike Wojciechowski via Original Chicago-Facebook mentioned that Bert Weinman Ford sponsored Sunday matinees such as Sherlock Holmes, The Cisco Kid or Charlie Chan during the 1950’s & 60’s.
other testimonials ...
”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
The last of the arcades in Lake View
 photo above - ASV via Yelp
Follow the comments on Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
photo below - Andrew M via Yelp
Lake View Ballard Cafe
text - Native Guide to Chicago 2004
2000 photo - Sulzer Regional Library
A Bus Stop in 1973
photo - Ebay
view of the Belmont Hotel looking south on inner LSD
Yesterday - An Iconic Biz
1143 W Addison Street
a Facebook album
1989 photo - Robert Krueger Collection
"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.
color photos - Garry Albrecht & still in business as of 2019

RIP in 2019 - He was 88

2017 photos from DNAinfo below

The Vintage Social Clubs:
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 organizations listed and pictured below were used as citizen town-halls or social clubs much like the neighborhood associations today look for place to meet and 
discussion civic and neighborhood issues.  
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 particularly Cincinnati and Chicago.
no date image - Chicago History in Postcards
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.
date of photo 1956
An Organizational Meeting Place
images - Ebay

A Social Club at the Hall
 images via Ebay

and who was this social club ...
 images - Ebay

The Lake Shore Club
500 block of Wellington
 1894 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
with a zoomed view below
The Elite Directory and Club List of Chicago 1891 
Lincoln-Turner Hall
photo - unknown
1923 Sanborn Fire Map that highlights the location
zoomed below
as it appeared in 1894
Interior Views
4 postcards below - Chicago History in Postcards

It had a cafe! 
below photo - Chuckman Collection 
postcard - Chuckman Collection
The Gym
an ad - Lake View High School yearbook of 1925
image - 'Lake View' by Matt Nickerson
A Live Music Program
photos - Ebay
A Place to Meet-Up
photos - Ebay
A Socialist / Anarchist Meeting in 1888

A Concert in 1932
part of my collection
A anti-Nazis Protest in 1938
1990 photo - Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection/Chicago Public Library
currently houses the Lincoln Park Athletic Club
below photo - Wanda Harold via DePaul University Collection
The Belmont Hall 
located on Dayton Avenue (an alleyway from Belmont )
image - 2019 Google Earth

