Frances Archer

Frances Archer

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Chicago  ·  I am passionate about the history of Chicago and the neighborhood where I grew up on the North Side, Hollywood Park. Love old photographs of the city.
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The Max Strauss Center or the "J" on Wilson Avenue in Albany Park

The Max Strauss Center or the "J" on Wilson Avenue in Albany Park

100 years for North Park Village, a former tuberculosis sanitarium  The property is known now as North Park Village, home to senior housing and a Chicago Park District gymnastics center and nature center that lets people explore 46 wild-ish acres in the middle of the city's Far North Side.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-north-park-village-20150429-story.html

Now home to nature center, senior housing, and park district facilities, old hospital continues to serve as open space

Maury's baseball team, circa 1967. Photo courtesy of Jerry Alter.

Maury's baseball team, circa Photo courtesy of Jerry Alter.

It was a schlep to take the Kimball Avenue bus from Peterson to Lawrence and then the Ravenswood "L"  to the Loop and back on what may have been the slowest route in the system.

It was a schlep to take the Kimball Avenue bus from Peterson to Lawrence and then the Ravenswood "L" to the Loop and back on what may have been the slowest route in the system.

Deborah Boys Club part 3 showcases photos from a Deborah reunion.

Today I'm sharing some photographs from the 2005 Deborah Boys Club reunion, but first let me tell you a bit about Jim Cash, who sent in these photographs. His story will bring back some Albany Park memories.

Deborah Boys Club, part 2 covers a favorited Deborah instructor, photographer Phil Drell.

HIstory of Deborah Boys Club, Albany Park, Chicago.

All about Deborah Boys Club, from the West Side to Albany Park.

The former Deborah Boys Club in the Albany Park neighborhood in Chicago was a center of activity in this formerly Jewish community.

An Albany Park boyhood, part 2

Major League Memories: An Albany Park Boyhood, Part Two

Hot dogs and baseball: An Albany Park Boyhood, part 1

Hot Dogs and Baseball: An Albany Park Boyhood

Photographer Allan Zirlin remembers Albany Park.

They were singing a different tune in Albany Park in the early

This is how they rolled in Albany Park in 1955.

This is how they rolled in Albany Park in