Does anyone know what church that was on the left side of the 1938 picture? And does anyone know what happened to it?
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It was Buena Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Uptown History Blog has posted information about it before. Here is one link:http://uptownhistory.compassrose.org/2009/02/memories-of-buena-memorial-presbyterian.htmlAnd thankyou, QRBNST, for posting about something besides the runoff!!!
When life was simple- I think...
This photo is AWESOME!!!
Wow, I like my Buena Park Neighborhood and all, but I think I like the way looked in 38 more.
Me to UV-that church really helped the hungry and clothed alot of poor people in its day.Had Sunday school for the children-my daughter went there.
Same view, 100 ft. south in 1913:http://tinyurl.com/4jrkzsx
This is a great photo! Thanks for sharing.
I agree, uptownvegetarian. It was so much more pedestrian friendly. Look how the sidewalks are separated from the street by a little bit of greenspace so that you're not subjected to swerving cars or puddle splashing as you walk down the street. Also, the intersections are narrower so that cars can better see a pedestrian in the crosswalk.The present-day image demonstrates how pedestrians are not on equal footing with cars, so to speak. Its remarkable the subtle ways in which our community has transformed over time.
The pictures are super and I wish I could go back into time and live in all the splender of 1938 Uptown.
Wow, that is a really cool picture! Too bad it has lost all it's character, it looks like a run of the mill suburb on google.
Great photo, UU. Do you know the original source? I'd love to get a higher res copy.
We don't know the original source. The reader that sent it in had it forwarded from someone else who said they got it from an automobile website...Heard it from a friend who...heard it from a friend who...
The clarity of this photo is incredible. I love all of the vintage cars, green space and lamp posts. I probably don't need to mention how spotless and orderly the area looks either.
I was wondering how they shot that shot-could not have been any windows right in middle of street to shoot it--but I love the shot.
@MolbopI bet someone was at the front of one of the old double-decker buses that went up and down Sheridan. From the second floor of the upstairs window, you could get that shot.
Uptown Chicago History Blog just posted a ton more cool pics. They are awesome, but sad at the same time. You can see how the heart of Uptown was literally ripped out.
Here's the full res version... enjoy!http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/getimage.exe?CISOROOT=/uic_idot&CISOPTR=636&DMSCALE=100.00000&DMWIDTH=6000&DMHEIGHT=6000&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTEXT=%20wilson&REC=10&DMTHUMB=1&DMROTATE=0
How did you get that? Can you do that on every photo?
That's cool, Outatime. (You get it by playing with the values in the URL, UU). Now I'll have to go back through the history blog and update all the posts from the last few days with high-res versions; here's Argyle in super-closeup: Argyle Street.
Thanks for the posts about this, UU & Joanne. At least now you can see the full detail easily on all the photos. I just had to have the full-sized versions of the Sheridan Plaza building, so I couldn't help but alter the URL to get the full thing. For any of the photos now, just change the number on the CISOPTR=636 bit on the URL I posted and you can get the full photo.