Friday, August 14, 2009

Hyde Park Etude #1


posted by chicago pop




From a loyal reader and heavy user of the Hyde Park Herald online archives.

8 comments:

Zig and Lou said...

Duty now, for the future.

Raymond said...

Do any of those businesses still exist? Rubloff sounds familiar. Parker Holsman is gone, right?

I've always imagined the Piccadilly must've been quite a site to see in its prime. It just looks majestic on the outside...or at least like it was majestic once.

chicago pop said...

I know Parker Holsman still manages properties in Hyde Park; I think their office is on 57th St.

chicago pop said...

Back when the Herald could actually conceptualize progress, in some form or another, instead of leaving it to the blogosphere.

Greg said...

Parker Holsman is next door to the barber shop at 57th and Harper. It seems at one time they were a pretty substantial landlord in Hyde Park.

In my previous apartment (university-owned and slated for demolition for the new medical center), when someone called me from the call box, "Parker Holsman" came up on my caller ID. It really confused me for a while: why was I getting all these calls from this person and why did I always miss my UPS deliveries?

Greg said...

The editorial in this week's Herald is silly. Just wanted to say that.

chicago pop said...

Thanks Greg. I'll get to it tomorrow!

LPB said...

Hmmm, I find it very interesting that there were five -- count them, FIVE -- Hyde Park hotels listed in this flyer.

It's so hard for me to even envision what it must have been like to have FIVE hotels in the neighborhood when we're stuck with the Slumada and the crumbling Doctors Hospital structure.