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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons,parks and dancehalls
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 02:26:46 +0000


As I recall, Tommy Kraw's was on the corner of 65th or 66th & Kedzie. You could not enter without proper attire. Men were required to wear ties.

Bill

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From: patricia meyers <>

> Beth,
> Tommy Kraw's is the place I'm thinking of....got mixed up. I remember those old
> family-type bars where you could bring your kids.
> Pat
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Beth Walsh
> To:
> Sent: Monday, July 7, 2008 5:42:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons, parks and
> dancehalls
>
> Well it was also known as Flanagan's -Tom Flanagan was
> the owner. Sligo Jack Finan and Kevin Henry used to
> play the trad music and have a good old sing song
> every Friday night. Tommy Kraw's was just north of it
> on the corner (that's gone now, even the sign). I just
> drove past all these places last Friday. Looks more
> like Tijuana than Chicago.
> 6511 actually had a bathtub in the women's washroom.
> This was one place you could truthfully ask for the
> 'bathroom'.
> These were major meeting places for the Irish
> immigrants, from benefit meetings, to football club
> meetings, to association meetings, a place to pick up
> the papers from home and a place the whole family
> (children included) might go to on a Sunday afternoon.
> This was a tradition that continued through the years,
> carried on down from the places back home. Sadly, most
> of that has disappeared.
>
> Beth
> --- patricia meyers wrote:
>
> > Wasn't there another name for the 6511 club? Didn't
> > they also do a broadcast from there?
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Beth Walsh
> > To:
> > Sent: Monday, July 7, 2008 5:22:19 PM
> > Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history:
> > saloons, parks and dancehalls
> >
> > That's it Kay. I knew it was somewhere in that
> > vicinity.
> > There have been so many places over the years.
> > Coming
> > forward in time, the 70s and most likely the 60s, I
> > remember the Irish places all along 63rd St near
> > Kedzie that were Irish, including some that I went
> > to
> > starting in the 80s. The St Rita neighborhood had a
> > lot of Irish immigrants. There was 6511 Club (or
> > Flanagan's as we knew it) at 6511 S Kedzie,
> > Kivlehan's
> > at Archer and Oak Park, Careys at 63rd & Menard.
> > These
> > were all real Irish, not the fake Irish bars. And
> > then
> > for a dance hall, was Glendora House at 101st &
> > Harlem. This doesn't even take into account all the
> > north side places.
> >
> > Beth
> > --- KayB wrote:
> >
> > > Beth,
> > > I think that Hanley's House of Happiness was
> > on
> > > 79th St. between
> > > Racine and Loomis.
> > > There was also a dance hall on 54th and Ashland.
> > >
> > > Kathleen Brennan Mammoser
> > > Researching BRENNAN, BRETT, GALLAGHER & KENNEDY in
> > > CO MAYO>CHICAGO and
> > > BRENNAN in CO SLIGO>CHICAGO
> > > MAMMOSER in Schoenenbourg, FRANCE>CHICAGO
> > > http://www.mammoser.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
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