This one is for Steve Badauskas of Bernice’s Tavern on Halsted. This is a gas storage tank on 31st St at the gas distribution site that was originally on the site of the CHA Bridgeport Homes. This station was dismantled in 1936. The Bridgeport Homes were begun in the early 1940s, to provide housing for the service men & women when they returned from WWII. These large tanks were scattered around the neighborhood. We found a photo of one at Loomis and Lock and on 32nd and Green, too. Any details, please add them.
Friends hang out on a nice summer day on 26th and Normal. This photo is courtesy of Anthony Chira. If you have any details about this picture, please add them.
3047 S. Halsted has been the home of a few different stores in my lifetime. First it was “The Jewels”, now it’s Cermak Produce. In 1955, that location was the home of Al’s Sinclair Service Station. Can you believe it? How many of you even remember the Sinclair dinosaur?
Filbert’s has been serving Chicagoland from the Bridgeport community for 85 years. They are known for their famous root beer, but did you realize that Filbert’s makes 26 flavors of pop?
The lucky people who attend our launch party will be able to sample many of the Filbert’s flavors. Come out to taste a freshly bottled pop and support one of Bridgeport’s own. Of course, you will find pictures of the Filbert’s family operation in our book, too.
Bridgeport’s, The Hardscrabbler published a great piece about Filbert’s last year, check it out here.
Check out this video of the production and bottling operation at their factory
So happy to announce that Bridgeport Pasty will be sharing samples of their tasty, hot pasties during our party.
If you’ve never tried a pasty, they are similar to hand-held pot pies. Basically crusty, buttery dough stuffed with steak, chicken, veggies, spices and yummy secrets. Here is the Bridgeport Pasty menu.
Jay, Carrie and Patsy the Pastymobile will be on hand to serve you and answer all of your questions about their products, availability, catering and little green truck.