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 first five blog posts were purchased through Ebay and a few were gifted.
this street banner was purchased in 2015 from the Lake View Chamber of Commerce to be used for my exhibits
Let's Begin with ...
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

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

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

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

an 1887 Cemetery Warrantly (Plot) Deed
reverse side

 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
Join the Yacht Club 193_?

Photographic Art 
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
Once a Staging Area 
 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

Parking Gates at Entrance in 1977

an aerial view in 1986
a jumbo sized photo
Lake Shore Drive toward 
Diversey Parkway

Lincoln Park Golf Course
currently the Diversey Avenue Golf Range & Mini-Golf

 proof of location ...
That Totem Pole off Addison
Bismarck Gardens
to renamed Marigold Gardens in 1915-1923
 below is a good summary ...
at the southwest corner of Broadway & Grace Street

the name change ...


 I own 2 steins

Program Booklet Season 1916-17
21 pages
Concert Programs
During World War I there was a name change 
to Marigold Gardens

Vanity Fair 
new owners
from a Beer Garden/Cafe
to a Boxing/Wrestling Venue

 reverse side
Wrestling and Boxing tickets
Another Name Change
 To Marigold Arena
 a 4 page newsletter 1959

Building & 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. The building was finally uses as a convalescent home.
 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
and before the memorial ... a residence of
inner Lake Shore Drive view near Waveland Avenue below

 The Stout Mansion
 once located on Barry and Sheridan Road
with its glass plated slide - 3 x 5 in size
A Street Address Guide

Ravenwood Train 1978
 35mm slides
 at Belmont and below Diversey
Radium Studio on Belmont
one of many other postcards
Belmont Studio on Belmont
one of many other postcards
Lake View Real Estate:

A Pine Grove booklet

Real estate pamphlets

The Dorian at Barry
playing cards
A Home on Stratford Place, City of Lake View
Apartment Hotels:
The Park Lane Apartment Hotel
Wellington Arms Apartment Hotel

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 Hotel Belmont

a matchbook
 reverse side
a silver tray
A Field Trip at the Belmont
this is a 15 page booklet from 1947

The 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

Lake View Congregation Church
prayer book-markers of silk
reverse side
and the reverse side
Trinity Lutheran Church
a 94 page 50th anniversary book
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.
Lake View Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran 
 their Program Booklet
love the ads! (missing the cover)

 the first church on Roscoe & (Osgood) Kenmore
Chicago Gospel Tabernacle
once located on Barry & Halsted
a 1938 memorial booklet
A Song Booklet
selected pages

Ravenswood Methodist Episcopal Church
church construction 1889

Fullerton Avenue Presbyterian Church
the township church

 Ravenswood Presbyterian Church
a full page
Baptist Missionary Training School

 the back of each b&w postcard

Across the Street in Lincoln Park

The Angel Guardian Orphanage
Township of Lake View

The Local Area Schools:
Lake View School #2  
In 1889 when the City of Lake View was annex to Chicago Lake View had 4 school districts and 14 schools one of which was the high school. The graduation photo above is from Lake View #2 in School District #1 once located on Diversey Parkway (Avenue) just west of Seminary Avenue.
zoomed views below
former known as Lake View #1
 by 1893 there were two buildings - the first building in back and connected with a structural connection
Ravenswood Elementary
Ravenswood School with a building along Paulina Avenue now a open space for the students

 Lake View High School
(a collection of yearbooks in the next post)
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

The  Social Clubs of Lake View:
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

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 (Swedish) Restaurant 

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

Marty's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

 folded postcard
Sheridan Restaurant & Lounge

Grandma's Receipts

Schwaben Stube

Math Igler's Casino

a full menu

 a paper mat with a zoomed view below
The Cove 

at Hotel Belmont
both sides of menu

each side of menu

Kenessey Gourmet Internationale
at the Hotel Belmont
Gruss Dom Deutschen Erk

Ann Sather Swedish Diner

the first location menu
and then moved ...

 some good recipes

a menu
Franksville Franks at Wrigleyville

 once across street from Wrigley Field 
on the southwest corner
Martha Washington Candy's
Isbell's Restaurant and Lounge

Gate of Horn on Broadway

The Other Brother 
on Cornelia/Halsted
Homestead Foods Place Mat
A Pre-1909 Advertisement
the post 1909 address was 1608 Fullerton Avenue
Theaters in the Area:
The Julian Vaudeville
 once located midway from Clark Street to the Red-Line 
on the north-side of Belmont Avenue
Chateau Theatre
once located across the street from Marigold Gardens 
on Grace & Broadway - northwest corner
Victoria Theatre

 known currently as the Vic
 love the ads!

