You're an old time Riverdale/Dolton resident if you remember.....

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Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#1 Nov 4, 2009
...the Jolly Trolley, when there was the High Low Foods Grocery Store and a Jewel on 144th St (in Riverdale), National Tea Groceries on a 142nd ST (in Dolton) Krogers on Indiana Ave., the railroad tracks that were along Greenwood Road, the "Rocket Slide" in Dolton Park, IC Pssenger trains screaming through Riverdale before Amtrak and the olive drab green IC commuter trains before the double deckers came along! Going to the Thompson Clinic on Lincoln Ave, the "horse farm" before the old "Eagle" grocery store was there. When K Mart opened in 1970...
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#2 Nov 4, 2009
...the Dolton Carnival and the DFD raffling off a brand new car every year to raise money for new equipment, also...the Dolton 4th of July parade on Chicago Road and the 4th of July fireworks at Dolton Park...Value Village...Koch Foods...sledding on the embankment of I-94 and 142nd St.(Dolton Ave), the old Lincoln School, when the Arcady Grain Elevator was blown up, going in the old abandoned Hales & Hunter Grain Elevator,...
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#3 Nov 4, 2009
....before Izaak Walton fenced off the lake (near Sibley & Chicago Rd) and it was called the "clay hole?" The "Potato Factory"...147th St was 3 blocks north of Sibley blvd...Tri-City slot cars...before Fairplay (144th Indiana) it was Sterk's, before Sterk's-it was Wally's? Parkview bowling alley...Dolton Pool...Zip Z's, Model Foods, if Dolton ever made the news they'd say something like-In south surburban "Dole-ton" and it was usually something like a big fire, but rarely was it on the news (so you could say you lived in Dull-town)?
sue

Hammond, IN

#4 Nov 4, 2009
Don't forget the old Dolton show on Saturday afternoons with the music studio giving a demo and how about the old wishing well store in old downtown Dolton. When did the old Fred's restaurant close--I loved the spaghetti there. Does anyone remember way back when there used to be a small pee wee golf place on Indiana avenue around 145th street.
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Nov 5, 2009
Was Fred's on 137th St in Riverdale? I heard of the Wishing Well-what kind of store was it? I don't remember the pee-wee golf place, but do remember riding bikes on the old ramps, curves, etc that were left behind from it! It became a garden center, then a series of ice cream places and few greasy spoon type of restaurants were in there too. A lot of railroad guys went there. Some other old business's along there (Indiana Av) were Dillman's Barbershop, Eddie's Trading Post, Tri-City Slot cars where the now gone Elks Club was. It was interesting all the stuff they had to do back then!
Sally

Markham, IL

#6 Nov 6, 2009
Fred's was on 137th, don't forget Schmidt's Colonial before it became Felix's. I remember the a little grocery store on 144th, the name was McLaughlins. They had penny candy, it was changed to B&K Food Mart, they had the best potato salad in their deli. There was a record store on Indiana ave and I think there was a dari queen where the super size cone was only 50 cents.
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Nov 8, 2009
Did Fred's become Louis & Mario's? The Colonial Club was a nice place-too bad all of the old time 137th ST is gone, but there are a lot of photos of it on Webshots!
KTD

Gilberts, IL

#8 Nov 11, 2009
...it was Thomsen Clinic, and I remember everything that has been posted. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#9 Nov 12, 2009
KTD wrote:
...it was Thomsen Clinic, and I remember everything that has been posted. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Thanks KTD!
Does anyone remember the railroad salvage store in the railroad yard just off of Indiana Ave.(behind Indiana Lumber and the "Potato Factory)?" The owner of that store also had a Tuxedo Rental near Sibley & Halsted.
doltonite

