Thursday, September 20, 2012

Austin & Roosevelt One Time Mobbed Up Corner

My buddies worked at the Standard Gas station at this intersection. Later worked a few blocks east in one of the factories in "The Island". That was the name for the then Italian enclave bounded by the Expressway, Austin Ave, Roosevelt Road, and then the factories just to the east. There was also a Dutch communities year with four or five Dutch Churches. My mom bought be a Navy Blazer from the Van Dykes department store. It's location visible in the large Apartment building shown in this video.

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