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 Lake View Flying Club
The President's Home on Pratt Avenue
Records Made in 1894
HQ was 622 Lincoln Ave. (2701 Lincoln Ave.)
 A biographical Article of the Club in 1900
A 1899 Association Booklet
photos from Ebay
The Lake View Nut Club
once located in the District of Lake View
all items are part of my collection
selected pages
Jefferson Club/Lake View
The Jefferson-Hawthorne Key Club
1987 photos - Robert Krueger, Chicago Public Library 
via Explore Chicago Collections
This private club was located at 1342 W Roscoe Street currently on Howard Street. In the day, this so-called 'key club' was male only blue collar type of membership that allowed women, if invited. I am still searching for more information of the activities of this club and of course more history. In the mean time, the Jefferson Club began in Lake View in 1892 with the Hawthorne Club merging in 1951. My thanks to 'LakeView Historical' contributors Marcella Kane and Martin Cooney for above insights. Read below one person's experience at a key club. "I guess the city of Chicago has these "Key Clubs" located all around the city in what looks like abandoned buildings, so they get zero attention and they hide right out in the open. [his visit] - The video poker machines was the dead give-away that there was some mob interests in the location I was at, because the mob has had a big video poker business here in Chicago for a long time now. After we had our 3-4 beers and left, I asked my friend "what the hell was that?".. He explained that it was a secret key club and that it runs 24/7 and is utilized by industry types, mob members, corrupt cops and politicians... I was shocked about all of this. In 2005, really??? This seems like a thing of the 1920's not now."  -  'Above the Top Secret'
The Masonic Lodges of Lake View
(A good background document)
image - G. Lane vai Chicago: City of Neighborhoods
with a 2015 Google map view 
photo below - Chicago Public Library 
via Explore Chicago Collection
This building was mentioned many times in Chicago Daily newspapers as a meeting place for the citizens of Lake View in the 1890's located at the 1700 block of Cornelia Avenue near Hamilton School. Google Maps have a current view.
 not sure on the lodge location of this chapter
and the building's evolution 
Established in 1883 when Lake View was a township
 Location per this 1928 Sanborn Fire Map
Known at the time as the Ravenswood Masonic Temple
on the lower middle of map
photo - American Indian Center
photo - American Indian Center
photo - Chicago Tribune
 illustrations via Curbed Chicago
Lake View Council of Boy Scouts of America
Currently part of the 'Founders District' of the BSA
Founders District serves the Communities of: Rogers Park, Edgewater, Peterson Park, Albany Park, Ravenswood, Uptown, Irving Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Loop, The Loop, and River North. Our District works closely with over 40 Scout Units.
This organization helped with the fund Lake View YMCA building
        The Jeffersonian Club of Lake View
image - Illinois Digital Archives
a 1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance view of the location 
                                 1342 W Roscoe Street 
this building according to several real estate companies was built in 1911 so not the original location. According to Carole Kulzer Brennan who is a contributor to LakeView Historical-Facebook “Before the Internet, people actually met each other in person for conversation and other social activities. Clubs were where they met. The Turners were and still are part of an international group whose founder believed in people having a sound mind in a sound body. Arriving in America during the mass immigration of 1848 they spread out across the country into more than 300 clubs. Chicago had many such clubs, Lake View at least 2 and an elementary school on Belmont and Honore...Jahn School was named for the founder of the movement. The Jeffersonian's founded themselves around his philosophies”
                               photos - via Explore Chicago Collection
And according to Vince Cozzi, another contributor, “Up until sometime in the mid 1990’s, that club was what I have always heard referred to as a “blind pig” - a private bar usually frequented by police officers after their late shift. My friend lived in a two-flat on Newport that backed up to this building. He went there several times, and I joined him for a beer there late one night after the bars closed, around 3 am. A unique bit of the Chicago experience. To be sure, there was no conversation about Jeffersonian ideals or even politics for that matter. It was mostly shut up & drink your beer.”
photos - Ebay
below is the same house in 2018 Google Maps
by Kent Bartram
This very short 1989 video was contributed to my Facebook page - LakeView Historical by Kent Bartram. Ken begins his video tour at 1500 W Grace Street that only spans the corner location. I assume he lived there at that time. 
This is a 2015 Google Map view of that spanned corner. 
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
 When a Roadway Became an Alley
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
below is a 2016 Google Map view of the now alley
(Gormont Avenue)
This roadway existed in 1894 but not marked on the Sanborn Fire Map. By 1923 the roadway was called Gormont Avenue and by 1950 it was called North Lakewood Avenue. Google Maps has the roadway still listed as Lakewood Avenue (Illinois road 19) as of 2017. The Google Map below with the link of it above indicates the roadway more or less an alley.
view of the roadway per a 1923 Sanborn Map
vs a 1950 view below
a Google view of the roadway in 2017 below
The Kids of Old Lake View
These are random photos from contributors to my Facebook page called 'LakeView Historical' who wanted to share ...
except for the one below
 unknown date - Chicago Public Library
with text on the reverse side
photo - Howie Saunders in 1946 with his mother
on the corner of Clark/Addison - Wrigley Field

Scott Richard Holm's mother 
at the 3800 block of Sheffield in early 1920's?
Grace & Lakewood 
Christina Smith Guziec and her family on her former block 
via Forgotten Chicago - Facebook
Lance Grey's uncles in 1945 
view north toward Diversey on Southport
2850ish N Clark Street
photo from Pamela Gulyban Palacios 
and location find by Lee Kanee 
via Fogotten Chicago Discussion Group-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 
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 
 Ellen Pulizz Shockley during the Blizzard of 1967
 on the 900 block of Oakdale just east of Mildred

2900 block of Mildred Avenue
Bill Schneider via Original Chicago-Facebook
1976 photo - Carter O'Brien
via LakeView Historical-Facebook
This is a photo of Carter of O'Brien playing in a playlot (former house property) on Wolfram near Lakewood Ave.
1960's photo - Lars Johnson via Forgotten Chicago Discussion Group-Facebook at the 900 block Fletcher Avenue
1970's photo - Tina Sevilla Velasco 
via Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
The Conversation on LakeView Historical-Facebook

The 4 photos via Sue Moore Gustafson 
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."