United States

#10 Nov 12, 2009
What happened to Indiana Avenue and 144th Street (Ivanhoe)? There were some great restaurants on both streets/and west of the IC tracks on 144th Street there was Vesuvio's pizza. We also had some great pizza at House of Pizza, they had great fish and chicken!! But my question is what week-end is the Izzak Walton Shrimp Boil? I thought it was in August?
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#11 Nov 13, 2009
doltonite wrote:
What happened to Indiana Avenue and 144th Street (Ivanhoe)? There were some great restaurants on both streets/and west of the IC tracks on 144th Street there was Vesuvio's pizza. We also had some great pizza at House of Pizza, they had great fish and chicken!! But my question is what week-end is the Izzak Walton Shrimp Boil? I thought it was in August?
You still have Andy's at 144th & Indiana! The Shrimp Boil at Isaac Walton is usually the 1st or 2nd weekend in August.
Some other restaurants along Indiana Ave was Joe's Restaurant in between the old Towne Liquors, later Sola's and the old Dolton Elks Club (which was where the Tri-City Slot Car tracks were). The Elks had a weekly Saturday night Seafood Supper. That's all gone being replaced by the apartments for Seniors.
Browns Chicken was at Sibley & Indiana. There was the Coney Island Hot Dogs across the street (Sibley) from Browns Chicken. There was a real nice looking blonde working there too at one time! There was Artese Pizza at around 141st & Indiana, along with a Chinese Restaurant. There was a KFC near there too. I remember seeing an older guy, when I was a kid, walking north with a bucket of chicken. A train is blocking the crossing so he set the "bucket" on a flat car, hops up onto and over the flat car, grabbed his chicken and kept walking north without skipping a beat! As kids sitting in Dad's car waiting for the train to move it was the funniest thing! Our dad gave us a stern warning not to try that one!
There seemed to be a cheap hamburger joint at Leyden Ave (137th)& Indiana where they had burgers at "White Castle" prices.
I had to think about "House of Pizza," that was on Chicago Rd., right? 144th had Brunetti's Pizza which was moved in with Michael J's when he consolidated that in with the bar. Too bad that's gone along with the old Ben Franklin (Family Dollar).
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#12 Nov 13, 2009
There was a small grocer along the west side of Chicago Road near Isaac Walton. The owner was a friendly Italian fellow who told me, as a kid, the two teams he knew of well, when he came to America, were the New York Yankees and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! His store was a destination on our bike rides as kids. He had the coldest 16 oz. bottles of pop there too, and every Crush flavor there was. Somehow, this plastic bottle stuff is not the same!
moose

Schaumburg, IL

#13 Nov 15, 2009
Anyone see Archie, Veronica or Jughead around Riverdale?
Mahoney home

Schaumburg, IL

#14 Nov 15, 2009
Growing up in a a mahoney home and having to share a bathroom with a family of 8-thanking God you weren't one of the families crammed with 10-12 kids!
youse to be there

Lansing, IL

#15 Nov 15, 2009
137th leyden prince castle
138th edbrooke napoli;s malt shop
137th illinois louie & marios restaurant
138th st riverdale pizza
sibley/greenwood dog & suds
sibley/champaign burger chef
sibley.cottage grove chicken unlimited
same locale bakers square
sibley dorchester red lobster
142nd maryland andy,s hamburger and malt shop
142nd cottage grove knights of columbus hall then sommersett lounge restaurant
i could go on and on, the good old days.
dolton pancake house etc, etc
youse to be there-dusty

Lansing, IL

#16 Nov 15, 2009
i think you are talking about "misoyves" on chicago rd. old italian family.
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#17 Nov 15, 2009
youse to be there wrote:
137th leyden prince castle
138th edbrooke napoli;s malt shop
137th illinois louie & marios restaurant
138th st riverdale pizza
sibley/greenwood dog & suds
sibley/champaign burger chef
sibley.cottage grove chicken unlimited
same locale bakers square
sibley dorchester red lobster
142nd maryland andy,s hamburger and malt sh
i could go on and on, the good old days.
dolton pancake house etc, etc
Great places Youse! I remember that Dog n' Suds! Thanks for the update on "Prince Castle!" How 'bout the Dolton House Restaurant?
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#18 Nov 15, 2009
youse to be there-dusty wrote:
i think you are talking about "misoyves" on chicago rd. old italian family.
That was at 144th & Chicago Rd, and I remember going there too! The little grocery store I'm thinking of was around 148th & Chicago Rd, on the other side of the street. I'm not sure if the building is still there or not. Maybe it became a day care or pre-school?
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#19 Nov 15, 2009
Anyone recall the name of the old butcher shop on 144th ST in Riverdale, around Wentworth/Clark? It was on the same side of the street as White Hen.
KTD

Beloit, WI

#20 Nov 15, 2009
Has anyone mentioned the little grocery store that was on Lincoln Avenue near Langley (I think) right by the curves? It was run by a little old lady who lived upstairs. I remember riding my bike over just to buy the penny candy.

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