images - Wikipedia
photo - Chicago History Museum
H.G.Motor Sales Co 3406-08 Lincoln Avenue
Felz Motor Sales 1132 W Diversey Parkway
Shaps Motors 3737 N Broadway Avenue
Heinemann Motors 1832 W Irving Park Road
the new look from Cornelia Avenue
across the street
3020 N Broadway
once located within the once called Bachelor Apartments
photo - TrolleyDodger via Uptown Update
currently the location of Marino's and before that Dominick's
image - Ebay via Uptown Update
“But behind that rediscovered 1928 façade, there is a far more intriguing transition going on. Built almost a century ago as a six-story parking garage, the building is being turned into a 72-unit apartment building.
“John Mengel said his Northfield firm, JSM Venture, bought the six-story parking garage in 2016 with plans to take off everything but the lowest two floors and build new floors of apartments on that platform.
“‘Nobody wanted to try to take the whole thing down, because this is lot line to lot line, with [neighboring] walls attached,’ he said.
“The existing structure would only support so much weight, so the new building could not be a lot taller than the existing building. Ultimately, it made more sense to keep the garage and make it apartments.
“The back portion of each floor is sloped because of the ramp cars would drive up to get to the next floor. Meanwhile, the front portion is flat, as that was where cars parked. The ramps are staying, and they will allow renters in the building to drive up to the floor they live on, where the flat portion includes both parking spaces and the new apartments.
“This is something that may not have been done anywhere else in Chicago before. Mengel, whose son Charlie is his partner in the firm, has restored other vintage buildings, including an old factory at 2850 N. Pulaski Road and 3636 N. Broadway, the latter of which used to be the home of Curtiss Candy, maker of the Butterfinger and Babe Ruth candy bars and later the Recycled Greetings card company. In both of those, the Mengels’ firm put rental storage facilities.'photos above - 44th ward office history presentation
Superior Auto Laundry Garage
All these garages were long gone before 'The Broadway at Surf' complex was built by the mid 1990's
Lake View Garage
Surf Service Garage
Stratford Private Garage Company
Lester & Stern Company
2015 Google Map view
zoomed view of open space - garages are gone
The Filling Gas Station
This narrative is from Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
on the south-side of the block
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