The Elaine Place Story
by Photography Permitted-unknown author
"when this area was called NewTown
I stumbled on this one from a website called Photography Permitted - photos from a no name individual. This individual’s claim is that Elaine Place was like a no-mans land during the 1970's"
 "In the mid-1970's I lived on Elaine Place in the NewTown area of Chicago. Every building was empty except for mine and another. A builder had purchased all the buildings on the block and began to renovate all of them at the same time."
"He ran out of money and the buildings remained vacant. Rarely did anyone ever venture onto our block. These kids appeared out of nowhere one day and were having the time of their lives parading up the sidewalk. They never returned."
A Summertime Vintage Photo
photo via Xavier Quintana, LakeView Historical-Facebook
'Children cool off at a fire hydrant at N Wilton and W School streets on June 28, 1971, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Photo by William Loewe. 
(Vintage Tribune)' 
photo via Susan Riebman Groff
photo by Karen Engstrom (Vintage Tribune)
Wearing a wide assortment of rain gear, five students head for school in May 1978 on Broadway south of Briar Place on the west side of the block. Rachel Rubin, left, 9, totes a baseball glove. With her are Sarah Rubin, 8, Liesl Miller, 9, Emily Sasaki, 8, and Ellen Sasaki, 6. 
1990 photo - Dale Destree via Pictures of Chicago-Facebook
Her four year old daughter at Wrigley Field
A Family Postcard
a contribution to my Facebook page
The Epic Snowstorm of 1979
(Facebook album)
1979 photo - Marty Swartz via
Living History of Chicago & Illinois-Facebook
The Comments: 
Jackie Johnson Carrell
“I was born on that street in 1950, but my parents moved three months later. My mom took me shopping and came home to find a rat sitting on the radio and ran out the door with me never to return, leaving moving up to my dad. We moved to Wilton Ave.”
Carolyn Bay
“I remember that. I was trying to run an aldermanic campaign in Chicago. Our precinct workers couldn't go door to door. Nothing was shoveled. My candidate couldn't get her car out of her alley. It was blocked by snow. I had trouble getting to and from the campaign office. Buses weren't on schedule or their regular routes because of the snow.”
 Sue Gawron
“I remember well everybody was stuck in the house and couldn't go anywhere. That's when I got pregnant with my first child thank you storm of 1979.”
 Barry Mims Marcia Nessle
“Yes, I also remember how the lots where they took illegal parked cars to the lots then dumped snow on those cars. People didn’t know what happened to their cars. And as you said the thieves had a field day. Some people didn’t find their cars until spring.”
Marcia Nessle
“When people move their cars into plowed lots so the streets could be cleared, the snow plows plowed the lots shut and no one could get their cars out. Meanwhile, thugs stripped the stranded cars while Bilandic was telling everyone the problem was now solved.”
 Geoff Thursby
“That was a month after I got my driver license, so I got plenty of practice driving on lousy roads! A weird thing I remember is that a lot of people tied a flag to the top of their radio antenna, since that was all you could see over the snow piled up at the intersections.”
Jackie Kern Maes
“Our school was closed for a couple days. Back then, they never closed schools!”
 Michael Kinsley
“I was a kid and it was great.”
Gaye Durst
“An amazing time to be a kid, best week eva!”
 Todd Fisher
“9 years old. Loved it!”
The 1967 Snow on Buckingham Place
photos by Dona Eberhardt 
Her family lived on the 600 block of that street
view is east
zoomed to show a #36 Broadway bus heading north
her siblings
with a 2009 Google view below

Post Notes: 
View and read more about the dwellings of the old Lake View and the old community of Ravenswood that is within the 
Also, view Chicago Explore Collection of old Lake View.

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