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From: David Buzzek <>
Subject: Re: [IL-COOK-CHICAGO] 445 Ashland Blvd. before 1909
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 07:48:24 -0700 (PDT)
920 S Ashland is right between Taylor and Polk. As somebody already mentioned, this is probably now a part of the University of Illinois campus.
David T Buzzek
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--- On Sat, 9/5/09, RMW <> wrote:
> From: RMW <>
> Subject: [IL-COOK-CHICAGO] 445 Ashland Blvd. before 1909
> To: "List, ILChicago,Cook" <>
> Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009, 2:49 PM
> I really appreciate the help everyone
> is trying to give me, but I am really confused now.
> According to the 1900 Census, they lived between Taylor and
> Chicago Locals whats in between Tahor and Polk on Ashland
> Whose correct below:
> The current address (after 1909) is 920 S Ashland Blvd. You
> can go to the Cook County Assesssors web site to see if you
> can find a picture or other information for that address.
> David T Buzzek
> >From charles tintera Google maps shows 445
> Ashland Blvd. Chicago in the middle of the Eisenhower
> Expressway! But I have noticed before that Google maps
> isn't always accurate.
> Just north of the Expressway, at 317 S. Ashland, Google
> maps, Street view shows a 3 story Brown Brick house with a
> full basement that was undergoing some sort of restoration
> when the photo-car came by:
> ============================================from Mary:
> So I pulled up the 1900 census. They
> > lived on Ashland between Taylor & Polk. This is
> now right in the middle of a parking lot for the
> University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus. I
> believe they have now dropped the name
> Circle. But I bring it up because that is
> how you will find info in records for the building of
> that campus.
> The original campus was near Halsted. But has since moved
> west toward Ashland. It is just south of the
> Eisenhower Expressway.
> I live in Sacramento, CA. My mother didn't know
> anything about the Alsips until my wife started
> researching. All my mother ever talked about was that
> either the son of Walgreens or Woolworth wanted to marry her
> mother, and the family was mad because she chose a radio
> actor and entertainer, Russell Herriman. Pratt.
> I don't believe I have access to Chicago's Tax Records of
> that era.
> I believe there are Alsips that still operate the Alsip
> Brick Company, and for two years have been trying to make
> contact with them. It might be through Frank William
> Alsip, who died in WWII, son of Charles H. Alsip, who was
> the son of Frank Alsip Grandson Frank
> William Alsip died in 1922. The one son of William
> Alsip did not go into the business, and Frank B.Alsip only
> had two daughters. Frank had only three sons.
> Thanks again,
> Larry Forman
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