Ivanhoe Restaurant & Theatre Playhouse
the playhouse blended dining with live theater performances

 a menu mailer

 small plate & cream pitcher
a token for the wishing well

A Swedish Singing Club
J.C. Deagan Company Stationary 
signed by the owner in 1913
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

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

this entrance is now tucked away 


St. Joseph's Hospital

Columbus Hospital & Shrine
District of Lake View

The Township Library
constructed for the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical 
Society (Association)
 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

F.W Woolworth Company
a in-store sign
Trading Stamps Booklet
The 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

a stock certificate

1929 to the early 1930's

and then a name change

The Diversey Golf Course - 9 holes

The Outer Drive - Lake Shore Drive
Pine Grove & Diversey
Vintage Area Businesses:
Township/City/District of Lake View
 a salesman's calling card to a client
a terra cotta laced lion

 promotional pages
Illinois Malleable Iron Company
This company had 3 plants 
in the Township/City/District of Lake View
Abbott Laboratory
Lake View Township, Community of Ravenswood
A 1914 Advertisement from a Magazine
A.L. Luetgert Sausage Works
Lake View Township
Deering Works/International Harvester
Township/City/District of Lake View

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
Northwestern Coffee & Tea Company?
910 Clybourn Avenue 
City of Lake View 
with a post 1909 address of 2429 N Clybourn Avenue

Curt Teich & Company
Irving Park Road/Ravenswood Avenue

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

Mini-Postcards in a Mini Envelope

  zoomed from above
American Color-Type Company
two city 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 

A Cut-Out Booklet
selected pages from booklet

The Curtiss Candies Company
 their warehouse address on Broadway north of Addison
invoice from their HQ on Diversey/Broadway

stationary from a warehouse location on Belmont
 a framed puzzle ...
with original envelope

 the reverse side of puzzle
Chicago Coin Company
once located at 1725 Diversey Parkway
across the street in the Community of Lincoln Park
manufactured in 1974

manufactured in 1969
and below in 1968
The Lake View Saga 
the 1st edition - selected pages
 the original published story of Lake View

The 2nd Edition

  the second edition

Other Perspectives of Lake View

 I was acknowledge in the book as a contributor

  I was acknowledge in the book as a contributor
American Priestess
a story of Lake View missionaries
Chicago Marathon
(the route includes Lake View)
 128 pages
LaSalle Bank Marathon Pin 

 Lake View Township/City Cemeteries:
Rosehill Cemetery 
(a reproduction)

Graceland Cemetery

The Crime of the Century
a true 1899 story of murder and politics in Lake View 

Big Bill [Thompson] of Chicago

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

St. Alphonsus Parish

Preservation Magazine
a 2001 publication

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
The harbor opened to the public in 1913
photo taken between 1913-1925
Belmont Yacht Harbor early 1920's
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 shop 
produce the black & white
The Storm of 1929 at the harbor
 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 old commercial district
(reprint, not original)
 The Harbor by 1940
zoomed below
Traffic Flow at inner LSD 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 8 x 17 in size

He was not a fan of the British per this cartoon 
below - back in the political game
Campaign Pins
A Book About Him
a 1912 elevated map
(a reproduction)

a # 8 Halsted from Clark Street 
Chicago Electric Railways - Pre CTA
8.5 x 11.5 in size
 zoomed below 
The North Shore Line 
with a stop at Belmont Station
half price from Kenosha WI to Belmont Station
a 1946 Brochure

zoomed from above

 zoomed from above
Transfer Tickets

Chicago Rapid Transit Brochure 1933

Lincoln Park is as far north Bryn Mawr

 zoomed map from above
 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
Motor Coach Company
Elevating Curbs 1940
exact location unknown

Riding in Cold Railcar 1975
Waveland Golf Course 1975

Vintage Street Signs:
the yellow & black

An A/B Elevated Station Sign
Lincoln Avenue Bus Sign
route shortened in 2015
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??

Personal Snap Shots 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 
Sheridan Road - early 1920's
Inner Lake Shore Drive once called Sheridan Road prior to 1931 from Belmont to Irving Park Road with the harbor to the right
The Second Post Office 
on Clark/Irving Park Road
A Company Advertisement for LSD
near Lincoln Park
A Lake View High Pageant

 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
At Nettelhorst School

zoomed from above
At the Old Town Hall

Lincoln Park Gun Club

 from a negative to a print by
Artlynn Photography in Evergreen Park
Native American Protest

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

zoomed from above 
A Political Protest in 1971

 zoomed from above
 Alderman of the Area:
zoomed from above

Waveland Golf Course
currently the 
Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course

zoomed from above 

Pets on Parade on Lincoln Avenue
Medal, Buttons & Pins:
Lake View Woman Club

Political Buttons

original buttons
 Masonic Chapters in Lake View
 reverse side
Lake View High School Pin
It's actual size below
Lake View Council Pin
Boy Scouts of America
Chicago Areas Council/Lake View
1930-2014 and then merged
Local Businesses:
C. Hoffman and Company
zoomed view of the words 'Lake View, Illinois' probably indicating the City of Lake View 1887-1889
Wieland Dairy Company 
reverse side
Bordon Merger
one gallon  metal container
reverse side
Lake View Rifle Club
once located on the Lake View Hotel property
Chicago Area Council/Lake View
Mr. Blumers Cleaner (detergent)
soap still inside
The Best Brewing Company
Martha Washington Candies 
on Broadway

Croname & Company
a local manufacturer 

once located on Grace Street and Ravenswood Avenue

a Florist Shop

A local Walgreens
 4 x 2 envelope
A Local Newspaper Business Card
The Lake View Water Works and Crib
These reprinted 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 

neighborhood of Lake View
There would not be a Wrigleyville without a Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field Postcards, Matchbooks 
& other Stuff
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 ...



 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''
 Jumbo Reproduction s
above image is probably dated in the 1940's
and below the 1932 Chicago Bears 
at snowy Wrigley Field 1921-1970
the kids vs adults??
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

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

WWII Ration Book
from a former resident of Lake View, Carole E Brennan 
from Barry Avenue

Ferris Wheel Park 
District of Lake View
view from the North Lagoon/Lincoln Park in 1903

Please continue to 
for more of my collection

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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