Sunday, August 23, 2009

Forgotten Chicago

Some of our oldest readers are the people over at ForgottenChicago.com.

One of our favorite sections is the "Disused Police Stations" section of their site. And now they are selling framed and unframed prints of a few photos from their collection.

Stop by and look around. Some of our older readers and retirees may enjoy just browsing their entire collection of old time Chicago landmarks and architecture.

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15 Comments:

Blogger NorthSide said...

I would like to obtain a quality photo of the old 25th District, later 11th District station at 4001 W. Fillmore St. suitable for framing. Any leads? If so, please contact me.
cpdfop7@yahoo.com

8/23/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neat site, it's a fave. I've always known that the building on Elston was an old station, but no idea it was closed in 1918. Off Topic: Are you aware of the trouble that "Dome Lights" is having in Philly? More on the story here: http://tinyurl.com/me92u6

8/23/2009 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the first picture would be none other than 4461 n pulaski, former home of the fighting 017. the locker rooms in basement would flood everytime their was a stiff rain. the bathroom in lobby was also unisex, an officer would have to guard the door whenever a female needed to use the head. the lock up was like a dungeon--- cell four was reserved for special guests.

8/23/2009 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In one of the last photos they "wonder how many bribes were paid" in a station on Chicago. I never saw any speculation on how many Officers died in a particular station. That would have been nicer to remember. Still a nice site.


I don't get the Public. Facinated by us, but so much animosity.

8/23/2009 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There used to be a station on the East Side. Maybe around 101st and Ewing. Anyone know the exact address?

8/23/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Forgotten Chicago said...

Thank you kindly SCC!

8/23/2009 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sunday Trib magazine ran a piece a few years back on the old Maxwell St. station, now being used as HQ for the UIC police.

They had some great interior shots, including a picture of the detective squad, one of whom was my great uncle.

Must have been taken back in the late 50s/early 60s. It turns out that the well dressed detective back then wore a white, short sleeved shirt and a very thin black bow tie. Even saw a couple of pocket protectors.

For a moment I thought I was looking at a picture of the regional Association of Good Humor Drivers. ;)

8/23/2009 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:33 PM

I believe it was 10120 S. Ewing (west side of street). It was called "East Side".

8/23/2009 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the police station that used to be at 48th and Halsted. Torn down many years ago. What district was that?

8/23/2009 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got 3 yrs on, I work in Englewood.... No other better station in the city, 007 rangers rule!!!

8/23/2009 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

RE: POLICE STATION AROUND 10ST EWING, IT WAS ON 101ST ON EWING...
DON'T KNOW EXACT ADDRESS BUT THE
SOUTHEAST HISTORICAL SOCIETY WOULD
KNOW...A 15 YEAR OLD BOY WAS KILLED RIGHT OUTSIDE BY ESCAPEE, THE KID WANTED TO BE A PO AND HUNG OUT IN FRONT EVERY DAY...THE GUYS CAUGHT THE KILLER ACROSS THE STREET... I BELIEVE HIS BROTHER WENT ON THE JOB... DeCero I THINK...NOT A GOOD OLD DAY...

8/23/2009 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Must have been taken back in the late 50s/early 60s. It turns out that the well dressed detective back then wore a white, short sleeved shirt and a very thin black bow tie. Even saw a couple of pocket protectors."

Back then he was allowed to conduct his investigation as he saw fit, was sought for input & was fully backed by his supervisors. Nowadays it shut up, just clear your inbox & constant meddling by incomptent supervisors.
My how things have changed...

8/23/2009 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want to see some old stations go to 021,012,013 or 023. Pieces of crap with asbestos and poor ventilation where people are sick all the time. Either close them down or build new ones.

8/24/2009 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
you want to see some old stations go to 021,012,013 or 023. Pieces of crap with asbestos and poor ventilation where people are sick all the time. Either close them down or build new ones.

8/24/2009 07:12:00 AM
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Sick all the time or just on the medical?

8/24/2009 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Domelights is now shut down, for a while

8/25/2009 12:25:00 AM  

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