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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Beverly Theater, Stock yards, Englewood etc.
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 02:48:30 -0600
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My uncle's (by marriage) family lived at about 99th and Winston, the
Koenig was one of the workers or contractors on what we called "The
Castle" at 103rd and Longwood Dr.
The Haunted Castle.

We used to go to the Beverly theatre, too and Le Bon-Bon.
We weren't allowed to go to the Beverly drive in! Father McNally at
the old mission church, 116th and Church,
used to give fire and brimstone lectures about it! I remember Ed's
Toys Shops but I don't remember "Greens".
What was that?

I went to MPHS where a lot of your Vanderpool classmates probably

Although my grandparents mostly lived between 51st and 53rd near
Halsted, at various addresses including Aberdeen,
they lived for a short awhile in a greystone on the south side of
55th near Halsted. One of their children was mentally retarded
and there was a school there for children with special needs.
Supposedly this was one of the first programs/schools of its kind.
I don't know the name or anything about it. Did you ever hear of it?


On Feb 28, 2007, at 11:08 PM, wrote:

> In a message dated 2/24/2007 1:57:05 PM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
> I recall as a teenager going to the Beverly Theater. We would go
> into the
> washroom of the Le Bon-Bon and it was connected to the washroom of
> the Beverly,
> so it was easy to sneak into the theater. Eventually, they caught
> on and
> chained the bars to prevent us from sneaking into the theater.
> Bill Karr in Peoria, IL., USA
> Wow, I lived right down the street from the Beverly Theater, on
> Winston
> Ave., the old Brick Street. I used to go the Beverly, La Bon Bon
> and Eds Toy
> Store, Beverly Drive In, Greens and the Bowling alley all the time.
> I am a girl, we did not have access to the theater from our rest room
> unfortunatly.
> I went to the Academy of Our Lady (Longwood) and Vanderpoel Grammer
> School
> (yes I think I was the only Irish Catholic kid east of Beverly
> (Ashland) to go
> to a PUBLIC school. My mom grew up on Winston and went to Longwood
> Grammar
> School and High School. Her fathers family lived in Englewood on
> 55th in one
> of those great Grey Stones (its still there). My grandfather had
> a small
> business at the stock yards and would bring meat to his family
> during the
> depression..they all lived in that 3 flat brown stone, and they
> would fight to get
> the best meat. I went to the University of Chicago Hospital today
> and drove
> by Visitation, all the way down the Boulevard.
> I remember Live Stock National Bank, I have a little dime bank from
> there
> that Mr. Freyer? a banker there gave me when I was a kid. It was
> right across
> from the Stock Yards.
> Ann Minogue Smith
> Bergin (Unknown), Minogue (O'Callahans Mills, Co. Clare), Kane
> (Lisdeen, Co.
> Clare), Kennedy (Lisdeen, Co Clare), Clark (Unknown), Hackett
> (Unknown),
> Morris (Currow, Co. Kerry), Price, McCarthy (Currow, Co. Kerry)
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