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From: "LindaValentine at valentine53179 Valentine" <>
Subject: Re: St Mel
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 13:17:19 -0600
St. Mels is to the WEST of GARFIELD PARK.....but east of MAYPOLE. I cannot tell you the street address at this moment...It was on the south side of the street and the school to the west of the building...
street numbers in chicago changed in 1909.
So you will need to get Reference desk has a conversion chart and so does the NewBerry Library Genealogy desk.
The Chicago Archdiocese created a two volume book, published by NEW WORLD (which is still in business)....and it is a good buy if you have a lot of Chicago work to do. The books are about all the Catholic institutions - churches, schools, hospitals....etc.
Contact the New World to buy it....Published in 1980.... Still worthwhile... Or get it on interlibrary loan. Get BOTH VOLUMES!
Or call the archives and get a copy of the pages regarding St. Mels AND the churches that are referenced in the article about St. Mels......
My family in St. Mels was Priester, Denton, Roemer, SIpchen DesJarlais.
----- Original Message -----
From: Kelly ward
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 8:10 AM
Subject: St Mel
Linda - thank you for your post. I would love to do some on-site Chicago
research, but haven't done so yet.
Do you know the corner address for the original St. Mel's? I think it
was on Washington Blvd(?), but at what intersection? I'm trying to get
some old street maps to help me pinpoint all the places my BURKES and
DUSHANES lived, the current city map is useful, but I wanted more detail
on the 1880-1900 era.
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